I thought I would change up my review style a little bit for Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton as I am in a bit of a review writing funk. Instead of long, drawn out paragraphs which I love writing, I thought I’d list out some reasons why you should totally add Angelfire to your to be read stack now.
Mythology And Premise:
Ellie, the main character is Preliator which means she can wield this thing called angel fire to beat the crap out of these creatures called reapers who are these demons who eat souls and send people without a choice to Hell’s army. I loved the intricate mythology as well as the class structure of heaven and hell and those who fight. Seriously, every time a different sort of reaper showed up and Ellie whipped out her sword, I was like oh yeahhhh new mythology yeahhhh.
The Chosen One:
Bro, I actually like ‘chosen one’ books. Ellie is just a 17 year old girl with nightmares until this mysterious guy awakens her inner bad ass and she begins to remember lifetime after lifetime in her role as reborn fighter of reapers or heaven’s warrior. I LOVE it when a character fulfills a prophecy and plays a larger role in the grand scheme of the universe.
The Slow Build:
I will concede that Ellie’s love interest, Will, is totally creepy at moments, but you guys! There is a nice and slow burn and AHHH a growing attraction between the two. I totally wanted to chuck some popcorn in their general direction and yell JUST FRENCH ALREADY JEEZ! Cuz I am totally one of those people who yells at movies and books in the privacy of my own home.
No lulls in Courtney Allison Moulton’s Angelfire. Sometimes when I read I think to myself, please stop expounding on your shirt and get on with the story. There is none of that crap here. Instead we are treated to car crashes, sexy nurses, battle scenes and tender moments. There are zero boring TO ME bits.
Get it girl. I just wanna tell Ellie to work it. I immediately wanted to dump my List of 12 and grab my copy of Wings Of The Wicked cuz damn you guys, Ellie comes on super fierce at the end and I LOVE THAT SO MUCH.
Disclosure: Received for review a very very long time ago, but hey I FINALLY READ IT!
Other reviews of Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton:
Makeshift Bookmark – “real and raw and irresistible”
Moonlight Book Reviews – “My mind has been blown”
Girls In The Stacks – “had me from the get-go”