Review of Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
To Be Released: February 15, 2011
4.5 out of 5 smirks
Synopsis: “First there are nightmares.
Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her.
Then come the memories.
When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie's power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will holds the key to Ellie's memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream.
Now she must hunt.
Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember.”
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton is a very dark and surprising book. I loved how it was detailed with the world Ellie and Will share and I love how the author seems to switch light when talking about the trivial world (aka the world we all live in). When the author describes the trivial world it reminds me of light and bubble gum which is really hard to achieve. When the author describes the other world (The Grim) I not only feel darkness but it is almost as if it surrounds you and the only light is Ellie and Will.
I gave Angelfire 4.5 smirks because it is a book that explores a whole new world and shows the true lightness to the true darkness. I really enjoyed reading Angelfire not just because it has a gorgeous cover but because it made me root for Ellie and for Will and even for Nathaniel. I find it very rare for a book to make me feel what the characters are feeling and this book does that in spades.