Friday, November 26, 2010
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Angelfire tells the story of 17 year old Ellie, whose life is filled with the usual: family, friends, and school. Nothing is out of the ordinary until she meets the mysterious Will. It turns out that he knows why she has so many nightmares, which are actually memories of her past lives. She is the Preliator, a powerful being meant to fight vile reapers who aim to kill people and steal their souls. Ellie’s soul has come back over and over for hundreds of years always with the same mission; to fight evil. Will is her Guardian, he is an immortal who fights along side her and waits for her soul to be reborn after each time she is killed. When Will finds her and awakens her spirit he knows this cycle is different from all the others. It took twice as long for Ellie to come back this time. She cannot remember who she is or anything from her past, not even him. Ellie struggles to discover more about her purpose and to defeat her enemies all while trying to figure out how Will fits into her life. Why does she feel such strong feelings for him when he just pulls back every time they get too close?
Ellie’s character is brave both in fighting and in going after what she wants. Her in-your-face attitude never fails to liven up the chapters. It was refreshing to see such a strong heroine and the world-building sets up this series really well. Moulton’s fast paced, action packed book is an amazing read and the next one can’t come fast enough.
Reviewed by: Lostnthestacks
This was an advanced readers copy. Angelfire will be released on February 15, 2011. Put your copy on hold in February.