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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Review: Angelfire

Title: Angelfire
Series: Angelfire # 1
Genre: Young Adult -Fantasy
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: February 15, 2011
Book: Netgalley

"A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once.

While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember."

One thing I love about books is the idea of them. I love to read books where it present a unique idea or theme. Angelfire is a unique book. With the idea of reapers, angels, and reincarnations, Ms. Moulton certainly gave the literature world a great adventure.The minute I started this book, it one was that I knew I could not put down.

Elli's nightmares are getting worse. No matter what she does, they get more realistic and more tiring each and every night. A young man by the name of Will, appears in her life, spawning a lifetime of secrets that she never knew before. She's has had hundreds of lives in which she fought reapers who steal the souls of humans. Now that her power has awakened once more, she must fight to save the lives of those she loves.

The adventure and the fighting in this book was phenomenal! I really enjoyed Elli kicking butt and remembering her past lives. Each times she fought another reaper, she got better and better, wielding herself into the warrior that she is. She began to find herself and her destiny.

I also enjoyed the romance in this book. Not only did it play out well, but it gave the notion that there was something more between Ellie and Will. I love the mysteriousness of it. It gave me something to look forward to while reading. The whole relationship was quite a surprise. I hope that it can work out for them in the end.

Ms. Moulton did a  great job capturing the voice of a teenage girl combined with the whole reaper made for an excellent recipe I could enjoy. Elli was strong, beautiful, and smart. I also like how she incorporated her own love for horses in the book. It nice to see the author put something about themselves in their writing.

This is one debut author that has left me begging for more. Much more!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Yeah! I have this one on my Kindle and I can't wait to read it! I love a book with a unique premise as well, so I'm really excited for this one. Glad the romance is well done and that there's more than just physical attraction between them. Nice review Savy!

  2. I'm in the middle of reading this book right now. I like it but I'm not in love with it so far. I'm glad that Will's and Ellie's relationship blossoms though. :)

  3. Hey Savannah,
    Readers? Kicking ass? Mysterious dreams? Sounds like my kind of book! Great review, and I think I'll check this out soon :-) Thanks for the great endorsement.


  4. Whoops, meant to say Reapers although readers kick ass too! ;-)

  5. Another one I have waiting for me to read it. I think I will have to move it up on the TBR. :D

  6. I'm pumped about this review, I have this one and will read it soon now!

  7. Great review! Been seeing this one around and it looks great =D

  8. Cool cool review, i feel like reading this book right now!


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