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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Title: Angelfire
Author: Courtney Allison Moulten
Released: February 2011
Pages: 452
Rating: 5/5
Synopsis: When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.

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.
Review: All the great reviews that I read about this book made me want to read it from the beginning. I'm glad that it lived up to all those reviews that I read!
Ellie is living a normal life when she finds out things about herself that change her life. As she starts to know more about herself she also starts having life problems. She has to fight to stay alive while visiting her past lives and knowing how she has died and trying to know what she is.
Ellie is like any other teenage girl who worries about teenage things. At first she didn't care about taking up the job that was thrown at her. It's something I liked since it showed that she wasn't like those that seem to be fine with a huge change in their life. Little by little she accepted the fact that she had to do this while still worry about normal everyday things. I loved that when Ellie started seeing Will she reacted the way I think girls should react to stalkers.
Will was a great character! He cared for Ellie and was there for her when she needed it. He showed her all that she needed to know while still trying to help her with her normal life things. We get to see him through the visions that Ellie has of her past lives. It was always nice to see how their relationship was different in the past. One scene I really enjoyed was knowing how Ellie and Will met.
I didn't really expect knowing what Ellie was! I honestly didn't think that would be the case. All that killing of the reapers made the book even more interesting! I hadn't read a book were there was so much blood killing and I think it's one of the reasons why I enjoyed it so much. If you haven't read it yet then you should!

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