Thursday, December 23, 2010

Book Review... Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton


By:  Courtney Allison Moulton
Published:  HarperCollins
Release Date:  February 2011 
eBook 291Pages
Cover Art:  Hard to say, I don't love it or hate it and I certainly like it more now that I am finished with the book.
Tags:  Young Adult, Teen Paranormal Romance,

First Line:  I Stared out the classroom window I longed for freedom, wanting to be anywhere in the world other than gaping up at my economics teacher like the rest of my classmates.

Why the Mad Scientist Read this Book:
Thanks to the our dear NetGalley and friends at HarperCollins I was able to obtain this most wonderful eARC in replace of a honest and truly Mad take on this book.  *shakes head* Are they sure?

Concoction of a Review:
I admit that when I started Angelfire the Mad Scientist had no clue (even more then normal) what this book was about. Ok, besides the female on the front with some amazing looking blades.  *wonders* Could I carry that sword and a parasol at the same time?  The point is I had no idea what I was getting into, I did not even know that this book was young adult.  Now that we know that, I will tell you that I was floored by this book!

I flew through this book devouring every word and chapter as I went.  It felt short, but not in a bad way at all.  Come to find out that the book is 400+ pages in real book form.  WoW!  Yes, I was floored.  Courtney Allison Moulton had the Mad Scientist at page 1!

Our Heroine, Ellie, is a normal everyday teenage high school girl who wants a car, to hang out with her friends, has a donkey behind of a father, and wants move forward to a decent college.  Wait a moment all... you can scratch that.  Ellie is a Preliator who has been reincarnated since before Christ.  You might ask, "What is that?"  I know I did!  A Preliator is none other then a lovely female warrior who holds a whirlwind of ancient power who goes around killing hellish demons that we call reapers.  Ellie is the host to all of this power but she wouldn't know a lick of what to do without a our gorgeous Will.  *swoon*

Will is her Guardian who has been by her side for over 500 years and is now helping her gain her memory from her previous lives.  Soon our heroine is also swooning over said Guardian and sneaking out of the house to be with him. They might deny their attraction but it is so powerful.  Soon we find out even more behind the stoic Guardian.  Ellie saved his life but there is no sacrifice too small or big that he wouldn't do for her.  It is very clear that Will's existence for no other purpose then for Ellie, too keep her safe that is.  Tender. *smirk*  Ellie has to learn how to wield her sword, call Angelfire, and why she goes around killing reapers.

Ellie has all of this power and sexy Guardian by her side but all she wants is the good old days... friends, her father's love, and when she didn't have to lie so much.  Her old life is no longer on the front lines.  She is apart of a huge supernatural battle that has been going on for years.  Many reaper fear her greatly. No matter what the reapers cannot win the larger battle, the cost would be too great to even fathom.

Which leads us to the action packed battle scenes.  Courtney's writing has you right along in all of the action.  Her crisp words make you cringe when you are supposed to and be excited when Ellie kicks reaper behind.  Buildings were being knocked down, mailboxes were being splintered, and there was even an amazing epic battle in the middle of the ocean.  Yes, epic.  

I am looking forward to reading.  Scratch that, I can barely wait to read "Wings Of The Wicked" (Angelfire #2) and "Hymn To The Fallen "(Angelfire # 3).

4.98 Blasts
I do believe it is a new favorite! 
Powerful fight scences, steamy attration & a new fictional Boyfriend!

Mom frowned.  "You have to be smarter than the pancakes, Ellie."

The next morning, my head and every muscle in my body hurt as if I'd run a marathon through six feet of snow in stilettos.

You're six hundred years old and a root beer float is your favorite food?

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  1. It's so interesting seeing what other people think about books...

    I really didn't care for this one much at all. I didn't find it particularly well developed and I was pretty disappointed with it, especially the end.

    To each their own though! Interesting review.

  2. Ahhh excellent review! I've been wondering about this one bc I heard a lot of reviews disliking it. Hmmm now maybe I'll try it after all :)

  3. So glad you like it. I loved all the fighting and her coming into who she is meant to be. Great review :)

  4. I heard mixed reviews on this one but I still wanna give it a try. Thanks for the great review and Hope you have a Wonderful Christmas.

  5. O sounds mega fab. Thanks for the review :)

  6. I'm reading this now and although I like it okay it's not blowing me away or anything. It has a unique enough story line but still has the typical YA paranormal feel to it. We'll see if I start to like it more or less, but it's definitely still a good book so far. Just not LOVING it.


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