“Just okay.”Kathryn wrote this review Thursday, August 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ellie lead a normal life until her economics teacher was murdered mysteriously. Then she meets Will, her guardian. She finds out she has her own mysterious, starting in the BC. Will she ever remember it? Ellie is the Preliator, not quite an angelic reaper or a demonic reaper. The Fallen are after her, can she take them down?
Courtney Allison Moulton's debut novel was full of amazing fight scenes. While some parts of the novel were extremely slow, you just have to stick with it. Will was my favorite character because he had the best scenes with Ellie and really made the book. I would recommend the book if you're into angels, or are looking for some fight scenes. ”
“I have never given a book anything less than 3 stars, but I don't even feel guilty about giving this one star. I could not even finish this book, having trudged through 383 pages of the 453. The characters are flat, uninteresting cutouts, the plot was written like a Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode and the romance consisted of...nothing. Will talks about how he is "dutiful" and "bound" to Ellie, and Ellie doesn't really pay attention to him until Moulton decides "Oh, well, I guess I'll throw some romance in before the book is over!" It only took me a day and a half to read all those pages, but it was a complete waste of time. I will not be reading the other books in the series, because you cannot care for a single character in these pages. ”Kaelie R wrote this review Thursday, May 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ellie is having nightmares and doesn't know why. But, when she dreams un-normal things like reapers she is shown by her protector Will that they are real. She also, discovers that she is a Preliator and she is re-born after every time she has fallen in battle. But, she is becoming more and more human, and it's taking longer, and longer for her to be reborn while she can't figure out that problem, there's another. She loves Will but, she can't because it's forbidden even though he likes her too. So, while fighting reapers with her twin khopesh swords that hold the angelfire and almost the only thing that can kill reapers she has that to worry about.”Mikaela wrote this review Monday, January 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was really good and I want to read the sequel. It was interesting because of the suspense at the beginning and then the actual plot was great as well.
“Can't wait for the next one!”Chris P wrote this review Wednesday, August 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am a hundred plus pages into this book and have yet to find a reason to finish it. The characters are poorly conceived offering nothing new, as they resemble most characters in young adult books published these. I couldn't find much of anything new in this book. In fact as I was struggling to read it I kept wondering if I had read it before. Then I remembered the book Shattered Souls, and recognized so many similiar elements that I had to look up when both books where published. While neither book copied the other it gave me pause to wonder if the publishing world had run out of unique stories to publish. One day I may be able to finish reading this book and give it a better review, but for now I'm sticking with great books like Devil's KIss by Sarwat Chadda. It is a shame that books that are original like Devil's Kiss stopped getting published after two books, and regurgitated books like Angelfire have three out with undoubtedly more to come.”Anne wrote this review Wednesday, August 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So much of torn love stories. Love it. ♥”Angelie wrote this review Saturday, June 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton is an incredible debut novel that sets up what is sure to be an exciting series. Ellie, our heroine, is a well-adjusted, financially well-off teenager... or so she thinks. Once her power is awakened, strange things begin happening to Ellie, and poor Marshmallow (her car) always seems to catch the crap end of her battles with the reapers. Her mother is incredibly supportive and very rational. She's the kind of mother that every teenager wants, but no teenager has. Her father, however, is a nightmare.
Ellie's friends are believable and funny, and even though they have no idea what is going on with her, they still try to be supportive. Kate and Ellie's friendship is displayed wonderfully throughout the novel, but even though Kate has been Ellie's best friend since Ellie was born, Will is the only person who really knows her. Will is her protector, and he has been with her for thousands of years. He knows Ellie better than she knows herself, and because of him, she is able to continue her fight to protect humanity.
Angelfire is one of those novels that I lost myself in. I could not put it down either time that I read it. Ellie grows as a character, and by the end of the book, I felt that she was actually comfortable in her own skin. Her relationships with her friends, family, and Will also change over the course of the story, and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with them next. While the novel ends nicely, and there are no obvious cliffhangers, there are still some questions left unanswered. Throughout the whole book, there were hints that something is amiss with Ellie's father, but that question wasn't answered in Angelfire. ”