“Alot of swearing but an altogether amazing book”Really Snow...There's no need for games! :) wrote this review Thursday, August 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As Courtney herself can attest, I have been very eagerly awaiting my chance to read Angelfire. I first saw it on a blog several months ago, and then featured it on my first Books I Want SO Badly I Could Pee post. I applied to every ARC tour that had it, entered every Angelfire giveaway I could find, and scourged the ends of the blogosphere for a copy. I had fallen in love with a book that I hadn’t even read yet.
Then, on that fateful day that I downloaded it from Netgalley and put it on my Nook, I could swear I heard a choir of angels in the background. I finally had the book I had been ardently pining after for months. I started reading it immediately...
And fell even more in love.
When Angelfire started out, I will admit that I actually wasn’t that into it. It did take a few chapters until I fell into the groove of the novel, and the world built itself in my mind. And then, I was hooked. I sat there curled up in my bed, Nook in hand, for hours until I finished the book. I read it all in one sitting.
Ellie, as a protagonist, was good, although I felt she was unattainable. By that, I mean that there were times that I really couldn’t relate to her. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, because there were times when I was reading, and I sympathized with her completely. Despite the fact that she has superhuman abilities and is the only person in the world that can wield swords of angelfire, she’s just a lost teenage girl who doesn’t know who she is. She has boy trouble, she has school trouble, and she has some major parent trouble with a dad who is verbally abusive. (For the record, I suspect foul play where her dad is concerned. There is definitely something fishy going on with him, and something decidedly not human. But, I digress.)
The concept of the reapers and angels, and the cake frosting in between, was something new. I’ve been reading a lot of paranormal lately, namely where demons and angels are concerned, so this was a cool concept. Especially about Ellie, and her reincarnation cycle. I know there are a lot of things that still have to be revealed about this, so I’m definitely on the lookout for the sequel.
An integral part of the novel, and what made it so engrossing, was Will. And not just because he’s a nice piece of man, but because of the intensity of his relationship with Ellie. He’s been with her for centuries, watching and being powerless to save her life as she dies. He loves her. And he’s more than willing to risk everything for her, even his life. He feels guilty that he can never save her, even though she always is reborn. Will is strong and fragile all at once, and reading about him was one of the best parts of this novel.
Overall, I loved Angelfire. It had everything I look for in a good novel: dynamic and loveable characters, a rapid-fire plot, and an intricate world that’ll pull you in and won’t let you go.”
“So what I have been seeing from young adult authors are quite a bit of vampire and werewolf book series, but it is nice that it is going beyond that into angels and demons. I have got to say that I need something new. I have read a couple of angel and demons young adult book this past year including Becca Flitzpatrick's Hush Hush and Kate Lauren's Fallen, but nothing compares to Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton. I was blown away. Whens the next book coming out? I am already ready to see what happens next. So this is what we have....a kick-butt heroine and a hot and mysterious hero who I want all to myself. Oh, and if you want action, you got it! Angelfire tells the story of 17 year old Ellie who is a seemingly normal teenage girl except for the fact that she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the Preliator, able to destroy evil reapers with angelfire. Will, her guardian is there is defend and protect her. Ellie is coming to remember her powers and her past and the reapers may have found a way to destroy Ellie for good, no more reincarnation. And so the story begins.
I loved every single moment in this book and found that I was unable to put it down. We have an amazing storyline and intriguing characters. I really liked Ellie. I really like that nowadays authors are impressing me with they young heroines. Ellie is a normal teenager and she is thrown into this world that she doesn't immediately understand. And with Will guiding her along t he way she becomes stronger, not just physically, but also emotionally. I think that she has become quite a woman by the end of the book and I really like Ellie as a character. So, who could not love Will? If you don't I'll take him right off your hands if you don't mind..I loved this guy. From the moment we met Will in Angelfire, he has always been so mysterious and I don't know anything about this guy, but would like to know all I can. And even after the end of the book, I still have more questions, I want to know more about this intriguing character. I think there are so many ways to describe Will. He is funny, moody, sarcastic, serious, determined and grumpy at times and I love him.
The action was amazing and there was lots of it. And a couple of chapter you just cannot put this book, you have to keep reading and reading and reading until you get to the end. I loved the struggles the characters went through, because it shows how the characters can make it through them and how stronger a person it makes them. I loved Moulton's writing and enjoyed it. The romance in this book was amazing, I felt like I haven't enjoyed a young adult paranormal romance book in so long and Moulton nailed it spot on. I enjoyed the side characters just as much as the main characters, and there is this one character I need to know more about, Cadan. I don't know why, but I feel like there is more to him that meets the eye. He is another character that I need to know more about. This was one of best young adult books that I have ever read about angels and demons, well actually I have to say it is the best. I enjoyed it too much and now Moulton has me obsessing over this series. Debut author, Courtney Allison Moulton will blow you away with Angelfire with two more books in this trilogy that will make you wish that they were already out on the shelves.”
“A great story that had me hooked from the start!!! The mystery and suspense makes you crazy! I could not put this book down and read it straight through til the end. I really likes it. This is one of the best books i have read in a really long time! Cant wait for the next one!!!”Bridie B wrote this review Monday, July 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Oh this book amazed me it went against everything that I had thought could happen and I thought it was going to be a sad ending which it was but it was also happy... that didnt explain anything I know but thats the best I can think about. Hmm i do love most the characters the main ones elle, Will and Kate were awesome elle is soo strong I loved that she cracked me up a little as the book went on she got better.. at first she annoyed me tho. will was awesome from the start he is super awesome I love him soo sexy... Kate was funny at first and im like awesome shes the best friend.. but then she got a little annoying. her and elle did a switch. I loved the book over all and I cant wait till the next book :)”Cherilyn M wrote this review Monday, June 27, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read the first 2 chapters and got bored. didnt like it at all.”StephaNiee E wrote this review Monday, June 13, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Imagine discovering that you’re not really who you think you are. Imagine discovering that you have a past and that past includes the handsome, mysterious boy you just met. Angels, Guardians, reapers, immortals, good, evil, forbidden love, and characters that are not always what they seem come to life in ANGELFIRE, by Courtney Allison Moulton.
In the author’s debut novel, Elizabeth (Ellie) Monroe lives the life of a normal, wealthy, teenage girl. She wants a car for her 17th birthday, a party to remember, her parents to stop arguing, and to go to movies with her friends. She gets the car, an Audi. Her party is one she’ll never forget, but she has to make sure the guests will. Her parents, well, her mother is kind and loving; her father is the opposite. Soon real life adventures replace Ellie’s nights at the movies. She’s the Preliator, warrior, a few thousand years old. Will, the new guy in her life, is 600 years old and her Guardian, dedicated to keeping her alive. Ellie, a mortal, has died and been reborn many times. Now, together Ellie and Will must defeat the reapers who are preparing for Apocalyptic War. They also must fight the growing romance between them, for it’s not allowed.
Stories about angels are some of my favorites. I like Ellie. She has spunk. She’s not perfect, which makes her a more interesting character. She’s torn between two worlds, wanting on the one hand to be human and on the other to fulfill her destiny. A delicious revelation comes at the end of the story, along with a bit of sadness, at least to me. I’m glad there will be a second book about Ellie and Will, because their story cannot end this way. I recommend this book for angel lovers and for all readers who enjoy a little romance with their action. Ms. Moulton has done a nice job of creating characters the reader cares about. And oh what happens to the Audi. I’m not telling. There’s never a dull moment in ANGELFIRE. I think you’ll agree.