Angelfire is a series of young adult urban fantasy novels by author Courtney Allison Moulton , beginning with the inaugural entry of the same name. The story follows a teenager named Ellie, who learns that she is actually the reincarnation of a powerful warrior, tasked with aiding angels in their battles against demons on Earth. Amidst this conflict, the tale follows her challenges in adjusting to her newfound role. Angelfire introduces Ellie Monroe, a teenager who discovers that the monstrous beings in her dreams, called reapers, are real.
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Then come the memories. When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries.
On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie's power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness.
Only Will holds the key to Ellie's memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream. Now she must hunt.
Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember. Other books in this series.
Wings of the Wicked Courtney Allison Moulton. Add to basket. Shadows in the Silence Courtney Allison Moulton. About Courtney Allison Moulton Courtney Allison Moulton lives in Michigan, where she is a photographer and spends all her free time riding and showing horses. Rating details. Our customer reviews First I didn't want to read Angelfire, because I read the summary and somehow confused the word "reaper" with "rapist".
I was shocked and wondered how such a character background could be appropriate for a YA novel. Big announcement: Angelfire is NOT about a rapist, but a special type of ancient warrior called reaper, ha and I know I must be the only one to confuse this.
Beside numerous positive critiques on blogs, a small teaser scene on Moulton's blog totally drew my attention on Angelfire. It was a fast fighting scene between both protagonists, Will and Ellie, that promised action, but also a slight romance, sexy scenes and witty exchanges of words. Ellie is a reaper who has the power of reincarnation. Ellie's character has many potential left cause she has a past of more than thousand years that need to be or can be discovered.
What is so refreshing about her is that her ancient reaper self, who likes to fight, needs to be reconciled with her human teenager self, who likes her friends, family, dancing, partying. Moulton also lays a certain accentuation on the relationships between Ellie and her parents. Angelfire does not only feature one grand conflict between heaven and hell, but also daily quarrels and conflicts every teenager can relate to, issues of drinking, partying and school problems are mentioned.
Already having weird nightmares, Ellie's life turns upside down with Will entering her life. Only talking about him makes me wobbly. Will is my new superhero! He is a warrior, an immortal reaper and brooding, dark, sexy. He remains mysterious over a large sequence of Angelfire and just like Ellie I couldn't wait to discover and get to know him.
In the end I felt like Ellie who has known him for centuries and just remembered piece by piece about him and their relationship.
The charm of Angelfire lies not in an excessive and permanent demonstration of love. I love it for its rare signs of affection and because they are not very frequent, they are even more meaningful. I never waited with so much anticipation for a literary couple to kiss. Moulton tortured me all along with tender hugs or slight gestures of affection.
The love story appears natural, not forced. Ellie and Will are teenagers at heart, war mates and lovers. The mistake? Their love is forbidden by the secrets which lie in their very existence. In the end Moulton made me almost cry, Ellie's and Will's love is a sweet and natural but very sad one. Funny and at the same time exciting is the age difference between Will and Ellie, in modern terms and considering all the past lives of our heroine.
Another dominant aspect of Angelfire are fighting scenes. As in no other YA novel about battling evil creatures, Angelfire shows many scenes that contain violence.
These fight scenes evoke action events and demonstrations of our heroes talents. For a romance fan like me some of the fighting scenes become too raw, but they still support the atmosphere of a strong story, heroine and novel very well.
I really appreciate Moulton's extraordinary writing style. The story has very few slow paced moments, characters are well developed with potential for more, dialogues are comprehensible and entertaining. Angelfire does not really end with a cliffhanger, still I urgently need to know how Ellie's and Will's relationship and the war against reapers continues.
Also reviewed on my blog: www. It was very well-rounded in the fact that it included a well written romance, beautiful character development, and some pretty kick ass action! At first, I wasn't sure if I was really going to love this book. However, the introduction of Will's character along with Ellie's first dream 'scene', had me hooked from that point forward.
Moulton's debut was a stellar one, that's for sure. I absolutely love the author's writing style. She made it easy for me to connect with the characters and the emotions she was going through. The transitions from action scenes back to Ellie's everyday life where as smooth as a baby's bottom.
If you are looking for a read that will have you holding your breath and staying up all night just to finish, this YA debut is for you! I definitely recommend it! Also reviewed on my blog, the Vintage Bookworm. It was very unique and completely different from most young adult books. I mean, Angels have been making it's way to the top lately in the young adult publishing industry, but this is more than just angels!
There are grim reapers! And not your typical creepy guy in a black hooded cloak with a scythe. Moulton completely created her own version of the grim reapers, making them all types of creepy creatures that go bump in the night.
She kept Ellie's world much like our own, but added a world that co-existed with the world called the Grim. Humans Unless they were special psychics, or Ellie. And speaking of those Grim creatures, there are some awesome fight scenes in this book. Moulton really knows how to write a kick-ass fight scene! Plus, her description is just amazing anyway. I had a few issues reading this book, but it isn't Moulton's fault. It's just because I read this on Netgalley and I'm still not entirely use to reading books on the computer.
I like having an actual copy in my hands. I can enjoy them a lot more and I know I would have been in love with this book more than I already am if I had read it through a physical copy. This is my second-ever book that I've read on the computer. She's awesome and kick-ass, but at the same time she's annoying.
The bad thing is, I can't really explain the full reason of why she's annoying. I guess you'd have to read it for yourself and see if you find her annoying as well. It didn't take away from the fact, though, that she's a pretty strong character and seemed real to me. I really felt bad for her about her bad luck with her car and then her dad issues.
I also really, really, really loved Will! How can you not? I mean, yeah, I like guys who car enough about the girl they love that they'd do anything for them. But there is a line you have to draw somewhere. When he said some of the things he did, he just sounded downright pitiful and unbelievable. But other than those little moments, I loved him. If there was a way to ever see him, I'd so run up to him and give him a hug. Then I'd go cuddle with my husband, ha ha.
Added by 3 of our members. First there are nightmares. Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her. Then come the memories. When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries.
Review: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
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. 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. Angelfire is one of the latest YA books that features angels and demons, and a mysterious boy and a heroine that are thrust into this strange and dangerous world.