Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton

Source:  own hardback

Book two of the Angelfire series

My Summary:

It'd be nice to be a normal senior in high school with normal teenage problems but no suck luck for Ellie.  She's the Preliator, hunter of demons, vessel to Gabriel, and a teenager in love with a gorgeous older guy who is totally off limits.  Complicated doesn't begin to cover it.  Warned of the hunt for relics that will lead to the lose of her soul, Ellie tries to get her homework done.  But everything crushes to a stop when she is betrayed by one who should love her.  Coping with some much loss, Ellie can't manage the strength to go on but Will is there to hold her together.  But even he may not be enough to stop Bastian's evil plans to destroy her soul and the world.

My Thoughts:

5 stars - a must read

I fell in love with the world that Courtney created in Anglefire.   She combines heaven and humanity in a different, compelling way that has the reading turning the pages in rapid fire.  Tipping the scales at over 500 pages, this book flew by.  And believe me I didn't want it to end.  It has a heartbeaking cliffhanger ending that had me jumping to goodreads to find the release date for book three.  No good there, 2013 is too broad a range and way to far away!

As for the characters, I love them.  Ellie is brilliant.  She's the human teen that is trying so hard to be normal but she's not normal.  She's the badass fighter send from heaven to fight the demonic reapers.  It's a hard to line to walk but she pulls it off.  She not perfect.  She struggles and falls down but she doesn't break.  I love that about her.  I've seen authors break their heroines/heroes to prove something and I don't like it.  Ellie hurts but she stays Ellie.  Well done.  As for Will, well what can I say about the gorgeous green eyed, dark haired Will.   Badass doesn't even begin to describe his abilities.  I love that he's a little different than most angelic reapers.  (Okay not saying how - read the book).  There needs to be that something extra to explain him.  His devotion to Ellie is one of the things I love about him most.   He would do anything to protect her, to make her happy but at the same time he doesn't try and shelter from being who she is.  She fights with him.  So sexy.

Oh and I need to say one little word about Cadan - he's so cute.  That's it.

The story in this book is fast paced and at times brutal.  From page one, Ellie is fighting for her life.  There were some sweet moments and some grief but the action was strong, not to mention some steamy passion, lots of that too.

If you read Anglefire, this is a MUST read.  If you didn't read Anglefire, what are you waiting for?  This is a must read series for YA paranormal fans.

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  1. Glad you enjoyed it so much, great review Valerie.

    Jessica from Booked Up!


  2. I love this trailer! Ive been meaning to start this series for so long I have HHAAAAVE to get to it!