Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton Published: February 15, 2011 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Pages: 496 Series: Angelfire #1 My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Synopsis: 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. 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
My Review: My first thought after finishing this: I'm glad I didn't buy this.
this book is definitely not my favorite. The entire book I couldn't
stand Ellie. She was helpless almost the entire book and I got tired of
hearing how she was so powerful when all I was reading about was Will
fighting for her. Other characters in the book would repeatedly say how
strong and powerful she was but then after that she'd say something like
this: "If I was some kind of hero, how many people would I be
unable to save? I couldn't even eat fries without dripping ketchup on
myself. How could I be responsible for someone else's life when I
couldn't even be responsible for my own shirt?" I feel so safe
now knowing that the only person who can save the world can't even be
responsible for her own shirt! I'm sure the baddies are quaking in their
The only thing that I really liked was the plot but it was
completely ruined by the terrible main character. I just couldn't stand
hearing about how she was waiting for her memories to return to her and
how she didn't believe she had any power. For me characters are a big
part of the story and if I don't like the main character then I'll have a
problem with the entire book unless it has a truly amazing plot and
writing style. But this one didn't. It gets one star for the plot. So where does the other star come from? Will. I can't help but love Will. Sure he's like most other young adult guys but I don't care.
So should you read this? Only if you don't mind helpless main characters...