Saturday, January 21, 2012

Wings of the Wicked (Angelfire #2) by Courtney Allison Moulton: review

Goodreads rating: 4.48
528 pages (ARC edition)
Expected publication: January 31st 2012 by HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen Books

Series: Angelfire #2
Source: Won ARC, Signed
Life as the Preliator is harder than Ellie ever imagined.
Balancing real life with the responsibility of being Heaven’s warrior is a challenge for Ellie. Her relationship with Will has become all business, though they both long for each other. And now that the secret of who she really is has come out, so have Hell’s strongest reapers. Grown bold and more vicious, the demonic threaten her in the light of day and stalk her in the night.

She’s been warned.
Cadan, a demonic reaper, comes to her with information about Bastian’s new plan to destroy Ellie’s soul and use an ancient relic to wake all the souls of the damned and unleash them upon humanity. As she fights to stay ahead of Bastian’s schemes , the revelations about those closest to her awaken a dark power within Ellie that threatens to destroy everything—including herself.

She’ll be betrayed.
Treachery comes even from those whom she loves, and Ellie is broken by the deaths of those who stood beside her in this Heavenly war. Still, she must find a way to save the world, herself, and her love for Will. If she fails, there will be hell to pay.

If you haven’t started this series, there’s something seriously wrong with you. It’s one of my favorite series, and Wings of the Wicked is already on my list for my favorites of 2012.

I have been in love with this series since the beginning, and I’ve always been surprised by how many people haven’t read it. I actually got to meet the author in Lansing, MI on one of the Dark Days tour stops last summer. It wasn’t actually her tour stop, but since she lives so close to the bookstore, she and Aimee Carter (The Goddess Test) decided to stop by. It’s one of the best signings I’ve ever been to. But, back to the book. Angelfire really blew me away. Not much is written about Reapers and I felt like I could really connect with Ellie. And then of course there’s Will, who is as swoonworthy as they come. We get a lot of these two in Wings of the Wicked.

I won my copy of this book from the author by writing a story, starring a new vir reaper, and my story was one of the three that she picked. Needless to say, I can’t remember the last time I was so excited about getting a book. I feel like I have been waiting forever for it, and it was all I’d hoped it’d be and more. Moulton really knows how to break your heart, lovingly stitch it back together, and then shred it again. And believe me when I say that. My heart physically ached for Ellie. She fights for so much and gets little in return. Not everyone in Wings of the Wicked survives, and there are even a few unlikely heroes. Ellie nearly loses everything she’s ever known, and from that ending, it’s about to get worse.

Speaking of the ending, it’s totally unfair and I demand a rewrite! She can’t honestly expect us to wait for the next book to see what happens. It’s not even titled for god’s sake! After I finished this one, I stared at it with a mix of anger and disbelief, placed it carefully back on my shelf, and fought the urge to punch a wall. I can't wait for the final (?) book in the series!!


  1. This is another that sounds good so I will be putting on the TBR pile.

  2. Wow, congrats on winning a copy by writing a story! That's amazing! Also, that signing sounds amazing; I wish things like that happened near where I live!

  3. Ellie is the perfect example for a heroine.

  4. I'm really excited about delving into this series. I was hooked with the review of Angelfire.


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