Review: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Angelfire (Angelfire #1)
by: Courtney Allison Moulton
Publication Date: Feb. 15, 2011
Genre: Paranormal/ Fantasy
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Borrowed from Library
Page Count: 453 pages
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My Rating: 4/5 stars
I liked this book. I just saw another person's review on goodreads comparing Ellie to Buffy, and it's kind of true. Ellie is the Preliator, whose job it is to hunt the Reapers before they feast on human souls. She fights alongside with her Guardian, Will, whose job it is to protect her and also help her remember her power after she dies and is resurrected.
Ellie is a seventeen year old girl who is trying to balance having a normal human life while learning to become who she truly is. The bad guys keep telling her her humanity makes her weak, but she realizes her humanity makes her strong.
Will and Ellie's relationship with each other builds slowly, and is very sweet. I like Will alot, and the scene with him and Ellie on the roof at the end of the book definitely pulled on my heartstrings.
As I've said before I'm a big fan of Milton's Paradise Lost, so I really liked the lore in this book about the fallen angels, and the big revelation at the end as to who Ellie *really* is.
All in all, a good start to Moulton's Angelfire series.