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Review: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

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Angelfire (Angelfire #1)
   by: Courtney Allison Moulton

Publication Date: Feb. 15, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: Paranormal/ Fantasy
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Borrowed from Library
Page Count: 453 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 4/5 stars

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 remember.

                  -goodreads.com description

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.

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