Book Review

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Angelfire Book Cover Angelfire
Courtney Allison Moulton
HarperCollins/ Katherine Tegan Books
February 15th 2011

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.

This book has always been one that I have wanted to read for a long time and I was incredibly disappointed if I had read it when I was a lot younger then I am now I might have loved it but I just didn’t.

I am not sure what was worse. The character’s or the story writing. The story at it’s core had so much potential to be an amazing story but it just wasn’t.

The writing was very sloppy and felt like it had been written by a teenager. It lacked a lot in storytelling and it was slightly all over the place which made a lot of this story very confusing to follow that I found myself getting more and more lost as the story kept going.

The characters we’re such a bore. There was no character building and they all lacked a personality. A main character should have the best character building in the book, after all they are the one taking is through this story but this main character was just boring and I feel like she didn’t grow at any point in the story. She was the worst main character ever and it was just awful.

I so very much wanted to like this book and I just couldn’t and I hate that fact. It had so much potential but a brilliant book. The ‘mythology’ within the book gave it a good foundation to build in but nonetheless I am incredibly unhappy with this book.

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