Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Release Date: February 15th, 2011 (This Tuesday)
Publisher: HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Ebook from Publisher via NetGalley
Series: Angelfire (Book #1)
Challenge: Debut Author Challenge (hosted by The Story Siren)
Summary (goodreads.com): When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.
A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once.
While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember.
What a Debut! Courtney Allison Moulton is a great new comer to the YA world. Angelfire is a fast paced, action packed, hysterical, romantic book that will not let readers down. I just finished this and I already want to read it again. I’m already planning on buying it Tuesday with the gift card I got for Christmas (I was saving it just in case an amazing book came along that I just had to own when it came out). I felt a sorta connection to the main character Ellie, but not because of her amazing reaper killing skills (I have no skills that cool). No, I connected with Ellie because she named her car Marshmallow. Ellie is ridiculously funny and I saw some of myself in her. I love how she’s always calling Will a Ninja (he totally is, the way he’s always sneaking up everywhere. Ellie should totally buy him tap shoes to wear when they aren’t hunting). I love how this book is angelic in nature but its not all about angels, actually they sort of just make appearances and are mentioned rather then being a main focus. Its more about reapers (soul eating nasty things that creep me out a lot) and how Ellie keeps being reincarnated. Its very original and very good! I’ll give this to Moulton she is really good at describing Ellie and Will’s battles with the Reapers and Vir as well as the injuries they all receive (so good that I would squirm, which I have never ever done before). Anyway, I encourage all of you to check this book out, you won’t be sorry!