Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton Review

Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)

Publication Date: February 15th 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 453
Synopsis: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.


What I liked:

1.There were a lot of well-described action-pack scenes. I mean a lot! These scenes always kept me on the edge of my seat and made my eyes be glued to the book. It felt like I was watching an action movie throughout the entire book.
2.The romance wasn’t too cringed worthy.
What I disliked:

1.I couldn’t get into the writing style. I thought it was choppy and boring. It kind of reminded me of my writing.
2.I wasn’t the biggest fan of Will. He was just too er…dull for my taste. But I do appreciate how protective he is… i’ll give him that.
3.I couldn’t connect with side characters that much (Katie, Nathaniel, ect.)I didn’t really care for them whereas Ellie cares deeply for them. I’m used to having Side characters have some relevancy  and I wasn’t used to having these characters being in the background.
4.I couldn’t imagine the creatures some reason so it was frustrating reading those scenes sometimes.  Even though the author did a great job with the action scenes I feel that descriptions is not her strong suit.

5. The plot didn’t seem clear to me. It seemed to be simple but it got kind of complicated,confusing, and a little pointless

Angelfire wasn’t a bad book but it just had too many flaws. This book has so much potential. If everything (plot, characters, world) were clear, this could have hands down been a 5 star book. I want to try to read the second book, but there is so much other books on my TBR that I really want to get to. Maybe one day I’ll find the motivation to read the second book.



2 thoughts on “Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton Review

  1. Such a shame about all the flaws, when the author had managed all the great action scenes! It’s funny because a lot of authors seem to manage action scenes last.

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