December 24, 2012

Review: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Release Date ~ 2/15/11
Format ~ Hardcover
Publisher ~ Katherine Tegen Books
Source ~ Swapped

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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.
    I feel like the biggest black sheep in the whole world. I've been hearing good things about Angelfire for over a year and everyone in the book blogging community seems to be in love with it. But I honestly did not like it. At all.

   When I finally took the plunge into this series, from how everybody talked about it, I thought it would be rip roaring action from page one. It didn't really get interesting til about page three hundred. Which needless to say in a four hundred and fifty-some page novel is not really acceptable. And even after it got interesting, it wasn't that intense or enjoyable or exciting.

   I felt like the characters were all super weakly  and very paper-thin. It took a very long time to warm up to  the heroine, Ellie, and even then she was still hard to like. I didn't connect with her or understand her, and she was just generally irritating.  

   Though I know a lot of you are going to be mind-stabbing me right now, I could not stand Will. He was so goddamn annoying and rather pompous. I don't like the brooding, protector, "I'm sexy and I know it" guys in YA, and  that's exactly what Will is like.

   In the end, Angelifire just didn't live up to the hype for me.

Cover Comments:
I love the grays and the mist on this cover. Very well designed.

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