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    Review: My Soul to Take

    My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent was released in the U.S. on August 1, 2009 in paperback, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at Amazon and in paperback and eBook formats at Barnes & Noble.

    It is also included in the Soul Screamers Volume One omnibus. (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads)

    Published by Harlequin TEEN, the print edition is 384 pages.

    My Soul to Take is the first book in the Soul Screamers series by author Rachel Vincent.

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    Goodreads description:

    She doesn’t see dead people. She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

    Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who’ll be next.

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    Kaylee Cavanaugh knew she wasn’t crazy. She didn’t know what was wrong with her, but she knew she didn’t need to go to the mental hospital. Again.

    The fact that she had these panic attacks that made her scream bloody murder for no apparent reason didn’t mean she’d lost her mind. Did it? She didn’t think so.

    But now, every time she screamed, something bad seemed to happen. A girl would die. Which made her incredibly curious and more than a little afraid. Was it just a coincidence or was she having premonitions? Or maybe was she so completely delusional that she couldn’t tell what was real anymore.

    Whether it was all in her mind or something more sinister, Kaylee had to find out the truth. And fast. Because if she could predict and prevent even one person’s death, she had to try. Being called crazy she could live with. Letting someone die she couldn’t.

    Especially if her next predication was for someone she cared about. Because if she couldn’t save them, once she started screaming she might not be able to stop.

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    My Soul to Take is the refreshingly original, incredibly addictive and wholly engaging first book in author Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series. It is a story that is filled with mystery and surprises, twists and turns and a wonderfully unique take on the legendary banshee.

    Readers will be drawn into the world the author created from the very moment they meet Kaylee Cavanaugh. She is instantly likable and her sarcasm, quick wit and honesty are hugely appealing.

    All her life, Kaylee has been having what she thought were out-of-control panic attacks. They’d gotten so bad that her aunt and uncle had her committed to a mental hospital to see if they could fix what was wrong with her. But aside from those times when she just couldn’t stop screaming, she felt completely normal.

    Normal enough to sneak into a club with her best friend Emma. Normal enough to agree to dance with Nash Hudson, the popular and incredibly swoon-worthy senior who finally noticed she existed.

    But when she felt the need to scream, right in front of Nash, she wasn’t so sure how normal she really was. And now that her most embarrassing secret was revealed, she wasn’t sure she could ever feel normal again.

    Especially when the need to scream seemed to be caused by a girl she’d never met before. A girl who appeared to be surrounded by a dark shadow. And a girl who died only a short time later with no obvious cause.

    As Kaylee tries to figure out what it all means, she learns that her family has been keeping secrets from her. Secrets about who they are and who she is. And shocking secrets about the world she lives in.

    Author Rachel Vincent introduces readers to a new kind of paranormal mystery with My Soul to Take. The pace is quick, the writing is clever and imaginative and at times simply beautiful, the characters are funny, charming and entertaining, the love story is one that will immediately grab hold, and the suspense will keep readers thoroughly engrossed.

    With writing and characters that are incredibly easy to connect with, a heroine who is not only relatable but lovable, a male protagonist who is charismatic and totally irresistible, and a story that is gripping and different and intriguing, My Soul to Take is one must read book that is absolutely unputdownable.

    Reviewer gives this book…

    On a personal note:

    So. Freaking. Awesome. I am seriously in love with this series all over again.

    Whether it’s the first time you’ve read it or the tenth, this book will take you on a ride, it will give you chills, it will grab and squeeze your heart and keep you utterly captivated right from the start.

    I know, because it did that for me on my first read and it did exactly the same thing on this, my second, read.

    There is no slow wind-up to this story. There is no long “getting to know you” period for the characters. You know right away what the dynamic is between Kaylee and Emma. You get a feel for exactly who both girls are and even though they are completely different, there’s no surprise that they’re friends.

    Then there’s Nash Hudson. You know exactly who he is. He’s popular, he’s charming, he’s incredibly good looking and he only has eyes for Kaylee and not for her much more outgoing and curvy friend. And as much as you don’t want to trust him, you can’t help but notice that he only sees Kaylee. Which makes you love him instantly. It’s what made me fall head over heels for him within minutes of meeting him.

    And, of course, then there’s this amazing, riveting, incredibly entertaining story. It really does pull you in immediately. I love that you get the first clue that something’s different about Kaylee in that very first scene. And while you may know, or think you may know, what’s wrong with her, she doesn’t.

    I loved learning about the bean sidhes and how the author made those characters and their abilities unique to her story. I loved getting these small glimpses at things that may be important in future books in the series even though they didn’t play a large role in this book. Especially the Netherworld.

    And I totally loved the mystery. The first time I read it I was just as clueless as Kaylee. I was so completely and totally surprised by just how things ended. And on the re-read I picked up on all those hints that I didn’t even realize were hints that first time.

    But what I loved most was Kaylee. She is such a lovable character. She is funny and sarcastic and humble and honest and good. She wants to do what’s right, she cares about her friends and she definitely doesn’t play the victim.

    She’s a fighter and just doesn’t accept things with a nod. She challenges people and is unbelievably determined. If she hadn’t tried to solve the mystery things would have been very, very different. And even though Nash may have been her savior on a couple of occasions, I have no doubt she would have pulled through without him.

    Between the characters, the writing and the story line, I couldn’t possibly pick my favorite. They all work in harmony to create this story that is just so easy to devour and made me want to rush right into book two. Or even start reading it all over again. Even after the re-read.

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    I have a ton of favorite passages – many of them sarcastic, some of them the kind that leave you breathless. For my favorite I opted for breathless.

    “Me,” he whispered back, leaning forward so that his lips brushed my ear as he spoke. His scent enveloped me, and his cheek felt scratchy against mine. “You should be thinking about me.” His fingers intertwined with mine in my lap, and he pulled away from my ear slowly, his lips skimming my cheek, deliciously soft in contrast to the sharp stubble. He dropped a trail of small kisses along my jaw, and my heart beat harder with every single one.

    *** First time readers may not want to read this next part. No spoilers, but does talk about my feelings about Nash***

    My thoughts on the re-read:

    My Soul to Take was every bit as awesome as I remembered it. It was actually even better than I remembered it to be. I first read My Soul to Take back in early 2010 before I started blogging. I stumbled across the series and took a chance and I loved it. So much so that I devoured all available books back-to-back-to-back.

    I immediately fell in love with Nash Hudson, and the whole concept of bean sidhes was new and fascinating and completely different.

    Going back to this first book just about two years later, knowing all that I know about what transpired over the course of those other four full-length books was tough. But I was still excited to do it.

    I wanted to remain steadfast in my dislike of Nash. I didn’t want to risk falling for him all over again only to be heartbroken. But I also wanted to see if I noticed Tod this time around, because he didn’t even factor on my radar during that first read.

    Well, I fell for him again. He was just so unbelievably nice and perfect for Kaylee. He was supportive and charming and sexy. And he was there for her whenever she needed him to be. So, yes, I fell for him. Again. And I’m sure as I read each book in this series, he will destroy me all over again.

    I am actually shocked that there were no surprises as far as the larger details are concerned. I remember this book. Which is not at all a common thing for me this far into a series. Of course I remember the characters, but I remember the mystery, I remember the events and I remember just how things ended. Way more than I thought I had, would or could.

    I’ve devoured well over two hundred books since I last read My Soul to Take so I wasn’t sure just how much I’d remember. But I remembered everything that was important.

    But it was the subtle details that were once again new to me. Details that either I missed the first time around, or that I didn’t fully appreciate because I was racing through the book, as simply a reader, trying to find out what was going to happen next and how the mystery was going to resolve itself.

    What I missed on the first read was just how amazing so many of the passages are. Lines like these:

     A bolt of uncertainty shot through my heart, piercing my determination like a spear through flesh.

    Some were even more vivid, some were beautiful, some were torturous and some were sarcastic, but all of them amazing. These passages were what kept me captivated this second time around, when I already knew about the love story, knew the answer to the mystery, and knew how things would turn out way down the road. And these passages were what kept this book memorable for the past two years since I last read it.

    On the re-read, I noticed some of those hints at things to come later in the series that I didn’t know were important. I was able to see Aunt Val as a more sympathetic character than I did the first time. And I noticed just how good Kaylee was for Tod, who, as a reaper could have become cold and inhumane without her.

    I did not find any reason to dislike Nash in this book or pick up on any clues that I might feel differently later on.

    I am so glad that I took the time to re-read My Soul to Take, which had been my favorite book in the series until If I Die was released. And I can’t wait to continue on with My Soul to Save.

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    Review: Wings of the Wicked

    Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton was released in the U.S. today, January 31, 2012, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Katherine Tegen Books, the print edition is 528 pages.

    Wings of the Wicked is the sequel to Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton. The third book in the series, Hymn to the Fallen, will be available in 2013.

    Goodreads description:

    Life as the Preliator is harder than Ellie ever imagined.
    Balancing real life with the responsibility of being Heaven’s warrior is a challenge for Ellie. Her relationship with Will has become all business, though they both long for each other. And now that the secret of who she really is has come out, so have Hell’s strongest reapers. Grown bold and more vicious, the demonic threaten her in the light of day and stalk her in the night.

    She’s been warned.
    Cadan, a demonic reaper, comes to her with information about Bastian’s new plan to destroy Ellie’s soul and use an ancient relic to wake all the souls of the damned and unleash them upon humanity. As she fights to stay ahead of Bastian’s schemes , the revelations about those closest to her awaken a dark power within Ellie that threatens to destroy everything—including herself.

    She’ll be betrayed.
    Treachery comes even from those whom she loves, and Ellie is broken by the deaths of those who stood beside her in this Heavenly war. Still, she must find a way to save the world, herself, and her love for Will. If she fails, there will be hell to pay.

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    After learning the shocking truth about who she really is and what her purpose is, Ellie Monroe still wants to try to live a normal life – go to school, go to prom, graduate and go to college. But with Bastian sending even more bloodthirsty reapers after her, trying to be normal is becoming nearly impossible.

    When she learns that his plan to destroy all of humankind has been set in motion, and that she is an integral part of that plan, she will do everything within her power to stop him. Even if it means putting her trust in someone she isn’t sure she can trust. Even if it means forging an alliance with someone whose motives may not be entirely pure.

    And even if it means tapping into her powers and becoming someone she’s not sure she wants to become.

    Because if Bastian were to succeed, not only would it be her life that is forfeit but everyone’s. And the result would be hell on earth. Literally.

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    Wings of the Wicked is an utterly mind-blowing sequel that is packed full of heart-stopping action, tension, suspense and heartbreak. With an opening that shoves readers right back into this deadly world where angelic and demonic reapers battle for supremacy and where the Preliator is tasked with ensuring human safety, this book will be unputdownable.

    The battles are fiercer, the dangers greater, the enemies deadlier and the heartbreak more devastating than ever before in this second book in the Angelfire series.

    As Ellie desperately searches for answers on how to stop Bastian before his plan becomes a reality, she is forced to defend herself against an onslaught of even more lethal opponents that Bastian has sent to retrieve her. And with their attacks becoming much more public, she’s finding it extremely difficult to keep that part of her life a secret.

    To complicate matters, things between her and Will have been strained since he found out who she was, Cadan keeps surprising her with unexpected visits warning her of Bastian’s actions, she still hasn’t been able to recall all of her memories, and life at home hasn’t been getting any easier.

    Courtney Allison Moulton has yet again written a story that is positively addictive. Readers will be riveted by this incredibly fast-paced, emotional rollercoaster of a story as Ellie faces her enemies in battle, is tormented over her relationship with Will, experiences a heartbreaking loss, is at risk of losing herself, and tries to recover her memories before it’s too late – to save herself, to save her friends, to save all of humanity.

    Wings of the Wicked is unquestionably a must read for fans of the first book in the series as well as for readers who are looking for an exciting story, with a unique world, lovable characters and a cliffhanger ending that will make waiting for the next installment in the series absolute torture.

    Reviewer gives this book…

    Like In-N-Out Burger‘s infamous secret menu this one deserves my off-the-menu 6 star rating.

    On a personal note:

    I didn’t think I could love the sequel more than the original. I really didn’t. Meeting Ellie, Will and Cadan for the first time and learning about who they were, what they could do and taking that journey with them was flipping amazing. There was no way a sequel could top it. Yeah, I was so wrong. I don’t think I could possibly have been more wrong.

    I was worried when I started reading Wings of the Wicked because it had been so long since I read Angelfire and I was fuzzy on some of the details from that first book. And while I wanted to re-read Angelfire I didn’t get the chance to and had to just dive right in.

    I think I was lost for about thirty seconds, if that. While not everything was spelled out, and most of it not immediately, the little reveals throughout the book made everything come rushing back in… much like Ellie’s memory.

    I loved Ellie, Will and Cadan equally in Angelfire, even though Cadan was the bad boy and they’re usually my favorite characters to read about and fall head-over-heels in love with. But in Wings of the Wicked I loved Cadan so much more, even with all the surprising new things there are to know about him. And even with the very different side of him that is revealed.

    I am definitely worried about just where things are headed with Ellie in the next book in the series, because she was very emotional throughout this book. She had a lot to be upset about and a ton of things to be heartbroken over, but she seemed more fragile somehow. And that makes me nervous. Even though I know just how strong she can be.

    And Will. Oh Will. Half the time I wanted to hug him, the other half I wanted to smack him. He was all sorts of maddening and yummy and he twisted me up inside, made my heart drop right into the pit of my stomach and he put me through the wringer over and over and over again.

    But it was those demonic reapers and the even scarier bad dudes and the oh so dark direction the story was headed that made me practically speed-read through this book. There were pages I was dying to devour so quickly that I had to actually go back and re-read them just in case I might have missed something in my haste to see how a scene ended.

    Yes this book kept me on edge. I was a total wreck. From everything that was happening between Ellie and Will, to the unwelcome appearance of Ava, to the situation with Ellie’s Dad, to Ellie’s still missing memories, to the constant threat of the demonic reapers, to the even greater danger posed by the Enshi, I was tortured right up to that last page.

    Speaking of being tortured, as if that build-up to the end wasn’t enough, the way this book ends was so unbelievably cruel. I just knew it. I just knew the end would be tormenting and torturous and heartbreaking. In fact, there was heartbreak after heartbreak after heartbreak in this five hundred some-odd page novel. I’m not sure I actually survived. I may just be a ghost of myself right about now.

    I would love to re-read Angelfire and get to experience both books back-to-back without that long wait between reads. I’m super curious to see just who I’d love more – Will or Cadan – after a second read. And I wonder if reading both books again would change who I think is more perfect for Ellie, who I believe is hotter and whether I’d still believe that Ellie made the right choice.

    So what does Wings of the Wicked have? Everything. It’s got a kick-a** heroine. It’s got two swoonworthy boys. It’s got action, action and more action – those battles are seriously insane. It’s got heartbreak and despair and anguish. And then it adds in some more heartbreak and quite a bit more anguish. It has a mystery or two or three. And that ending…. Calling it killer would be way too nice.

    So, yes. I loved this book. Yes, I definitely plan on re-reading it. And yes, I’m sad that I can’t re-read it right now.

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    I have quite a few long passages that were some of my very favorites, most involving Ellie and Will, but this one just makes my heart skip a few beats…

    Cadan to Ellie:

    “No,” he said softly, reaching forward to slide his fingers along my jaw toward my chin. The gesture was soothing, and in the frigid cold, his hand was surprisingly warm. The cold never affected reapers. “There’s nothing wrong with you. Throughout your lifetimes, your humanity has grown stronger. Your human passion is taking over your angelic heritage, and I don’t think it knows how to handle all that divine power. Once you understand and can balance the two sides of yourself, you will be unstoppable.”

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    This review is based on an ARC I received from the publisher, HarperTeen in exchange for my honest review

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    Review: Hexbound

    Hexbound is the second book in the Dark Elite series by Chloe Neill. It was released on January 4, 2011 in the U.S. in paperback and eBook formats. Published by Signet, the paperback edition is 256 pages.

    Hexbound is available to purchase in both formats from Amazon and Barnes & Noble and is available from other booksellers online or in stores.

    Goodreads description:

    They say absolute power corrupts absolutely. Turns out, even a little magic can turn you to the dark side. That’s why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered paranormal abilities, on top of avoiding the snobs who think they run her school, nursing a crush on a cute sophomore with a big, werewolf-y secret, and fighting the good fight with her best friend Scout as they take on Chicago’s nastiest nightlife—including the tainted magic users known as Reapers.

    Then Lily’s invited to a private meeting with Sebastian. He’s hot, powerful, and offering to help her harness the magic flowing in her veins in a way no one else can. He’s also a Reaper. Lily can’t hide her suspicions. But she’ll soon find out that the line between good and evil isn’t always clear…

    There’s never a dull moment at St. Sophia’s. Ever since Lily Parker arrived at the Chicago boarding school she has been going nonstop.

    From discovering her suite-mate Scout’s secret about being an Adept, one who fights against the Dark Elite to keep the people of Chicago safe, to finding out that she is also an Adept with the power to wield firespell, her arrival in Chicago has been anything but boring.

    Only weeks since rescuing Scout from the Reapers, a new threat has arisen. This one comes in the form of hideous creatures with fangs and claws that have been leaving slime trails in the tunnels leading to St. Sophia’s.

    Still no closer to discovering the truth about Lily’s parents and what they’re really working on, she, Scout and the other Adepts in Enclave Three manage to get caught in the middle of vampire territorial wars as they try to uncover the source of these slimy new beings.

    To top it all off, Sebastian Born, the Reaper who activated Lily’s firespell, is following her.

    And let’s not forget Veronica and her brat pack who just can’t seem to mind their own business.

    With Scout still recovering from her abduction by the Reapers and Lily still not in control of her firespell power, will they be able to figure out and defeat whoever is behind this?

    With the help of some new friends from Enclave Two and a few surprising allies, it may just be possible.

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    Hexbound is the second book in the Dark Elite series and picks up the story just weeks after the events that occurred in Firespell. Lily Parker is still working with the other Adepts to ensure that the Reapers do not harm the innocent by taking their life force to sustain themselves, when she, Scout, Jason and Michael encounter some never-before-seen creatures in the tunnels connecting to St. Sophia’s.

    In their attempt to get more information about what these disgusting and slimy beings are, who created them and why they are trying to get into the school, they will have to turn enemies into allies and put their trust in someone who should not be trusted.

    Hexbound, like Firespell, is another delightful and quick read. The banter between Lily and Scout makes this story. If anything, Lily is even more sarcastic and clever in this book than in the first and her humorous interactions with Scout continue to entertain throughout the story.

    Author Chloe Neill has introduced a few new characters with some different powers, of which Detroit, the petite, blond, punk, techie machinist from Enclave Two, is the most interesting. The author has also made the vampires of Chicago a major player in this story, adding in yet another element to this world.

    In Hexbound, we do see less of the Reapers, however, aside from Sebastian Born. And, although Veronica and her snooty friends make an appearance, there is less of a focus on them, too.

    This second book in the series moves the plot forward and the ending wraps up nicely, although there are plenty of questions that still remain open from the first book and a few new questions that have been introduced in Hexbound.

    Another book in the series is planned which will hopefully explore these answers further.

    Reviewer gives this book [rating=4]

    On a personal note:

    I absolutely loved Firespell and I love this one, but just a little bit less when compared to the first book in the series. In book one we got to meet the characters, learn about all their powers and explore the world of the Adepts and Dark Elite. The different powers that each of the characters had, and especially Lily’s firespell were so interesting to learn about, and although used in this book, they didn’t seem to take center stage.

    There were also a number of questions that I was dying for answers on (ones I won’t share as they are completely spoiler-y), but only a few were touched upon in this installment. And of course I would have liked to find out more about Lily’s parents and why everything is so hush-hush.

    I’m sure as the series progresses all will be answered, but I had hoped certain portions of the plot would have moved forward a bit more to begin to address these questions.

    I would have also loved to see more of Sebastian Born, John Creed and the Reapers in general. Not that I didn’t like the vamps, but I kind of missed those evil Reapers!

    I remain a huge fan of this series and am looking forward to book three.

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    Click here to read an excerpt of chapter one from the author’s website.

    If you haven’t yet read Firespell, the first book in the series, and would like to check out my review, click here.

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    Review: Angelfire

    Angelfire, by Courtney Allison Moulton will be released on February 15, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats.

    Partial description from HarperCollins:

    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.

    Elisabeth Monroe lives in a world where girls receive luxury cars for their birthdays, shop at high-end department stores, throw extravagant parties, and whose biggest concern is whether or not to straighten their hair before going out – basically the life of a normal privileged teenage girl. Yet Ellie is anything but. Only she doesn’t know it. Not until her seventeenth birthday.

    The nightmares she’s been having are real. She is the Preliator, a being who has a mortal body but an immortal soul, the only one capable of wielding angelfire, who is reborn time and time again in order to serve her sole purpose – to destroy reapers and keep humanity safe.

    But this time is different. Her rebirth took longer than ever before with only limited recollection of her past – a past that even her protector and guardian, Will, doesn’t know completely. And this time the reapers aren’t the only thing to fear. There is another out there who can threaten Ellie’s very existence and alter her future in ways nothing before ever could.

    As Ellie grapples with recovering her memories about who she is and not yet fully able to control her powers, will she be able to unlock the secrets in her mind in time to defeat Lucifer’s growing armies and prevent the Apocalypse? Will the answers she finds be too much to handle? And will her humanity be enough to overcome the darkness within her?

    Debut author, Courtney Allison Moulton is a new author to the young adult scene. Her writing has a maturity and a depth of story that is not always seen in a first time author. In Angelfire, she has created a novel with an intricate and detailed history that is woven into the plot through Will’s recounting and Ellie’s dreams. The author’s inclusion of these nightmares and daydreams throughout the story is a captivating way to gain insight into Ellie’s past and allows the reader to learn, along with Ellie, just who she is.

    This story is one of the few in which the heroine does not have to slowly come into her own, relying solely on the protection of the male character to usher her through the process. While Ellie doesn’t have all her memories or her full strength at the start, she is a fighter and has at her beck and call a power that will rival anyone, including her guardian and the reapers who wish to end her mortal (and immortal) existence.

    While the story doesn’t immediately hook you with a riveting preface, such as one of Ellie’s nightmare-memories, it will. After the initial chapters that introduce the characters, the pace and action pick up quickly and plunge the reader into a story that will leave them on edge until the very end.

    Ms. Moulton gives us a character in Ellie who, while immortal, has embraced her humanity, who is strong, but isn’t always aware of that strength, and whose determination and feisty spirit have captured the heart of the guardian who has sworn to protect her above all else.

    While the story reveals much about Ellie and Will, there are many questions left to be answered and many lifetimes still to be revealed.

    Although Angelfire has not yet been released, the sequel is already much anticipated. Angelfire Book 2: Wings of the Wicked will be released in 2012 and Angelfire Book 3: Hymn to the Fallen will be out in 2013.

    Reviewer gives this book: [rating=5]

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    Thank you to HarperTeen and NetGalley for the review copy.

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    Book Watch: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

    Goodreads description:

    This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action.

    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.

    Angelfire, Courtney Allison Moulton’s debut novel, is the first book in a new trilogy set in a world of angels, reapers and the fallen. It will be released on February 15, 2011 in hardcover and electronic format. The eBook version is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

    The second and third books in the series are titled Wings of the Wicked and Hymn to the Fallen.

    According to the author, Angelfire was a NaNoWriMo book.

    Click here for the review.

    To read an excerpt from the author’s website click here.

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