Book Review: Wings of the Wicked (Angelfire #2)

Author: Courtney Allison Moulton

Genre: YA paranormal fantasy
Published: January 31st 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 516
Source: Purchased Hardback

Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Rating of this Book – 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

Wings of the Wicked contained the same wonderful action of the first novel, Angelfire, but it had a much slower paced to it. The real focus of this book is more about Ellie’s struggle to try to have a normal life while also acting on the duties of being the Preliator. So it’s a lot more dramatic.

I’m also becoming conflicted with the main characters. Though I like Ellie, I felt she was more vulnerable in this novel. Her emotions were running wild and as an effect she was becoming even more of a risk in battle. As for Will, though I’m happy that the relationship between Ellie and him is finally blossoming, I’m still not really sure what to think about him. I want to like him and I love the mystery surrounding him. But I wish he wouldn’t let Ellie and Michael hold so much power over him!

The best twist this book introduces is Cadan. Even though he’s demonic, he fascinates me more than Will or Ellie. I want to understand his motives, his background, his ties and beliefs. He is so much more complex than any of the other characters and I’m dying to read more about him in the next novel.

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