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 absolutely adore this book, and Courtney herself is a total sweetheart. Ellie is a flawed, but extremely likeable character – even drenched in blood, which is no small feat. Plus there’s the fact that she stands up for herself, which is always important in YA I think.
The mythology of Angelfire is dense and different, and something unique to itself. I also adore the cover, because it’s very “oh hey, I’m just hanging out. Just got done killing some Reapers and I figured I’d wait for you to catch up.” Angelfire has a little bit of everything: there’s action (okay, there’s a lot of action – but it’s awesome!), romance, humor, drama.
Angelfire is OUT NOW so if you haven’t ordered your copy, then what are you waiting for? ;) And check out what the other Bookanistas are doing this week: