Published February 15th 2011 by Harper Collins / Katherine Tegen Books
Uncorrected Proof / Advanced Reader's Copy from NetGalley and Publisher
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥
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.
I was surprised how dark this book is! Based on the summary, it would be full of action and I guess adventure. But it seems that there's more to the story that we should find out.
The book started a little slow. It took a few chapters before I get enthusiastic about it. Ellie is clueless about her true identity untill she meets Will. What she doesn't know is that she has an important role to play to save this world. I like the concept of angels and demons here. Such a great idea. I haven't read anything about angels in a while so this is a good start. Ellie's character looks like a weakling at first but when action takes place, you'd know that she's a kick-ass heroine. I love Will's character. He's only not good looking physically. The way he expresses himself and the way he fights, he's so admirable. His mysterious character would want you to read the book constantly to find out more things about him.
There are certain events that didn't really interest me at all. There are lots of actions going on but don't really answer the questions I have at the back of my mind. The book has this great concept but needs more elaboration. Well since this is a series, maybe the answers to my questions are on the succeeding books. Oh, I love the cover!
Angelfire is action-packed and well written. The information you'll learn in the book, especially towards the end, is quite astonishing. Will definitely read the next books in the series!
♥ xoxo, Edil ♥
Angelfire (Angelfire - Trilogy)