Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wings of the Wicked

Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Series: Angelfire #2
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Mythology
Publisher: HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen Books
Released: January 31, 2012
Summary: Courtesy of 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.
For Fans Of: Hush, Hush, Fallen, The Mortal Instruments, Angelfire, Supernatural (TV show)
My Review: She’s done it again! Courtney is brilliant! I read Wings of the Wicked right after I finished Angelfire. Very well done sequel. It kept the amazing plot running full speed with more added conflicts between Ellie and Will, Will and himself, Ellie and the world of Reapers and the list just goes on! The plot never slowed down which made for a fast read. (Another all-nighter). The romantic tension between Will and Ellie was awesome! I was cheering for them out loud anytime things got a bit steamy! Courtney puts into play what seems like a love triangle between Ellie, Will and Cadan, but assures us, Will and Ellie will stay Will and Ellie. I could tell no matter how hot Cadan’s moves were or how hot he is, Ellie stayed true to her Guardian.
The battle/action scenes were fantastic! It makes me want to learn how to fight hand to hand and with two swords and kick some demon butt! If this ever got turned into a movie, those action scenes would be awesome! (Given the right special effects so it didn’t look like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon or whatever it’s called.)
Courtney kept me on the edge of my seat (er-uh pillow) the entire time. I was sad to see it end. Especially the way it ended!!! Ahh talk about leaving me hanging there not knowing what was going to happen!
Definitely a sequel that lives up to the first in the series, it was almost better!
But if you don’t like emotional roller coasters from the main character, don’t read. I was pulled into Ellie’s grief and pain and I felt like I was experiencing it with her. That’s how good of a writer Courtney is! Love, Love this book! 

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