Reread Review: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Courtney Allison Moulton
Genre: YA Paranormal, Angels
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 read you again after three years. I didn't really remember why I didn't continue on with the books after you even though I already had them. I couldn't have possibly hated you since I gave a rating of five out of five, so there must have been something that made me reluctant to continue on with the story.
I found that something when I neared the end - that "big" revelation. I scoffed to myself, yes, that something would - did - put me off reading the sequel because I was so upset with it that time. I am terribly romantic and if there was something impeding in the way of my OTP's happiness, then mama cheetah will be upset for a long time that eventually I would be reluctant to pick up the next book for fear of the trials and tribulations that would still (and they will) befall.
But an easy happy-ever-after is very boring and the journey, the steps that the characters need to tread are the reasons one read a story... as long as they get their happy-ever-after in the end.
There was more to you than romance alone, Angelfire. I love the mythology that shaped your world even though it has been molded a thousand different ways in other stories. There were little plot seedlings that were planted in your pages that I, now that I am more book-grown up than three years before, would love to explore more in the sequel.
I'll downgrade you to four stars though.