Thursday, 19 January 2012

Review: Wings of the Wicked (Angelfire #2) by Courtney Allison Moulton

Source: Received an ARC from Harper Collins Canada for an honest review.
Publisher: Harper Collins / Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Number of Pages: 528 (Hardcover)

Blurb from Goodreads:
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.

Wowza! I loved the first book in this series, Angelfire, and Wings of the Wicked definitely managed to live up to the high expectations I had for it. I loved absolutely every moment of it! The crazy demonic reapers, the new angelic ones that we meet, Ellie's fierceness...and Will, oh I love me some Will! :D

At the beginning of Wings of the Wicked, you're thrust immediately into a killer action scene. Ellie and Will are battling some old demonic reapers...meaning they're seriously strong, and it is INTENSE! Yes, so intense that I totally put it intense all in caps, and the best part is that the intensity just skyrockets the further you get into the book!

One of the things that I loved most about Wings of the Wicked was that you see even more of Ellie's memories from her past lives. You learn about her past selves, and people that she associated with in her pasts. You even get to experience some Will and Ellie moments from her previous lives, which I totally loved. Along with Ellie's past, we learn some more about Will and his family. I'm a serious sucker for anything Will related, so obviously I loved that part...seriously, the boy just gets me every time! ;)

For all those Cadan fans, you'll be thrilled to know that he also makes some appearances in Wings of the Wicked, and I really enjoyed them. He and Ellie have some amazing banter when they're together. :) Bastian's also back, and he brings with him a bunch of powerful demonic I said, it gets INTENSE!

I was incredibly impressed with Wings of the Wicked. Not surprised though--figured I would loved it--but I was impressed because Courtney has written a sequel that not only lives up to its predecessor but manages to build on to it in a way where you feel as if you've been with the characters for's as if you've lived some of their past lives with them. Also, I felt that the action was incredibly well done. It didn't go overboard, and it kept me completely hooked and absorbed in the story.

I love that this series is full of action, while still managing to maintain an emotional element that keeps you attached to the characters and their feelings. Throughout Wings of the Wicked I was kept on my toes. I was anxious about what would happen next, and I worried with the characters over things that happened. I was tormented when they were, and was drawn into their upward and downward spirals. I felt everything that they went through.

The fact that Courtney can make me feel so strongly over the things that her characters go through, while also creating such vivid action sequences, never ceases to amaze me. Once again I was blown away by her writing, and I can't recommend this series enough. If you haven't started it yet, seriously go out and get yourself a copy of Angelfire, and as soon as you can...get yourself a copy of Wings of the Wicked, too. This is one series you do not want to miss!

Here are some links to get the book if you want, and if you want to find Angelfire, these will at least get you to the websites. ;)
Purchase Links:
Book Depository: UK / US
Amazon: UK / US / Canada
Barnes and Noble

You can also find extras and more information about Wings of the Wicked on Harper Collins Canada Page: HERE. :)

Have you started the Angelfire trilogy yet? Thoughts?
If you have are you excited for Wings of the Wicked? Already read it?
Whatever your thoughts, I'd love to hear them. :)

Happy Reading!!!

♪♫ Ambur


  1. "these will at least get you to the website" HAHA.

    I *love* when a sequel builds on, and maybe even exceeds in some ways, the first book. I felt that way about Catching Fire, perfect middle book, but so often they can be dull and drag. Glad to hear that's not the case with this one. I may have to check it out... someday! So many series!

  2. @Zoë: haha I just had to add that...I have them linked to Wings of the Wicked, but people can search for it or click on Courtney's name once they get there. :P lol

    Me too! It's so awesome, and it's always nice to not be disappointed! I loved Catching Fire, and I completely agree, it was perfect! You do, you do! I agree, there are tonnes...and I've started far too many, and want to start far too many more. :P lol

  3. Want! I loved Angelfire, and I keep drooling now that I've seen reviews of WotW pop up. I'll have to snag a copy soon.

  4. @kimscarecrow: You'll definitely have to! :D It's amazing! Thanks for commenting! :D

  5. Gorgeous cover!

    Sounds like a great read :) I'll have to check it out :)

  6. @Aislynn Thompson: Definitely gorgeous! :D

    It really is, and I think you'd love it if you did! :D


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