Angelfire gets the award for my favorite read of October. Here is the description from Amazon
“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.”
There are several things that made this my favorite read. The strong character development is first. Ellie has a strong sense of identity that is transferred to the reader. You know exactly who she is and how she will react. This doesn’t make her predictable it makes you feel like you know her.
The premise of this story was refreshing. At times it seems like ideas are being recycled in literature. However, I have never read an angel book with this premise. Thus, I admire the author for bringing something new to the genre.
Once again I am always a fan of a strong female lead character. In this book the female is the strong independent character although Will is by no means weak, he takes the on a less stereotypical role in their relationship. Ellie is the one in charge and Will puts her there.
The book has a HUGE twist to it that I never even had an inkling of. I always give big points for surprising me in a book or movie. I was the annoying person that figured out everyone was dead in the Sixth Sense. For some reason I can usually pick up on small details the author puts in the books.
Lastly, I loved this book because it is addicting and it is fairly long. I felt like I had to finish it but the book was more than 2 or 3 hours of straight reading. I really appreciated a little extra length because I feel like I am more invested in the story. I can’t wait until the next book comes out.
I give Angelfire a 5/5. Please follow the link below and Pre-order your copy. You will not regret it! Angelfire is scheduled to be released February 15, 2011.