1/31/2012

Wings of the Wicked Review

Title: Wings of the Wicked
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Publish Date: January 31, 2012 from HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen Books
Synopsis:  
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.

Wings of the Wicked is a great follow-up to Angelfire; it’s jam packed with action, romance, laughs and heart break. It’ll keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you yelling YOU ENDED IT THERE?!?!?!?! I also love that the book sounds like Courtney. If you’ve ever had a conversation with her, you can see her personality and love for her characters in her writing.

Wings of the Wicked picks up shortly after the events that end Angelfire. Ellie is growing as the Preliator, but with that she’s also dealing with how her responsibilities fighting reapers fits into her “human” life. She’s also trying to figure out her relationship with Will. After Michael’s statements at the end of Angelfire, it makes any kind of romantic relationship that much more confusing.

Along with all the personal struggles, Ellie and Will are also having figure out what Bastian is up to. It seems dumping the coffin in the deepest part of the ocean wasn’t enough of a deterrent to Bastian and he’s still plotting to bring on the war between good and evil. And if that wasn’t enough, Cadan has jumped head first into Ellie’s life making things that much more confusing. Many secrets and revealed and we finally found out what’s up with Ellie’s father. This is a great second book that will have you eagerly anticipating the exciting conclusion to this story.

Courtney has done an amazing job of keeping up with the high impact story line started in Angelfire while balancing it with the emotional wait needed for the storylines presented in Wings. Courtney has giving Ellie just the right mix of a strong female character and one who’s struggling with the emotions of being a teen and everything else going on in her life.


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4 comments:

  1. Great review! I wasn't a huge fan of Angelfire, but because I loved the action scenes in the first book I'm still going to read the sequel. Hopefully it rocks for my sake! ;)

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  2. I really enjoyed Angelfire so I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Wings of the Wicked. I'm very interested to see how everything plays out so I'll definitely have to pick up a copy soon. Great review!

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  3. Great review I really need to read this series.

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  4. @ Erin - You'll LOVE Wings then! It's full of TONS of action!

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