Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Young Adult/ supernatural
I received an advanced electronic copy of this book through netgalley.com. It is due to be published February 15, 2011.
Synopsis: 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.
Review: Ellie turns 17 and finds out she is the Preliator a reincarnated slayer (for lack of a better term and for those of you Buffy fans out there) here to fight in a battle between Angels and the Fallen but no one really knows her origins. Will is her sexy, protector which isn't easy when Ellie won't accept her fate and can't remember how to use her powers.
Will and Ellie are trying to locate the Enshi and discover what it is and why the Fallen who are after her are so keen on awakening it. While they are searching and trying to awaken Ellies powers and bring back her memories Will and Ellie start to discover their feelings for each other.
Angelfire has its ups and downs, but it is a solid start to a new trilogy. The teenage drama, angst and speech seemed genuine and realistic. As far as Angel stories go I liked Unearthly by Cyntha Hand better but I think the mythology in this one is interesting and for those who like to read about a kick ass girl this is for you. I look forward to see where Moulton takes this.