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Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton

February 15th, 2012 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: January 31, 2012

Publisher: Katherine Teagen Books

I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from 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.

I really enjoyed Angelfire and the ending really had me itching to get my hands on the next book.  I enjoyed this one a little more than Angelfire but I have to say the one thing that did bother me was how people and especially Ellie comment or think how much stronger and kick ass she is than everyone else.  As you keep reading though although she does kick butt now and then it seems more often than not she takes a beating until Will or someone else comes along to rescue her.  I get that she is not at her full strength yet and does not have all her past memories yet but she sure is arrogant talking about how she can kick everyone’s butt when really she can’t survive on her own. It’s hard to believe but I really don’t care for her character at all and is probably what keeps me from rating this series as a whole 4 stars or more.  She’s whiny about wanting to party like any other girl, selfish about wanting to hang out with friends and stay with her mother despite everyone pointing out how much danger she puts them in and sheer stupidity like getting herself into a possible rape situation and still denying she needs any help.

What I loved about this book?  Two words “Will” and “Cadan”!  I fell in love with Will in Angelfire and loved seeing more of his history, what he was like in between reincarnations of Ellie and his friendships outside of Ellie.  Cadan intrigued me when we first met him in Angelfire and I became enamored on him in this book.  He is sexy and being on the dark side gives him that edgy bad boy charm tempered by his desire to fight his heritage and help Ellie.  Talk about tough decisions if one had to choose between Will and Cadan?  I would be a happy girl with either guy.

The story took on some interesting twists and turns that will keep the reader hooked until the last page.  I will admit there are a few parts that almost brought tears to my eyes as I grew attached to certain characters.  Yet again Courtney Allison Moulton had me wanting to tear my hair out because I did not have book 3 to dive into right away.

Posted in 3 Star Books, 4 Star Books, Books, Paranormal, Young Adult

One Response

  1. Carrie at In the Hammock Blog

    this series looks so good!

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