Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Release Date: 2/15/2011
Date Read: 3/3/2011
This is probably the most surprising book I have loved so far this year. I got it from netgalley a while back and when I had just 5 days left to read I decided why not, I keep seeing good reviews for it online. Why wasn't I originally inclined to read it....
- its an angel novel and other than unearthly those don't usually sit well with me
- the cover didn't attract me --- I know I know don't judge a book by its cover, but seriously its hard not to
- I sometimes get bored of action type books
Second, this book has a cool theme that I find super interesting. Its very much about evil: nature vs nuture. Are angels inherently good? Are reapers inherently evil? Why can't they choose? Can someone who is good do something evil? So many questions so many interesting quotes... like this one:
"I don't believe in absolute evil... or in absolute good. No one's perfectly one or the other."
So this makes the second angel book I actually liked. The difference between this one and Unearthly for me is that Unearthly is more about suspense and choices (fate), where Angelfire is more about destiny and timeless love, and obviously as I mentioned above good and evil. But at the root what made me like both so much was the strong female lead, both of which had extraordinary abilities yet where determined to lead normal lives. Maybe I am just tired of the guys in the story being the hero, when there are females like these that kick butt.
Other Memorable Quotes:
" The brave may not live forever, but the cautious never live at all."