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Anielski ogień (Angelfire #1)

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Powieść z żywiołową akcją, niesamowitymi scenami walki
i silną bohaterką, która świetnie włada starożytną bronią.

Ellie jest współczesną, trochę rozpuszczoną dziewczyną, która nie przepada za szkołą, za to lubi imprezy i modne ubrania. Martwi się kłótniami rodziców i kiepskimi stopniami. Do czasu.

Najpierw pojawiają się koszmary. Każdej nocy Ellie dręczą przerażające sny o m
Paperback, 424 pages
Published October 19th 2011 by Bukowy Las (first published February 15th 2011)
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Courtney Allison Moulton
Jan 25, 2013 Courtney Allison Moulton rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, my-books
Rating my own book
Kat Kennedy
I’ve thought long and hard to determine if there was a single aspect of this book that I even liked.

The characters, the story-telling, the writing, the themes… was there anything?

No. I tried but this book was painfully bad. I am not at all exaggerating when I report that I fell asleep twice within the first twenty pages. This book was highly reminiscent of both Buffy and Bleach. So what? Pretty much half the things published in YA these days are reminiscent of Buffy. Unfortunately, you want to a
“Meanwhile, I was reduced to staring at the wiry, gray chest hair puffing out of Mr. Meyer’s polo shirt like overgrown steel wool and wondering whether or not he had ever considered waxing”.

Well that’s an ... interesting way of describing something.

“As I looked at him, I felt a certain fondness deep in my heart, but I shook the feeling off.”

Damn it, she sees a pretty guy for the first time, describes his appearance and clothing in detail, and she has a “special bond” with him. Fantastic.

See comments for why my original review is gone. No fear; it's nothing sinister. Unless my laziness is sinister. Then I guess it is sinister.



So the other day my sister and I were vegetating on the couch in our PJs. She was flicking through the channels, which is dangerous, because my sister is a nurse and she likes to watch shit like All She Ever Wanted and cries at those ads about life insurance for elderly people.

So eventually we settle for Titanic - or she does, because I can't st
You know how with some books, every few words you're like,"Ooooh, ostentatious, that's a good word. Oh, guttersnipe, that's another good word."

Well, this isn't one of those books.

Not like that's a bad thing. I just mean that it's a very quick and easy read. Prose that's not exactly lyrical, but also not anywhere near boring.

The Rundown

"Into every generation she is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the
Nov 29, 2010 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With a refreshing new take on the lately popular Angel subject, Angelfire tells the story of 17-year old Ellie, a seemingly ordinary human girl who suddenly finds out that she’s not so ordinary after all but actually a heavenly creature, reborn into a human shell, destined to fight the monsters from hell.

Ellie is basically your average teenager which in my opinion was really nice for a change. She’s not one of those tortured heroines we usually encounter in the field of paranormal YA literature.
Vi Vi
Feb 19, 2011 Vi Vi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Buffy fans, Final Fantasy VII phallic sword fangirls
Honestly, it sounds a bit too much like Buffy for comfort, except Giles is a hot guy with a Cloud-strife-esque buster sword.

Still, I'll take a look.

ETA: READ IT. Okay, here's my non-spoilery review.

A good effort. Which seems patronizing, but really, after struggling through the whole thing that's the only compliment I can really muster.

I mean, she certainly writes action 'well' - and by 'well' I mean, you can clearly visualize what's happening, except it feels more like dancing while counting i
Allison (The Allure of Books)
I don't want to put up my full review yet since this book is several months away from being published. I just want to say that THIS BOOK BLEW ME AWAY. It is ridiculous how good it is.

I was pretty excited to read it, but I had absolutely no idea how freakin' fantastic it would be. Seriously. Just a few minutes after I read the last page, I was telling April @ Good Books & Good Wine that the book came at a good time. Once Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead are re
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton is one of the best angel books I've read in years, and I've read A LOT of them. The only other angel book on the same level is Cynthia Hand's Unearthly, which is also stellar. With Angelfire, it's like Moulton had a check list of what makes a great young adult book and seamlessly blended all of these components together into this sensational debut novel. I was hooked from the first chapter and couldn't stop reading--it was another "wee hours of the morning" ...more
Wendy Darling
Aside from occasionally amusing asides (Ell names her white car "Marshmallow"), this book is all over the place. The plot is both simplistic and confused, none of the characters are unique or compelling, and there is a disturbing laxness in parenting (not her father, who's supposed to be unlikeable, but her mother, who calmly accepts her 17 year old and her friends drinking under her own roof). Plus Ell dresses like a slutty nurse for Halloween and goes shopping with her friend, during which the ...more
Dec 30, 2010 Benni rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Angelfire is the first book in the Angelfire Trilogy. The beautiful girl on the cover is seventeen-year-old Ellie, who has begun having nightmares about past lives where she fights reapers. Ellie notices a boy stalking her, but since he’s handsome, she is intrigued. The stalker, Will, turns out to be her immortal guardian, and she turns out to be the Preliator, Latin for “warrior.” Every time she dies, she eventually reincarnates into another human body, b
Normally I wouldn't write a review if I didn't read at least half of the book in question, but I'm obligated by Amazon Vine to give my honest opinion about a product. I yielded at 170 pages and refuse to force myself to read something I am not enjoying in the least.

First off I cannot feel sympathy for the protagonist, Ellie, which is essential in a book like this. She's a shallow character who wasn't brought to life in the pages I read. It's hard to relate to a girl who has everything she could
Jun 03, 2014 Liz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I'd be willing to sell a kidney for this book. I mean, who needs two anyway?

EDIT: actual review


Ellie is just your average teenage girl, living an average teenage life. But on her seventeenth birthday, Ellie finds out she is far from average – she’s the Preliator. With her newly awakened powers, and under the protection of the bodyguard she doesn’t remember, Ellie must harness her new abilities in order to fight off the demonic reapers and save humanity from a war that could destroy
Are angels the new vampires, or what? There are parts of this series opener I liked -- several parts of the angel/reaper mythology; the slow way Ellie breaks in her new powers (while she can fight right away, she doesn't like to let herself go, and she doesn't like how her powers make her feel); the fight scenes, mostly, though they were not well integrated -- but overall I wasn't impressed with the amateurish writing (whoa with the adverbs, adjectives, and redundant phrasing) or the romance bet ...more
Mar 27, 2011 ~Tina~ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-copy, read-2011
Right on! Looks like I found me another series to devour!

Angelfire is a kickass debut novel that screams amazing!
Love the concept, not only is it unique but it's gripping, suspenseful and action punched with a really sweet romance. How awesome is the twist for this element, not to mention the ideas behind the reapers? Great imagination. I also loved that Ellie's memory-lost got stretched through out the story. It was effective and intriguing.

These characters rocked! While clueless at first, Elli
Mar 09, 2011 Kiki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So, as I finished this book, I thought, hmmmm, Will is freaken hot, sexy and his torturous lopsided grins have my insides melting. And then, I had another thought—I absolutely love Will…he is the angelic counterpart and BFF of faerie winter prince Ash for me. Yes, Prince Ash from the Iron Fey series. LOL!!! Both warriors, both sworn fealty to the lady loves of their lives, to love and to hold, to protect their ladies for the rest of their existence. Awwuhhh…so romantic…I can’t contain my squeals ...more
Sarah (YA Love)
I know “hate” is a strong word, but I positively hate it when I can’t get into a book and end up not finishing it. Unfortunately, I’ve been running across quite a few books in that category this year. And since I’m not going to fully review them since I didn’t finish them, I think I’m going to post why I simply couldn’t get into them.

My alumni book club and I went to the launch party for Courtney Allison Moulton’s debut novel Angelfire. She did a great job at the launch, we all bought books and
Nov 26, 2010 Isamlq rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-galley
And I have finally/sadly come across an angel book that I am just not that into. The blurb describes Ellie as spirited and independent. Will, her love interest, is her protector and loyal GUARDIAN. God, god… god! I was so ready to love Angelfire; too bad, it did not meet my expectations. The first 60 pages or so of this book is riddled with dei ex machina. Disappointing, I kid you not. Every question she asked, the guy had an answer to. Every time something was about to happen or actually happe ...more
Jun 16, 2013 Abby rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
OKAY. First things first. I have mixed feelings about this book, and I haven't even finished reading it yet--I'm past 300 pages though--but having been curious about what other people thought of it, I looked up reviews here in Goodreads and bam. I wasn't alone.

I expected to like this book because my bestfriend, who's a reader like me, lent me the book and said it was really action-packed and that I should give it a shot. And I respect my bestfriend and her feedback a lot, so don't get me wrong o
Feb 09, 2011 Krystle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book has it all; amazing premise, awesome cover, and a super huge marketing scheme that made this debut one of the most hyped releases of the year 2011. Sadly, it was just not for me.

The biggest problem I had this book was the writing style. It felt rough, choppy, and lacked that certain fluidity to capture my attention. There isn’t much of any glorious descriptive writing that I drool over, nor is there any richness. A lot of it came of as rushed and lacked any subtlety. Another thing that
Aug 02, 2010 Erica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Have you ever loved a book so much you simply have no words to explain your feelings for it? This is slightly like my feelings for Angelfire. I have no critism for this book what so ever. I found it to be perfect in every way, and I am very excited for future works from the marvelous Courtney Allison Moulton.

Angelfire was one of the most original fantasy books I have ever read. Right off the bat, you experience Moulton's world and her version of reapers. When most people think reapers, they thin

No whiny female character?
No "I see you and I know that you are my soul mate"?
No "you want to kill me and you treat me like crap but I am still madly in love with you"?.. No obsessing?!?

God, what's 'wrong' with this book?! ... yeah, I'm being ironic..
In fact I mean.. what's right with this book?
And the answer is: everything!

I think that the author took all the bad things that we find in some paranormal YA, turned them into good stuff and then put them into this story.. And you know
Aug 04, 2010 Kari rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fiery, intricate, original and comical, Angelfire is a fantastic blend of battle and romance. With a very strong female protagonist, a complex male counterpart, and a winding story line, this one is a hit. In an ever expanding genre and an increasing number of things classified as ‘cliché,’ Moulton breaks through the mold with a six foot sword.

Ellie is witty, funny and sprightly. She’s vivid and distinct, easily liked, and easy to understand. Even in a tense situation, she breaks the tension wit
John Egbert
First I was like,


But then I was like,


That's what it was like for me all throughout Angelfire. I kept expecting something awesome and unpredictable to happen, but nothing did. Even when (view spoiler) I wasn't surprised. (view spoiler)

The point is that this book was just okay. It wasn't a joyride, but it wasn't a complete snoozefest ei
“I guess it’s true that loves makes you blind.”
“No,” my mom said. “It doesn’t make you blind. You’re very, very aware of everything about the one you truly love, whether you know it from what your eyes tell you or your heart. So no, love doesn’t make you blind. It paralyzes you until you can’t breathe or run away from it.”
May 17, 2011 Kristy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Street corner tbr
May read #4 per tina

After completing this I have several thoughts/questions…

1. What is up with the Dad? Is he going to be a ‘bad guy’ in the upcoming books?

2. Why can Ellie not remember everything?

3. Why is she becoming more and more human with each new life? Is she eventually going to be a mere-mortal?

4. Why is it so wrong for Ellie and Will to just be together?

5. Why does Michael just show up once every blue moon?

6. How could she not know deep down she was an archangel?

7. Is
Ranting Dragon
Feb 09, 2011 Ranting Dragon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: benni

Angelfire is the first book in the Angelfire Trilogy. The beautiful girl on the cover is seventeen-year-old Ellie, who has begun having nightmares about past lives where she fights reapers. Ellie notices a boy stalking her, but since he’s handsome, she is intrigued. The stalker, Will, turns out to be her immortal guardian, and she turns out to be the Preliator, Latin for “warrior.” Every time she dies, she eventually reincarnates into another human body, b
Apr 28, 2012 Keertana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: why-the-hype
Rating: 2.5 Stars

The problem with Angelfire is that it's the type of book that makes you stop in the middle of your reading and say, "Where have I read that before?" It's a mix of multiple ideas, philosophies, and imaginations all rolled into one. For a less prolific reader, I guess this book would come across and stunning and original; however, I found it to be a light and frankly kind of a dull read.

Ellie seems to be normal teenager despite her strange nightmares. It's nearly her seventeenth
May 30, 2011 Mel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Like I was with the Hunger games, I was too nice to this book in the beginning. I can't really be bothered to finish this. The writing is way too noobish, the plot while a very good pace feels just like any other clichéd shojo super girl story. This, in all honesty, despite the chances and re-reads I gave it just isn't my cup of tea.

That's not to say the author doesn't have potential. And I'm glad she actually bothered to do research. Thank freaking George Carlin than there are still YA authors
shady boots
A review of this book is also available on my blog. Check it out. ^^


I'd probably give this a solid 3 stars. Maybe 2.75, I don't know.

This was just another meh for me. I got bored a lot and had several issues with Ellie, but there were some things I liked as well. It was just kind of...not what I was expecting, I guess.

I expected Ellie to be more badass, but she's only that in the fighting scenes. Out of those, she's just like any other regular teen girl. And so
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Courtney Allison Moulton lives in rural Michigan with her family, horse, donkey, and too many sheep. She is a full-time author and has always loved studying ancient civilizations and writing about magic and monsters. Her debut novel ANGELFIRE was her first NaNoWriMo book and was published when she was just 24 years old.

For more information about Courtney, visit her online at www.courtneyallisonmou
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