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Wings of the Wicked

(Angelfire #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  14,613 ratings  ·  791 reviews
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 demoni
Hardcover, 516 pages
Published January 31st 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Courtney Allison Moulton
Jan 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: young-adult, my-books
95% of the people who read this book and message/tweet/email me: "Courtney, Wings of the Wicked made me sob like a baby and I'll likely need years of therapy!"
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing

You've been warned

Oh, and sorry for the bad language in advance!

First of all, let me get one thing straight. This book was

I know, it's not the newest book in the stores, but I got my signed copy *proud* last week, and you know

for waiting for it.
And it's over

but I'm writing this anyway.

So, in the beginning, I mean in the very beginning all that sexual tension was bearable. Really. But then when the room was getting hotter Ava had to arrive and freeze everything. No, n

Hah. More like Wangst of the Wicked! I kid, I kid.

I made a comment about the first book being Buffy Season One: Disney Channel Version. Well, the sequel jumped straight into Buffy Season Six territory. It's dark, sexy, and witty. Much more so than the first.

Admittedly, I wasn't too impressed with Angelfire, the first book in this series, but Wings of the Wicked is abundantly more fun than it's predecessor.

The characters are starting to get into a comfort zone with each other and the chemistry b
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Oct 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: don-t-recommend
This book is everything that is wrong with books. Possibly ever. In the existence of the world. I caught very few usage and spelling I guess it got that right. Here's what's wrong with the book:

1) The plot. There isn't one. Most books have one of these. This one, for some odd reason, went another way...of meandering endlessly.
2) The main character. Let's see . . . seldom does she actually kick butt, even though, supposedly, she has some sort of super human powers. Waiting on those. S
Vi Vi
Jun 08, 2011 marked it as to-read
I hope her writing improved.

ETA: This just in: I no longer care.
Alexi Silversmith
May 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
Not even posting the synopsis for this one. It doesn't deserve it. I'm still pissed that GR doesn't offer a minus stars option. Just...WHAT? How does stuff this bad actually get on SHELVES? Is everyone in the publisher on drugs?

Basically, after I ranted to a bunch of my friends about the awful first book in this series (ANGELFIRE) some of them read it too. I ended up feeling much better about the whole thing after we'd all laughed ourselves into hiccuping puddles over how dire it was. So then we
Mar 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I am so lucky I got to read an ARC of Wings! How incredibly beautiful is the love story, the complicated plot of heaven vs. hell (i.e., the war of endless battles between good and evil), and the archangel Gabriel in all her Glory! Will's courage, devotion and undying love/affection was more than I could ask for. Plus the hot/sexy...LOL!

Review to Feb. 2012 when the book is actually released.

CAM - I am your little crazed-sessed REAPER! Came on board with my lil sis, Momo! Absolute must-
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
When I started reading this book, I was hoping that after her many near-death experiences, Ellie would have grown up, you know, gotten better at prioritizing what's important. For example: saving the world is a heck of a lot more important than partying and having a picture-perfect teen life. But... no, Ellie is every bit as whiny, selfish, annoying, make-me-want-to-rip-my-hair-out as she was in the first book.

I mean, I already hated her when I started, so I assumed that it honestly couldn't ge
2.5 stars - Some spoilers

Ellie is struggling to balance her normal human life with her duties as the archangel Gabriel. She won't give up her school, friends or social life seeing that they are the only things keeping her sane. Ellie and her guardian, Will are trying to stay one step ahead of the demonic reaper, Bastian who wants to unleash hell on Earth. They are also patrolling the streets at night, fighting demons and fighting their feelings for each other. Will is reluctant to have a relatio
Laura Jennings
May 22, 2012 rated it did not like it
I swear to god, after reading this, I'm convinced there is a conglomerate of authors that all write the exact same story. "Hey! It's a YA book! Feisty female protagonist with super powers/paranormal abilities/angelic strengths/magical abilities. Priorities? Why, the exact same priorities as any regular old girl, of course! She wants to be popular, be liked, have a boyfriend, and get good grades. Why would any of these different abilities affect their priorities? Don't ask stupid questions! Make ...more
Amber I.
Nov 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads

Once I started Wings of the Wicked I honestly could not put it down. I was an emotional roller coaster through out so much of this book. Ellie is facing some of the hardest things ever and she has too much at stake. One wrong move could have disastrous effects. It doesn't help being an archangel she only half remembers and having so many human emotions. Ellie sacrifices so much in this book and not everyone comes out of it alive.

I could not put this down. There was just so much going on and neve

Last year I read, and very much enjoyed, Angelfire by local (to me) author Courtney Allison Moulton. I have since been awaiting the sequel, Wings of the Wicked, with much anticipation. I was hoping it would live up to the promise of the first book. I'm very pleased to say that it has.

Since discovering that she is the Preliator, things for Ellie have become very straight forward, and very confusing at the same time. She spends her nights chasing down demonic reapers with her guardian Will, who ha
1.5 stars, in the middle of the book I almost thought I was too harsh on Wings of the Wicked, but the ending is too much of a WTF-ery for any more star to be allowed.

Plus I died a little when I saw at the back of the Chinese version of this book, they insisted that "Ellie is unlike those YA damsels in distress who pitifully wait for the male leads to save them", are you kidding me!? Ellie always needs Will or other male characters to save her or lift her out of danger! Stop painting her as a str
Feb 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Oh… and now what?

As you’ve seen from my Angelfire review, there is something about this story that really grabbed me. Not sure if it is the angel involvement, or the monster killing action set, but I liked the series and I can’t wait for the next book to come out.

Except for the teenage drama (that at some point got to be a bit tiresome), this book was (as well) really entertaining.
There was plenty of action, tons of monsters to fight, many characters to care about and the ending left me speechle
Loni Flowers
Dec 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Courtney doesn't miss a beat with this follow-up to the Angelfire trilogy.
I was pulling my hair out with every page, my heart ached for Will and Ellie as they battled with their relationship. This story was heartbreakingly beautiful and devastatingly sad with a cliffhanger that will leave you screaming for the final book!
Saying it was "fantastic" wouldn't be a good enough description to how much I completely adored this book.

**I'll post my full review early next year (2012**)
OMG....I...WHAT?!?!?!!!!!????? THAT. DID. NOT. JUST. HAPPEN!!!! asdfjklwoeirnafsldfjownads I can't even speak or think right now and my heart is going to beat out of my chest. I have no words for this book. It was unbelievable.
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
Talk about needing to catch my breathe... Wings of the Wicked is a non stop, action packed, thrilling sequel that's sexy, dark, and emotionally gripping. Courtney Allison Moulton pulls out all the stops in this book and I have no idea how she's going to top this sequel with book #3. I don't think I've ever read over 500 pages this quickly before. There is so much that happens that I literally was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Between the plot twists, the battles and those who get killed ...more
Jan 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: angel-books
To be honest, I'm torn. Part of me want to gives this book at 2 and then other part of me wants to give it a 4. I really liked some parts. I wanted to pull my hair out at others.

What I liked:
- The world here is pretty intriguing. The concept in good - good versus evil, angelic reapers vs demonic, fallen angels versus well... essentially Gabriel/Ellie. I really like all the effort that's been made with the demonic reapers. Overall, the author has done a pretty good job in creating something int
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Guys, breaking news, Courtney is now officially one of my all-time favorite authors. She amazed me with Angelfire but with Wings of the Wicked, she blew me away! It was fantastic in every aspect: the heart-pounding fights, the sizzling romance (Oh good God was it hot), those jaw-dropping twists, and the brilliant cast of characters.

The plot was just so good, up to the point where it's just indescribable. There were some very dark, emotional scenes in this b
*Slight Spoilery!* This is one of those times where I'm seriously mad about the next year release date for the next book.


...I seriously...seriously... LOVED this book. IT WAS SO EMOTIONAL, I COULDN'T STAND IT. But I did, and it seriously left a bruise on my heart. xD

Will is so sweet. I mean, ugh. He's number one on my top five favorite male heroines in books. AND HE'S BADASS. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOOOR? And then Cadan? WHY DID YOU ACT THAT WAY? Damn it all if I didn't fall for him
Feb 07, 2012 rated it liked it
I love the action in this book! It keeps going and sends you on an emotional rollercoaster!!! What I hate is ELLIE!!! She has got to be the worst character. She is bratty, selfish, and very immature. She knows that being around her friends and family is dangerous, but all she really wants to do is party and ignore what she truly is: the Preliator!! In the battles, she is WORTHLESS. She is either staring after Will, ignoring the reaper about to attack her, or she is getting her a$$ handed to her. ...more
May 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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She’s done it again! Courtney is brilliant! I read Wings of the Wicked right after I finished Angelfire. Very well done sequel. It kept the amazing plot running full speed with more added conflicts between Ellie and Will, Will and himself, Ellie and the world of Reapers and the list just goes on! The plot never slowed down which made for a fast read. (Another all-nighter). The romantic tension between Will and Ellie was awesome! I was cheering for them out loud anytime
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Dark and compelling, full of action and romance. The writing is so rich and enticing, it draws you in. Beautifully written, engaging and seductive.

My only real complaint was the sex issue. They've been in love for 500 years and are completely commited to each other for God's sake! Why can't they have sex? What do you mean she's not ready???? I get so irritated with YA novels that do this. People in love want to make love. Why does that have to be wrong or dirty? Yes the kissing was hot, but
Jul 07, 2011 marked it as to-read
I like the picture on the cover, but the font seems... almost childish? Like something you would see on a children's book. And this summary makes me nervous, I didn't love the first book and I'm not sure I'll like where this is going.
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Jun 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
NOTE: I apologise for the ultra-long review. Some ranting was involved...

I was so disappointed with Wings of the Wicked. I really enjoyed Angelfire, so I was expecting a lot from this book, and while it wasn’t terrible, it just was not as good as it could have been. I’ll probably still read the third book because I like Will and want to know what happens to him, but I’ve sort of lost interest in a lot of other parts of the story now.

My main problem was Ellie. I don’t generally like to pull the “
Jun 13, 2012 rated it liked it
After my love/hate review of Angelfire, I immediately picked this book up to get it over with. It kept me turning the pages for a while and the first few hundred pages held my interest tight. Whenever I stopped to read I thought to myself, "Hmm, this is good, this is good." But ultimately I put it at the same generous 3 stars because it wasn't any worse than its predecessor and frankly, there were a few things I didn't like.

The good:

A.) The writing seems infinitesimally better in this novel, at
Nov 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
After learning the shocking truth about who she really is and what her purpose is, Ellie Monroe still wants to try to live a normal life – go to school, go to prom, graduate and go to college. But with Bastian sending even more bloodthirsty reapers after her, trying to be normal is becoming nearly impossible.

When she learns that his plan to destroy all of humankind has been set in motion, and that she is an integral part of that plan, she will do everything within her power to stop him. Even if
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Courtney Allison Moulton lives in rural Michigan with her family, horse, donkey, and a flock of spoiled sheep. When she isn't studying ancient civilizations or writing about magic and monsters, she's busy with farm chores. Her debut novel ANGELFIRE was published when she was just 24 years old.

For more information about Courtney, visit her online at

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