Wings of the Wicked

Wings of the Wicked

by Courtney Allison Moulton

SYNOPSIS:

Book 2 in the “Angelfire” series.
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.

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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 speechless.. That’s not the way to end it..

How will I be able to wait so long for the resolution?

Mark me well, for you will lose everything you love most dear before you finally lose your soul.

CHARACTERS:

Ellie
Is that kind of character that you might like or dislike in an instant. She is quite undecided and naive at times – for example she wants Will when he doesn’t want her (..to want him o_O) and she has second thoughts when he is finally decided – and this adds a bit to the unnecessary drama. Still I liked some of their moments (definitely not the one with the ‘caveman’, but others were cute) and when she was in the mood to fight I liked her even more.
I think she was tougher through the first book, but after all that happened with her I can understand that she might be a bit shaken and vulnerable.
But, there is always a ‘but’, when she became too whinny and girlish I wanted to yell at her: what’s wrong with you, you need to save the world, who cares about your needs to go to parties and have a ‘normal’ life, you are so NOT ‘normal’ to start!

“Nice to see you again, Preliator.”
I snarled, pulling on my chains. “I’ll say the same to you when you’re dead at my feet.”

Will
I have a soft spot for him and I understand him – seeing the girl you love die a hundred times, be with that person for a bit and then feel that awful loneliness for almost 20 years (or even more), not knowing if she’s coming back after all, searching for her all over the world and trying to protect her at every cost… This can do no good to a person, human or not. Still, he was way too serious.
He needed to relax a bit and enjoy life… Too bad that when he decided to do that the ending left us hanging and there was no more time for having fun.

I need you to trust me. I need you. And I love you. I want you. You know I do. I will never stop doing those things until the day I die for you.

Cadan
..is fun to be around. I’m not sure what role will he play in the next book, but I have a pretty good idea and I am not loving it.
Anyways, I liked him in this book, even though I am not convinced about his reasons. All that he did was a bit too much. In these kind of stories good people are good, bad people are just bad, there are no gray shades, so there must be something that I’m missing here.

The dad factor
I saw almost all of them coming – but the truth is that even though the story was a bit predictable, I still did enjoy it. I love to guess when something good is happening, and I like to be surprised when something bad is changing the course of things… So this was all right. The next book might bring us some more surprises and I am eagerly waiting for them all.

Nathaniel
..was cute from the beginning and I still have some questions about him, not sure if I’ll get my answers, but I really cared about him. He is one of those characters that leave an imprint on the others, and I liked all the moments with him.

All in one, this was a great transition from the fist book to the last one. I hope that you will like it as well 🙂

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  • Sounds like this one avoided that dreaded middle book syndrome. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it, Ari! Your illustrated picks for the characters are fun.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

    • Ari

      Usually, I don’t like too much middle books, but this one had plenty of action and turnarounds, and the ending gave a totally new direction for the 3rd book. It had some slow parts, but it kept me entertained even then.

  • I’m in the middle of this. I haven’t gotten to the dad part, but I know there’s something going on with him.
    Nathaniel is my fav. Ellie irritates me actually.

    • Ari

      Ellie is quite childish, undecided and she doesn’t really take her job as seriously as she should. No wonder she needs Will to follow her around (which at some point I didn’t like). Still there is something about this series that appeals to me – can’t put my finger on it, but it’s there and so I enjoyed it. Hope you will as well.