January 11, 2012

Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton

Publisher’s Summary: 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.
My Take: Holy crap! Wings of the Wicked is wickedly awesome! But the ending?... Was just plain torture! The moment I put the book down (at 12:45am), I immediately got on Twitter and made a point to say to Courtney Allison Moulton, “I just finished WotW! I have to say...that was mean; that was wrong; that was just plain wicked!!! You're killing me here!” I had more than enough emotions flowing and I wanted to make sure Courtney was FULLY aware! LoL!

Other than having an ending that killed me…one that will take probably a billion years to get over (or HOPEFULLY when I read the next book in the series! LOL!)…there is so many things that I could rave about from this book. There were a lot of extremely intense fight scenes throughout the whole book; there were several horrific tragedies; AND there were some AMAZING, heart-melting love scenes and a SUPER crazy twist. OH! And when the twist presented itself…that part of the book was outright CRAZY! So much happened in WotW that I cannot even fathom how Courtney was able to pull it off so brilliantly.

I really grew attached to a lot of characters in this book, but I’m utterly in love with Will! AND there are just so many multiple scenes in this book that made my heart melt, each one more than the one before! And then there’s Caden! Is it OK that I’m in love with 2 characters in one book?! Because, although I’m utterly in love with Will, in this book I feel like I can’t claim him because he is utterly and totally meant for Ellie! So…then it MUST be OK to be in love with 2 characters…because that means I can still have yummy Caden for myself! Right? Ahhhh!!! They are both so very hot!

And, even though I grew even more attached to several of the characters from Angelfire, I also grew very fond of the new characters introduced in Wings of the Wicked. Wow! Now that I think about it, it’s kinda funny…because even though I thought Angelfire was fabulously awesome, it doesn’t EVEN come close to how I feel about WotW because I absolutely LOVE and I'm totally obsessed with Wings of the Wicked! I can't wait to hear everyone else' thoughts, because I know a lot a people will be raving about this one.
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Here's a couple quotes I thought I'd share with you all!

Suddenly I understood, and it was all very disturbing. This was not a love triangle I wanted to be caught up in. Perhaps love wasn't the right word-it was more like a pycho-demonic-reaper-obsession triangle.

I looked up to meet his gaze. The fiery opal flecks in his eyes danced and glimmered, like sunlight hitting newly fallen snow. I didn't understand how something so dark and wicked could create something so beautiful and kind.

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ARC provided by HarperCollins for my honest review.


Kristina said...

I can't wait to read the book!

Natalia Belikov said...

OMG! you read it already? you lucky girl! Im so freaking jealous!!kyaaa! I cant wait for more Will! I need him!! aaaaaaaah!Dude, I really really loved Angelfire and you said that this one got you more obsessed! holy cow! Im gonna kaput after reading this book!

awesome review my dear!! yay!!!

Giselle said...

Eeek I really want to start this series. And I often have to go on Twitter after reading a 5-star book too haha. Yup. We a nerds! Teehee. You,re making this sound fabulous though!!

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Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

I really need to read Angelfire now!! If the sequel is as awesome as the first one ... then I'm reading this one for sure!!

Krazyyme @ Young Readers

Elodie said...

I really can't wait to start reading Angefire now because this series sounds AWESOME !! Glad you enjoyed this book so much ;)

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