Ellie has nightmares. Not just slightly scary, run-from-spiders nightmares, but flashbacks. Memories of dying over and over again and fighting heinous creatures known as Reapers. As it turns out, she has been reincarnated over the centuries and she is, in fact, a warrior. Seriously, the girl knows how to handle a sword. Or two. But it's not that simple. She doesn't remember everything from her previous lives: not her super hot guardian, Will, or that there is an Apocalypse coming and a big creature called the Enshi is probably going to eat her soul for brunch. Yup. The fate of the world is in Ellie's hands...and just last week she was worried about passing her lit test. How things change.
I loved, loved, loved this book! Sometimes I get so disappointed reading book after book that doesn't live up to its reputation, but this novel...whoa. I ADORE heroines who are tough, witty and can take care of themselves. Ellie is a confident girl who can kick major butt before breakfast while dealing with all of the things a normal teenage girl has to deal with. Like saving the universe from an Apocalypse. Totally normal stuff. Her guardian, Will, is completely swoon-worthy and entirely lovable with his old-fashioned sense of honor and loyalty. It's awesomeness incarnate. In addition, Ellie's sense of humor is brilliant. The story moves quickly and I wasn't bored for a moment. I didn't skim or skip at all. Every chapter counted and I enjoyed it all. Courtney Allison Moulton has taken fantasy, humanized it, and created a spunky heroine with a thrilling story. Long story short: all that hype you've heard about Angelfire? It's true. All of it. Read the book - you'll be happy you did!