Thursday, February 9, 2012

Review: Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton

Title: Wings of the Wicked
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (January 31, 2012)
Source: ATW ARC Tours

From GoodReads:

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. 

Last Thursday, I reviewed Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton. This week, I'm happy to review the second in the series, Wings of the Wicked. Wings of the Wicked continues Ellie's story as the Preliator, and all the trouble that comes with it. I was happy to see that her status as a normal teenager attending high school and hiding her identity from her friends hadn't changed. As I mentioned in my review of Angelfire, that was one of my favorite aspects of the story. Even though she doesn't have what I'd consider a completely typical teenage experience (how many of us could really have afforded designer brands?), it's still a good perspective from the world she comes from and her human life.

In Angelfire, readers got to experience the sexual tension between Will and Ellie, and wondered when the heck they were going to get together already. In Wings of the Wicked, we have a similar struggle, because apparently, Will and Ellie are forbidden to be together. This was kind of frustrating, because it had taken them so long to kiss in the first place, but I understand it from a story perspective. That didn't make me happy with it. :P However, I will say we do get some excellent Will moments, but I won't spoil what kind they are. :D

Cadan is a character that really intrigued me in Angelfire. We get a bit more of him in Wings of the Wicked and I'm equally intrigued. I kind of love him. I want to ask Moulton if I can have him, but I think she might still need him. 

Overall, Wings of the Wicked is a solid follow up to Angelfire. Everything's been amped up from the first one. The action. The romance. The holy-crap-how-do-I-stay-sane. If you like Angelfire, definitely go out and get Wings of the Wicked

Final thoughts: Borrow. Buy if you have and/or really like Angelfire.


  1. I saw Angel Fire and I thought it was Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly. Haha! Obviously, now I know it's not! Great review! I just heard about it today and I think someone is having a signed copy giveaway. Social media these days . . . *shakes head*

    I can't help but always stare at the cover. :)

    1. I saw Angel Fire there and I thought it was L.A. Weatherly's series! Haha! Obviously, now I know it's not! Great review! I just heard about it today and I think someone is having a signed copy giveaway. Social media these days . . . *shakes head*

      I can't help but always stare at the cover. :)

      (Sorry, I completely messed up my own comment up. lol This is what happens when you don't edit.)

    2. Ha! I mess my comments up to...but always on other people's blogs so I can't fix it! :(

      I'm glad you liked the review. The cover is pretty cool. :)

  2. I was disappointed by Wings of the Wicked. It just for me did not have the attraction or, for lack of a better word, oomph, that was in Angelfire. I reviewed it here.

    1. Sorry to hear you didn't like it. I liked Angelfire, but I was a little on-the-fence about certain things. However, I thought Wings of the Wicked was a definite improvement, and I like it a lot more. I guess I've had the opposite reaction of you.

      BTW, I loved your review. :D