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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book Review: Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton



Published by: Harper Teen / Katherine Tegen Books
Released on: January 31st, 2012 TODAY
Source: ARC from the author to review
5 stars: I LOVED It!
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Series: Book #2

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. -quoted from Goodreads

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 off, this is one book that will appeal to readers who enjoy endless action.

I loved the characters in this sequel, and was really blown away with how much Ellie changes. She deals with some very realistic concerns. She's the Preilator, she's powerful, she's being hunted and she also wants to enjoy just being human. I understood the range of emotions she deals with. The time has come for her to embrace her true self and sacrifice one life for the other... the angel side or the human side. As readers will learn, when the two worlds collide it's costly for her and all involved. The things between Will and Ellie really heat up and their chemistry is smoking in this sequel. Their scenes together were some of the ones that emotional grabbed me. There's so much history between the two of them, an undeniable love, and danger. Courtney couldn't have written their relationship any better than she does in this book. I can't even begin to sum up what is developed and revealed between Will and Ellie. It's so fitting for their history and the way the story line goes.

Along with Will, whom I adore, is Caden. I seriously have fallen in love with Caden, though not as much as I have with Will. He shows up when you least except it and delivers quite the plot twist when he does. When he's around it's hard to tell if there's something he's hiding or if he's really the guy you'd least except to fall for. There's plenty of swoon worthy and gut retching moments that will leave you clinging to the pages of this book. There's an epic battle though I'm sure this isn't the last one we'll witness in this series. I liked that there were times Ellie had to decipher where the fine line between good and evil stood. There's betrayal, unlikely allies and plenty of scenes that will leave you thinking, "I can't believe she just went there." Oh Courtney definitely goes there and it's fabulous!

This is a fantastic sequel and one I highly recommend picking up. There is an underage drinking scene, an attempted rape scene, plenty of butt kicking scenes that obviously contain violence, the subject of domestic violence, very mild language, grief, guilt and the actions that can stem for those. I will say Courtney does a great job in the way she handled each of those topics in her story. Due to some of the content, I think this is a book older YA fans will enjoy the most. If you loved Angelfire just wait till you read Wings of the Wicked! If you're looking for a book that will sweep you off your feet, is full of brilliant writing, breathtaking romance and a well developed storyline than this is one you need to read. Now that I've caught my breathe I may need to sit and read it again. I can't wait to read the next book in this exciting trilogy.



Guess what!?! Courtney will be in Austin on 2/17/12 for the Dark Days stop! I am so excited I'll be there to interview her along with Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton. Find out all the details HERE.

Find out more about Fear The Reaper HERE

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

I have 2 SETS of bookmarks that feature Will, Ellie and Caden on them to GIVEAWAY and one set of Will and Ellie!! Just leave me a comment with your name and email address to enter. This giveaway will end on 2/13/12. It's OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!

45 comments:

  1. Sounds great thanks!!
    aliciahall0605(AT)yahoo(DOT)com
    gfc alicia0605

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  2. I've heard great things about the series and can't wait to read Wings of the Wicked!
    Sarah
    sjune2721(@)gmail(.)com

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  3. OhMYGOD I am so jealous that you got to read WoW!!!!!!!!!! i can't wait!!!!

    jnlabrada(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. This book is AWESOME!! If you liked AngelFire you'll LOVE what Courtney does with WoftheW

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  4. I haven't gotten a chance to read the first one yet, but I hope to start it soon!! I used to this think this series was about angels, lol.

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    1. I really enjoy this series. It's about angels, reapers and the like. It's very unique compared to the other books in it's genre out there.

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  5. Will Will Will Will Willlllll! I loved this sequel so much!

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    1. This sequel blew me away! I agree with the WILL! WILL! WILL! :) I'm so glad you loved it. I seriously want to sit and read it again.

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  6. Wanna read the second book soooo bad!!!

    :/

    Viel

    vieL12@rocketmail.com

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    1. The second book is awesome! I hope you enjoy it!

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  7. Sounds like the sequel kicks ass more than first book. I'm in! Great review!

    Erin W.
    little_dhampir@live.com.au

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  8. Sounds like a good read. I hope I win a book. Doylene

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    1. It's definitely a great read. Good luck in winning a set of bookmarks :)

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  9. I really can't wait to read this one!

    thebookgoddess@yahoo.com

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    1. When you do you'll be wishing book 3 was already out. lol

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  10. Amazing review! I couldn't have agreeed more! (: And the countdown for book three begins. Oh, the torture!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you loved it too. I agree, waiting for book 3 is torture!

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  11. Great review and the bookmarks look great. Thank you for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  12. This is such a great giveaway!! I LOVE Courtney Allison Moulton's books! I don't feel comfortable posting my e-mail address on the comments but if I win - crossing fingers - then you can send me a message through my Google account. :) Thanks so much for this opportunity!!<3

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    1. Actually, I just realized you can't contact me through my Google account... Maybe you could contact me at my Goodreads account if I win? Here it is: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7485829-michelle
      I'm sorry I'm making this such a hassle and I hope it's not a big deal. :(

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  13. Omg! I want want want want these. <3 Thank you so so much for this amazing giveaway :)
    Love, Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

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  14. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!
    Lisa
    madasrabbits87@comcast.net

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  15. I want to read Courtney Allison Moulton's books. I'm in! I'm in!

    Ida
    cypher_j2x@yahoo.com

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  16. Rachel L.
    perpetual.dreams91@gmail.com

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  17. Just finished this fantastic book. Even better than the first.
    marigreenstudio@gmail.com

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  18. Just finished this fantastic book. Even better than the first.
    marigreenstudio@gmail.com

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  19. Cant wait to start this book
    felmarrah@yahoo.com

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  20. I completely LOVED Angelfire! WILL!!! *sigh* I can't wait to read Wings of the Wicked! <3
    Ariadna
    ariadnamania@hotmail.com

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway!

    graceongkx[at]gmail[dot]com

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  22. Sannie

    Haldreviews@gmail.com

    Thanks for sharing!

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  23. You're so welcome! Good luck to everyone. :)

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  24. Thanks so much for the chance. I read and loved Angelfire and CANT wait for this one. Id love a bookmark.

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  25. I have heard nothing but awesome things about this series! ;) Can´t wait to start it! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Willinda
    trskovahanka@gmail.com

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  26. This is such and awesome book. So much better than the 1st and that's hard to say because I loved Angelfire too!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Loni
    loniflowers@yahoo.com

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  27. Sounds like an awesome book! I've been dying to read Angelfire and Wings of the Wicked! :D

    jenelleriane at yahoo dot com

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  28. Awesome giveaway! I can't wait to read this book.

    stella(dot)chen1994(at)hotmail(dot)ca

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