Review: Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton

Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton

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.

First Line: I hit the freezing pavement on my back, the air rushed from my lungs.

***Spoilers if  you haven't read the first book yet.

Review:I really enjoyed Angelfire but still took my time getting to Wings of the Wicked, mainly because I figured like most second books in a series this one would suffer the "second book syndrome" you know the one where it's just a filler and nothing much really happens but I was wrong Wings of the Wicked was amazing, full of action and shocking moments. 

Just like the first book the actions scenes were awesome. Ellie is more bad ass in this book as far as her fighting skills go then the last. The only small issue I had with her was she was still a little whiny and trying to still hold on to her teen social life. In the first book it made sense because she was just discovering what and who she really was but in this book I expected her to grow up and leave all that behind at least most of it, especially when your fighting off demonic reapers on a daily basis, you have evil beings wanting to kill you, and you know now that you are Gabriel the Archangel in human form. 

I liked Will just as much as I did in Angelfire, but I have a thing for bad boys and Cadan had me swooning for him. It's pretty obvious Ellie will only love Will so i'm not sure what Moulton was trying to accomplish with Cadan also falling for Ellie. Well regardless I loved his character and can't wait to read about him some more in the next book. I'm pretty sure there is no chance in hell Ellie will be with Cadan when this series is over but I hope Moulton creates a book just about him. 

Moulton also took some serious risks in this book. She killed off key characters without hesitation, one that I had actually really liked. Shocking revelations were made about a few other characters one that I could see coming a mile away, it had to do with Ellie's father which I already thought there was something really strange about him in the first book and Wings of the Wicked proved my suspicions correct.

Overall I really enjoyed this book, and love that it was fast paced without any dull moments. Moulton did leave this one hanging with a major cliffhanger that only makes me anxiously wait for the next book. 

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