Wings of the Wicked
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Pages: 516 pgs
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: January 31st 2012
Review Source: Harper Teen
Courtney's debut, Angelfire, was absolutely fabulous, so there was no way I was going to pass up the opportunity to read the second book in the series. And it was even better than the first!
As Ellie struggles to maintain a normal life outside of being the Preliator, especially with Will, the reapers become even bolder. Coming after her anywhere and everywhere they can.
And with a warning from the unlikeliest of sources, Ellie realizes that things are about to start getting much worse. Tragic deaths and betrayal prove that they'll stop at nothing to get what they want, and Ellie has to fight to stay ahead. Or she'll lose much more than her life.
I couldn't put this down, but at the same time I didn't want to finish it. Having to wait until next year to find out the conclusion, all though a long wait, will definitely be worth it. The world and character's that Courtney has created are wonderfully crafted and brilliantly revealed. Each new layer that's uncovered only further sucked me in.
Not only were there new and scary reapers, but there were also new revelations to Ellie's past lives and Will's as well. Their relationship is so beautiful and strong, to watch their struggle to stay a part was heartbreaking. I felt as though I was experiencing everything right along with them. Yes Ellie is strong and can take care of herself, but I love the fact that Will is there to help her through it all.
With new alliances and a surprise ending, Courtney has herself (and her readers) up for an amazing ride in the final installment. I don't want to give away what happens, but let me just say that I can almost guarantee that when you finish you'll be just as shocked as I was and ready for the next book.
I didn't think it was possible for me to like a sequel better than the first, but I definitely did in this case and I have a feeling I'll like the third one even more so. And until then, I highly recommend Wings of the Wicked and hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did!
For more information on the author and her writing you can check out her website http://www.courtneyallisonmoulton.com/ or follow her on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/camoulton.