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review 2013-09-12 19:25
Wings of the Wicked
Wings of the Wicked (Angelfire) - Courtney Allison Moulton

Wings of the Wicked was a great sequel to Angelfire! At first I was a little hesitant as it has been so long since I read Angelfire but to my surprise I fell back into the world easily. The plot was a little slow at times but I was enjoying the characters so much I didn't mind. Wings of the Wicked was on the more depressing side but had enough humor to where it wasn't overwhelming. The ending killed me though and will definitely be reading Shadows in the Silence! I easily recommend this series.

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review 2013-04-28 00:00
Wings of the Wicked (Angelfire Series #2)
Wings of the Wicked - Courtney Allison Moulton Warning: A truly tiresome monologue ahoy!The kind of fuckery is this?They say when you are at the bottom, you can only jump higher. It certainly is true in the case of [a:Courtney Allison Moulton|3220024|Courtney Allison Moulton|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1267468265p2/3220024.jpg]. Her story jumped from the it-suck-so-bad-it-needs-be-stuffed-into-a-time-crack-and-erased-from-existence that was the first book to one hell of a crazy ride. If one year ago, somebody had told me I'd be back to this series and actually like it, I'd have beenBut between reading [b:the Girl who Circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making|9591398|The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)|Catherynne M. Valente|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1317793528s/9591398.jpg|6749837] and [b:If You Find Me|15793231|If You Find Me|Emily Murdoch|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1364401872s/15793231.jpg|18670766], I was a total mess. I needed cool-off time and what better way to rejuvenate yourself than laughing at a couple shitty-excuse-for-an-angel making out. I had another option but I'd rather die of passion(passionate rage is what I thought I'd be feeling) than be bored to death by the [b:Unearthly|7488244|Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)|Cynthia Hand|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1324782984s/7488244.jpg|9621771] series.So it starts with all:slash,slash,cut,boom,slashinsert annoying romantic momentslash,slash,cut,boom,slashinsert annoying romantic momentslash,slash,cut,boom,slashinsert annoying romantic momentinsert annoying normal life momentslash,slash,cut,boom,slashIt's so fucking cool. She chops and so much action, I'm giddy. But... ugh, the romance, the cheese-fest, the forbidden-ocity, KILL ME NOW!And Ellie is so fucking stupid at times that it's not even funny after the first few chapters. She's a true stupidling and a true annoyling. But then she has these moments of absolute smart-assery, and I just want to love her so much even though I never will.Oh man, I hate Ava. She's so cool and she probably loves Will. Oh man, I love Cadan even though he's all evil and stuff. Man, what do I do? Shit, Mother Will knows best.or I'm exaggerating?But at least I could kick all their asses.________________________________Will stared him down the way he had with Brian. “She’s mine.”“I am not yours, you caveman!”___________________________________“I’m so tired of this macho male ridiculousness. If you hithim, I hope he hits you back.”See what I mean? But then she goes all, mememememememmeme, and everyone else goes, youyouyouyouyouyou and Will goes, behappybehappybehappy. It's enough to make you wanna shave off her head and make omelets upon it. It's sickening. And while I'm out there bitching, let's put in that some parts of the book were horrendously boring. But dayuum, I appreciate how Moulton dealt with the whole friend-zone-guy-thingy. The third wheel accepts that she won't love him, but he still wants to her friend and that's enough for him. I liked him, though. He's the only one who doesn't lick her shit like it's the elixir or something. And why does there have to be prom? Always? It should be the one thing wiped from existence, no?Not sure if I mentioned it before I'm sure I did but there's so many action scenes and so fucking cool, so much figurative balls-playing and more vulgar things I thought better of before writing down(it's happening more and more often now). Even the couple of them where she doesn't do anything but stand to the side like a dorkus while everybody's busy being on the wrong side of monsterizng monsters, they are pretty cool. Or I'm delusional. Take your pick.Whatever, this is me and [b:Wings of the Wicked|8501291|Wings of the Wicked (Angelfire, #2)|Courtney Allison Moulton|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1307466067s/8501291.jpg|13367196]:GINTAMA TROLLS FOREVER
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review 2013-03-28 00:00
Wings of the Wicked - Courtney Allison Moulton I enjoyed this one, but not as much as the first book. First, what I didn't like. Wasn't so much a fan if the constant action I this one. Felt like to much.Also frustrated with Ellie for awhile about flippant way she seemed to regard the safety of those she loved although I guess she had to learn the lesson hard way and by the end, I saw so much growth and change in her. There were a couple of secondary characters that I enjoyed. Marcus was one of them. He made me smile. Also, Her conversations with Nathaniel were a bright spot. Loved the romance. This was something that did not change. I fawn over Will and he was as amazing and dedicated as I remembered from the first. I will def be reading the 3rd soon, in fact, already on the wait list from the library, because I was left hanging, and I have to know what is going to happen. Bottom Line: Good second book with a few issues.
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review 2013-02-20 00:00
Wings of the Wicked - Courtney Allison Moulton Loved it. I love the world that Courtney Allison Moulton created. I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this. I absolutely LOVED the first book so was extremely excited to get book 2. From the very first page I was sucked into the book and I honestly couldnt put it down!! This book had me on the edge of my seat and crying so hard at a certain bit!! Its not even out yet but I need book 3!!

This is my second time reading this and I adore this series :)
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review 2013-01-31 00:00
Wings of the Wicked (Angelfire)
Wings of the Wicked - Courtney Allison Moulton I hunted this book down in February 2012. I had to have a signed copy and I found it at a Barnes and Noble in Ann Arbor, MI. And then it promptly sat on my book shelf for a year. I totally suck. For some stupid reason I have all these awesome books sitting on my shelves not getting read. So when it came time for the final book in the Angelfire trilogy to come out, I had to get cracking and read Wings of the Wicked. Yup, further proof I suck. Awesome books do indeed sit on my shelves. This middle sister in this trilogy did not disappoint!

Setting / World Building

So why was I hunting this particular book down? It’s freaking set near my home turf in Detroit, Michigan. Yes, Ms. Moulton is a Michigan author. We call those local authors and we have some of the best around!

Being an urban fantasy, world building is at a minimum. With the “world” being set in our time and with Ellie’s secret out, there is more time spent in this book trying to keep the battles out of the public eye. Because, yikes, Bastian has hired some big ‘ole nasties to come for Ellie this time around.


As Ellie battles these big ‘ole nasties, she remembers more of who she is and actually unleashes some cool powers she discovers inside her. We also get to meet some characters from her past and that’s always a blast. Will it be an awkward, “do I know you?” or an “I remember you” and she smashes their face in?

What Ms. Moulton does great in this second book in the trilogy is add pivotal characters to the story and at the same time bring forward background characters without bogging down the plot with too many characters. The new characters Ms. Moulton added to the story are crazy fierce and evil and you just have to love some evil-ness in your story. We’re talking worse than Bastian! And we get more Nathaniel and Lauren – both of whom I dearly adore together (*sigh*).
I kind of wish they had their own spin off story: beauty and the geek – a love story.

Oh, and Cadan… why are you such a perfect bad boy?

Story / Tempo

So, why only a 4 “star” review and not a 5? This is one heck of a loooooonnng book. I, and just me personally, have attention deficit disorder when it comes to long books. I’m one to see how long a movie is and if it’s longer than two hours, I will think twice about sitting still in a theater to watch. I actually look at my watch to see when a movie or tv show is going to start wrapping up to the conclusion. I have absolutely no patience. I wanted to get to the conclusion of this book. Oh, I enjoyed the ride – I just wanted to get there quicker.

It wasn’t because of the lack of action or fight scenes. Oh my, it had some gruesome stuff! And trust me, I was HUGELY rewarded for the epic ending!!! I can still picture a scene where Nathaniel goes to get his guns in his house. That is absolutely NOT a spoiler :) But when a written scene sits with you, you know it’s good.

Overall, as a second book, this one stands up tall and waves. I’m just quirky about long books.

By the way, I’m Team Will (sorry, he’s too perfect)…
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