Thursday, June 23, 2011
Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember.
Angelfire is an original story that any teen and adult can relate to, the story of finding oneself and learning to love along the way.
I enjoyed Angelfire but there was quite a bit of teen angst involved. At the beginning of the story Ellie is one of those typical teen girls that try to be the martyr and are constantly bouncing between I hate you, I like you, wanna be friends? The different part about this teen girl is that she is a warrior. As she remembers her past lives she becomes more mature and learns to not be so narcissistic, I began to like her more.
Occasionally I will read a book that tells a unique story I enjoy, but at the close of the book I am left contemplating deeper thoughts about life or actions. Angelfire is one of those books.
We live in a busy and disposable world. I sometimes wonder if people stop and remember that life is more than just what is going on in your own personal reality. We all contribute to society and play a part in it. The world is much larger and older than me or you. Angelfire helped me to remember “that it doesn’t matter who we serve…but it’s the way we choose to do it that makes the impact.”
I believe that any book that can potentially inspire a teen to think about the bigger scale of life, right and wrong and the ramifications of intent and our actions is a good book.
Would I recommend Angelfire as a teen read? An older teen, Yes. There is underage alcohol consumption, violence and sneaking out of the country.
Would I read it again? Yes
Favorite line: “Humans are amazing creatures, but their ability to hate is as great as their ability to love.”