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.
Thoughts: I can't even begin to explain how much Courtney outdid herself with this book. Angelfire was fantastic, but Wings Of The Wicked was pure brilliance. Pure perfection. I'm in complete awe.
We start off right in the action, Ellie in full kick-ass swing... Preliator style. She's still trying to juggle fighting and her normal life and it's all exhausting. And hunts only seem to becoming harder as stronger reapers come after her. Then she receives a message, a help of sort from someone she least expects... Cadan. She's not sure to trust him, but before soon everything comes crashing down. The worlds worst reapers are after her, her emotions and Will's are all over the place, she's getting help from someone she least expects, and her human life is crashing down around her. Ellie must figure out a way to set things right before she loses everything she loves.
I'm not even sure I'm going to be able to put into words how amazing this book was. So please bear with me while I just spit out complements. Wings of the Wicked starts off right in the action, the first page, hell, the first chapter packs a serious punch. And things just continue from there. My emotions were reeling all over the place throughout this book. This book has everything you could ever ask for. There's normalcy, angels, demons, fights, love, gut-wrenching heartache, action, laughs, kick-ass moments, and everything in between.
Ellie is an outstanding all-around fantastic protagonist. Shes strong, yet vulnerable. She's kick-ass... I mean she can just be like 'Oh hey reaper, *chop with my fancy angel fire swords*, there goes your head!" And she does it. She's still caring towards her family and friends and completely cares about them, while also understanding and caring for her duties as the Preliator too.
There were so many other characters that I loved through out this book. Nathaniel and Lauren were the ones you cannot help but love. Marcus... funny, flirty, strong. Ava... I still don't like her, but she certainly can kick ass. Kate, always being the funny, caring best friend! Ellie's Nana, I loved her role in this book! And, oh hmmm Cadan. In Angelfire, I liked Cadan a lot but I didn't love him. At least not like I loved Will. I have to admit in Wings Of The Wicked, I ADORED Cadan. I finally grew to love him. His wittiness, his vulnerability we get shown, and his strength. And, I cannot wait to see more of him in the next book.
Finally, Will. It is impossible to not fall in love with him. His perfect body, his perfect green eyes, his perfect protectiveness, his perfect emotions, his perfect willingness, his perfect love for Ellie. I love everything about him. I loved watching him kick reapers asses, I loved watching him fight for Ellie and doing everything he does for her. I love all the little things he does, as well as the big things. He's given up his life for her, and I can't imagine not loving him. He's an overall perfect character to me.
I could probably rant on forever, but I won't. I just want to tell you all that Wings Of The Wicked is thrilling, emotional, kick-ass, fun, beautiful, and absolutely perfect. Courtney pull out all her weapons and wrapped them up into one big, gorgeous masterpiece. I was sucked in from page one and pulled completely through to the end. I loved every chapter, every page, every line, and every word.
- A billion stars out of 5 -