My editor sent me this amazing review from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books who "Recommend" Angelfire for collections! Definitely on Cloud Nine now!
Moulton, Courtney Allison Angelfire. Tegen/HarperCollins, 2011 [464p] ISBN 978-0-06-200232-7 $17.99 Reviewed from galleys R Gr. 9-12
The things that go bump in the night become terrifyingly real when high-school senior Ellie meets Will, a mysterious but vaguely familiar boy who informs her that she is the current incarnation of the Preliator, an ancient being fated to battle the hellish reapers that are gathering human souls for Lucifer’s army. Of course, Ellie initially thinks Will is more than a little crazy, but this perception is quickly put to rest when she is attacked by a demonic hellhound and instinctively knows how to defeat the creature with the rather large swords she suddenly finds herself wielding. Now Ellie must recover the memories of her past lives if she is to prevent the Apocalypse, all while dealing with day-to-day hassles of high school and struggling with her new (old?) crush on Will. The narrative stalls a little in exposition and scene-setting, but that won’t matter to readers: the action scenes have enough intensity and adrenaline to send Buffy home hanging her head in shame, and Ellie is likable both as a high-octane heroine and a regular girl coping with family and social drama. The Biblical mythology the story is based upon is compelling, and, of course, the sword-fighting and butt-kicking make this a ride worth taking. KQG