Angelfire by Hanna Peach
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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This book was definitely unexpected; debut author Hanna Peach does a fantastic job creating a world where Angels and Demons walk among mortals. The plot is crafted with a ton of twist and well-developed characters. I’m definitely going to be continuing this series.
Angelfire follows Alyx who is a Seraphim aka Angel that fights demons (Darkened) who can take over the human’s body when they are on earth. She is one of the best fighters among her flock of warriors. They have skills in magic using water fire, dreams and more. But Alyx has an extra gift and that is she can see visions. But when Alyx visions show her the people whom she’s supposed to trust are lying Alyx starts to go against them and follows her instinct. Which bring her to earth and to a mortal named Israel whom her visions have been pushing her towards.
Alyx is a trained warrior angel, which makes her tough and very determined. At some moments it was very clear on who the actual villains were and I just wished that Alyx could have seen what was right in front of her. Sadly she has grown up surrounded by lies and I enjoyed watching her journey as she discovers the truth. Also I loved learning about her past and hope the readers get to know more about her parents. She is a character that follows her instinct and heart; she wants the truth and will fight and protect those who need her.
I don’t want to give away much about the other character since they are key to the plot. Israel is a boy that Alyx is protecting, he hold answers that she needs and he wants to help her fight the demons that he has dealt with many times. I liked that the male character was the weaker one, though the readers will find out there is more that meets the eye with him. I didnt however connect with Israel as much as I would like for the main male character, he was lacking that spark I look for. Jordan is a fellow Angel like Alyx that has become a rogue angel, leaving behind the place Alyx and he grew up thinking was safe. I’m very curious about him as well and the readers do get some history about him too.
Overall I enjoyed this fast paced and very well thought out story. There are a lot of details, magic and names to learn but for me it wasn’t hard to follow. Peach made it easy to understand the world she created and I never felt overwhelmed. She did mention that if I liked the Mortal Instruments that I would hopefully enjoy her novel, I do see minor similarities but I feel this was very original and stands apart from the other series. There is romance but it’s minor, I wished there was more but I felt that it gives me more to look forward to in the next book. This was a great debut and I can’t wait for the next book in the Dark Angel series.
This is a young adult novel that will get the heart pumping with an action packed story of angels and demons. Fans of the Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare and the Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick will want to get there hands on Angelfire by Hanna Peach.
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