Books of Amber

I have no idea what I am doing, but what else is new.

Wings of the Wicked - Courtney Allison Moulton Was anyone else really looking forward to this book after reading Angelfire? I definitely was. I LOVED the first book in this trilogy and have been waiting for a whole year for WotW to come out. Unfortunately, I didn't end up enjoying it as much as I had hoped.The story picks up just after Angelfire ends - I think a couple of weeks have passed - and it throws us straight into a fight scene. These action scenes were some of my favourite parts of the book (when I wasn't getting frustrated with Ellie, but I'll talk about that later) and I they were really well written for the most part.The book was fast paced to begin with and kept this up until it suddenly slumped in the middle. I feel as though the plot could have been tightened a bit more to make the book flow better. The beginning of the end (XD) was full of action, but then it died down until the very end. It ended on a cliffhanger, and while I have a pretty good idea of how this is going to turn out, it's enough to keep me reading despite the problems I had with this book.I think that this book focused too much on the romance. The book is over 500 pages long, and I feel it could have been condensed if there was more focus on the actual story and the characters rather than having Ellie whine about Will.I have to say, though, that the scenes between Ellie and Will were VERY steamy! Courtney Allison Moulton has SKILLS.Now I'm going to rant about Ellie. Be warned.She was SO bloody ANNOYING. First of all, she whined about everything. I understand that she may be having a tough time balancing her normal life with her angel stuff but really, this was ridiculous. She bitched about Will when he saved her from getting raped at a party. Ugh.Secondly, Ellie is meant to be this badass angel warrior, yet it was the others (Will and the others) that ended up protecting her in almost every single fight scene. Ellie just stood there like a plank of wood, watching while people died for her. I can't deal with this. Fair enough if she TRIED to help, but instead she just observed, as if she was too worried about breaking a damn nail. She was so useless, why didn't she fight?!?!And last but not least, she's a hypocrite. She got upset about Will keeping secrets from her, and yet she decides to keep MAJOR secrets from Will. Even worse, she has told these secrets to practically everyone BUT Will. Talk about not being able to keep your mouth shut.As for Will, I LOVED HIM. He is so adorable

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