Wings of the Wicked is a richly dark compelling world full of intense action and deep flickering soul consuming volatile emotion. It hits hard and fast with epic doseages of high-speed adrenaline in a race to save humanity once again from the dangers of Hell's strongest reapers. The biblical mythology is explored even further, as certain ancient relics are brought to light, and Ellie and her other Heavenly counterparts must obtain before they fall into the wrong hands. It is insurmountably more vicious, filled with bold admissions, and secrets that are unexpected. Wings of the Wicked is an incredibly powerful explosion filled with dark illuminous trechary, dangerous twists and turns, and an ending that will leave readers gasping. Ellie is not your average normal herione found in most young adult fiction. She's grown incredibly stronger in character development, which has deeply enriched her quite a bit. As broken as she is by the losses she incurrs along the way in this novel, she still remains as strong and vigilant in her fight against the dark evil forces she must endure. She never once waivers or turns her back on her duty, instead she takes it on full force and shoulders it quite well given the fact that she has to learn how to balance coming across as a normal teenager and dealing with the relization that she's Gabriel the Archangel. There is a moment or two of weakness, but that's to be expected when you lose two important people who've played major roles for various reasons in your life, that can be excused. Wings of the Wicked is definitely a book that will keep readers on their toes as they're turning the pages. The triangle was very well written into place and utilized to the best of Moulton's writing, as the reader was allowed little glimpses into the history shared between Ellie and Will, and the newly emerging gravitational attraction that was obviously apparent between Ellie and Cadan. He is such a dark, thrilling, and uniquely mysterious attractive guy. He's evil and he has some secrets of his own that will come towards the end that readers will not be expecting, but there is definitely some savable quality about him. I personally found myself enjoying the few small scenes that he had with Ellie, than I did with her and Will. In short, this novel is chalk full of epic battle scenes, mysteriously dark secrets that tumble forth, love, lives shattered, loyalties and boundaries tested, and incredible heartache. Wings of the Wicked is not a novel that readers will want to miss, in this phenomental new awe-inspiring series. Fans of the Buffy/Angel mythology will sure to love this fast-paced, action-packed, romantic epic thriller.