ARC Review: World After by Susan Ee

Posted November 14, 2013 by Bee in Reviews / 1 Comment

ARC Review: World After by Susan Ee

World After

by Susan Ee
Series: Penryn & the End of Days #2
Pages: 442
Published on November 19th 2013
by Skyscape
Genres: Angels, Dystopian, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Also by this author: Angelfall, Angelfall, World After, End of Days, End of Days

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

5 Stars

Wow. Okay, a lot of people have waited a very long time for this sequel. When Angelfall came out in 2011, it was a big hit and thousands of people loved it. It has more than fifteen thousand 5-star ratings on Goodreads. That says something. And all of those fans have been waiting for the sequel. I was lucky enough to receive an early copy of it for review and I’ll tell you this: It’s worth the wait!

Writing a sequel is hard if the first book was a really big success. It often fails to live up to the high expectations people have. So when you write a book as good as Angelfall and then reveal that the sequel won’t be out until late 2013, it better be worth it. And it is! It starts of almost immediately after the end of the first book and the action is there right away. I can’t tell you a lot about it without throwing in huge spoilers, so this review won’t be very long.
Susan’s writing is still amazing. She knows how to get you hooked to the story from the first sentence until the last. While I was reading this, I understood why she took so long to write this book. She wanted it to be the best it can be. And I love her for that because it’s great to read a book that’s as good, or even better, than the previous one in the series. There are a lot of twists and turns in this book. I mean, holy shit. And I didn’t see any of them coming. Which makes this even more awesome.

Penryn is still an awesome character. She can kick serious ass and she can be really funny. Raffe is just… Well Raffe. They’re all pretty much just as awesome and fun as they were in the first book. And I liked the new characters as well. You can’t help but root for Penryn and it’s refreshing to have such a great heroine. One who doesn’t need saving and one who can kick your butt any time.

So if you were a fan of Angelfall, you definitely should read the sequel. It was worth the wait and it was worth reading on my cellphone (I couldn’t read it any other way, stupid kindle…), although I don’t think I’m doing that again. It hurts my eyes after a while. I will buy the paperback copy when it’s out so I can put it next to my copy of Angelfall. And I love this cover too. Just wanted to mention that.

autograph bieke


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