{Effie Reviews} Angelfall by Susan Ee

Posted June 13, 2014 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} Angelfall by Susan Ee


by Susan Ee
Series: Penryn & the End of Days #1
Published on May 21st, 2011
by Feral Dream
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Paranormal, Angels
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Angelfall, World After, World After, End of Days, End of Days

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

5 Stars

Holy Smokes! Why the hell did I wait so long to read this book? It’s fantastic! I just could not put it down. It just immediately sucked me in and I couldn’t get enough of it.

As the book begins we meet Penryn who, along with her sister and mother are hiding out in a building. We learn the Angels have attacked the world are killen millions, maybe even billions of people. Why? No one knows exactly. So now Penryn and the remainder of her family try to survive in this new apocalyptic world created by creatures, once thought to be good and wholesome. As one night they’re planning to move on and locate somewhere else. Penryn and her family get sucked into a fight between Angels, which results in one of the Angels kidnapping seven-year-old Paige and leaving another Angel behind, wingless and slowly bleeding to death. Wanting to save her sister, Penryn saves the now wingless Angel from certain death, only so he can help her find Paige again. As the story moves on we learn that the Angel’s name is Raffe and he’s not exactly, just any Angel, but I won’t tell you more about that.

The story is just incredibly wicked. Reading the struggle, devestation, pain and utter chaos the world is in and how Penryn and Raffe have to overcome a lot of obstacles to find Paige and get Raffe his wings back, is just so addictive. And I really can’t say more than that, because it’s just an awesome book. I so enjoyed it, especially the end becuase I did not see that part coming.

As for the characters. Penry is just awesomesauce. She’s strong and resourceful (she has to in order to survive), she does make stupid mistakes and she can be a bit insecure too. But I think it suits her personality. As for Raffe, well he comes off as crude, annoying and a bit emotionless, with a total disinterest in humans, but that’s all for show. Deep down, he does care about Penryn and he does show it at times too, like when they’re being hunted by those strange low-demons or at the end. Paige, I can’t say much about her, because she doesn’t get enough “air time”, but she’s adorable and at the end she’s just creepily adorable and I do wonder what the hell she is now. As for Penryn’s mother, she’s just completely insane. That’s my belief, really, no way is that woman sane. I do wonder about the “Demons” she keeps referring too.

To conclude, Angelfall is terribly addictive, with a great plot and characters and so worth the 5 STARS I’m giving it.


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