Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Review: Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee

AngelfallTitle: Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days #1)
Author: Susan Ee
Published: May 21, 2011
Publisher: Feral Dream
Format: Ebook; 247pg
Source: Purchased
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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.

Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Angelfall was a dark, bizarre, twisted nightmare of a book...in a good way! Penryn would rank up their close to Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games for me. Trust me, she is extremely bad ass. You would have to be to survive what Penryn does.

Penryn is struggling to care for her wheel chair bound sister, Paige and her mother that battles with schizophrenia. The angels of the Apocalypse have destroyed most of the world and left Penryn with little choice than to try to escape with her family. It all goes to hell when they are on their way though because a gang of angels attacks Raffe. Raffe is an angel that has been targeted and actually has his wings cut off by the gang of bad angels.

Penryn and Raffe have to figure out how to work together if they are to get what they both want. Penryn wants her stolen sister back and Raffe wants his wings re-attached. As much as they don't want to admit it, they need eachother's help even if they are on opposite sides.

This book is really for ages 16 and up and I can see why. Some of the things described in this book are severely gruesome. Normally, that would completely turn me off of a book as that is not really my style. But, for some reason, this book held my attention so much I just couldn't stop reading even if I had wanted to do so. I loved the character of Penryn and just thought she was so tough. Raffe is a little bit of a mystery still. Guess I will have to read World After to see what happens!

5 stars to Angelfall!

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