Sunday, 6 July 2014

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) by Susan Ee

Publishing date: May 21st 2011
Publisher: Feral Dream
Rating: 5/5 stars

Book Description:
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.

My Review:
I received this book for my birthday from my best friend and until then I hadn’t heard about it. My friend who gave it to me hadn’t read it but thought it looked interesting and decided I could be her experiment guinea pig! I read it pretty much as soon as I got it and could not put it down! I was so engulfed into the book and intrigued by the plot and the characters.

Angelfall is set in a post-apocalyptic world where there is an on going war between humans and angels. The angels are depicted as bad guys in this story and they make the humans live in fear afraid to leave their houses. The adventure first starts when Penryn, her mother and her little sister Paige (who is crippled) are out at night when they come across a group of angels cutting off another angels wings. Penryn decided to help the angel to allow her mother and sister to run away but whilst doing this her little sister Paige is taken by one of the angel and her mother escapes. Raffe the angel who she helped save agreed to help Penryn find her sister.

Penryn is the main character who we follow around and boy do you fall in love with her. She is so love able, you love the way she can fight and kick- ass, she is so determined and never losses sight of her goal. Her sister is in a wheelchair, her mother has schizophrenia and her father left them. These events have helped her grow her character and made her very strong and independent.

Raffe the angel helps Penryn on her quest and is a very mysterious character. We don’t know pretty much anything about his past and it enjoyably annoyed me that we dont know anything he felt or was thinking. He like Penryn is a very determined character as he could only think about getting his wings back and on.

There wasn’t much romance in this story but it shows mainly at the end. The romance is barley if there at the beginning and as the story moves on it grows bigger and bigger. I think this just shows Penryn’s and Raffe’s determination for their goals and how they wouldn’t get distracted.

Ee has created an amazing magical world and has created a new and unique perception on angels. The ending aroused many different emotions in me and made me fall even more deeply in love with the novel.

I cannot wait to read the next book in this series!

This book is a must read for everyone, DO NOT MISS OUT!!

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