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

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Title: Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1)
Author: Susan Ee
Format acquired: Paperback
 
Source: Bought
Publication date: August 28, 2012


Summary:

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.


Review:

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*deep breathe* Okay, I’m still high from Angelfall. And it left me in an incoherent state. I need a moment. *tries to compose herself*

If someone will ask me what I think of Angelfall, one word will only leave my mouth. Amazing. It truly is an amazing book. And I’ve got to admit that this is by far the most awesome-est Angel book I’ve ever read in my entire life. I will not tell a detailed review about this book—because I’m still in the state of speechlessness—instead, I’ll list off 5 reasons why you should must read Angelfall.

5 Reasons Why You Must Read Angelfall

11.      A kickass heroine

It’s rare to find books that has heroine that you will surely love. Because let’s face it, most YA books we read have heroines that are either too whiny or too perfect in their freaking imperfect world but Angelfall has neither of those two. The heroine, Penryn, is a teenage girl who has a disabled younger sister and a one heck of a crazy mother. Now put those all up in a world of chaos, of a world were hope is a forgotten word. Normally, we’ll get a heroine who likes to complain about her miserable situation or who’ll have moments wherein she’ll get depress or feel like all the hope in the world is gone but not Penryn, never Penryn. She’s a strong girl. She never complains. If life will throw burdens at her, she’ll just carry that burden on her back and carry on with her life. She also loves her sister too much that she’s willing to do everything just to get her back. Despite the utter chaos their world is in, she’ll do anything to survive. Not for her own sake but for her family. She tries her hardest to be strong because in not doing so, who will she rely on? Her crazy mother? Her sister who can’t even walk on her own? She has no one to rely on that’s why she has to carry on her back everything in order for their family to survive. If that will not make you like her, then I don’t know what is.

22.      Raffe

It always takes time for me to warm up to any love interest of the heroine in any book so it’s quite a surprise when I had an instant connection towards Raffe. I know this word is a bit overused but I’ll still say it, Raffe is pretty much an amazing character. How can I tell? Well, you have to read the book to find out.

33.      Concept

We usually read in books that angels are good people, that they do not bring harm to the mankind. But that’s not what it’s like for the angel concept for Angelfall. It’s far from that. It’s a bit ironic, really. In here, Angels are the Harbinger of Doom, instead of helping out mankind, they’re killing them. Can’t imagine that, can you? Then read the book to know how in the hell did it end up like that.

44.      Heart stopping scenes

That, my friend, I tell you, is the truth. There are a lot of heart stopping, sitting at the edge of scene and shouting curses moments that you will experience when you read this book.

55.      LOL moments

This book exudes seriousness but that doesn’t mean it does not have any funny scenes in it. There are, in fact, quite a few of them. But what really amused me so much was the “catfight” scene. You’ll know what I mean when you read it. ;)


I’m not urging you to read Angelfall, I am commanding you to go get a copy and read it. And when you do, buy the 2nd book too. Because you mind and body will crave for it when you get to the last part of the book. Trust me, I've learned my lesson already.

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1 comments

  1. Raffe is definitely one reason to read this book!! :P

    Ps. Ps. I have a blog as well, if you want to stop by I'd appreciate it so much! It's both in Italian and in English :3 -> http://frannieinthepages.blogspot.com/

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