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.
Hey it’s Brigit and Grace finally back together again for another awesome review of one of our favorite books: Angelfall! Though we both read this well over a year ago, we wanted to review it now that book two: World After has come out, and I (Brigit) have reread Angelfall to fully refresh myself (Grace wanted me to let you know, that yes, she has reread it many times too)!
Angelfall embodies everything the apocalypse has to offer, starting out with mayhem. Through it all, Penryn fights against the odds in every aspect, dealing with a crazy mother, and one hot sarcastic angel, with more than one trick up his sleeve. She is definitely one of our top favorite female leads, and did we mention she came prepared to the apocalypse because she has all the skills of a master sensei (maybe that’s an exaggeration, but she still has super defense skills)! Thank goodness Penryn can take on any obstacle coming at her because this book does not take well to those who are not ready to face unimaginable threats. And believe us when we say there are many.
Angefall dipped into the darkness of the reality in the destruction of the world. Chaos is king, and Susan Ee never forgot that. Edgar Alen Poe would have commended her on her use of grim and unexpected situations. That is not to say that their weren’t amazing moments of triumph throughout. Susan Ee made sure that all our rooting for Penryn to win and conquer was not for nothing. Penryn is a character you can believe in; she faces each new development with determination and comes out on top. Not to mention, through it all, Penryn never succumbed to the disaster surrounding her but instead focused on her goal to rescue her sister.
Luckily, she is not alone in her mission to save her sister. Even more luckily, her companion in the end of the world, is the ridiculously attractive angel with a kick butt name: Raffe. He challenges Penryn in a good way, adding light to heart wrenching situations that occur, and is the rock that Penryn depends on. They don’t call him “the wrath of God” for nothing (And quite honestly, we’d risk the apocalypse to meet this angel). Their relationship is what makes Angelfall so addicting to read. It’s so uncertain yet the possibility of such a beautiful but forbidden romance is always lurking.
By the time we finished Angelfall, we were left reeling with the adventure it took us on. The action was nonstop, and we had so many questions, not to mention quite a bit of anxiety over the way the ending events played out. That’s why we were so so soo eager for World After to come out, and we waited much too long for it to finally arrive! At last it has, and fortunately for you (unlike us unfortunate souls), you can read both books back to back. But for now, do yourself the favor, and invest your time into reading Angelfall! It will be soo worth it believe us!
We will be reviewing World After soon for your enjoyment, stay tuned! 🙂
You can buy Angelfall on Amazon here! (OH AND WE FORGOT TO MENTION, ANGELFALL IS GOING TO BE A MOVIE!!!)