Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days #1)

Goodreads 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.

My Review:

Angelfall is the 1st book in the Penryn and the End of Days series by Susan Ee. The start of the book takes place about 6 weeks after the apocalypse. Angels have taken over the earth and everything is in shambles. Penryn and her family are trying to escape and find a new place to live when she inadvertently comes across a bunch of Angels attacking one of their own. She helps to thwart the attack and rescues the angel. However the Angels steal her sister as revenge. Now she must team up with Raffe to help find her sister and get his wings back.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a different take on Angels and I found it very interesting. The Angels were cruel but Raffe grew on me. He was the underdog and the other Angels cut his wings off. However he did protect Penryn and it was clear that he was different from the others.

I really like Penryn. She's a survivor. She did what it took to survive in this new world. Sometimes she was shocked at what she would do that she survived. She loved and protected her mother and her sister Paige. When her sister was taken she could've just given up on her but she didn't. She did when she had to find her.

Her mother was a trip. She was a paranoid schizophrenic who, thanks to the Apocalypse, was off her meds. In many ways Penryn was the mother in this relationship. She made sure they had food and shelter.

I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the next one.

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