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Flash Review: Angelfall | Susan Ee

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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.


Review

My Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

I feel like I’m a little late to this party, seeing that this book came out in 2012 and I thought it was a recent release. My bad. I haven’t read an angel book since reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone last year, so Angelfall was a refreshing return to the genre.

Even though this is another book with sexy angels, these aren’t your typical winged creatures of God. These angels are bloodthirsty. Their murderous intent was carried out exceedingly well throughout the entire story.

Penryn is a powerful, independent heroine who doesn’t allow her fear of angels or the state of her post-apocalyptic world to obstruct her determination. Her mission is to save her sister, and she does what needs to be done to get her back. She is clever, bold, courageous, skilled, and is simply a force to be reckoned with. As for Raffe, he is a deadly angel with a heart of gold. I loved every single scene with him. The romantic tension between the two characters was tantalizing, contrived in some places, but still pretty endearing.

The action was intense and fast-paced. And the ending will leave you desperately wondering what will happen next. I’m excited to find out, myself!


Book Details

  • Series: Penryn & the End of Days (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Skyscape
  • Publication Date: August 28, 2012
  • Genre: YA Dystopian, Fantasy
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