When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.
Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.
Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?
My Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
This was a kicka** sequel to Angelfall. The beginning picks up right where it left off. The author doesn’t waste time in trying to catch her readers up on what happened in the last book. Instead, she dives right into the action and takes us on a roller coaster of gut-wrenching yet enthralling emotions and events that keep us entertained from beginning to end.
Penryn continues to grow as a character as she attempts to protect her family, but in the process she makes many mistakes, especially in her treatment of her transformed sister and mentally ill mother. Despite her flaws, Penryn is a pillar of strength and goodness. She knows she can’t save everyone, but tries her best anyways. Even though she may not think it herself, Penryn is most definitely a hero. And I can honestly say that she is now one of my favorite heroines I’ve read this year!
I loved this book, but I have only one complaint. There is not nearly enough Raffe in this sequel. For most of the story, he is mentioned in thought or shown in a flashback. Only in the end do we get those delicious moments between him and Penryn. I live for these moments. The two lovebirds are hilarious together and the romantic tension between them has me giggling like a ninny. So, my only request is that the third book have MORE RAFFE.
Besides that one hiccup, this book is amazing.
- Series: Penryn & the End of Days
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Skyscape
- Publication Date: November 19, 2013
- Genre: YA Dystopian, Fantasy