After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.
When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?
My Rating:⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
I thought this was a fantastic end to the trilogy! Although I will admit there were some issues. Penryn’s heroism was magnified two-fold in this book. She continues to kick some serious angel and demon butt as she assumes the role of protector and savior of the human race. However, there are some dips in her character. It almost seems like she frequently forgets about her 7-year old sister, Paige, and leaves her to her own devices because she is transformed and a little more capable than before. Another issue I had is her unrelenting hope in becoming “Raffe’s girl.” She rarely questions the plausibility of their relationship, which is more than a little disconcerting, especially considering how much she questioned it in the previous books.
As for Raffe, lord knows I love his character. Thank God he was more present in this book. He behaved a bit too much like we-can’t-be-together-because-we’re-so-different Edward Cullen in some places, but he still retained most of his sass and charisma. And, even though their relationship was a bit melodramatic this time around, I still love those Penryn and Raffe moments. The ending definitely made me one happy camper.
The pacing was a little wonky in this one and the writing was never striking or above average, but both elements were just right for this type of story. However, there were some moments of vagueness in the plot this time around, but they could be overlooked. Mostly.
Even though this book has its ups and downs, I’ll give it four stars, simply for the sheer entertainment of it. Also, I’ve failed to say this in the last two posts, but I LOVE Tweedledee and Tweedledum. That is all.
See my full review on Goodreads here!
- Series: Penryn & the End of Days Series (Book 3)
- Paperback: 331 pages
- Publisher: Skyscape
- Publication Date: May 12, 2015
- Genre: YA Dystopian, Fantasy