Book review: Angelfall (Penryn & The End Of Days 1)

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Title: Angelfall

Author: Susan Ee

Goodreads link: Angelfall


Summary: When, six weeks after the apocalypse, Penryn, her helpless sister and her mother try to escape their home, they “stumble” across the angels. The angels of the apocalypse. They seem to be fighting, and one of them has been cut from his wings and left for dead. Penryn honestly couldn’t care less (except that the limbs and feathers of angels have a high price to sell them for), till the other angels take her little sister with them. Penryn recues the dying angel on the street and forces him to bring her to her sister.

I’ve read this book before, andΒ for some reason I kept not being able to read further than the first chapters. Now, I wonder what happened, because this book is awesome! It took so many different turns that at one point I didn’t know what to expect any more.

The setting sometimes reminded me of the series The Walking Dead (especially in the camp, halway through the book), which is pretty cool. Except that that series is about zombies and this one about angels and apocalypse.

This is one of the first books I’ve read where there is no secret “I’d give up anything for you but no one can know” love, and that’s the good thing. Penryn and Raffe are not together, and it goes so well. I mean, at some point Penryn must hav realized Raffe is pretty hot and all, but the fact that they couldn’t stand each other was just the best. Somehow, that made the book even better.

It was refreshing to actually read a book about all of this without a love triangle, and, if you round it up, there wasn’t love at all.

Raffe is a really interesting character, because he may be an angel and all, but once his wings were cut off, he was practically helpless. In fact, he was dying. And he was only a little bit arrogant.

Penryn is someone I could easily be. If someone took my little sister, I’d hunt them down over the entire world if I had to, but I would’ve brought her back. She’s also pretty smart, which was good because if there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s books where girls are portrayed as helpless. And a lot of books seem to not have that, except that the secret is that the girl acts tough but is still helpless. Penryn could easily manage a lot, and it made her awesome.

Overall, this book was pretty amazing, and I keep thinking that if I’d had pushed through, I could’ve read this a whole lot earlier… Oh well. As I am typing this, I have gotten the second part of this series (is there a 3rd part? I don’t know, actually), which I’ll start hopefully soon! πŸ™‚

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