Monday, 9 April 2012

REVIEW - Angelfall by Susan Ee

Title: Angelfall
Author: Susan Ee
Series: Penryn & the End of Days #1
Publised: May 21st 2011 (Kindle Edition)
Link: Goodreads / Amazon
Source: Bought ebook

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.


Without a doubt, THE best angel book I have ever read! This book just blew me away. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where angels are the harbingers of death, one girl must team up with the enemy if she is to have any chance of rescuing her sister from the clutches of evil.

From the very first page, the reader is catapulted into a world where angels roam the sky and humans are fighting for survival. Among those still standing is Penryn, a 17 year old girl who must call upon all her survivalist instincts if she is to have any chance of saving her family. While rescuing an angel after he has his wings cut off by his own kind, her wheelchair bound sister is taken and carried off into the night. Left with the wounded angel and her schizophrenic mother to look after, Penryn begins a journey that will change her life.

I devoured this book! Right from the first line I was sucked in and kept up until the wee hours of the morning, loving every second of this heart-pounding ride. Penryn was an amazing character. Having been trained in various self-defense and martial-arts techniques, she is a true survivalist. Strong willed, determined and head strong, she is one kick-ass heroine. She also has a vulnerability about her which makes the reader connect to her. She doesn't enjoy fighting, but she will to save herself and those she loves. The story is told in first person from her POV so we are able to feel her desperation and heart-ache as she searches for her baby sister. Raffe I loved. He is snarky and brash and even though he is the enemy, you begin to warm to him as the story progresses. You get a sense of his despair at having his wings cut off and begin to see a different side to him. The connection between Penryn and Raffe was well thought out and believable. At first they are both wary of each other, both each others enemy, but as they travel together, their partnership grows into contention, bordering on friendship.

The story itself was an action-packed thrill ride. There is no hiding from the harsh reality of what has happened to the world. The author doesn't sugar-coat anything. It's gory, raw, edgy and frightening. It is dark, fast paced and filled with so many twist and turns you will be on the edge of your seat throughout. The writing is so descriptive and flows so brilliant that every drop of blood spilled is captured in great detail. 

The ending. My god the ending! I was in bits! What a way to end a book! I am dying to get my hands on book two but we don't even have a release date yet! :( I am having withdrawal symptoms here! Please Ms Ee, put me out of my misery! 

If you haven't read this book then you need to get it like right now! One of the best books I have ever read!

1 comment :

  1. Loved the story line. I loved the hero and the slow development of the romance was very interesting to read. Hero was very likable.



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