Wednesday, January 20, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - ANGELFALL by SUSAN EE - PENRYN & THE END OF DAYS # 1 - YA APOCALYPTIC

By: Susan Ee
Published By : Skyscape
Released : Available Now
Details: Kindle, 228 pages

RATING: 4.5 RAFFE & CRAZY MOMMA STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

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.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :

Admittedly I have had Angelfall sitting on my Kindle for a few years. I received book three from the publisher last year and I decided it was time to crack open a book that has been so well received.

Over 100,000 ratings on Goodreads.

Holy mac and cheese! 

The apocalypse has happened. 

We meet Penryn, her sister and mother as they are leaving their home.

Angels have taken over.

A gazillion lives lost.

Shiz is real and gangs are adding to the problem of trying to survive. You know all that good apocalyptic shiz where humans turn on each other and the weak get picked off and the strong turn into kings of their small territories.

Penryn saves an angel. She saves Raffe. And there begins this odd friendship between these two, but something happens...which leads Penryn on a search party.

Is there a romance?

Ummmm...not really. There is a passionate kiss. It is all a bit forbidden with the rules of human female and angel being a BIG no no. All that nice forbidden stuff to deter any romance from getting its wings.

We are introduced to more characters and creatures.

For me this story really kicked off at around the last twenty percent.

Now the first eighty percent was good. I liked it, but shiz hit the fan and all kinds of GAHHHHH was going down in that last twenty percent. It got a wee bit gory and ewww and a bit more ewwww.

Love the sub characters tweedle dee and dum. Clever lads, where all is not what it seems.

I am curious about Obi. Even his name.

Now the mum.

GOOD LAWD!!

She has me confused with her behavior.

She is one mixed up can of three beans. 

She is creepy and a bit insane. 

But is she?

She just kept on disappearing and then her behavior around certain individuals was almost to be revered. I have my thoughts on her and all her ramblings. We get told things which I believe are seeds for future growth. Definitely an odd character to watch out for. I think? 

Rotten eggs anybody?

Susan really does visually depict an apocalyptic world in her story telling very well.

I am rather eager to know more in World After.

I am sort of in the 4.25 – 4.5 star range for this one. I think I wanted a bit more from Penryn and Raffe and what was slowly going on between them, but that is just me. I do like a little romance or something to go on by the time I finish a book. They had their sarcasm rocking between them but I wanted to feel a little more with those two.

I can see why Susan nailed the 100,000 plus ratings on Goodreads.


Michelle



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