Angelfall & World After & End of Days
Written By: Susan Ee
Published By: Hodder and Stoughton and Skyscape
Read: August 10-15, 2015
Goodreads Synopsis- Angelfall
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.
Goodreads Synopsis- World’s End
In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.
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?
Goodreads Synopsis- End of Days
End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.
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?
This is the first time that I have ever reviewed an entire series in one post. I flew through the series in less than a week and I decided that instead of posting three separate reviews I would just smush it all into one post. My actual rating of each individual book is the same for each one, which I would say is about 3.5/5.
The series as a whole was a very easy read. The writing isn’t going to blow your mind, but the story will pull you in and keep you interested from the first page to the last. I was constantly surprised with the direction that the story was taking. The story was just so creative and even though it was full of angels, it never became overly religious.
The absolute best part of this story was the unique cast of characters. Penryn and her family were so much fun to read about. Rarely do we read about people with mental or physical disabilities in dystopian novels. It is just assumed that they don’t survive, but Penryn’s family is full of fighters. There were so many different dimensions to each of the characters. Susan Ee is a master of character development.
If you haven’t read this series I recommend that you do. It is a fast and fun read!
2015 Reading Challenge- A Book With Non-Human Characters
Recommended for Fans of: Fantasy, Dystopia, Romance and Young Adult
Suggested to Read Next: Daughter of Smoke & Bone