Monday, May 13, 2013

re·view : Angelfall by Susan Ee

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee


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.


The first impression a had of this book was a minor freak out. This were my words on goodreads:
So many feelings. I can't even start.
Probably be for the best if I try to digest this one for a couple of days before reviewing.
No words for now.
If you don't know if you should read it, do it! It's amazing!!!

So yes, now we shall try to make sense of things.

I found out that it was self-published after I bought it, and I started avoiding reading it. Telling myself it was going to be bad. Well, if regret could kill, I would be dead. This book is so well written! And I dare say well edited? I'm no specialist, but this is my review ins't it? :P
I got hooked on the first page and it hanged on to me until the last page.

I loved this world, where angels come down on us for the apocalypse, but after all the destruction they just seem to be hanging out and causing havoc. Nobody knows what is happening or what they are actually doing.

When Penryn and her family decide that their home is no longer safe and are moving out, a group of angels kidnaps her sister and leave one of them behind, not after cutting off his wings.
Thats when the story begins. Rafe needs to go back so he can try to get his wings back, Penryn will do anything to find her little sister.
That is not to say is an ideal situation, but a common objective is enough for them. 

Pacing : this aspect was amazing, the story never slows down. Could. Not. Sleep.

Plot : twists and turns, could never have seen that ending coming.

I freacking love that dialog! LOVE every minute of it. 
Lemme show yah:

"My friends call me Wrath,” says Raffe. “My enemies call me Please Have Mercy. What’s your name, soldier boy?”

"Oh. My. God." I lower my voice, having forgotten to whisper. "You are nothing but a bird with an attitude. Okay, so you have a few muscles, I'll grant you that. But you know, a bird is nothing but a barely evolved lizard. That's what you are.

“You're like a little girl demanding answers to questions during a covert operation. Why is the sky blue, daddy? Can I ask that man with the machine gun where the bathroom is? If you don't stay quiet, I'm going to have to dump you.” 

See? Told you, is almost as good as Ivashkov, and that is saying something.

The love interest is interesting, I don't know if is an actual love interest yet, witch is awesome, because those awkward looks and conversations make me giggle. Best part of love interest.
Anyway, Ee lets as know there is something there, but Penryn has more important shit to do (saving her sister? ). So yes, refreshing, eh?

Oh god, I hope I was able to stop fangirling long enough to make this coherent, but now I'm allowed. I NEED THE NEXT BOOK!!!

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