May 11, 2013

Angelfall by Susan Ee



Publisher’s summary: 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.

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My take: What the heck? Did all that just really happen? That is THE craziest ending EVER! Seriously…THAT was insane!

When I first started Angelfall, I sensed that it might be a really dark book because it seemed very grim. And, as I got further into the story, things just got insanely crazy. Angelfall is one of those types of books that make you wonder if you’ll have crazy dreams or even nightmares after reading. But even during the most insane moments…moments that should have had me totally freaking-out…Susan Ee had a way of writing them so they weren’t quite as disturbing as they could, and probably should, have been. I haven’t figured out how these brilliant authors are able to do that, but she did it brilliantly well.

The characters are very well done in this book. I really liked and admired the main character Penryn, and I pretty much grew attached to Raffe from the moment he was introduced. But it was Penryn’s mother who was the most fascinating. I want to know if she really is psycho, or if she really has demons controlling her. The things that woman does throughout the book are both disturbing and comical.

There’s not much more I want to say about Angelfall other than it’s a really small book and a very quick read, I would highly recommend it and I'm dying for the next book in the series.

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7 comments:

Angie F said...

Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed this one! It is pretty dark and disturbing, but you just can't turn away! This is one of very few angel books that I love. :D

Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

J-9 said...

I too was amazed at how dark this book was considering it is categorized as a YA novel. I think everyone who has read this book cannot wait to get their hands on the second one.
Cheers
J9
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Joe Pass said...

Loved Ur review. Ya...I'm reading this one now and I sure hope it doesn't give me nightmares.

Escapism Fanatic said...

I loved this book. Adored is more appropriate I guess.

Michele G Miller said...

I was scrolling through Twitter and saw you reviewed this! I just did a Friday Feature on it this week. I LOVED it and can't wait for book two.
It is so gritty and crazy just as you said :)
~M

Elizabeth said...

I just bought this book from Amazon :)

Micaella Lopez said...

This book had lots of action and I had sympathy for both Penryn and Raffe. Talk about a surprise about Raffe, although I should've known. I won't spoil it for those of you who haven't finished the book but please read it. I just started book 2.

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