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. It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and. Penryn & The End of Days series by Susan Ee: Cover Rating: 4/5. Title Thoughts: pretty creative. Angelfall (epub).
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Review | Angelfall (Penryn & The End of Days, #1) by Susan Ee . of Ash ( Throne of Glass, #7) by Sarah J. Maas (epub) November 6, Karin Michael This was supposed to be a 5 book series, but for some reason Susan Ee changed it to a Trilogy (unfortunately). Indeed, the book was amazing. E-bok, Laddas ned direkt. Köp Angelfall av Susan Ee på jibticutepo.gq Format: E-bok; Filformat: EPUB med Adobe-kryptering. Om Adobe-kryptering.
This book rocked my socks. The dialogue. View all 5 comments. This main character This world This story Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest. View all 63 comments. The morning beckons and when I turn over, the book I finished in the midnight hours is beside me. The fantasy world is slipping away, unable to follow me into the light. Reality creeps in with the rising dawn, but I'm reluctant to meet it. I want that world, those characters, that emotion back - but it's over.
Time to find a new one in a new book and so the hunt is on but the sadness at leaving a good friend remains. Ee has done something amazing here and not just because she's written probably o The morning beckons and when I turn over, the book I finished in the midnight hours is beside me. Ee has done something amazing here and not just because she's written probably one of the best post-apocalypse fantasies of the year. But that would be a big part of it, yes.
And you too can experience the goodness for just 99 cents on site's site! Angelfall is a remarkable book, because if I were to tell you the synopsis, it would be so unspectacular, so typical of the genre, so But this book is anything but ordinary. Penryn's sister is captured by angels who've brought war and apocalypse to the human world. She finds an angel to help her retrieve her sister and they embark on a journey to get his wings back and rescue the young girl.
Simple, right? That's what I thought too. I thought I was just embarking on a ridiculous bandwagon that was being indulgent of an unusually good indie fic.
There are one or two issues I have with the novel but they are completely eclipsed by the brilliant story telling, characters and writing. I loved Penryn so completely; believed in her and championed her.
This book is a brilliant journey of great character and spirit. Full of the weird and wonderful. Ee has a great imagination and a gift for story telling. I know after I finish writing this review I will go and hunt down my next read.
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Yet I will get increasingly aggravated and depressed because nothing I see is what I want. Because what I want is Angelfall 2 and none of those books will be that. Go ahead.
Jump on the bandwagon. After all, you too could be waking up tomorrow wishing desperately that reality would just give you a little more time in this world, and with these characters, that Ee has created. This review also appears on my blog: View all 40 comments. Susan Ee, I salute you. Please do mankind a favor and send a copy of your book to every author who has ever written a book about angels - maybe they'll finally understand that they're not going about it right.
You are. This is how you write a book about angels. This is how you write a post-apocalyptic book. This is how you write a kick-ass heroine.
This is how you write a gut-wrenching romance. This is how you write a torn family. This is how every book deserves to be written. Angel Susan Ee, I salute you.
Angelfall begins in a post-apocalyptic realm where angels have taken over the Earth and are ravaging and destroying everything. Penryn, caught up in a raging battle for survival, must take care of her crippled seven-year-old sister and her mother who is bordering on the verge of complete lunacy. When Penryn witnesses the cruel ripping apart of an angel's wings, in what she can only guess to be violent angel politics, she is thrust under the spotlight of these inhumane beings. Now, her sister has been kidnapped and her only hope of finding her is Raffe, the angel whose wings she just witnessed being brutally cut off.
The two strike an unlikely compromise, but the world where Penryn lives is teeming with danger and finding her sister may put more on the line than Penryn originally believed From the moment you crack open the spine of Angelfall, Susan Ee doesn't give you a moment to breathe.
This is a story that completely sucks you in, keeping you frantically flipping the pages for more.
Ee's writing is beautiful, flowing with such talent that it is surprising this is a self-published novel. Furthermore, Penryn's voice is refreshing, strong, and driven.
She has quickly become one of my favorite female protagonists of all time and I found myself warming up to her stubborn will, dedication to her family, loyalty to her friends, and vulnerability all at once.
Penryn, like so many characters before her, must hold the weight of her family on her shoulders, but she does it in a way that makes you immediately sympathize and admire her. Her mother, who is single-handedly responsible for putting her seven-year-old sister in a wheelchair, is far from stable and my heart broke over just how quickly Penryn must have had to grow up and assume the role of adult.
Their relationship is a rocky one at best, but it is original, unique, and I find myself hoping against hope that it improves. Although Penryn was a completely kick-ass and self-reliant protagonist, she was no match for Raffe, the warrior angel. Raffe is self-assured, witty, and gorgeous - everything you can expect from a typical male protagonist right?
Raffe is a much deeper character than any usually featured in Young Adult novels and I fell for him - hard. Raffe has a long and mysterious past, which I am yearning to find out more about, but he is also compassionate, loyal, caring, trustworthy, and sweet beyond measure.
His relationship with Penryn progresses slowly, steadily building up in a way that simply increased the passion between them. The romance in no way detracted from the pounding pace of the plot and took a glorious backseat, but it was present and subtle and beautiful all the same. It's the type of romance that leaves so much more imagination, for interpretation, and for growth that I couldn't not envy Ee's easy way of incorporating it into the tale.
Susan Ee honestly makes writing look flawless. I couldn't find a single complaint, a single plot hole, a single something I didn't like about this book - and I'm a picky reader. This is hands down one of the best books I've read this year. It has everything you could possibly want in it: Ee doesn't gloss over the ugly aspects of human nature and the desperate means people resort to live by - if anything, her descriptions of these events only add to increase my respect for her and my love for this story.
If you haven't picked up Angelfall yet, then stop everything you're doing and go pick it up now. I surprised myself by finishing this in a matter of hours and I am more than tempted to order this online and read it again once it arrives at my doorstep. In fact, I probably will. I need more Raffe in my life ; Either way, I will be amongst the first people to get my hands on this sequel when it comes So what are you still doing reading this? Go download this book now and revel in its beauty: You can find this review and more on my blog Ivy Book Bindings View all 26 comments.
View all 25 comments. Angelfall is a competently-written and competently-edited novel. It is a dynamic, practically unputdownable, even though very familiar, story. A pair of beings - a human girl and a wingless angel in this case - ally to achieve their separate goals. They are reluctant and unnatural partners in Angelfall 's world almost completely destroyed by angels.
But, of course, they learn to respect and trust each other. I am not going to elaborate any further. You get the idea, I am sure. Everything I am fond of in novels of this sort is there: These two books are completely different beasts that only have a word "angel" connecting them. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a more literary, more complex and better written work, whereas Angelfall is a more commercial, easier to digest story, and I see nothing wrong with that.
Give me more good genre fiction! There is only a couple of things that bothered me in this novel. First, I feel there had to be a tad more information about the angel-orchestrated apocalypse.
You see, the attack happened about 2 months prior to the book's beginning, but the description of it is very murky, as if it happened centuries, not weeks before and nobody remembers the details anymore. I have only the vaguest idea of what exactly happened and how it unfolded. I wish this was addressed better in the novel.
Actually, some info-dumping about the apocalypse in the beginning of the book, in the barest and slowest part of it, would have been quite appropriate. And again, connected to the same 2-months post-apocalypse timeline, the human civilization seems to have digressed too severely over this rather short time.
Surely, considering that a huge percentage of human population has been wiped out, there is still enough canned food in ruined Wal-Marts to prevent people from doing some very atrocious things they do in this story for food. Plus, the main character's survival skills appear to have developed too quickly as well. Other than that, there is nothing to complain about, really.
Angelfall is certainly a page-turner and it gets better and better as the story progresses. I am not surprised everyone who's read this novel is so excited about it and its sequel.
Angelfall is a stellar entertainment. Now I only wish I had an opportunity to hold a hardcover of it in my hands. How and why this book was never published the traditional way is a mystery to me. View all 51 comments. In fact I don't think the angels themselves know WHY. And then it dawns on me - they all are just hawt for some human pussy. At least that's my conclusion so far, because as of yet a lot of details are unclear.
I need the sequel now! This was so packed with action that I couldn't stop reading. Men with wings, crazy flesh eating things, scorpion angels dafuq?
Pass me that WEED, this shit is great! View all 76 comments. A review of this is now posted on my blog as well. Feel free to check it out! I'm, like, shaking from the utter epicness and badassery that is this gem of a book. I need to lie down.
Most of you people are probab A review of this is now posted on my blog as well. Most of you people are probably like: But I just can't help it. Dx I mean, oh my God , you guys. This book masterpiece is I can honestly say that. For those of you who haven't gotten this book, please get it. For those of you who do have this book yet still hold off on reading it I'm done. View all 28 comments. Robin Bridge Four. No more YA for me. Life's too short and I'm tired of trying to find a YA book I might miraculously like when I could be reading great books.
NO I didn't like it. And I didn't even hate it. It was just a whole big huge "why the hell am I wasting my time with this? Here's why: Might as well go for the whole package. What is it with YA authors and this kind of narrative? Has it become a prerequisite of the genre? Just why? That's pretty much self-explanatory isn't it? Everything drags on and on and on. Even the fights are boring here. Yes they are.
The plot was uneventful and pretty much non-existent , which certainly didn't help. Moving on. Most of them were completely unnecessary and added absolutely nothing to the story. Did I say boring already? I guess I did. It's just that there isn't any. It's all flat flat flat FLAT. Thank you.
Oh, and by the way, the fact that your mommy paid for 5 years of intensive little grasshopper classes when you were younger doesn't mean you're a kick-ass heroine. No it doesn't. I still have two more things to say before I leave you alone: It's obvious I'm too stupid to grasp the greatness of it all. I think I can safely recommend this book to anyone who likes any of these genres or categories: Well done, Ms.
Right off the bat, this book had me when the action started immediately. It's the end of the world people, shit should be hitting the fan. It was awesome enough when Penryn and the angel were on the run out in the wilderness, fending for themselves It's as if this author ransacked my brain to know what I'd want to read about. The last portion of the book lost me for a moment by taking a trip into the bizarre.
Don't get me wrong, I was still hooked. Not once did this book become boring.
Because that's what we were dancing with in the last part. I'm not even complaining! There just might have been a moment where my brain started doing a brief reaction of Does Not Compute! Then I recovered and continued with the awesomeness of this book. If you're looking for something different from the standard YAPNR fare, and like a bit of grit and darkness as well, then do get yourself a copy of Angelfall.
View all 90 comments. If you haven't read these books run to Netgalley. They have the first two up for grabs. It is flipping amazing. One of the few books that I've read that creates a whole new approach to the end of the world scenario. Angel driven apocalypse- Who woulda thunk it? Angel books have never impressed me until I started this series. You have a strong female MC. A male MC that you well.. No shame. Supporting characters that If you haven't read these books run to Netgalley.
Supporting characters that aren't just lumps on the side. I sometimes feel like an old woman reading these young adult books but this one made me not give a crapola. Go read this! Then you will be begging like me for more. View all 38 comments. May 01, Angela rated it it was amazing Shelves: I knew this book was going to be good, but I kept putting it off until the series was complete and now that it is I can finally dive in.
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And oh did I dive, I read this whole book in one sitting. I loved what Susan did with this book. No one thing outweighs the other. The action, the romance, characters, and the underlying story all are evenly balanced. The biggest plus of this book was that it was different. I loved the idea of Angels being the bad guys. We all know it's one thing to have an amazing book idea like this, but it's a whole different thing when it comes to having it play out well on paper Susan nailed it.
Angelfall takes place six weeks after Angels have come to earth and started raining hell down on everything. Penryn is our leading lady and right away we get to see that she is what is holding her family together.
Her, her sister, and mother are hiding out when they start to run out of supplies and realize their building will soon be raided by gangs and that they need to move.
They decide to leave at night to avoid being seen by both the Angels and the street gangs. As far as characters go both Raffe and Pen are super strong. Both are fighters with such strong personalities.
Both of them are very determined characters for very different reasons. Both Pen and Raffe have moved up to my list of my favorite leads. Pen is so unbelievable real and Raffe has built a category all his own. Even the moments when things are so far from being a real life situations Pen's character makes them feel real. Raffe our leading male and fallen angel is so spot on. He was witty, sarcastic, and had perfect timing.
Personally he was my favorite character, and it didn't hurt that he sounded like a total panty dropper. But the truth is that we're all stumbling around in the dark. Sometimes we hit something terrible Sometimes, as we're stumbling along in the dark, we hit something good.
I liked how their stories come together, I liked how they interact with one another, and I love their forbidden love. I found myself getting really caught up in their relationship, more so than I normally would. As far as sub characters go we have her mother, her sister Paige, and the Twins. All were perfect.
I loved how insane-o her mother is Like the women is next lever crazy. Besides our two main characters she was probably my favorite,and the person I'm most looking forward to reading about in the next book.
The other sub characters I liked were the twins, Tweedle Dee and Dum.
They were the perfect sprinkled in characters. For characters that could have easily became too convenient I never felt their presence was forced. There are a few other subs I wanted to mention but decided to leave out for certain spoily reasons. The plot of this book is what sets this book apart from others in its genre and what made it a five star read. As I said above not one aspect overshadows another one. The setting is described to perfection.
This new worlds details aren't ones you'll have to question. The action is so steady and perfectly spaced out. The ending of this book had twist after twist and one after another I didn't see them coming But that one twist that I really really didn't see coming, had my jaw dropping!!!!!!
Susan Ee comes out of nowhere and punched me in the face!!! View all 4 comments. In fact, the only other book I read that had to do with Angels was Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and contrary to popular opinion, I didn't like it too much.
Therefore, I was a bit wary about reading another book that involved Angels. But I had high hopes that Angelfall would change my opinion and I'm glad it didn't disappoint. I did not expect the gore and horrific imagery at all in that extent in a young adult novel. Even some scenes made me think, "Woah. This is WAY too much.
On the other hand though, I loved the characters! Penryn was such a badass heroine. I loved the fact that she's literally trained in various forms of martial arts and self-defense. She's tough and isn't afraid to get down and kick ass, boy or girl! He's officially on my list of book boyfriends. That is all. And the tension between Penryn and Raffe I was literally visualizing myself nudging these two together. I can't wait to see how their relationship develops in the later books.
I can already tell that this is definitely one of those series that gets better with each book! World After, here I come! View all 12 comments. I've read this book 3 times and loved it. Okay so on my 3rd time through I saw a few small issues but I still love the dark originality of the story and Penryn so even though it is probably only really a 4 star read I'll keep the 5 stars up there. I'm Finished and another 5 star read for me.
There is really something for everyone. I really wanted to devour it in one day again. And in that game, my mother is our secret weapon. I adored the slow burn and build of subtle romance between Penryn and Raffe. There is a gradual respect and kinship that forms that could become more than that later.
But there is definitely some heat there even if both of them have other things to worry about at the time. Penryn has some interesting people in her life; an agnostic Angel, a crippled sister, schizophrenic mother, rebellion leader Obi as in Obi Wan and Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
Angels have waged war on the humans taking out most major cities. Humans are on the brink of extinction violence and horrors around every corner. Penryn tries to provide for her mother and sister by scavenging food and hiding in abandoned homes. They have to be careful of the other humans that are doing the same and the gangs that roam the streets.
Penryn, all odds against her, has not lost her humanity and tries to help Raffe, an angel under attack by his own kind. She is able to help him but at the loss of her sister Paige who is taken by the attacking angels. She helps Raffe recover from the loss of his wings and hopes that he will help her find her sister. Some authors use a lot of extra words to get the imagery and the plot across but this was so streamlined that there were no lulls in the story.
I found that the plot was leaping and bounding along and I was running along with it to see where we would end up. The concept of the Angels and their culture was so interesting I actually giggled when the term Angel Politics was used since it seemed so foreign to me. Penryn was such an interesting character growing up with a crazy mother has made her more able to deal with the craziness and destruction around her. The way her mom popped in and out of the story was so fascinating; nothing says love like a pentagram on a dead body.
So many things in this story were eerie and sinister but there is always a sense of hope as well. I grew to absolutely love the dynamic between Penryn and Raffe along with the forbidden romance that might be forming there. I was wrapped up in this book the entire time, if you like a good adventure and are not faint of heart because some of the horrors in this book were devastatingly cruel it is a great read.
View all 74 comments. A Badass Hidden Gem A dark, gritty, gory, post-apocalyptic world is so beautifully represented by the author in Angelfall. Beautiful you say? Yes, beautiful! When you read a book, and in your head you can see the world as vivid as if you were looking outside your window, that is beautiful.
Nevertheles A Badass Hidden Gem Nevertheless, who am I to judge? I suck at writing. Yes, really, angels. Not the sweet, cute boy angels we know from other YA books but serious, sword wielding, destroy the human race, type angels.
Ok, so to survive in this world, you need to have some serious skills. Which humans survive in this world? Maybe those with military skills? Maybe those with karate skills? Maybe a young girl of 17 having a homicidal schizophrenic mother; who in an episode of sanity, tells you to do whatever it takes to protect yourself from her moments of paranoia. It was heartbreaking and was portrayed so realistically. An angel kidnaps Paige in a moment of nasty revenge. To save Paige, Penryn saves another angel in hopes he will guide her to where the angels are keeping Paige.
Raffe is the injured angel that Penryn saves. Are the literary gods playing a joke on me? How ironic for me to find my favorite book of in the last week of the year. I'm going to do this review a little differently. I'm not going to go in some extreme in-depth talk about how awesome this book is because there are a few other reviews that do that and I don't think I could do the book any justice even if I tried.
Angelfall kicks off right from the start with plenty of action and never settles down. Expect little to no sleep until you've finished.
Penryn is my pick for strongest heroine of In fact, I created a new shelf just for her: "Ass-kickin' heroine. Bet on it. Witty Dialogue. There are so many quotes I could paste into my review, but I can't because I'd end up just pasting the entire book. I was thoroughly entertained!
The post-apocalyptic world. It's shocking, horrifying, and any other adjective you can possibly use to describe the emotion you feel while reading this book.
It's a world I could never live in. I'd pretty much put my head between my legs and kiss my ass goodbye. Susan did her research. Angel books run the risk of not being true to their mythological "rules. Halo: Only eight angels fell from Heaven?
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?
After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. 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?After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
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Go do it now! But there is indeed hope for this paranormal genre. Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival.
Let's get real.