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Saturday, May 26, 2012

[Review] Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) by Susan Ee

Title: Angelfall
Series: Penryn & the End of Days, #1
Author: Susan Ee
Pages: 255 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Feral Dream
Release Date: May 21, 2011

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.

"There's a strong fear of the supernatural now. Both mortal predators and prey seem to agree on listening to their primal fears and hiding until dawn."

It's 6 weeks after the apocalypse struck Northern California, and 17 year old Penryn is struggling to take care of her wheelchair bound younger sister and schizophrenic mother. While trying to move them some place safe, she runs into a battle between a group of angels. It's 5 against 1, and even though they're the cause of the ruin, Penryn finds it in herself to help the lone angel. Unfortunately, one of the others uses this opportunity to fly off with her sister, and now Penryn must work together with the hated creature she's saved in order to get her back.

This is one of the best, if not the best, self-published novel I've read. It's also the best angel novel I've come across. Angelfall is dark, gritty, action packed, and unlike anything I've read before. This is a superb take on angels. They are not your typical, glowy, beautiful beings who protect you from danger and help you choose good over evil. These angels are dark, violent creatures who you need protection from! Except Raffe; he's pretty sweet and hilarious.

I can't believe that ending! I need more, now! I must know what the angels are up to! Why are they trying to destroy the humans? What are they doing to those kids? What are those things in the giant tubes?! This book is full of so much awesome: street gangs, cannibals, resistance camps, action, adventure, survival, angels of the apocalypse, science projects gone wrong. Parts were pretty darn disturbing and I couldn't help but cringe, but wow, this book is good!

"Besides, she didn't eat him, she just...gnawed on him a little."

I recommend this to...everyone!

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  1. Oh, WOW! OK, so I'm really wary of self-published books after one particularly bad experience envolving a deceptively pretty package and a REALLY dissapointing novel. THIS? THIS SOUNDS AMAZING! I've seen this popping up everywhere, but this has to be the first review I've read. Sounds AMAZING! Great review! ♥

    1. I do tend to enjoy self-published novels, but OMG this one! I definitely suggest you check it out!


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