Sunday, 12 July 2015

Angelfall

Angelfall

Author- Susan Ee
Page count- 284 pages
Publisher- Skyscape
Publication Date- August 28th 2012

Synopsis


17 year old Penryn young is thrown into the middle of a war world with only one thing on her mind- to keep her younger sister and mother alive, which was hard enough without the added mess of killer angels and blood thirsty gangs.

When Penryn’s sister is kidnapped she is forced to go against her every instinct and make a deal with the enemy.

Raffe, an angel warrior, half-starved and helpless finds himself at the mercy of a 17 year old human. Together they set off, travelling Northern California with only each other to rely on, but when the time comes who will they stand with? Each other or their own kind?

My opinion


Well Susan Ee you have blown me away. The End of Days series has well and truly destroyed dystopia for me, how can it get any better than this? I mean really, I have trouble with dystopia as somehow the authors all seem to get bored and rush their writing towards the end *ahem* mockingjay, ignite me, reached…. Need I go on? But my faith has been restored.

First of all, angels? I put this book off for so long because c’mon angels? Generally angel stories bore me they can be clich├ęd and well they just suck, *cough* hidden, halo, angel *cough* all came on just, well, childish. But I urge you, if like me, you see the word angel and just back away from books, do not shy away from Angelfall not only is the protagonist a straight up badass but she is also incredibly witty, the back and forth between Penryn and Raffe is something I never wanted to end. But don’t be fooled these books are about so so so much more than just a romance.

"I'm proud to be human. We're ever so flawed. We're frail, confused, violent, and we struggle with so many issues. But all in all, I'm proud to be a Daughter of Man."

Next Dystopia in general has a way of sucking people in with their wild premises and I mean you can really get away with anything with these types of books, the genre opens itself up to the impossible. And don’t get me wrong Susan Ee plays well with this but excluding that her writing is just so… I can’t think of the word… she just draws you in, I did not tire of Angelfall. I crave more Susan Ee her writing is very addictive.

Most importantly though is how the quality remains consistent and how the ultimate goal of the story is not strayed from for a romantic plot *heaves a sigh of relief*.


...also look how pretty the cover is!!!




                                                          Rating: 10/10


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