Angelfall by Susan Ee
Series: Penryn and the End of Days #1
Genre: YA Dystopia / Paranormal
Release Date: May 21 / 2013
Publisher: Feral Dreams
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.
If you haven't read the first part of this review, go read it over at Kaina's blog (These Flying Pages).
"I never kid about my warrior demigod status.""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."
"My friends call me Wrath," says Raffe. "My enemies call me Please Have Mercy. What's your name, soldier boy?"
Loved the plot. It was a refreshing take on an overdone concept. The thing I liked about the romance was the whole love/hate thing they had going on.
I thought the plot could have had more action and stuff. Like more scenes where she was kicking some serious butts. The romance was “meh” for me. I do like the love/hate relationship they have though. The hate part was awesome :D
Yeah, the romance isn’t like actually over the top mushy love, it’s more of subtle thing that’s hinted towards the end, much of which was spent hating each others guts.
They only kissed once. How exciting!
It was so frustrating, for me at least....
*short attention span* DOGGIES. Anyways.. for me, it was more like, “Aww, how cute, they kissed. Now can we kick more angel butts and more kissing later?”
Sometimes I just wanted them to kiss and other times I just wished for them to start insulting each other and you know... start a duel :D
YES, duel between Penryn and Raffe! I’d be buying front row tickets to that. But overall, THIS IS AN OKAY BOOK. DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE HYPE.
(refer to gif above) Angelfall by Susan Ee while enjoyable and original accompanied by the occasional witty dialogue and a strong heroine is definitely a bit over hyped.
Look, I’m just sitting over here and letting you do all the pretty talking. But yes, what she said. Does that conclude our review?
*Jazz hands* Ugh no never mind that’s lame. O_O *slowly backs away*
*left in the spotlight* Wait, are we closing the curtains? Did we even have curtains? DON’T LEAVE ME HERE..
MENTAL CURTAINS THEY’RE MAGICAL OKAY?
OKAY MAGICAL CURTAINS.. I will disappear!! *vanishes* Cuz you know, I’m awesome and cool.. BYE PEEPS.
*Comes back and fixes hair* I’m still here. Lol kidding. Bye, little awesome readers.
No, we shall call them munchkins. Anyways, BYE.. FOR REALZ THIS TIME.
Or is it? *light fades*
*mental magical curtains close*
Our Final Verdict:
Behind the Scenes
(this takes place right after the end)
*Kaina makes weird noises that sound vaguely like uncontrollable laughter while saying I’LL BE BACK.*
*hears shushing and someone getting slapped*
*HEARS A DUEL BEING CALLED FOR*
*except for you know... the duel*
*hears Ariella whine, “CAN WE LEAVE NOW..”*
*Kaina whines “Awwww what about the duel?” Maybe Raffe will come and save me *wags eyebrows*
*Ariella wins the duel and no one cares about Raffe so he can go after Penryn*
Woah wait when did we decide a winner? I haven’t even taken off my earrings. You know what? I don’t need no hot yummy angel to save me BECAUSE I AM BADASS *does finger thing ninja motion*
I decided I’m winner five seconds ago and no I’m more badass cuz I’m Asian and I got my karate stuff.
I AM A BLACK BELT IN MARTIAL ARTS *SITS DOWN*
Okay how about I get you some ginseng tea and you can calm down?
A ninja never calms down.
BUT YOU CAN.. *injects sleeping potion* *Kaina falls asleep on the ground* MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
*Kaina jumps back up “A ninja is not taken down so easily!”*
How about I give you food and we can leave the audience alone? Oui?
*Kaina follows food, her epic ninja Shadowhunter type of outfit fading into the darkness..........*
Okay, you done cosplaying yet? *drags Kaina away*
*Kaina sneaks one more grin before being dragged away*
END OF BEHIND THE SCENES
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