“If I was good at marketing, I’d spin you an empty story that sounds profound. But the truth is that we’re all just stumbling around in the dark. Sometimes we hit something terrible.”
― Susan Ee,
Series: Penryn & The End Of Day Book 1
This book was so much more than I expected. The cover was beautiful and I bet you didn’t consider it a dark book. Well, you were wrong!
Angelfall takes place in a post-apocalypse world where the world is being took over my angels. Now before you think pshh angels like the sweet innocent angels we heard about as kids, well I have to break the news to you these angels are extremely different from what you are thinking. The angels are set on ruling the world and the humans who inhabit it. They are viscous and cruel with a beautiful face.
The story starts off with action and doesn’t slow down I mean what more can you want out of a book. This story follows a young girl named Penryn who is the responsible one and protector of her family, which include her crazy mother, and sister who is confined to a wheelchair. She is in charge of keeping her family alive and all the weight of that is on her shoulders alone. Penryn is an amazing character she is brave, brilliant, Witty and is willing to defend those who she cares for.
Unfortunately Penryn’s world is torn apart when she comes across a group of angels who are pulling one of their own’s wings off and she decides to save him. For interfering the angels steal her sister and the only way to get her back is to trust is the angel who is laying broken and wingless in the street, the one that she saved.
The angel’s name is Raffe and can I just say how much I loved Raffe. He was what made this story more lighter inside of this dark world. Raffe is a force to reckoned with then in a weaken state. He was a more complex character who keep his emotions hide behind a mask and when they did peek through get the duck tape ready because you will need it to fix your break when it cracks. The best part is Raffe’s witty humor.
” My friends call me Wrath,” says Raffe. “My enemies call me Please Have Mercy. What’s your name, soldier boy?”
“Anybody that ties you to a chair at gunpoint is a bad guy. Do I really need to explain this?”
I loved the chemistry between Raffe and Penryn. They had so many great quotes in the book together.
“You have got to be kidding me.”
“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.”
Even the minor character in this book were wonderful and well-developed. The world building in this book was to die for it describe the world and made it realistic. Overall Susan Ee has out did herself with this novel!