Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee

by 4/13/2014 0 comments
Paperback325 pages
Published May 23rd 2013 
by Hodder and Stoughton 
(first published May 21st 2011)

Dear Readers, 

This is a great first novel for a series that I'm looking forward to reading more of, and a refreshing read to boot. Again, I wonder why I waited so long to read this novel! I'm so glad I had a chance to, and hopefully sooner rather than later I can delve into book two.

My Rating: 

The Blurb: 

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.

Recommended for ages 16 and up.

♥My Thoughts♥

This book really impressed me. I was a bit thrown up by how in the middle of things the novel started off, but you soon get past the fact that Penryn is literally running for her life with a family that is more hindrance than help, but that she loves and is responsible for keeping safe. Soon enough, you are drawn into world that is ravaged and even savage at times, where angels have been sent--from God?--to destroy human kind. You're drawn into a story about a girl who is desperate to save her family, desperate enough to travel with and begin caring for, an angel. 

Book Two, released 2013

I love the development of this urban fantasy novel, it builds up logically and slowly, but you're never bored because there are so many questions that need answering, and a ton of action and suspense too. Towards the end I was blown away when Penyrn found her sister, and have more questions now that Raffe has gone than I did before--what will happen to Raffe now? Will Penryn look for him? What is to be done about Paige, Penryn's sisters? What about her crazy mom? What role will the resistance and Obi play in the next book? I've no idea where this story will go, but there are a lot of possibilities and I'm intrigued. 

I ought point out that the novel does not end on a cliffhanger though it ends very much as it began, right smack in the the middle of things. Also, I agree that this a series for a more mature audience even though it's borderline YA. I think this is a great read for more mature adolescents, and adults alike. So if you are a fan of urban fantasy but not of YA, I'd recommend this because it blends the two genres beautifully. An engaging and creative read. 

Jewels E


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