Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Angelfall by Susan Ee Review

"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."

For once, I'm awfully excited about reading a sequel. Angelfall's sequel. I mean, Angelfall is so good that I'm dying just to read the next. I love everything about it. The action, the plot, the book. It is awesome and I love every part of it. It has been a long time since I read an Angel book. I think it was Heaven? I can't remember the last book I read on angels. Based on angels.

Angelfall takes place after "apocalypse." The earth lays in ruins, and Penryn is doing everything she can to help her and her family survive for as long as possible. Now, it sounds a bit like Supernatural (the tv show, of course) though without the ghosts, the vampires, the werewolves, God (he has yet to make an appearance), dragons, fairies, phoenixes, genies, ghouls, Amazons, skinwalkers, tricksters, shapeshifters, cupids, witches, and tons of more Supernatural creatures. Ahh, Supernatural. It has a liking for absent fathers, eh? From God to Winchester Daddy. In Angelfall, God is absent. At least it seems to be. If God is Chuck Shurley in Supernatural, then I wonder if He will be taking a role in Angelfall.

Well, enough ranting. Time to get real.

Penryn is tough. She loves her sister and somewhat is scared of her mother, who is insane. (Her mother could be a future black widow type of murderer). She is intelligent and excellent at self-defense, which is so valuable whenever the apocalypse comes. Hey! If there are zombies (or angels, like this book), you would want to know how to fight against those creatures. Anyway, Penryn grows to care for Raffe, an angel warrior who was once her sworn enemy. She may seem a bit harsh and cold, but she is totally soft in the middle. Warm and cuddly. And she is human.

Raffe is a famous angel. It is so tempting to tell you which one, but that is going to ruin the book for you. Moving on. Raffe is like Castiel. Castiel from Supernatural. He is adorable, but Raffe is more sarcastic and mean and considerate. Castiel is an emotionless angel warrior who votes for Team Free Will. Raffe, on the other hand, doesn't seem to be on any team other than for himself. But he isn't that selfish. He is one of those Watchers, the Grigori. And he is angel. I won't tell you which rank though. But he is tough, a warrior, and a sticker for the rules.

The ending is sort of confusing. I won't tell you anything important, but Penryn's POV got a bit hazy and unclear. Because she was in a sort of condition, I will accept that the ending has a right to be all confusing and dead-like, but I just want to point out how confusing it was.

Overall, Angelfall is a great book. I would suggest you start this series in 2017 or something like that. Maybe by that time all the books will be out and you won't be moaning about how long the wait is. Like how I am with the Bloodlines series (Richelle Mead).

Rating: Four out of Five

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