Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee

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.

I really didn't get into the story until about half way through, but once I did I couldn't put it down. Like others have mentioned this post apocalyptic story has very uniquely potrayed angels. It is full of action and VERY vivid imagery. Some have called it gross and too graphic, but I applaud the author for bringing the story to life with her no boundaries approach to her writing. It makes the story real.

The author offsets the doom and gloom, death and destruction, and sometimes gruesome nature with amazing character development and some sporadically placed comic relief. The relationship between Penryn and Raffe is addictive. Other reviews mention a lack of romance. For me, it was just the opposite. The romance wasn't offensively obvious or black and white. It was subtle and beautifully developed. What started off as a slow lit fuse, ignited into a passionate explosion of romance. The ending will leave you wanting more and screaming for the sequel.

Be patient; this book will slowly reel you in a piece at a time, but in the end consume you in your entirety. I have no doubt the sequel will be even better!

  Other books you may like:
 Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)Fallen (Fallen, #1)Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
The Forrest of Hands & Teeth by Carrie Ryan

No comments:

Post a Comment