Author: Susan Ee
Series Status: The 1st novel in the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.
Page Count: 288
Rating: 4/5 stars
Synopsis: 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.
Review: This was unlike anything I have ever read and has such an interesting concept. We’ve all heard of books that talk about angels or Nephilim, but to write a book about angels coming to Earth and slaughtering humans? That is genius. Even more genius, an agnostic angel. Is that even possible? How can there be such a thing?
I loved the characters in this book. I loved the relationship between Penryn and Raffe. Who knew that an angel could be so sassy? Penryn wasn’t a frustrating character, she wasn’t helpless or lost in longing for Raffe, she could take care of herself and was tough when she needed to be. She knew her priorities, and she stuck to them. I also really liked Penryn’s mother. I wish that I knew more about her because she seems very intriguing.
The world that the author spun in this novel is amazing. These angels and how they have their own politics, and all the complications of why they are there were extremely interesting, and it had me pulled in, wanting to know what was going on.
I loved everything about this, although it wasn’t perfect. I really enjoyed it, and I cannot wait to read the rest of the trilogy.
I give this novel 4/5 stars and would highly recommend it to fans of urban fantasy and post apocalyptic.
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