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The first thing I noticed was the writing style. Some authors have a distinct voice. Some use lots of flowery language. Some are attempting to create the next great paperweight. Susan Ee kept hers light and easy to read, flowing from one scene to the next with little resistance but plenty of tension. The story moved along at a fairly quick pace but never seemed to lack anything.
I’ve determined Penryn is exactly the kind of person I’d want on my side at the end of the world. She’s resourceful and has a will to survive. If angels were to suddenly descend and attack the earth, you bet I won’t survive without someone like her. As to her mother… that woman needed to just go. Hated her through and through. I understand that she’s family but it seemed a smarter move to make sure she was safe and just leave if you’re going to leave. But Penryn only has her family and it causes her to go on quest with the enemy — an injured angel named Raffe — to get back the third member of her blood, her sister, taken by angels.
Now Raffe, he was an angelic god. Lethal but with an ease about him that read like the bad boy trope so common to YA (angel) books. Thankfully it didn’t progress into the cliche romance between him and Penryn, though they definitely held each other in a certain regard and I can see something happening in future books.
Poor Raffe (and his wings).
Raffe’s brethren, as I mentioned, took Penryn’s sister, sparking the entire plot of this book. The plot was solid enough but I couldn’t help but think throughout the entire book that from a survival aspect it would be smarter to accept her sister as dead. Heartless, I know, but like I said, I’m thinking in terms of survival which is a main factor driving Penryn’s actions.
One of the things I docked stars for included the blatant sexism that appears later on in the story. Women designated to laundry while the men soldiered about. Women reduced to nothing but pretty faces and slutty attire to please men (angels). It was unnecessary but at the same time fitting. This book isn’t afraid to get dirty when it comes to the darker aspects of living in an apocalyptic world. Especially considering what Penryn discovers about the angels and the “work” they’ve been doing.
I loved that this book didn’t focus on everything that seems to take over in young adult novels about angels. Off the top of my head, I can think of three sitting on my shelves and none of them stand out from the other. To be honest, I don’t even think I could tell you what happens in them anymore; they all blend together. But not Angelfall. I picked this book up as an eBook along with the rest of the series but I’ll definitely be investing in physical copies because these books are keepers.
The author takes a quasi-known concept which in this case is angelic beings. Then she creates an imaginary world with its own rules and regulations like in Harry Potter with magic. Angels can be evil, agnostic, love and hate. They have super strength, hearing, ability to fly, and other things.
The concept is no different then the one in Greek Mythology. But anybody who is susceptible to human sensibilities is just a human with extraordinary powers such in the Lorien Legacies and X-Men.
It’s well written. But, the author pens my favorite interception; the world that she has created with the world that we live in now such as in the Golden Compass. Even though the story takes place in an apocalyptic time it is just a few months in the future from our current world in Northern California.
Penryn, the main character, is sort of a typical 17 year old girl. But, she knows how to fight pretty well. The story is told from her perspective. So even in the end we don’t know exactly all the machinations swerving around her. But, it’s still a very entertaining
This book is just incredibly beautiful and absolutely awesome!! I loved every single thing about this book!!
This is not your typical angel kind of novel..The idea of angels in a post apocalyptic setting really did get my interest.The plot was unique and the world-building was amazing!The twists and actions were mind-blowing and the character were all kickass! !!!
Six weeks ago, the angels arrived and earth as we know it has been destroyed. The angel who led them here was shot on arrival, now none of them seem to know why they're there, or what's going to happen next. Gangs now roam the streets during daylight hours,looting houses and anywhere else they can find food and supplies. There's a danger of being killed by a gang member by day, and at night, even the gangs are scared to venture out to the streets....
Penryn decides to avoid the gangs and take a change with whatever's out there at night as she makes a break for it with her mother and disabled sister Paige, leaving their home in search for somewhere safer... When they come across an angel being attacked and having his wings cut off, and one of the attackers flies off, taking Paige with him.. Penryn has to ally herself with the injured angel in order to get her back... If he takes her to Aerie to save Paige, she'll help him getting there by foot.. something entirely new to him now that he can't fly anymore but he hopes that someone can fix his wings...
Penryn is vulnerable but also she is smart and kickass! She knows how to take charge and how to take care of herself and others.Furthermore she doesn't allow herself to get distracted by Raffe, no matter how attractive he is. Raffe oh Raffe I love him!!!He was a bit of a mystery at times, but what we did see of him revealed how much different is from the others angels in this book and also he has a caring and protective side.
Honestly, how could I not adore these two characters? They're amazing!The connection they shared left me breathless!
This book isn't like other angel books!!It's so unique!!
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