Series: Penryn and the End of Days #2
Published by Skyscape on November 19th, 2013
Genres: post apocalyptic, young adult
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It's been six weeks after angels of the apocalypse have destroyed the world as we know it. When enemy angels fly away with 17-year-old Penryn's little sister, Penryn is forced to team up with Raffe, an injured angel who wants his wings back. Together, they will journey to the heart of San Francisco and the angels' stronghold, where an unimaginable horror awaits them.
The first book in the series, Angelfall, was nothing short of amazing (I gave it 5 stars). I loved the characters, and I fell hard for the romance. If a romantic plot can cause me to swoon, then the author is amazing.
Despite my positive feelings for the book, I was worried when the second one released. The large gap between the two books caused a sense of anxiety. Would the next book in the series feel rushed and forced? Would the characters and the story arc still enchant me? Would I remember anything from the previous book?
Susan Ee is not one to leave a reader disappointed. In short, I loved the second book, World After.
The romance is kept to a tasteful, budding work in progress. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I was frothing towards the end of the story.
The humor adds a wonderful touch of relief. The story arc is becoming darker and stepping into heavier territory, but that does not mean that Ee avoids adding something light hearted and chuckle-worthy in her own writing.
The secondary characters really kick the richness up a whole new notch. I also enjoy the range of background characters. The diversity of the functions and personalities for this series never fails to amaze me and draw me further in.
The ties to specific themes of the Bible. I understand that I am not the first one in line to scoff at religious undertones, but Ee uses it to enhance, not preach. She tastefully includes the symbolism to further the plot.
The sword. If you read the book, you get it.
I still would like to see some more background information prior to the first book. I still feel a bit lost.
|Gif of the Magi (taken from Snuggly Oranges)|