Epic Recs Review: Angelfall

Posted May 28, 2015 by Pixie in book review, epic recs, Pixie / 1 Comment

Epic Recs Review: AngelfallAngelfall by Susan Ee
Series: Penryn and the End of Days #1
Published by Amazon Publishing, Skyscape on 2013
Genres: Dystopian, fantasy, post apocalyptic, romance, romantic suspense, young adult
Pages: 325
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

Fantasy. 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.

Lyn chose this book for me because she knew it would be a ME book, especially with our shared love on Daughter of Smoke & Bone I think.

It is definitely a book for me, so she was right and hit this epic recs right out of the park this month. 😀

What I need to get off my chest most of all first: This was not my very first attempt at reading Angelfall if you can believe it or not. I’d tried at the very beginning of the year, right after I finished Laini Taylor’s series when I thought I needed more of that angel and dark days feeling. But that didn’t work as planned. I had to put it off until the timing and mood were right.

This time I picked it up with perfect ease and I found myself immersed within the story before the first chapter was over. The tension ties itself tightly into your gut from the start and doesn’t let go until the end!

This is one of those reviews where I feel like all I’ll do is gush and be all THE BOOK IS AWESOME OKAY because I can’t form proper coherent thoughts after finishing it. My only mild complaint might have been just a bit more characterization of Raffe and Penryn in some areas… I might’ve liked to see more development come from them–though Penryn in the end developed quite well compared to how her character had been in the beginning and same with Raffe. Otherwise, I didn’t find too much fault on my end and I really really really look forward to continuing now. Especially after that ending. 😛

This is all I can seem to find myself saying:



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