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Angelfall 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 backAnything including making a deal with an enemy angelRaffe 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 girlTraveling 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

10 thoughts on “Angelfall

  1. Steph Sinclair Steph Sinclair says:

    This is my favorite book of 2011 This review may contain extreme amounts of gushingIII The above was my immediate reaction after finishing this book There simply were no words to describe how much I loved it how it horrified me shocked me tore at my heart again and again Brilliant2011 turned out to be a great year for Angel books for me I know that might seem strange when you think of the popular horrible ones cough Hush HushcoughHalocoughFallencough But there is indeed hope for this paranormal genre I thought this genre couldn't get any better than Unearthly Angel or Daughter of Smoke and Bone Then I read Angelfall Are the literary gods playing a joke on me? How ironic for me to find my favorite book of 2011 in the last week of the year I'm going to do this review a little differently I'm not going to go in some extreme in depth talk about how awesome this book is because there are a few other reviews that do that and I don't think I could do the book any justice even if I tried Instead I'm going to give you ten reasons why you should go purchase this book RIGHT NOW1 Angelfall kicks off right from the start with plenty of action and never settles down Expect little to no sleep until you've finished2 Penryn is my pick for strongest heroine of 2011 In fact I created a new shelf just for her Ass kickin' heroine Between how she sticks up for herself and her awesomely cool Kung Fu Panda type skills she's a fuckin' boss Bet on it3 Witty Dialogue There are so many uotes I could paste into my review but I can't because I'd end up just pasting the entire book But I will paste my absolute favorite “My friends call me Wrath” says Raffe “My enemies call me Please Have Mercy What’s your name soldier boy?” Yeah he's a badass 'G' Susan how do you come up with this stuff? I was thoroughly entertained4 The post apocalyptic world It's shocking horrifying and any other adjective you can possibly use to describe the emotion you feel while reading this book It's a world I could never live in I'd pretty much put my head between my legs and kiss my ass goodbye 5 Susan did her research Angel books run the risk of not being true to their mythological rules I think you know what I'm talking about here Halo Only eight angels fell from Heaven? Let's get real The Mortal Instruments Nephilim are the good guys? You've got to be kidding me The Succubus series Angels hanging out with Demons playing cards? Really? Really dude? Susan created a realistic world of angels while somehow managing to not sound preachy and staying true to their original mythical cannon 6 Because I said so7 The plot twists will leave you twisted You will never see the climax or the ending coming It blows you away8 Angelfall is like a weird mix between Planet of the Apes Resident Evil and Frankenstein Yes it is possible for a book to be that awesome This is that book9 Did I mention the dialogue? I did? Oh wellit was so amazeballs that it deserves another separate reason AnnndddddI uote I never kid about my warrior demigod statusOh My God I lower my voice having forgotten to whisper You are nothing but a bird with an attitude Okay so you have a few muscles I'll grant you that But you know a bird is nothing but a barely evolved lizard That's what you are“You're like a little girl demanding answers to uestions during a covert operation Why is the sky blue daddy? Can I ask that man with the machine gun where the bathroom is? If you don't stay uiet I'm going to have to dump you” “Leaking sacks of mutated maggots? He raises his perfectly arched eyebrow as though I'd just failed my verbal insult exam”“Oh please Your giant head is getting too big for this forest Pretty soon you're going to get stuck trying to walk between two tress And then I'll have to rescue you I give him a weary look Again”“Those pigeons couldn't take us out if they send their entire chirping flock” MustStopuoting10 Let us not forget the most important reason of all NO INSTA LOVE FOUND HERE I like my romance slow burning and taking a backseat to the plot and action Angelfall did just that I likey I likey a lotIt is only 99 You have no reason NOT to buy this book Go do it nowAnd I know I say reviews are not for authors but for readers However Susan if you happen to read this review I just have two things to say to youMore reviews and at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog

  2. Emily May Emily May says:

    Oh my goodness I think this book might have just ruined the entire urban fantasy and possibly dystopian genre for me Because where can I go from here? Please be warned right now that this review is going to be nothing less than gushing I loved everything about this book so much so that I may need to keep writing in italics I can't believe I nearly didn't read this book I've looked at the other rave reviews for it so many times and I kept coming back and re reading the goodreads description trying to talk myself into a book with angels Because well I think angels are actually kinda lame But I seriously got schooledLet's start with the key ingredient an addictive uality I was utterly captivated by the story from the very beginning It pulled me in and didn't let go until the very last page So many books don't have this; that special something that makes it absolutely necessary that you read on no matter what time it is or whether you need to get up early in the morning The story isn't the most uniue idea I've ever heard a future world that has been torn apart by angels The kind that are cold cruel and merciless and see humans as little than ants Penryn is a seventeen year old girl who must look after both her disabled sister and her mentally ill mother who talks to demons In one eventful day Penryn rescues an angel who is being attacked by five others which results in her sister getting captured by one of the five With only the angel an enemy who can help Penryn sets out to rescue her sisterNow Penryn may actually be my new favourite heroine of all time In every way She kicks ass but at the same time she is a normal teenage girl who just wants to keep her family safe There's a hint or perhaps I should say a suggestion of romance but Penryn has much important things to worry about and she knows where her priorities lie thank you thank you thank you The dialogue between Penryn and Raffe the angel is fantastic It's so witty funny and sometimes touching Good grief I love this bookThe pace never slows the excitement never runs dry and the ending is the perfect mixture of closure and a temptation for The second installment simply cannot come fast enoughBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

  3. NReads NReads says:

    45 freaking starsIt was a great storyI haven't read much angel books before and this one was uite goodAlso the characters fit with the story uite rightThere were some funny moments which I really enjoyed The story The book is about a girl named Penryn who lives in a world taken by angelsShe has a sick mother and a younger sister on a wheelchairWhile they try to escape her sister gets caught by an angel and he takes her awayNow Penryn is desperate to find someone who can help her find her sister so she makes a deal with an angelAn enemy of hers Main Characters Penryn One of the coolest badass female characters I have ever read aboutPenryn has been through some rough times in her life with her mother and her sister and she always take the responsibility for taking care of thingShe is smart caring strong actually she is trained and loyal to her family and friendsRaffeWhat I liked about this character is his sense of humorHe comes up some funny jokes even in the most thrilled momentsHe is also a man of his word caring pretty strong and uite smart Me while reading the book favorite sentences “Here I’ll show you how to use it Let me see your foot”“That’s a pretty intimate demand in the angel world It usually takes dinner some wine and sparkling conversation for me to give up my feet” “I knew from the start that your loyalty would get you killed I just never thought it would be your loyalty to me that would do it”“I never thought about it before but I'm proud to be human We're ever so flawed We're frail confused violent and we struggle with so many issues But all in all I'm proud to be a Daughter of Man” “A little weird? That was freakin' BizarrovilleHe pauses and looks back at me Are you speaking English?” I enjoyed this book a lot and I can't wait to get my heads on the second one I highly recommend you to read this if you are into paranormal angelalien books it's a good readAlso heard rumors about the moviePictures from the review are not mine I took them mostly from Google images or Tumblr

  4. Wendy Darling Wendy Darling says:

    In the beginning it starts with a single feather drifting slowly down from the sky When 17 year old Penryn sees this simple sight she is filled with incredible dread because this lovely floating ephemeral thing is an unlikely sign of terrible things to come Six weeks after a devastating attack on earth the world has been torn apart by a war between angels and humans Caught up in a battle she doesn't understand Penryn watches in horror as an angel named Raffe is cornered and brutally stripped of his wings In trying to help she antagonizes one of the perpetrators and is forced to watch as her wheelchair bound little sister is taken away Penryn angrily demands that Raffe provides information and assistance in finding her sibling and the two natural enemies must work together to outwit danger at every turnIf you've been searching high and low for a worthy successor to The Hunger Games the wait is finally over Susan Ee's stunning debut novel is the perfect combination of post apocalyptic YA cannibals badass angels kickass heroine and it blew me away with its perfectly paced blend of action story and emotional tension Penryn is a fantastic heroine a whip smart funny girl who happens to be awesome in combat I also found her interactions with her schizophrenic mother to be very touching and it's impossible not to admire how her desperate resolve to find her sister never falters As for Raffewho the hell thinks of writing an agnostic angel? Brilliant And so intriguing Raffe is clearly hiding secrets but it's impossible not to be drawn to him anyway His relationship with Penryn develops slowly and naturally as they struggle to find shelter and to survive in bleak circumstances yeah they eat cat food at one point all against a bleak backdrop of a war and all kinds of unspeakable horrorsReaders who are uneasy with gruesome books should be warned that there are some pretty intense scenarios although they are tastefully view spoilerhah hah tastefully hide spoiler

  5. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    HELL TO THE YESWhen I was a little younger I used to be obsessed with angels I used to wish to become one the day of my death how morbid and often absurdly made the said wish when blowing candles on my birthdaysTherefore everyone in my vicinity would see carry an angel story around I was smitten with them This peculiar obsession lasted for years and so my pile of angel books read became real impressive Kissed by an Angel Hush Hush Unearthly Fallen Daughter of Smoke Bone Once Dead Twice Shy are some of the booksseries that I would dive intoBut hear me out of all the stories featuring winged humans that I have had the pleasure to read none was so Obscure Nasty Raw Gut wrenching Relentlessly darkAnd I can’t say that it renewed my love toward angels because obviously this book wouldn’t be what it is if those creatures were the ‘‘good guys’’ but I sure as hell feel like reading further I have no clue on how this will end The world is already dead what could happen ? I’m curious so curious I feel like snooping around Goodreads reviews and catch bits and hints on what will happen next with Penryn and Raffe but will try to control myselfAs for Penryn and Raffe Raffe is not my type I don’t sense a connection to him even if I do enjoy his uick witted lines full of smugness Thing is I've long now accepted the fact that not every book boyfriend can become our book boyfriend and Penryn and himself make such a perfect team that I’m not going to try and steal him away from her How’s that for unselfishness? wink winkIf you haven’t implicitly gotten the message already READ THIS BOOK

  6. Cait Cait says:

    Warning warning this review has a lot of expletives because this book makes me so damn happy I also get a bit of an attitude when a book makes me overjoyed so be forewarned I'm a little sassy This book just makes me feel so incredibly happy inside that I just can't help expressing myself When I finished this book I basically did thisYes I fainted from sheer happiness and then got up and danced Ya got a problem with that?I think that you all know that one book that you always wish for especially after you read a total shit fest like Twilight Halo Hush Hush Unleashed basically many mainstream novels that just have everything And I mean the works dammit A badass girl who can take care of herself a hot I know we all say that looks aren't everything but come on there's always a small part of us that wants a guy who looks like sex on a stick guy who not only has the looks but the personality and smarts to back it up action a plot that makes you beg for every single page and a relationship that you can actually look at and go God dammit that's real loveThis Is That Fucking Book This is a great book to read whether you just came off of a streak of bad books this is a great book to read if you were reading a lot of good books this is just a great book to read whenever the fuck you want to And how much does this book of amazingness cost on kindle? ONLY99 FUCKING CENTS That's right; so I don't want to hear any excuses about how expensive it would be; and even if you don't have a kindle as long as you have a computerlaptop you can download the app which is free by the way and read it there Am I telling you that you want to read this? NO I'm telling you that you need to read this and here's why Our main female character Penryn Angelfall is set in a post apocalyptic world where six weeks ago angels have come and delivered the day of reckoning As an added aside I like that she only put it six weeks after the angels have gone and destroyed everything because Ee does a great job in giving us extra insight into how some things in are world are still the same but also how our world has become drastically changed from how it used to be It's a very interesting dichotomy that really highlights Penryn as a whole; because she's kind of like that herself She still has some of the same dreams and values as before but other things have changed so drastically that she can't help but be forever changed by all this; acuire some of that ugly savage side of human nature Let me tell you about this badass chick Penryn our main character who is a seventeen year old girl just trying to survive with a crippled seven year old sister which her mother may or may not have caused and a paranoid sociopath of a mother Now you would think that she would be incredibly sad and mope in the novel about how much her life sucks but she doesn't She just wants to survive to see the next sunrise She's blunt about her mom and her problems; really she's pretty blunt about everything that's happening in her life She tells it like it is and even has a kind of dry humor about how upside down her whole life is And I must say that it's kind of really badass of her when she says stuff like this “Penryn? Who are you talking to?” My mother sounds almost frantic now “Just my own personal demon Mom Don’t worry He’s just a little weakling” Weak or not we both know Raffe could have killed me if that’s what he wanted I won’t give him the satisfaction of knowing I was scared though “Oh” She sounds calm suddenly as if that explained everything “Okay Don’t underestimate them And don’t make them promises you can’t keep” I can tell by her fading voice as she says this that she’s reassured and walking away The baffled look the angel shoots at the door makes me chuckle He glances my way giving me a you’re weirder than your mom look Here's some of that dry humor of hers that I love so much That calls for a witty comeback “Whatever” I say Okay so I won’t be getting the Witty Woman of the Year Award “Do you want me to show you how to use this or not?” I sound surly It’s the best I can do right now I’m tempted to make a uip about reuiring dinner and a movie before getting so kinky but I don’t The last thing I need is to start making sex jokes while I’m being held prisoner in a camp full of armed men in a world where there are no laws Penryn also embraces the insanity of how her world has become because she knows that if she doesn't accept this new world where down is up and up is down she will go insane There's a scene where she finds a man whom her mom had stuck seven knives into his chest and had purposely missed his heart and he will slowly bleed to death dressed him up in a provocative womanly pose and put make up on his face yes people she is that fucking insane This is what Penryn says after If we had been back in the old world in the World Before I would have called an ambulance despite the fact that he had attacked my mother The doctors would have fixed him up and he would have had all the time he needed to recover in jail But unfortunately for all of us this is the World After I step around him and leave him to his slow death Although that's horribly gruesome which is think is kind of awesome; this is uite the dark and creepy book and for good reason I'm going to borrow the saying that's just how it is and Penryn knows and acknowledges that I also liked that she didn't totally despise her mother although she had every single reason to hate her She still cares for her and hopes she's safe when they're separated Towards the end she even begins to empathize with her mom when she's put in a similar situation; in fact this story has a lot of growth where at the beginning Penryn looks at things through different eyes than she does at the end Ee does a fantastic amazing great job with her character growth She definitely isn't the same person she once was but I say that in the best way possible Her journey changed her and that's a sad rarity these days in YAOh and did I also mention that Penryn is fucking badass? Because she is First off she has an angel sword And if that isn't enough her mom after Penryn and her father showed up at home one day with her standing dazed in the middle of the room with Paige who was two at that time and laying in a crumpled heap on the floor signed her up for basically every form of martial arts what we believe is a lucid moment from her so Penryn can know how to protect herself if she attacks her Basically Penryn knows how to kick ass and kick ass hard Again thanks to Ee's great descriptive writing we get many scenes where Penryn takes on many assailants and kicks ass with actual ways to kick ass Let me explain we always read stories with action scenes in them where they say things like he jumped up and kicked or he hit or even phrases that make no sense that the human body cannot possibly do The authors themselves can't visualize the fighting because they probably haven't fought a day in their life at least not expertly so they use the most basic verbs to give the reader just enough We know that they're fighting but we can see it or feel it But boy does Ee make us feel it I've taken several self defense classes so I know what works and what doesn't and I think Ee took some as well because she describes and shows the same things my instructor taught us Even if you haven't taken any classes and know how to defendfight Ee provides the information using gravity weight etc needed so that you can understand it And when you can understand it you can visualize it and if you can visualize it then the author has done the right thing Here's one scene from her and tell me that you can't at least visualize it and get your blood pumping The trick with fighting multiple assailants is to avoid fighting them all at the same time Unlike in the movies attackers don’t wait in line to kick your ass they want to pounce all at once like a pack of wolves I dance in a semicircle around them until the guy closest to me is in the way of the other two It only takes a second for them to run around their buddy but that’s enough time for me to snap a solid kick to his groin He doubles over and though I’m dying to accept the invitation to knee him in the face his buddies take precedence I dance around to the other side of the doubled over guy making the others fall back into a line to get around him I sweep the injured guy’s feet and he comes crashing down on wife beater number two The remaining guy pounces on me and we roll on the ground in a grapple for the top position I end up on the bottom He outweighs me by a hundred pounds but this is a position I’ve practiced fighting from over and over Men tend to fight differently with a woman than they do with men The overwhelming majority of fights between men and women start with the men attacking from behind and almost instantly end on the ground with the woman on the bottom So a good female fighter needs to know how to fight on her back As we struggle I wriggle my leg out from under him for leverage Brace Then tip him over to one side with a twist of my hip He flips onto his back Before he can get his bearings again I slam my heel down on his groin I’m up in a flash and kicking his head before he recovers I kick him so hard his head whiplashes back and forth You don't want to mess with Penryn or else she'll fuck you up And Ee knows what she's talking aboutAnd the last thing I want to talk about with her is her overall personality From what I've told you you probably thinks she's some had ass with no emotions besides some dry humor but she really is a kind person Okay maybe kind isn't the right word but she's compassionate loyal stubborn and she still believes that positive things can happen Of course she's a bit hard and tough than she used to be but she still has those base beliefs and also her pride in humans as a society Even with all the shit she's seen she still believes that we as a race can rise above and be the people she believes that they can be She still feels grief sadness and rage about how things once were and that the angels had no right but she knows she can't change the past and moves onI love this chick She has a mind of her own and knows how to use it The consummate dream boy Raffe “I’m coming” I call out but only a croaked whisper comes out of my mouth I try to swim toward her but my muscles are so cold that all I can do is flail Flail and shiver in the path of my mother’s boat “Hush Shhh” A soothing voice whispers in my ear I feel the sofa cushions being pulled out from against my back Then warmth envelopes me Firm muscles embrace me from the space where the cushions used to be I’m groggily aware of masculine arms wrapping themselves around me their skin soft as a feather their muscles steel velvet Chasing away the ice in my veins and the nightmare “Shhh” A husky whisper in my ear I relax into the cocoon of warmth and let the sound of the rain on the roof lull me back to sleep melts a little bitFirst things first these angels are not some fluffily singing little cherub like wusses They are badass killersSome of them are even gasp evil And I love it Oh and sadly I can't tell you too much about him because what he is and what he does is a major plot point in the story and I really don't want to ruin this for you all that's how good Raffe and this book isLike I said before Raffe is fucking sexy Like so damn hot that I if I touched him I think my skin would sizzle damn you Ee for describing him so well and his royal hotness has invaded my dreams the last two nights since I've finished this book But that is not all that he's about; in fact if I had to put a list of his ualities that would be on the bottom He unlike cough cough Daniel from Fallen or Bethany cough cough shows his age as an angel and all that he's done has an affect on him We never really know his physical age which I would range anywhere from 18 to even 21 or 22 based on the book but all that he's done has an affect on his life and it shows Even knowing that he's actually mature and not a purple immature Daniel had me going like this But that's not even close to his full character He's sarcastic witty clever and also blunt like Penryn “Here I’ll show you how to use it Let me see your foot” “That’s a pretty intimate demand in the angel world It usually takes dinner some wine and sparkling conversation for me to give up my feet” We walk for about an hour before Raffe whispers “Does moping actually help humans feel better?” We’ve been whispering since we saw the victims on the road “I’m not moping” I whisper back “Of course you’re not A girl like you spending time with a warrior demigod like me What’s to mope about? Leaving a wheelchair behind couldn’t possibly show up on the radar compared to that” I nearly stumble over a fallen branch “You have got to be kidding me” “I never kid about my warrior demigod status” “Oh My God” I lower my voice having forgotten to whisper “You are nothing but a bird with an attitude Okay so you have a few muscles I’ll grant you that But you know a bird is nothing but a barely evolved lizard That’s what you are” He chuckles “Evolution” He leans over as if telling me a secret “I’ll have you know that I’ve been this perfect since the beginning of time” He is so close that his breath caresses my ear“Oh please Your giant head is getting too big for this forest Pretty soon you’re going to get stuck trying to walk between two trees And then I’ll have to rescue you” I give him a weary look “Again” I pick up my pace trying to discourage the smart comeback that I’m sure will come But it doesn’t Could he be letting me have the last say? When I look back Raffe has a smug grin on his face That’s when I realize I’ve been manipulated into feeling better I stubbornly try to resist but it’s already too late I do feel a little better He snorts “Aside from being beaned with a rock I’ll live” “Sorry” I feel pretty god awful about that but there’s no point in groveling over it “The next time you have a uarrel with me I’d appreciate it if you could just talk to me first before resorting to pelting me with rocks” And you can in the beginning see how much he does not want to fall in love with Penryn For his whole life he's hunted the nephilim monsters that come from a woman and an angel consummating their love but I guess that's the thing about love; when it happens you can't get away from it Saying that though one of the best things is that although the love is there it's not the driving force of this book at all It does what a book should do It's not the driving force but helps continue the plot If anything she does too little of it so the scenes you do get where she shows it you gobble up greedily I even have them all bookmarked And the love isfantastic Their relationship grows from hate to amusement to caring to feeling to loving through the whole book It's not too rushed and it's not too slow it's justperfect You can really tell that he loves her; even the one time he tries pushing her away is heartbreaking and you feel the same amount of confusion and hurt that Penryn does but you have the added benefit of knowing why he's doing it unlike finger flipping Daniel He really does care for her and wants the best for her Most importantly though he doesn't try to control her; he knows she will do what she thinks is best and will try to stop her but lets her in the end make her own choices There's one scene at the very end that will break your heart but he does the same thing there and I loved it This is a real adult loving and so incredibly emotional relationship They work together as a team with respect for one another Ee is basically the first author that I've seen who has effectively created this kind of relationship and I give her all kind of praise and admiration for itOh and I find it horribly hilarious and awesome that Raffe is agnostic Just so ya knowAll in all this book has a fantastic plot It chugs along at a fantastic pace and always leaves you needing wanting The action like I showed above is badass and the overall theme and character development of Penryn is superb It's a very dark book and there are some really gory and scary scenes that are again written superbly by Ee She has a great sense of mixing something whimsical with something totally disgusting to make it that much horrifying It’s not long before we see the little girls They hang from a tree Not by their necks but by ropes tied under their arms and around their chests One girl looks to be about Paige’s age and the other a couple of years older That would make them seven and nine The older girl’s hand still grips the younger girl’s dress like she had tried to hold the little girl up out of harm’s way They wear what look like matching striped dresses It’s hard to tell now that the print is stained in blood Most of the material has been ripped and shredded Whatever gnawed on their legs and torso got full before it reached their chests Or it was too low to the ground to reach them The worst by far are their tortured expressions They were alive when they were eaten This is a book that you will still be thinking about days after and when you think about it isn't that what counts? Sure horrible books have the same affect and those middle of the road books you forget almost instantly but those books; the simply fantastic ones that leave you shocked dragged from one emotion to another and wanting the next book so badly by the end that it hurts?This is that book Ee brings back angels to the badass level that was so horribly decimated by authors like Kate Adornetto and Fitzpatrick And that in my opinion is awesome Sorry I still had some extra freak out left But seriously pick up this book It's only 99 cents and probably should be worth twenty dollars Honestly I want to support this author and have as many people buying this book as I can because after that ending I need another one What have you got to lose? Nothing that's what Angelfall is honestly one of mine maybe even my favorite book of 2011 and I do not give out that compliment lightly

  7. Marie Lu Marie Lu says:

    This book rocked my socks Penryn Raffe The dialogue Awesome

  8. Navessa Navessa says:

    This main characterThis worldThis storyI’ve read this twice three times now and I don’t know how to do it justice in a reviewBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

  9. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    The morning beckons and when I turn over the book I finished in the midnight hours is beside me The fantasy world is slipping away unable to follow me into the light Reality creeps in with the rising dawn but I'm reluctant to meet it I want that world those characters that emotion back but it's over Time to find a new one in a new book and so the hunt is on but the sadness at leaving a good friend remainsEe has done something amazing here and not just because she's written probably one of the best post apocalypse fantasies of the year But that would be a big part of it yesAnd you too can experience the goodness for just 99 cents on 's kindleAngelfall is a remarkable book because if I were to tell you the synopsis it would be so unspectacular so typical of the genre so ordinary But this book is anything but ordinary Penryn's sister is captured by angels who've brought war and apocalypse to the human world She finds an angel to help her retrieve her sister and they embark on a journey to get his wings back and rescue the young girlSimple right? That's what I thought too I thought I was just embarking on a ridiculous bandwagon that was being indulgent of an unusually good indie ficThere are one or two issues I have with the novel but they are completely eclipsed by the brilliant story telling characters and writingI loved Penryn so completely; believed in her and championed her This book is a brilliant journey of great character and spirit Full of the weird and wonderful Ee has a great imagination and a gift for story tellingI know after I finish writing this review I will go and hunt down my next read Yet I will get increasingly aggravated and depressed because nothing I see is what I want Because what I want is Angelfall #2 and none of those books will be thatGo ahead Jump on the bandwagon After all you too could be waking up tomorrow wishing desperately that reality would just give you a little time in this world and with these characters that Ee has createdThis review also appears on my blog

  10. Keertana Keertana says:

    Susan Ee I salute you Please do mankind a favor and send a copy of your book to every author who has ever written a book about angels maybe they'll finally understand that they're not going about it right You are This is how you write a book about angels This is how you write a post apocalyptic book This is how you write a kick ass heroine This is how you write a gut wrenching romance This is how you write a torn family This is how every book deserves to be written Angelfall begins in a post apocalyptic realm where angels have taken over the Earth and are ravaging and destroying everything Penryn caught up in a raging battle for survival must take care of her crippled seven year old sister and her mother who is bordering on the verge of complete lunacy When Penryn witnesses the cruel ripping apart of an angel's wings in what she can only guess to be violent angel politics she is thrust under the spotlight of these inhumane beings Now her sister has been kidnapped and her only hope of finding her is Raffe the angel whose wings she just witnessed being brutally cut off The two strike an unlikely compromise but the world where Penryn lives is teeming with danger and finding her sister may put on the line than Penryn originally believedFrom the moment you crack open the spine of Angelfall Susan Ee doesn't give you a moment to breathe This is a story that completely sucks you in keeping you frantically flipping the pages for Ee's writing is beautiful flowing with such talent that it is surprising this is a self published novel Further Penryn's voice is refreshing strong and driven She has uickly become one of my favorite female protagonists of all time and I found myself warming up to her stubborn will dedication to her family loyalty to her friends and vulnerability all at once Penryn like so many characters before her must hold the weight of her family on her shoulders but she does it in a way that makes you immediately sympathize and admire her Her mother who is single handedly responsible for putting her seven year old sister in a wheelchair is far from stable and my heart broke over just how uickly Penryn must have had to grow up and assume the role of adult Their relationship is a rocky one at best but it is original uniue and I find myself hoping against hope that it improvesAlthough Penryn was a completely kick ass and self reliant protagonist she was no match for Raffe the warrior angel Raffe is self assured witty and gorgeous everything you can expect from a typical male protagonist right? Wrong Raffe is a much deeper character than any usually featured in Young Adult novels and I fell for him hard Raffe has a long and mysterious past which I am yearning to find out about but he is also compassionate loyal caring trustworthy and sweet beyond measure His relationship with Penryn progresses slowly steadily building up in a way that simply increased the passion between them The romance in no way detracted from the pounding pace of the plot and took a glorious backseat but it was present and subtle and beautiful all the same It's the type of romance that leaves so much imagination for interpretation and for growth that I couldn't not envy Ee's easy way of incorporating it into the tale Susan Ee honestly makes writing look flawless I couldn't find a single complaint a single plot hole a single something I didn't like about this book and I'm a picky reader This is hands down one of the best books I've read this year It has everything you could possibly want in it an indomitable heroine heart pounding action a swoon worthy and slow romance that leaves you yearning for a well fleshed out plot and most importantly a post apocalyptic universe that keeps it real Ee doesn't gloss over the ugly aspects of human nature and the desperate means people resort to live by if anything her descriptions of these events only add to increase my respect for her and my love for this story If you haven't picked up Angelfall yet then stop everything you're doing and go pick it up now I surprised myself by finishing this in a matter of hours and I am than tempted to order this online and read it again once it arrives at my doorstep In fact I probably will I need Raffe in my life ; Either way I will be amongst the first people to get my hands on this seuel when it comesthis was just so bloody brilliant I have no words to express its perfection So what are you still doing reading this? Go Go buy this book now and revel in its beauty You can find this review and on my blog Ivy Book Bindings

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