Release Date: August 28th 2012
Series: Penryn & the End of Days #1
Genres: Dystopia, Paranormal, Young Adult
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.
ANGELFALL is a book that has a lot of hype surrounded it. I’ve been wanting to read it for ages, wondering what all the fuss was about. Well, I can now tell you it’s about a fantastic tale with some of the most intriguing characters and fast paced action and adventures and an interesting world and debacle. After completing it in less than twenty four hours, I have to admit the hype is well deserved.
I wish I could just post a long, rambling review where I just fangirl over everything that’s in this book. But that would be boring to read so I offer this insufficient little one instead. I’m barely going to scrape the surface with the things I loved in ANGELFALL.
The characters are amazing in ANGELFALL. Penryn is a kick arse heroine that is not distracted by a boy. Do you know how relieving that is? Yes, she gets distracted by attractiveness, who wouldn’t? But the boy isn’t her main driving force. Her family and survival is. Raffe and the other Angels are so interesting. I need a chapter or novella or something in Raffe’s head just so I can see how he ticks and form more theories on the angels’ game plan. And Penryn’s mum! She’s so messed up and fascinating, I want to learn more about her and her demons.
ANGELFALL, unlike some other character driven books, doesn’t drag on. There’s enough going on to keep you entertained. Penryn’s voice is incredibly compelling with so much showing. Combined with relatively short chapters, it keeps you turning the page. The world is another aspect that kept me reading. I was desperate to learn as much about this dark place as I could. And the actual plot! Twists and turns that left me speechless really sealed my love of this book. I never even guessed such things could happen and they did and they’re absolutely horrifying.
ANGELFALL has flown onto the list containing my favourite reads of this year and all time. with fantastic characters, compelling writing, and a surprising and complex plot it’s easy to see how this book got such a following. I am so glad I took the chance to read it.