Release Date: November 19th 2013
Series: Penryn & the End of Days #2
Genres: Post Apocalyptic, Young Adult
In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.
When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.
Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.
Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?
I am on a roll of good books at the moment. Every last one has been at least 4 stars, the last three have earned 5 stars (or very nearly). WORLD AFTER was the latest read and boy did it not disappoint.
WORLD AFTER is the sequel to ANGELFALL and I cannot stress enough how great this series is. There are a few reasons I love this series. First off, it’s action packed and Penryn is a kick ass MC. Secondly, angels of the apocalypse. Then there’s
Raffe’s hotness the tension and feels of the romance, the fantastic plot and writing, Penryn’s schizophrenic mother, and just pretty much everything.
One of the parts I love about these books the most however is the creepy twists. They’re seriously messed up. In ANGELFALL we had that one main twist at the end with Paige. WORLD AFTER not only develops that shocking develops further, but throws in about a billion more just as shockingly creepy (if not more so) turns. And once again, the plot build slowly from the beginning to leave you with the biggest shock and WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING WHY OMG CANNOT HANDLE THIS AWESOMENESS moments for the end.
Pace wise, the plot is just as good. It’s pretty fast, and the writing (first person, present tense) helps it flow even faster. At the start WORLD AFTER did seem a little slow. Just a little. Mainly because there is a very distinct lack of Raffe. And when it comes to Raffe
Fear not, Raffe does play a major part in a plot again from approximately the halfway mark. From there the action picks up even more and it is marvelous.
Romance wise don’t expect a lot of ACTUAL THINGS to happen. This is not a romance book There’s so many reasons the characters can’t get together and
BUT we are thrown some bones. There are so many scenes that made me ALHDHASLHDSLDJHSKLJADAK and freak out so badly. And then cry because I just want my OTP to get together RIGHT NOW but it’s not the right time or place and there’s so many things standing in the way but there’s so perfect for each other and there’s ALL THAT TENSION anD
Also, POOKY BEAR!!
This review started out as really professional and clear in direction and then I just sort of went off on a tangent because RAFFE AND PENRYN. But this is what good books do to me okay. I can’t write sensible reviews about them.
What I am trying to say is: this series is really awesome and unique with amazing characters, shocking and creepy twists, and plenty of action and why aren’t you all reading it already? (I’M LOOKING AT YOU, ALISE!)