Saturday, 7 September 2013

Review: 'Angelfall' by Susan Ee

**LIMITED SPOILERS - obviously**

Hello and welcome to my FIRST EVER review on this blog. YAY. About time I know. As stated in the 'update' page, I'm finally getting my arse into gear. So here it is:


Title: Angelfall
Author: Susan Ee
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Publish Date: 23rd May 2013
Bought From: Amazon UK
So Angelfall was a book that I was really excited to sink my teeth into. And that was just after reading this:

It's been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain. 

Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. 

When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back...
I'm sorry but short and small summaries like that are always ones that just make me hug the book tighter and whisper softly 'I can't wait to read you'.

This book is based in apocalyptic times where the angels have taken over after the Angel Gabriel came down and basically got killed, then the angels got pissed and sprung a whole apocalypse.

YAY!

The main plot is about Penryn trying to find her younger paralysed sister who was kidnapped after her and her family witnessed a super hot angel getting de-winged. This wingless angel helps Penryn, in exchange she said she would help him find a surgeon who can sew back on his wings. I won't go into too much detail because I'm going to try and limit spoilers.

Overall I found the characters were original and interesting. Penryn is literally this badass chick who likes to think she's tougher than the average bean, and she is, but there's the downside of the angel thinking she's just a puny monkey...which she also is, but only in comparison to him. Their relationship and journey is funny and entertaining, but also dark and dramatic.

One thing that did honestly surprise me is the amount of gore in the book. There was quite a lot of it. And I didn't think it would be that sort of book, and when it came to the gore it did make me feel a little sick. A lot sick. Mainly because the gore involved kids. This isn't a negative point, I thought it helped make Penryn's fear for her sisters life a lot more believable and it also brought a sense of intrigue, and the big question 'why do they want the kids?' was raised.

This was such a smooth read, easy, and an amazing story line. I envy the author for being so talented. Susan is definitely added to my 'idol' page. (page soon-to-come).

Score: 5 out of 5 stars.


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