Angelfall by Susan Ee | Book Review #27

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‘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 angel fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old 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 Fransisco 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 made whole again.’

Wow. This book. Angelfall is so fast paced, it swept me into the story, and there are actually some explanations of why all this happens. And Angels are bad! Woot! Like the actual bad guys. Angelfall actually gets better each and every time I read it.

The relationship that Penryn and Raffe have is actually very refreshing because they aren’t all over each other at all. They’re more sworn enemies who are using each other for the time being, rather than any actual romantic feelings. Their relationship starts off rocky, which is a given, because they really are different in more than one way, but they both have something in common. They’ve been fighting their whole lives. And now that their lives are on the line, they can use each other to save themselves.

You could say very easily that they are reluctant partners in survival.

And Penryn herself is such a morally sound character. Her moral compass is steady, and she trusts her gut. In this world, that is so important. Penryn is so strong, both physically and emotionally, and just all around strong. She’s also written really well. And Penryn believes in herself; which believe or not, is important. Penryn in general is just so badass. I adore her.

Raffe – talk about an emotional bombshell. Raffe isn’t annoying about anything though. He was created to soldier on. And believe it or not, he has a sense of humour; albeit, a corny one.

The world that Susan had created is unique and profound. The creatures, and the plot… I’m going to love this book for the rest of my life.

If you haven’t read this book, I would definitely suggest you to check out Angelfall on GoodReads!

Thanks for reading. Until next time,
Adele.

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