This is the first novel by Susan Ee and also serves as the first book of the series Penryn and the End of Days. I got it last year while at Book Expo America when I had the chance to have lunch with the author, and Susan explained a bit about her book, and how she went from a self pub that got good traction both on Goodreads and Amazon, and then Amazon noticed and decided to publish it. After our talk I got curious enough as to bring back home a copy of it, and ultimately it got through my reading queue and ended up being one of my reads for this week. And it was quite a nice decision to bring it back and read it, as it is an enjoyable book with good rhythm and a premise that flows naturally and its almost 300 pages are read in just a few seatings.
The story follow the journey of Penryn and Raffe, a girl human and an angel through a devastated post apocalyptic San Francisco. The apocalypse this time is because of the invasion of angels and demons, making the pairing of Penryn and Raffe an improbable one as they should be enemies, but out of necessity they form an impromptu team to try and rescue Penryn´s sister and recover Raffe´s ability to fly by reattaching his wings.
By genre standards it is quite a good book, and by that I mean, if you like young adult dystopian, you will enjoy it from cover to cover. If it is not your main genre, then probably you won´t. it´s not a book that could become a classic; after all it´s not the next Lord of The Rings nor it tries to be. And that´s a good thing. The same as the Penryn character does not want to save the world, but just save her sister, this book does not want to become the new Harry Potter series, but a solid book with a limited following. And it succeeds at that. Recommendable if you are a girl in your teens.
Book Info: Full Title “Angelfall”
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Skyscape (August 28, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
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