Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1)
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies brok ...more
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This is my favorite book of 2011! This review may contain extreme amounts of gushing!
The above was my immediate reaction after finishing this book. There simply were no words to describe how much I loved it, how it horrified me, shocked me, tore at my heart again and again. Brilliant.
2011 turned out to be a great year for Angel books for me. I know that might seem strange when you think of the more popular
Six weeks after a devastating attack on earth, the world has been torn apart by a war between angels and humans. Caught up in a battle she doesn't understand, Penryn watches in horror as an angel named Raffe is cornered and brutally st ...more
This book just makes me feel so incredibly happy inside that I just can't help expressing myself. When I finished this book I basically did this:
Yes, I fainted from sheer happiness and then got up and danced. Ya got a problem with that?
I think that you all know that one book that you always wish fo ...more
Oh my goodness, I think this book might have just ruined the entire urban fantasy - and possibly dystopian too - genre for me. Because, where can I go from here? Does it ever get better than this? Please be warned right now that this review is going to be nothing less than gushing. I loved everything about this book, so much so that I may need to keep writing in italics.
I can't believe I nearly didn't read this book. I've looked at the other rave reviews for it so many times and I kept coming ...more
Ee has done something amazing here and not just because she's written probably o ...more
Please do mankind a favor and send a copy of your book to every author who has ever written a book about angels - maybe they'll finally understand that they're not going about it right. You are.
This is how you write a book about angels.
This is how you write a post-apocalyptic book.
This is how you write a kick-ass heroine.
This is how you write a gut-wrenching romance.
This is how you write a torn family.
This is how every book deserves to be written.
three stars for the first half of this book, and a million for the last 3/4.
i know. i am the outlier. i am the one percent. come on and occupy me.
i have read all your reviews of this book - you, collectively, the YA goddesses of goodreads.com, and they have made me salivate for this book. and the second half or so, basically everything after the "tree" scene, was really great.
but for me, it was a slow start.and i was nail-biting the first bits, thinking to myself - "i am going to get flayed for ...more
Well, I guess I got schooled again. Clearly I can't hold on to this particular reading prejudice against self-published books any more, because here it is, a self-pub that is not equal in quality to similar books released by major publishers, but, in fact, better than probably 75% of those books. Angelfall is a competently-written and competently-edited novel.
If you are a fan of UF and post-apocalyptic adventure stories like Blood Red Road and Under the Never Sky, ther ...more
THIS. BOOK. IS. INCREDIBLE.
OH MY GOD.
I'm, like, shaking from the utter epicness and badassery that is this gem of a book. I mean, HOLY CRAP. A PERSON CAN ONLY TAKE SO MUCH AWESOMENESS. THIS IS OVERKILL.
I'M SHAKING. LITERALLY. THE BOOK IS THAT GOOD.
OH. MY. GOD.
I need to lie down. ._.
Several minutes/hours/whatevers later...
Woo. Okay. *deep breath* So. Most of you people are probab ...more
11/14/12 Soon to be a major motion picture!
I think I can safely recommend this book to anyone who likes any of these genres or categories :
Sci-Fi (post-apocalyptic world in ruin)
Paranormal (angels and demons)
Romance (okay, so there wasn't actually one yet, but there is the hint of something forbidden to come)
Survival & Adventure stories
Horror, Gore and Macabre twists
YA books that DON'T read like a YA (no angst, no teen ...more
The. Perfect. Escape!
A dark, gritty, gory, post-apocalyptic world is so beautifully represented by the author in Angelfall. Beautiful you say? Yes, beautiful! When you read a book, and in your head you can see the world as vivid as if you were looking outside your window, that is beautiful. I wanted to take the world building in this book and yell to some of the YA authors out there and say, “See, this is how you do it”. Nevertheless ...more
It was a great story.I haven't read much angel books before and this one was quite good.Also the characters fit with the story quite right.There were some funny moments which I really enjoyed.
The book is about a girl named Penryn who lives in a world taken by angels.She has a sick mother and a younger sister on a wheelchair.While they try to escape , her sister gets caught by an angel , and he takes her away.Now Penryn is desperate to find someone who can help her f ...more
Why do you publish so many badbooks (I won't even bother to mention them, you know there are plenty), while wonderful stories like this one have to be self-published for us to be able to enjoy them?
All I have to say is that this book puts some of you at shame.
I wonder if this book would have been better if edited, or if it would have been turned into a boring commercial story as many others out there.
I usually don't pick up many angel-books to read, as I find then not quite orig ...more
We have declared war on any being that dares to think they can wipe us out without a fight. No matter how celestial, no matter how powerful they are, this is our home and we will fight to keep it.
So when I started reading Angelfall by Susan Ee, I wasn't sure if the book was for me. But the reviews were and are amazing so I thought I would read it, I mean what are the chances of me not liking it? So I started reading it...
I was immediately thrown into a post apocalyptic world, Penryn, her mother ...more
But once it's safely past your defences, once you are honestly ready to relentlessly mock it for being no different than the multitudes of other useless tomes, it drops the unremarkable disguise and finally reveals that yes, it indeed has a real heart.
¹ Just look at the description for this book. Ugh. It...more
Hard to focus on reality again after that one...
The enormous hype surrounding this book, in my opinion, is genuinely warranted. We are given a unique and creative plot with plenty of action, suspense, gore, and just enough of an underlying romance to keep everyone happy. The writing is spectacular and the scenes were playing out before my eyes whether I wanted them to or not. The story is gripping and fluid, feeling much shorter than it actually was--which is a sure sign of a great re ...more
I didn't even like The Hunger Games, which is practically an immoral o ...more
First off, Amazon is selling the Kindle version of this book for $2.99. If you like post-apocalypse YA lit with a healthy serving of creepy undead-ish things and antagonistic angels, BUY THIS NOW.
Got it yet?
Reading this book made me happy. Happier than Fridays, happier than eating cupcakes, happier than buying shoes, for chrissakes! It was a book that made me go
because geez, it was a very well written story with a gripping plot.
Six weeks before the begin ...more
The 5-star rating is the easy part. This book is so outstanding, in so many ways, that I wasn't in doubt about that from the first couple of chapters on. And it got MUCH stronger in the last 25% or so.
The hard part is deciding what I should say about it, even though there is a great deal to be said. The problem is this: most of the items that I want to cover are very difficult to verbalize without overt spoilers.
I am going to study the reviews of my friends, and a few others, to see ...more
“I knew from the start that your loyalty would get you killed. I just never thought it would be your loyalty to me that would do it.”
That's it, when in doubt of what can get me out of a book funk, I'm coming back to my old school fav YA sub-genre! :D I almost forgot how much I loved these fantasy/dystopia reads and after an entire series of my usual contemp/dark reads, I feel compelled to stay on this path a little while longer.
Angelfall takes place in a post- ...more
To be honest, reading Angelfall left me in a daze, and I rated it in ...more
I really regret that I've read this only now, after Christmas, when all book contests like the GoodReads one or Nomes' Faves of TwentyEleven are already closed. Angelfall would have made my list on multiple categories, without a doubt.
My first thought: another book about angels? I have to confess, it's the supernatural category I somehow like less. I find the whole religious issue a bit tricky in most cases, and it takes a so ...more
This book is just incredibly beautiful and absolutely awesome!! I loved every single thing about this book!!
This is not your typical angel kind of novel..The idea of angels in a post apocalyptic setting really did get my interest.The plot was unique and the world-building was amazing!The twists and actions were mind-blowing and the character were all kickass! !!!
Six weeks ago, the angels arrived and earth as we know it has been destroyed. The angel who led them here was shot on arrival, ...more
Imagine a post-apocalyptic world devastated by angels. Our cities lie in ruins, our technology smashed on the road. People are killed by the angels of the apocalypse; those that survive have very limited resources. Gangs roam in the daylight, angels and other paranormal creatures rule the night.
This is Penryn’s world. Penryn is a 17 year old girl struggling to survive. Her little sister Paige is crippled and confined to a wheelchair. Her mother suf ...more
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"Oh. My. God." I lower my voice, having forgotten to whisper. "You are nothing but a bird with an attitude. Okay, so you have a few muscles, I’ll grant you that. But you know, a bird is nothing but a barely evolved lizard. That’s what you are.”