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
When I was a little younger, I used to be obsessed with angels. I used to wish to become one, the day of my death, (how morbid) and often absurdly made the said wish when blowing candles, on my birthdays.
Therefore, everyone in my vicinity would see carry an angel story around. I was smitten with them. This peculiar obsession lasted for years and so my pile of angel books read became real impressive. Kissed by an Angel, Hush, Hush, Unearthly, Fallen, Daughter of Smoke & Bone, ...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.
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 ...more
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
Second Book: World After
Third Book: End of Days
Buddyread with my one and only: Anna (Click to read her review)
Another unconventional review filled with couplets and rhymes in tribute of Penryn’s and Raffe’s wonder-fucking relationship, they are quite the pair.
So this book is riddled with fives,
hey settle down, put away those knives.
Certainly there’s no need to fret,
for Penryn’s one of the best heroines I’ve met.
She’s strong, kind, and she’s no fool.
Even when Angels tell her a shit ton of bull
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
If you haven't read these books run to Netgalley. They have the first two up for grabs. 3-2-15
I can not believe this book hasn't received more press. It is flipping amazing. One of the few books that I've read that creates a whole new approach to the end of the world scenario. Angel driven apocalypse- Who woulda thunk it?
Angel books have never impressed me until I started this series.
You have a strong female MC.
A male MC that you well..you want to hump him. No shame.
Supporting characters that ...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
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”. Nevertheles ...more
Buddy Reading with SO Many people oOSarahOo, Cathryn, Danae, Ashley, Angela, Tanya, Catherine, Sarah, Navessa, Brigid, Shandra, Ya, Andrea, Mindy, Maria, Annette, Kristen, Lea, Sara, Athena (Shardbearer), Brandi, Nicholas, Carole, Michelle, Tandie, Jenny, Liz, Arie, Allison, Amanda, Jessica, Jennavier, Shelly, Cathy, Gavin, Armina, Maya, and Jamie I think I got everyone.
We will be meeting at Buddies Books and Baubles send me a PM if you need an ...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 mothe ...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.
Just look at the description for this book. Ugh. It s...more
I didn't even like The Hunger Games, which is practically an immoral o ...more
Warning: this is not going to go well.
DNF at 36% (a whopping 104 pages)
This is it. No more YA for me. I've had it
Fear not for this won't take very long. Life's too short and I'm tired of trying to find a YA book I might miraculously like when I could be reading great books.
YES everyone else in the known universe seems to love this book. NO I didn't like it. And I didn't even hate it. It was just a whole big huge "why the hell am I wasting m ...more
I am a huge fan of dystopia and fantasy. Put them together and I'll definitely squeal. This book managed to do exactly that until the halfway mark.
The plot started very adventurously and I was instantly gripped. The writing language is both engrossing and stimulating and despite the gloomy tone of the narrative, I enjoyed the hilarious banter between Raffe (an angel) and Penryn (a kick-ass teenage girl struggling to find her ...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
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 begi ...more
I've got to give props to this book for:
1. Creativity. Evil, destructive ang ...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.”