Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies brok ...more
Here is the order of books in the Trilogy now:
3)End of Days
p,s: you can find what books are in a series/trilogy by clicking the link beside the title of the book. ex: (Penryn & the end of days #1) If there is none then that book is not in a series or trilogy (:(less)
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
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 back and re-reading the goodreads descri ...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 he ...more
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
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, Once ...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.
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
not only is this giving me total bad boy toughness (which is a must for me) in the form of swoon-worthy raffe, but this also is serving major dystopian end of the world realness. most angel stories i have come across are the ‘hidden in plain sight’ kind of angels. not these ones. these are the harbingers of the ...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
💀 DNF at 36% (a whopping 104 pages)
⚠️ Warning: this is not going to go well.
→ → 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 my time with this?" kind of feeling. Here's ...more
HOLY CRAP, BATMAN! :O
➦An apocalypse - check! ✔
➦A human heroine who can kick some serious ass - check ✔
➦A brooding hot as fuck
➦A kidnapped little girl in need of saving - check ✔
➦Forbidden love - check ✔
Ok, so... angels are wrecking havoc on Earth and nobody fucking knows WHY.
In fact I don't think the angels themselves know WHY.
And then it dawns on me - they all are just hawt for some human pussy. Yep. At least that's my conclusion so far, because as of yet a lot of details ...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 dram ...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
“I am not afraid of you, your kind, or your god.”I actually really enjoyed this more than I expected to. I'm not a fan at all of books that have to do with Angels and/or Demons. In fact, the only other book I read that had to do with Angels was Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and contrary to popular opinion, I didn't like it too much. Therefore, I was a bit wary about reading another book that involved Angels. But I had high hopes that Angelfall would change my opinion ...more
On one hand, it was super entertaining and I really liked the main character, Penryn. I also really liked this new take on the whole dystopian/apocalyptic craze - angels taking over the world? Nice.
On the other hand, however, I felt like the world building could have been, well, better. I never really felt like I had a true feel for the state of the world and how the Angels figured into all of that.
Also, I typically pr ...more
So excited to read this AGAIN on April 13, 2015!!!
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, ...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”. Neverthel ...more
Why do you publish so many bad books (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 ...more
Big reasons why I loved Angelfall:
Penryn is a real teenager. She grieves her loss of hygiene, she misses her throws, she gets into catfights with other girls, she sucks at seduction, she does what needs to be done to stay safe with her family (morality be damned). Penryn's character was realistic, relatable, and well-built. There was not a single point in the book where I was frustrated with her or confused about her motivations.
The mystery. Susan Ee thought up a whole ...more
I've got to give props to this book for:
1. Creativity. Evil, destructive ang ...more
I want to set the example and start to write reviews for YA books with warnings for nudity, violence and dark themes. Thanks to ACOMAF (a court of mist and fury) trying to pretend that it's a YA book when in reality it's a NA book and then shove sex scenes in young readers throats, I've been asking my GR friends to add trigger warnings in YA books.
Graphic sex: None
Gore and blood: (view spoiler)[ Some of it. At times it reads more like adult horror fare than YA, but it's only ...more
”I never thought about it before, but I’m proud to be human. We’re ever so flawed. We’re frail, confused, violent, and we struggle with so many issues. But all in all, I’m proud to be a Daughter of Man.”
➽ FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: yes full, after gr deleting this, I was mad, so now I have calmed and edited this review to a masterpiece.
Buddy read with Katie💙 . A wonderful experience I can’t wait to continue.
WARNING: OVERUSE OF TH ...more
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