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World After

(Penryn & the End of Days #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  99,932 ratings  ·  8,749 reviews
In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of Sa
Paperback, 438 pages
Published November 21st 2013 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published November 19th 2013)
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Dec 21, 2011 marked it as to-read
This is me right now waiting for this sure-to-be-amazing book with a lot of my Goodreads friends:

I mean, come on! The first book was freaking amazing, and that last chapter.........that last freaking chapter. Damn. Can you all imagine what the second book is going to be like if the whole book is like that last chapter? Just think about it. I'd like to present you guys with..........

The Opening of the Second Book of Angelfall: A Tragic gif Play!

Caitlin is walking down the road one day when
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it

Mountain View

It was quite a good read.But I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did the first book.The beginning was boring and there were some moments that I wanted to put the book down and start another one.The story moved so slowly and it just didn't work out for me.But the other half of the book was quite interesting,not as good as the first book but there were some moments that I quite enjoyed.Also there was a funny moment that I couldn't stop laughing for an hour.That was my favorite


Picture this: the world ends, and you’re left with a schizophrenic mother who’s fallen off the deep end and a kid sister that looks like an autopsy victim with razor-blade teeth.

The humans around you are half-convinced that you’re hellspawn due to an unfortunate rising-from-the-dead incident, your one non-familial ally now looks like a creature from your nightmares, and since he also thinks that you’re actually dead, he’s abandoned you.

Now you’re being carted off to God-knows-whe
Steph Sinclair
I was rather disappointed with this sequel because I didn’t find it as exciting an action packed as Angelfall. This may have something to do with Raffe and Penryn not being very exciting apart from each other, because for the first half of the book, I struggled to stay interested. On the positive side, the second half does pick up after Penryn and Raffe reunites and the horror aspect that we saw at the end of Angelfall really starts to shine through. I’m curious to see where this series is going ...more
shady boots


That's all.
Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
*no spoilers*
Was that you, Pooky Bear?
There are a lot of themes of good vs. bad, the nature of evil, the length of which man will go to survive. As far as I'm concerned, the only message in this book that mattered is: you do NOT fuck with my sister, because I will hunt you down and I will make you pay. I understand it, and I admire Penryn for it.

I have a baby sister, I love her. We are the same age apart as Penryn and Paige.

...aaaand some years after.

It hasn't always been smooth sail
Kat Kennedy
Dec 27, 2011 marked it as to-read
Finish writing this book, damnit!

...then give it me! Give it me!
Emily May

3.5 stars
World After ticks a lot of boxes but it simply isn't as strong a story as we were given in Angelfall. I don't know how many books are planned for this series but it seems to fall prey to what would be called "middle book syndrome" in a trilogy. The story plods along, giving the novel a weighted feel which made it easy to put aside at times (something that could never be said for the previous book). My rating leans towards the positive because I did enjoy this sequel - Ee has a talen
Starry-Eyed Jen
Scroll down for my full review.

My initial thoughts on 9/18/13:

On Friday, when I got my ARC of World After:
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Also, because Amazon actually sent me an ARC!!!:
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Friday night when I got home and sat down to crack this baby open:
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When my family wanted to go out to dinner, then shopping, then a million other things that weren't reading:
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All weekend, when my family had other plans for my precious reading time:
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Then on Sunday when I finally got to start reading:
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As I was reading:
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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦First of all, I think my hubby needs a pair of those angel wings. Angelplay could be fun, right? LOL

➦Second of all, this shit is great!

➦After reading this I know that angels are NOT after human pussy after all. They are actually all waiting for the judgement day! Woo-hoo! That clears things up.

➦And there are a lot of scorpion-looking flying weird thingies. And they fight with angels too. Like, wrestling and stuff. Kinda.

➦Scorpions sometimes wed too and wear wedding rings. They also might or m
Brigid ✩
“It’s amazing how many times we need to go against our survival instincts to survive.”

WARNING: There will probably be spoilers for the first book (Angelfall) in this review.

I read the first book of this series about three years ago. I had my doubts about it, since it looked like some typical dystopian/paranormal romance, but a lot of reviewers were saying it had far exceeded their expectations, so I gave it a try.

And I was pleasantly surprised! Angelfall turned out to be a dark and atmosphe
Robin (Bridge Four)
So excited to read this AGAIN in April 27 2015.

Buddy Reading with Cathryn, Danae, Ashley, Angela, Tanya, Catherine, Sarah, Navessa, Brigid, Shandra, Ya, Andrea, Mindy, Maria, Annette, Kristen, Lea, Sara, Athena (Shardbearer), Brandi, Nicholas, Michelle, Tandie, Jenny, Amanda, Gavin, Armina and Shelly at Buddies Books and Baubles

Reread April 27:

Darker than I remember and I loved it. Susan Ee really builds in some horrific elements about how bad it can really get. I'm all refreshed now and ready f
Kristin (KC)
*4.5 Stars!*

Absence really does make the heart grow fonder...

I LOVED this! I went into this sequel with some reserve, fairly unsure of what to expect, and I can honestly say that I fully enjoyed every moment of this suspenseful, action-packed, never predictable, twisted but just plain fun addition!

World After picks up directly where Angelfall leaves off, at the peak of chaos and calamity. The story follows Penryn as she unknowingly becomes a warrior for her kind ... fighting for the survival of
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oh my that was truly adorable!

I won't opt for a long review, but this book is totally worth reading. When I started this series I had my doubts. So many biblically illustrious books tend to insult religions intentionally or not.
This book didn't really dwell on the religious aspect of Angela and demons, well not enough to cause annoyance anyways.
The book has a few flaws, the most dispensable being the fact that otherworldly angel who landed on earth only 2 months ago knows what a sharpie is, ca
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-owned-read

This series is just so fast paced and so entertaining that it is impossible to put down! I believe this may be a new fan girl series for me as I am already REALLY attached to the characters! Plus it makes my heart happy to know there are going to be quite a few books in this series :D

Also, Raffe is super hot, and that sword is super sassy.
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I just really love Penryn a lot, okay??

This was even better than the first one and I am really interested to see where this series goes!
Judith (Judith'sChoiceReads)

This book had better come out ASAP 2013. I need it now, like candy or Ian Somerhalder, and on second thought, perhaps even more. This one is going to be fantastic, no doubt about it! Hurry up, Ee, you officially rocked my socks, period.

Update: January 3, 2014

My Review

There are no words for this book. The funny thing is that I went in expecting nothing but perfection. Ee floored me with Angelfall and I just couldn't conceive of a world where the book following such excellence was lacking in
Stacia (the 2010 club)
A teenager, a mutated girl, a tattered angel, and a sword named Pooky Bear walk into a bar...

[insert punchline here]

[end result = win]

4.5 stars. Spoilers for book 1 only. I promise that there are no major spoilers here for World After, but I am placing a couple of quotes in this review with the assumption that most readers would figure Penryn and Raffe were going to cross paths again at some point. I just won't say when or how.

Not that I wasn't already in love with this series, but when the swor
Jul 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
3.5 stars :)
this book did not disappoint! it was nearly as good as the first one :D Although admittedly, the first part of this book was not nearly as action packed and suspenseful as the first one. The first book started out with a BAM and had me on the edge of my seat for the whole time but for this one, it was kinda boring at first to be honest.

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i feel really bad for feeling bored but with raffe missing for a huge chunk of the book and the plot taking a bit of a time to get juicy i was rea
I loved this, I really did...just not as much as the first book.
I think the reason has to do with the lack of Raffe for the majority of the time. He's off doing stuff, and Penryn is on her own trying to save the day.
Which is cool. Really!
I think the story was more entertaining when they were all bickery with each other.

For those of you who don't like to know anything before you read a book, there are mild spoilers in this review. Be warned!

Ok, so what happens in this book?
Crazy-Mom g

We have a date on here.....October 10th??


UPDATED NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so having heard a rumour going around on goodreads that Susan Ee had heard many of the fans prayers about book 2, I immediately checked her blog, as you do, and prepare yourself there is some EPIC NEWS!!!


so yeah Fall 2013, while I can't say I'm too excited about waiting another year (I was still hoping for a Jan
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

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I decided to break my own rule of reading Book #2 in a series after finishing Angelfall last year and giving it 3.5 Stars (that’s like the equivalent of 7 Stars for most people). I’m giving World After a very generous 3 Stars in hopes that the soon-to-be-released Book #3 gets back on track.

The problem I have with YA books in a series is there always seems to be so much filler that should have been left on the cutting room floor. Wh
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4 creepy stars

“It’s amazing how many times we need to go against our survival instincts to survive.”

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This book. Oh my god this book. I spent a part of it freaked out, another part grossed out and a third part of it I was heartwarmed. How does Susan Ee do this? Is she a brilliant author mastermind?

I remember when this book was released I got it in the mail from amazon and I ripped open the package and started reading right away, because I had to know Raffe's reaction when he saw Penryn
Let me be honest with you, friends - my experience with Young Adult novels, those featuring either postapocalyptic or dystopian themes, and those with any hints of paranormal romances, has been mostly, well, uninspiring, to say the least. But yet I keep digging through the piles of dreck, forgetting the famous misattributed Einstein's definition of insanity, because among the piles of manure there may occasionally be a gem or two.

Susan Ee's debut novel, Angelfall, pleasantly surprised me, fallin
Anja H.
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"It is painful to see that people prefer a bad guy who looks like an angel to a good guy who looks like a demon.”

Yes, yeesss, YEESSSSS! Someone pinch me because this was just too perfect!
I think I loved this novel even more than the previous one! Yes, even though Penryn and Raffe were apart for the better part of this. Their reunion made it all worth it though!

I felt like them being apart for a while, made them develop more as individual characters and it made me love th
Simona B
"It’s amazing how many times we need to go against our survival instincts to survive."

•My mind took its sweet time to put its finger (mine? Whatever) on the reason why I wasn't enjoying World After the same way I'd enjoyed Angelfall. At last, I realized that the main problem was very simple: the plot is too similar to that of the previous book.
Desperate initial situation. Baby sister is missing. Let's go look for her. Insert in the middle three or four attacks and sundry misadventures so that t
Christine Riccio
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
LOVED WORLD AFTER here's my full booktalk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w5f6s... ...more
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was definitely a worthy sequel to Angelfall! Penryn was trapped between protecting her sister Paige, fighting for the humanity and her loyal feelings towards Raffe. Susan Ee took me on another exciting journey and I loved it.

I'm not sure if I have ever read about heroine with more out of ordinary life. Crazy schizofrenic mother, demonic and damaged sister, exiled angel as her saving grace - Penryn is very interesting character. And even though the picture I painted may seem odd to some peop
2nd read: 3.5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.5

1st read: 4.5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.5

World After is an AMAZING sequel, keeping you on the edge of your seat even after the story's somewhat calm because the narration is so eerily on point you literally see the story unfold in your mind with sharp images, and when you're dealing with an apocalyptic world, things just get darker and even more enticing. Also, I think one of the best things of this book is the writing, (hardy har har). I don't think I've ever read a book w
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Susan Ee is a USA Today bestselling author of the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy, ANGELFALL, WORLD AFTER, and END OF DAYS. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages, and her short films have played at major festivals. She used to be a lawyer but loves being a writer because it allows her imagination to bust out and go feral.

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