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435 pages, Paperback
First published May 12, 2015
"Someone has sprayed graffiti on the ceiling. A crude knight stands alone with his sword drawn against a fire-breathing dragon that is ten times his size. The dragon's tail disappears into darkness where the window light fades deep into the store. Beside the knight are the words “Where Have All the Heroes Gone?”
It looks to me like the artist thought the knight didn’t stand a chance against the dragon.
I know just how he feels."
“Who’s going to do that?”
I think about that for a minute before answering.
“Just this once,” he says almost more to himself than to me. “Just one moment.”
“So am I?” I whisper. “Your Daughter of Man?”
"And now there’s this. Knowing about the horrors that have happened and will happen but choosing to live anyway. Maybe there’s an art to being human."
"Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?
Title: END OF DAYS
Publication Date: MAY 12, 2015
I'm ordering you to write and finish this book as soon as possible.
Please, take your time writing this, Ms. Ee. Really. 'Coz I'll just wait
impatiently here. I will. I must. Because what can I do? It's not like I can torture the sequel out of you, right?
One request, though. MORE RAFFRYN SCENES!
‘And everybody thinks you’re hot,’ says Dee.
I scoff. ‘Now I know you’re full of it.’
‘You’re seriously going to tell us you haven’t noticed the way guys look at you?’
‘What guys? What are you talking about?’
They exchange glances. ‘Girl,’ says Dee, ‘even before your latest stunt, you were becoming the most requested fighter of all our events. Butt-kicking girls have always been smokin’ hot, but in the postapocalyptic world we live in, the hottest thing around is a sword-wielding, angel-slaying, foulmouthed—’
“He stares deep into my eyes. It makes me squirm but also makes my heart flutter like a schoolgirl’s. Oh, wait. I am a schoolgirl. I blink a few times, wondering if that’s how I’m supposed to bat my eyelashes.
‘What are you doing?’
‘What?’ Ugh. I suck at this.
‘Are you batting your lashes at me?’
‘What, me? No, of course not.’
He squints his eyes suspiciously at me. ‘This is awkward.’
‘Yes, it is.”
“You’re in love with him, aren’t you? You think you’re so special. Special enough to catch an archangel’s love. Do you know how many people have thought they could win his love over the centuries? That he’d be loyal to them just as they were loyal to him? You want to know how many human girls he’s gone through? How many hearts do you think have shattered over Raphael, the great archangel?”
"We are soldiers, Penryn. Legendary warriors willing to make legendary sacrifices. We do not ask. We do not choose."
"History is filled with teenagers who lead the fight. Joan of Arc. Okita Soji, the samurai. Alexander the Great. They were all teenagers when they began leading their armies. I think we’re back to those times again, kid."
✔ - More Romance - OkayIwaswrong (totally sigh worthy trust me) and some YA hot fans-self worthy moments….hint rhymes with missing
✔ - Weirder Imagery (who knew it could be done) it was disturbing and I will never think of hell the same way again.
✔ - More Raffe!!! I missed him in World After – WE NEEDED more Penryn/Raffe banter time after World After.
“Might as well fly into the heart of the enemy where the primitive natives can tear me to pieces, sell my body parts for money, and grind the rest to be consumed in teas for sexual potency.”
I tighten my arms around his neck. “We’re not that primitive anymore.”
He arches his perfect eyebrow at me, sending waves of skepticism.
“We have Viagra now.”
✔ - DeeDum antics including a Talent Show AND who would win in a fight between Godzilla and members of Penryn’s entourage. I know who I’d put money on.
✔- Penryn’s crazy/not-so-crazy mother. Sometimes there is rhyme to her reason and other times…well you’ve read the other books so you know.
✔ - #TeamFallen – I’m totally on the Fallen Watchers team.
✔ - PAIGE - *sobs* that little girl has been through hell but at least Penryn isn’t afraid of her anymore.
✔ - POOKY BEAR – is as epic and awesome as ever with a few new tricks up her sleeve.
✔ - Redemption of a character I thought unredeemable.
✔ - Angel Elections a fascinating blend of democracy, fighting and survival of the fittest all at the same time.
✔ - Crazy creatures and epic battles
✔ - AND FINALLY – an ending that I really liked. not perfect I still have so many unanswered questions, but I’m really okay with how the series wrapped up
We are soldiers, Penryn. Legendary warriors willing to make legendary sacrifices. We do not ask. We do not choose.
You should be with a nice human boy. One who takes your orders and puts up with your demands. Someone who dedicates his life to keeping you safe and well fed. Someone who can make you happy.