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Angelfall by Susan Ee
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Final rating: 4.75/5 stars




“Sometimes, as we're stumbling along in the dark, we hit something good.”


And sometimes, we stumble upon a book like this: fantastic book that is unlike the others. Oh that is such a cheesy line - i sometimes really dont know how to begin writing reviews oh my angels.

I read this book 2 times so far, first time was in february,2012th, and i was waiting for so long for the sequel to come out. Alas, when the day finally came, and the sequel was out, i found out something horrible - i remembered the key points but not the details (brain, how could you fail me so?)

The point is - i really love this book - the first time i read it i was really shaken up and i couldn't stop talking about it. And reading it for the second time made me realize that i didn't stop loving the book (minus the fact that i knew everything that will happen...).

It's full of action, sassiness, sarcastic moments and interesting dialogies as well as interesting story and movie like writing (which was really well done). It's just hard to put this book down... (oh and just FYI, i think i saw this being made into a movie - they can pull it off very good if they try to)...

The ending is the most surprising of the whole book - it is shocking, twisted and dark - and that is all you need to know.

The only thing though, that bothered me, was that the world of Angels was not explained - at all! We were given hints about their hierarchy but that was all... I really wish upcoming books explain their world building because this is what this story needs.

And what i really loved was that the book was more concentrated on the story than on romance that i had expected (since usually most of ya paranormal books end up being all romance and screw the story types).
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STORY :
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In our future, apocalypse has begun the moment Angels came to Earth . And instead being peaceful, they almost destroyed the world : ravaged the cities and killed as many people as possible...

Six days after the apocalypse begun, Penryn Young found herself in the crossfire between angels. She didn't expect that angels would turn against one of their own and cut of his wings. Neither did she expect that her sister would be kidnapped because they witnessed this act...

Her only chance is to save and convince the wingless angel Raffe to help her find her sister and bring her back... but it may turn out harder than she thought.

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CHARACTERS :
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Penryn:

Penryn Young is a human who lost her sister - she plans to bring her back no matter what the cost. Penryn's sister is kidnapped and she doesn't know how to save her. Until she sees the wingless angel and idea forms in her mind - if he helps her, she can save her sister... Except, it's not an easy task...


“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.”


-- Penryn is strong, brave and intelligent heroine. I cannot even begin to describe how much i enjoyed reading from her perspective - she was interesting and funny and just great.

“I never kid about my warrior demigod status."
"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.”


Raffe:

Raffe is a an angel who lost his wings - and he wants to be whole again. Surrounded by 5 angels he couldn't handle, he was overpowered... The conflict ended when those angels finally caught him and cut off his wings. And to make things worse, he ends up in hands of one really... edgy human who is quite desperate to get her sister back...

“Angels are violent creatures.”
“So I noticed. I used to think they were all sweet and kind.”
“Why would you think that? Even in your Bible, we’re harbingers of doom, willing and able to destroy entire cities. Just because we sometimes warned one or two of you beforehand doesn’t make us altruistic.”


-- Raffe was sarcastic,sassy, interesting and sometimes jerkish (not always though) kind of guy angel ... I liked him, especially his sense of humor and his unability to comprehend what Penryn says sometimes - which lead to some interesting situation.

“So long as you don't bleed in the shape of wing joints, you should pass for human. Oh, and don't let anyone pick you up. They'll know you're not right as soon as they feel how light you are."
"I'll be sure not to let anyone but you carry me in her arms.”


Other characters:

One of the characters i didn't mention before is Penryn's mother ,a really weird woman which is really hard to understand (being that she is probably bat-sh*t crazy). There were other characters but i really don't want to explain, except for the loco twins Dee-Dum , which were quite amazing and funny hahahaaa....
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OVERALL :
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I cannot explain how much i love this book - even rereading it kept my attention from the beginning till the end. I loved the story, the characters, the twists - everything ! I just hope sequel will be as good as Angelfall.

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MY PENRYN & THE END OF DAYS REVIEWS:

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)
World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)


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Quotes Kristalia Liked

Susan Ee
“The logistics of breaking you are easy. The only question is when.”
“Right. If you could do it, you would have done it already.”
“Maybe you entertain me.” He says with supreme confidence as if he’s in control of the situation.
"Like a monkey with an attitude and a pair of scissors.”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“Here, I’ll show you how to use it. Let me see your foot.”
“That’s a pretty intimate demand in the angel world. It usually takes dinner, some wine, and sparkling conversation for me to give up my feet.”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“Angels are violent creatures.”
“So I noticed. I used to think they were all sweet and kind.”
“Why would you think that? Even in your Bible, we’re harbingers of doom, willing and able to destroy entire cities. Just because we sometimes warned one or two of you beforehand doesn’t make us altruistic.”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“I never kid about my warrior demigod status."
"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.”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“My friends call me Wrath,” says Raffe. “My enemies call me Please Have Mercy. What’s your name, soldier boy?”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“The next time you have a quarrel with me, I'd appreciate it if you could just talk to me first before resorting to pelting me with rocks.”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“We now play a permanent game of I-am-crazier-and-scarier-than-you. And in that game, my mother is our secret weapon.”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“Anybody that ties you to a chair at gunpoint is a bad guy. Do I really need to explain this?”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“You're like a little girl demanding answers to questions during a covert operation. Why is the sky blue, daddy? Can I ask that man with the machine gun where the bathroom is? If you don't stay quiet, I'm going to have to dump you.”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“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.”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“Why were the other angels attacking you?"

"It's impolite to ask the victim of violence what they did to be attacked.”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“Either he's shaken by something or he's falling off the wagon hard and fast. Great. Just my luck to be partnered with an alcoholic angel.”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“Oh, please. Your giant head is getting too big for this forest. Pretty soon, you're going to get stuck trying to walk between two tress. And then, I'll have to rescue you." I give him a weary look. "Again.”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“A little weird? That was freakin' Bizarroville."
He pauses and looks back at me.
"Are you speaking English?”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“‎"Was that your plan all along? Show me where to go, then convince me there's nothing I can do to save my sister?"

"Actually, my plan all along was to become a rockstar, travel the world collecting fan girls, and then getting really fat and spending the rest of my life playing video games while the girls kept comin', thinking I look good as I did in my music videos." He shrugs as if to say, 'who knew the world would turn out so different?”
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Susan Ee
“I'm not moping," I whisper back. "Of course you're not. A girl like you, spending time with a warrior demigod like me. What's to mope about? Leaving a wheelchair behind couldn't possibly show up on the radar compared to that."
"You've got to be kidding me."
"I never kid about my warrior demigod status.”
Susan Ee, Angelfall


Reading Progress

February 23, 2012 – Shelved
February 25, 2012 – Started Reading
February 26, 2012 – Finished Reading
September 17, 2012 – Shelved as: favorites
January 11, 2013 – Shelved as: dark-so-daaark
January 11, 2013 – Shelved as: wishlist_series
February 25, 2013 – Shelved as: be-my-heroes-please
March 9, 2013 – Shelved as: age-mature-young-adult
June 5, 2013 – Shelved as: re-reads
June 7, 2013 – Shelved as: made-me-smile-or-laugh
November 19, 2013 – Started Reading
November 19, 2013 –
0.0% "Rereading this baby because of the second book :D \n \n Oh how i missed this series ♥\n \n "
November 20, 2013 –
29.0% "Even reading this second time, i really am enjoying it :P\n (Poor Raffe hahahahahaha, or not,whatever,mwahahah)\n Go go Penryn,be badass girl :P\n \n "
November 21, 2013 –
100.0% "STILL LOVING YOUUUUUUUUU\n \n \n oh my god that ending\n \n *cries again*\n \n (WONDERS HOW TO WRITE A REVIEW)"
November 21, 2013 – Shelved as: dark
November 21, 2013 – Shelved as: friends-love-like-it
November 21, 2013 – Shelved as: be-my-heroine-please
November 21, 2013 – Shelved as: they-are-so-cute-its-unbearable
November 21, 2013 – Shelved as: they-are-so-awesome-hot-and-stuff
November 21, 2013 – Shelved as: 4-to-5-stars
November 21, 2013 – Finished Reading
November 22, 2013 – Shelved as: reviewed

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Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* Stunning review, Kris!

BTW, do you know where our sexy goddess Georgia is? I haven't seen her in a while ;) x


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K Beautiful review! I feel like I'm the only person who hasn't read this yet lol :)


message 3: by Kristalia (last edited Nov 22, 2013 12:25AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kristalia Rosalinda wrote: "Stunning review, Kris!

BTW, do you know where our sexy goddess Georgia is? I haven't seen her in a while ;) x"


Thank you! :D

She is around.... she has some problems but she will be back soon :P


Kristalia Kinsey wrote: "Beautiful review! I feel like I'm the only person who hasn't read this yet lol :)"

Thanx <3 YOU BETTER READ IT ASAP ♥


Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* Kristalia wrote: "Rosalinda wrote: "Stunning review, Kris!

BTW, do you know where our sexy goddess Georgia is? I haven't seen her in a while ;) x"

Thank you! :D

She is around.... she has some problems but she wi..."


Send her my love! xxx


destini mia Wonderful review, Kris!! I'm thinking of starting this one next. :)


David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party And sometimes, we stumble upon a book like this: fantastic book that is unlike the others. Oh that is such a cheesy line HA HA! Then I must be a cheese lover, 'cause I absolutely loved your opening line! :D

Awesome review, my shining Kristal! Glad this was such an enjoyable read even the second time around! :D


Kristalia Destini wrote: "Wonderful review, Kris!! I'm thinking of starting this one next. :)"

Thank you & you definitely should ♥
I hope you will love it as much as i do :D


Kristalia David wrote: "And sometimes, we stumble upon a book like this: fantastic book that is unlike the others. Oh that is such a cheesy line HA HA! Then I must be a cheese lover, 'cause I absolutely loved your openi..."

Hahahahahhah thank you cheesy lover :P

You make me happy hahahaha :)

:)


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* Meli Mel * Lovely review, Kristalia! <3


Blacky *Romance Addict* Amazing review K! I seriously want to read this one, if only the author wrote faster!!! ahahahhhahah


Kristalia Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper* wrote: "Lovely review, Kristalia! <3"

Thanx lovely ♥

Blacky *Romance Addict* wrote: "Amazing review K! I seriously want to read this one, if only the author wrote faster!!! ahahahhhahah"

Heheheheheheh :D just reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad hon :D


Amaryllis Awesome review Kristalia!! I love, love, love it! You reminded me of all the things that make me so crazy about this book. I mean, you reminded me of all the things I love apart from Raffe. Yes, I am quite obsessed with him, always have been, and I'm not ashamed to admit it! xD
Like you said, what makes this book so perfect is that it's not concentrated on romance. In fact, there's just enough romance to turn me into a happy stalker.
Omg, don't even get me started on the ending: best cliffie ever in the history of cliffies.
;)


Kristalia Thank you so much honey ♥
Yeah, Raffe is obsession, he truly is :D

And yeah, i enjoyed little romance and it was quite fitting in everything mwahahahhahaha

and yeah cliffie...hmmmmmmmm :D


Duchess Nicole Have you read the next one yet? Is there a cliffie on that one as well? I'm staying away from reviews until I read it.


Duchess Nicole And fabulous review, too :)


Kristalia Duchess Nicole wrote: "Have you read the next one yet? Is there a cliffie on that one as well? I'm staying away from reviews until I read it."
Duchess Nicole wrote: "And fabulous review, too :)"

Hehehhe, i just finished it recently (is trying to think how to write a review for it lol)
And also, nope, no cliffie there :D


Katerina Kondrenko Every friend of Angelfall and Raffryn is a friend of mine xDDDD I think I've read every book of this series about 4 times)) Now I'm calm but you should have seen me a while ago! Craaazy fan of Susan Ee)


Kristalia Katerina wrote: "Every friend of Angelfall and Raffryn is a friend of mine xDDDD I think I've read every book of this series about 4 times)) Now I'm calm but you should have seen me a while ago! Craaazy fan of Susa..."

hahaha, thank you! me too, i think i read it two times or so :D
i am tempted to reread book 1 and 2 so i can fully enjoy sequel but there are too many books i wish to read to invest time into rereading this when i remember a lot :D
hahahahahha i can understand :D


Katerina Kondrenko Kristalia wrote: "Katerina wrote: "Every friend of Angelfall and Raffryn is a friend of mine xDDDD I think I've read every book of this series about 4 times)) Now I'm calm but you should have seen me a while ago! Cr..."

same here! but sometimes I just touch the book, thinking I would pick at the certain page and the close it immediately and then I found myself in a few hours with a book I've just reread. it's a bookish eclipse!)


Kristalia Yes, exactly!!!


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