REVIEW: Angelfall and WorldAfter a.k.a everybody loves pooky bear!

11500217TITLE: Angelfall 
AUTHOR:Susan Ee
PUBLICATION: Published May 21st 2011 by Skyscape
GENRE: YA > Paranormal | Fantasy | Dystopia
PAGES: 325pages (Paperback)
SOURCE: Own.
RATING: 5★★★★ 
AMAZON | B&N | TBD

 

 

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It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

 

 

REVIEW:

 

“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 Young

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Angelfall is the best dystopia book I have ever read… so far. It’s unputdownable! (that’s not a word but whatever) I can’t believe it took me this long to read this. I’m not a fan of this genre. I think you noticed that I tend to torture myself by reading book that shatters my souls and break my heart in pieces. It happened here too though.. but the reason is the epicness!

Penryn Young is all I ask for in a heroine. Next to Rose Hathaway, she’s my second favorite fictional bestie. I love how the author made her character. She’s not what you can call a badass but she’s trying/learning to be. All for her love for her family.

Then there’s Raffe. The swoon worthy hero. My heart literally breaks for him at the last few pages. I want to hug him so bad because I can’t imagine what’s going on at his mind when he’s holding Penryn at that moment. I applaude Ms. Ee for NOT making Raffe the typical misogynistic-jerk male lead. He can be so passive sometimes.. or brooding. But that just made me love him more. You just don’t know what’s going on inside his head. So that makes him more intriguing. And did I say he’s not a douchebag? At least, not most of the time.

The world that Susan Ee created is pure genius! The way she writes really engaged me and she managed to make Penryn’s world enthralling and terrifying. Susan Ee is such a brilliant writer! She’s done an amazing job voicing out Penryn. I’m really in awe.

All in all, ANGELFALL is definitely a MUST READ. It’s heart racing, thrilling and romantic. I don’t know how Susan Ee managed to put that all in one book, but she did it. And she did a magnificent job!!

 

 

 

12983100TITLE: Worldafter (Penryn and the End of Days #2)
AUTHOR: Susan Ee
PUBLICATION: Published November 19th 2013 by Skyscape
GENRE: YA > Paranormal | Fantasy | Dystopia
PAGES: 438pages (Kindle Edition)
SOURCE: Own
RATING: 4★★★★
AMAZON | B&N | TBD

 

 

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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 San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

 

 

REVIEW:

 

“WELCOME TO THE WORLD AFTER”

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Susan Ee has done it again. I can absolutely say now that I am undeniably inlove with this series. I loved everything. Penryn got more badass and sassy. Her mother was crazier than ever. What happened to Paige was heartbreaking. And Raffe.. Ah, Raffe. I love him so much.

World After picks up immediately where the last book ended. Though it started a little slow, I think a lot of the chapters was really necessary. I think the sword (named Pooky Bear) giving Penryn some flashbacks about Raffe was pure genius! Susan Ee managed to make fans love an inanimate object.

I had some teensy bit of problems about World After though. Here goes:

  • I waited for so long to read a scene with Penryn and Raffe together. The waiting though to see them together (just together, not together together) was ohmygoodness thrilling. When they finally saw each other, the waiting was so worth it.

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  • This seems a filler book. Well if it is, I don’t think it’s that bad. There was a lot of action, funny moments, emotional encounters and even though it’s lacking in the romance department, it made me love Penryn and Raffe even more.
  • I will really murder someone if they won’t end up together in the next books.

But other than that, I was overflowing with love for this book.

Penryn grew up a lot in here.

“You’re not the only monster in this world.”

She became more brave and I think it finally dawned on her that she’s one of the few people who has the courage to help the people left on earth. She also became more likeable. I don’t know any heroine who can be cute, kickass and funny all at the same time. But Susan Ee managed to make a character like that.

The chemistry between Raffe and Penryn was still there. Ahhh, I have no words on how I love them so much. As I said in my review of Angelfall, I applaud Susan Ee for not making Raffe a misogynistic jerk. Though he was a little cocky and arrogant, he was still very likeable and swoon worthy.

“Don’t talk. You’ll just spoil my fantasy of rescuing an innocent damsel in distress as soon as you open your mouth.”

*grins like cheshire cat*

By how Susan Ee ende the book, I am expecting Raffe and Penryn to spend a lot of time to together in Book 3 (I. AM. HOPING.) So it’s no surprise that I’m excited as ever for Book 3 to come out.

Good job Ms. Susan, good job!!

6 thoughts on “REVIEW: Angelfall and WorldAfter a.k.a everybody loves pooky bear!

  1. WHY HAVE I NOT READ THIS???? And yes, unputdownable is a word because IT CAN BE. I need to read more dystopian because I haven’t been recently, and so ONTO THE TBR IT GOES.

    I skimmed the second review, but if there’s a party hard gif, then I can safely assume the series gets better 😀

    THANKS PAULA FOR THE REVIEW U DA BEST.
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  2. This series is the best of ever, is it not? <3 I love how action-packed they both are and the world Ee has created is wonderfully creepy. I haven't read the 2nd book for some reason, but your review has definitely encouraged me to continue the series! Thanks for sharing Paula and, as always, BRILLIANT review! <3
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