Sunday, September 23, 2012

Review: ANGELFALL by Susan Ee

5 of 5 stars

ANGELFALL is a YA post-apocalyptic story featuring Penryn, a 17-year-old girl, who finds herself the head of her own fractured family. Her mother is schizophrenic and her little sister is crippled. The world has been attacked by avenging angels and lies in ruins. Human gangs roam the streets claiming territory and food in this brutal dog-eat-dog  world. While trying to move her family to a safer location, Penryn finds herself in the middle of an angel battle and witnesses a brutal attack on the angel, Raffe. While she tries to help the injured angel, her sister is kidnapped by the rival angel. This sets Penryn on a path where she and Raffe become unwilling partners. Both want something and they can only achieve it if they work together.

I don't usually read YA books, but I read this book in 2 sittings and couldn't read it fast enough. The author does such a fantastic job of pulling the reader into Penryn's thoughts, her fears and her driving motivations. The cast of characters are nicely fleshed-out and a wonderful addition to this unique storyline.  I'll add my vote to the hundreds of other readers who thought this was one of the best books they're read in awhile. Highly Recommended.


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