Author: Susan Ee
Series: Book One in the Penryn and the End of Days Series
Published By: Skyscape (August 28, 2012)
Genre: YA Dystopian
My Rating: 4 Stars!!
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.
My Thoughts and Review:
Anyone that knows me knows I have a love hate relationship with books about demons and angels and yet I am inexplicably drawn to them.
I couldn't resist opening this one up, not after all the hype I have seen about it, regardless of that love hate relationship. Right away though, I realized this isn't like all those other books. It is darker, more desperate feeling and as far away from sunshine and rainbows you can get considering the it has angels in it.
But these angels are not saints.
The world Penryn lives in is desolate, empty and full of despair. In fact, it is more dystopian than anything else and after only the first chapter, I knew I was going to love it and love it I did.
I don't want to go into too many particulars because I don't want to give anything away. This really is unlike any angel story I have read. Action packed from the get go with just the right amount of danger, mystery, and a hint of romance to leave you turning the pages desperately wanting to know more.
Penryn is one kick butt girl that gets the job done and one heroine that you need to meet.
This was so well done, so imaginative, that it will leave you wanting more and on edge trying to imagine what will happen next.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*