Angelfall

Angelfall

Book rating: 05 Paperback Penryn and the End of Days

By (author) Susan Ee

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  • Publisher: Hodder Paperback
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 22mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 4 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 144477851X
  • ISBN 13: 9781444778519
  • Sales rank: 14,537

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The official print edition of the internet phenomenon. Already over 8,000 five star different reader reviews. (And counting.) It's been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain. Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back...

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Susan Ee has eaten mezze in the old city of Jerusalem, surfed the warm waters of Costa Rica, and played her short film at a major festival. She has a life-long love of science fiction, fantasy and horror, especially if there's a touch of romance. She used to be a lawyer but loves being a writer because it allows her souped-up imagination to bust out and go feral.

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By jacinta 05 Jul 2013 5

I picked up this book the other day and thought , why not ill give it a go! well i stayed up all night reading it! A seriously amazing book and story, i love the fact that the angels are quite brutal and basically despise humans, and also i loved the idea off raffe being an angel but agnostic!
you must read this book!

By Suzanne Finnegan 17 May 2013 5

Angelfall is an angel book unlike no other. Six weeks ago, the angels arrived and earth as we know it has been destroyed. The angel who led them here was shot on arrival, now none of them seem to know why they're there, or what's going to happen next. Gangs now roam the streets during daylight hours, looting stores, houses and anywhere else they can find food and supplies. There's a danger of being killed by a gang member by day, and at night, even the gangs are scared to venture out to the streets.

Penryn decides to avoid the gangs and take a change with whatever's out there at night as she makes a break for it with her schizophrenic mother and disabled sister Paige, leaving their home in search for somewhere safer. When they come across an angel being attacked and having his wings cut off, and one of the attackers flies off, taking Paige with him, Penryn has to ally herself with the injured angel in order to get her back. If he takes her to Aerie to save Paige, she'll help him getting there by foot, something entirely new to him now that he can no longer fly, but hopes that someone there can fix his wings.

Penryn is a tough girl, having looked after her mother and sister since their father left them. And after being enrolled in every form of self defence lesson possible, for protection against her mother, Penryn is putting them to good use and herself and Raffe save each other several times on their journey to San Francisco.

Raffe, the angel, doesn't see himself as evil, or the enemy, though he doesn't seem to have very much interest in humans. He doesn't volunteer too much information about himself as they travel, though we do get some hints to more once he reaches Aerie. I'm looking forward to finding out more about him in the sequel. The interactions between Raffe and Penryn were fantastic, I found myself reading some pages twice just to absorb it fully.

There's already been so many fantastic reviews written for this book that I feel there's little more that I can add. I found excitement on every page, and didn't want to leave it out of my hands. There's no cliffhanger and no love triangle, just fantastic writing and a brilliant story that'll keep you glued to the pages.

So, what are you waiting for? If you haven't already done so, then read this now!!! If you don't love it, I'll eat my hat lol.

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An explosive, pulse-pounding journey ... A frickin' fantastic read. Star Completely enthralling ... It deserves to be a hit. Sunday Mirror The new Young Adult fantasy phenomenon. Grazia A fantastic combination of action, horror and romance... a thrill to read. The Book Bag I hung onto every word,... If you love witty banter, a dangerous apocalypse, and a cling-on-to-your-seat plot, then why haven't you read Angelfall yet? The Pretty Books More explicit, vivid, gritty and evocative than any book I've read for a long time... Both horrifying and spellbinding; I've not come across any authors with Susan Ee's unique storytelling method before... It's a book that defies the labels and boundaries of its genre, and a wonderfully spine-chilling read Keep Calm and Read a Book It's rare to read a book that is intoxicating that it is all you can think of... Angelfall is one of those books. It's so full of danger, blood, anger, despair and lust... Susan Ee really has created something of a masterpiece. It truly is a flawless debut worth every bit of hype and then some! Empire of Books A gripping page turner. Irish Examiner I'm so happy that I decided to pick up Angelfall! I was immediately sucked into the world and I'd stay up late reading long into the night promising myself just one more chapter which would inevitably turn into several more... Penryn has quickly become one of my favourite heroines and Raffe one of my favourite book boys... Angelfall has such a cinematic feel to it that I could vividly picture everything in my mind making it easy to absorb myself in this gritty and harrowing world. I can't believe I waited so long to read this absolute gem of a novel but I am glad that I now don't have long to wait for the sequel! Adventures with Words