From the get-go, the mood was tension filled and dark in a post-apocalyptic setting. Though, how the world fell into chaos and ruin in just a matter of six weeks is a little confusing. But, the setting, as it is described, is not overly detailed, but just right and beautiful. The book is based after the invasion of angels. Angels. ******* genius! I love how Ee twisted the notion of ‘good’ angel into something that humanity, in the book, couldn’t believe or handle. Maybe that’s why civilization fell so fast.
This story is not just depression dominated, but it has witty and humorous dialogue. I’m not one to laugh often while reading, but I definitely was with this book. The action is phenomenal and never weakened as the book progressed, and the climax literally had me setting the book down to calm myself. On analysis, the characters are very well developed, realistic, and funny. On some level, I want to connect with the characters and learn about them through little things, like minor details and habits.
Penryn, the heroine, is one of the most badass, unique, and strongest female characters I’ve ever read. And her relationship with the male hero, Raffe (An angel who had his wings sliced off), is not an instantaneous, cheesy romance that would make me want to gag. I like for the action, conflict, and resolution to take the lead, and THEN the romance can be slowly developed. Plus, I loved the ending. It was perfect. It’s what every post-apocalyptic book should have: cannibalistic, demon children experimented on by angels. It’s the most perfect idea EVER.
On the other hand, my heart broke for Paige and Penryn. It was the most saddest, yet clever plot twist. I honestly never expected for Paige to come back, ever. Especially as a cannibalistic demon child. And then the mother was perfectly added in for Penryn to deal with in this crazy world, though I was a little concerned about Penryn’s lack of concern for her. Even if my mother was mentally ill and twisted, I’ll be ******* losing my mind if I didn’t know her exact location.
Another element I loved about this book is the knowledge the author had on angels, fighting skills, and survival skills. Angelfall is action packed, sick, twisted, humorous, and I loved every part of it. 5 out of 5.show more