Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Angelfall by Susan Ee

Angelfall by Susan Ee
Published May 21st 2011 by Skyscape
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia, Paranormal
Page: 288
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review by: Tina

 Synopsis

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


The beginning is slightly hunger gameish in the sense that the world has gone crazy and it's the end of humanity. The protagonist is a young girl with a non-present mother and a weak younger sister.

What strucks me is that this is the closest story to Daughter of Smoke and Bone I have read to date. Fallen angel befriends human, gets into the midst of angel vs human war, and ultimately saves the world/mankind? Both stories were released in the same year. I didn't think I'd enjoy this read so much. Well this is where the comparison ends.

The angels are sent to Earth but no one knows for what purpose, including the angels. The angels are fighting amongst themselves to become the next "Gabriel," God's messenger, while the humans are left poverty stricken, starved, and in fear. There are creatures not of demon or human but some hybrid that roam the streets. Political and personal agendas spark everywhere. The angels fight for dominance of Earth and humans struggle for preservation.

Very well written and great character development. I enjoyed the depth of each character and eccentricity. I'm excited to see how they will change or act in the next book.

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