Review: Angelfall7:00 AM
Author: Susan Ee
Series: Penryn and the End of Days #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
When we think of Angels, we think of fluffy wings, little harps and divine beings. But for Penryn, Angels pose a very real and a very different kind of connotation. In her world, the Angels have ruined everything. Street gangs rule the night and when Penryn's little sister, Paige, is kidnapped by warrior Angels, it calls for desperate measures.
Including, siding with the enemy...Making a deal with Raffe, an angel without any wings and they have to rely on one another to make it through the dark and dangerous journey to North California and the Angels stronghold where Penryn will risk her life to save her sister's. Will Raffe and Penryn save Paige?
Yes! All of the yes that I have goes towards this book.
Penryn is such a good heroine. A heroine you can actually like because she isn't dependent on the love interest in this book, nope, she takes matters into her own hands. Instead of crying and running blind after the Angels, she recruits Raffe, nurses him back to safety and uses him as her companion on this journey. She actually uses her brain cells, unlike a lot of female leads and she doesn't make females out to be weak or needy! More YA books need main characters like that I think because often when I read fantasy books, they have whiny heroines and it makes me cringe a little.
Raffe was better than your average male character too, he was belittling and he didn't seem to be full of himself either, which is always a good trait. I hate when male characters, especially love interests act like they're sent from Heaven. In Raffe's case he is, but that isn't the point.
The main reason I wanted to read this book was because of the cover, it's beautiful and the book itself had so much hype on Booktube and goodreads and I can definitely understand why. If this book crosses your genre interests or just sounds like something you'd enjoy, I'd recommend it as the writing is so easy to follow and it's genuinely a very good book!
4.5 Heavenly Stars