Thursday, December 13, 2012

Daring You To Read…Angelfall by Susan Ee

Daring You To Read is a weekly feature here on Tynga’s Reviews where we dare you to read some of our favorite older releases (at least 6 months old). All the books/series we choose to feature are titles we adored and think you should give them a shot! We think it’s a super awesome way to discover that special book who might have slipped off your radar!

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I’m sitting here contemplating how to honestly describe the sheer amazingness of this novel. It completely blew me away and I loved every minute of reading it, and even now, months later, I don’t believe my review can do it justice. Dark and gritty, this novel is not for anyone, but if you are into darker fiction, like I am, this one comes in high recommendation. Those of you who normally cannot handle darker fiction, this is not for you. Despite this being an angel novel, we’re dealing with some seriously demented and evil angels.

This book takes place six weeks after angels devastate the planet and send it spiraling into an apocalypse with very few survivors. Penryn is one of the few survivors. Only seventeen years old, she puts her amazing martial arts skills to the test when fighting to survive alongside a beautiful yet moody angel she met in the street while watching his beautiful white wings get ripped from his body. Raffe and Penryn make an amazing team and as their relationship progresses in this time of desperation, you can’t help but love him more and more.

While the plot in this novel is completely amazing and the angel mythology was written expertly, what I really enjoyed in this one was the romance. Normally, I’m not one for romance in post-apocalyptic books because the romance can often seem forced and foolish due to a desperate attempt to distract the reader from the world ending. This isn’t the case in ANGELFALL. Penryn and Raffe’s feelings are slow growing and instead prove to be a welcome undertone to the novel, their focus on surviving and saving Penryn’s sister was the main point of the novel. But they’re experiencing a case of star-crossed love due to the fact that Raffe is an angel and angels are forbidden to love Daughters of Men. When Raffe’s true identity was revealed, their already chaotic world gets turned upside down once more.

Ee’s debut is truly amazing. A quick read full of well detailed action that will leave you no choice but to finish in one sitting, it cannot be ignored. I am eagerly anticipating book two in the Penryn & The End of Days series. Believe me when I say that it cannot come fast enough.

 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.

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Lili

I'm an 18 year old from a small town in New Jersey. I attend college in NYC and I am working on an accelerated Masters in Publishing. My dream is to one day be surrounded by books. Who wouldn't love that?
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