I had ordered this trilogy quite some time ago and had forgotten that they were actually YA (young adult – or teenage) books.  And that’s fine because I have loved such books as the Twilight series and the Hunger Games books, etc., and apparently was intrigued enough to buy these when I did.  However, when I first started reading this I found myself a little annoyed to find it written in the viewpoint of a silly teenage girl, and a bit concerned that I would find the story just silly.  I mean, angels – really?

But as I began to read it, I found myself sometimes giggling at the teenager’s… well, “teen-ness” and began to realize that I was beginning to really enjoy the story.  The writing is good, the pace is tight – and I soon found myself completely gripped; I could not put the book down!  Some of it is completely frightening!  I quickly finished this book and went on to read the next one.  I will be done with that one very soon and will likely finish the last book before the end of the month.  A very good escape during this difficult time and I am pleased.  🙂

Angelfall, by Susan Ee

(Penryn & The End Of Days Series Book 1)

From Publishers Weekly

In Ee’s gritty debut, which stars a heroine with backbone, angels of the apocalypse seek revenge against humans for killing the Archangel Gabriel, and street gangs have taken over Silicon Valley. Seventeen-year-old Penryn lives with (and cares for) her wheelchair-bound sister, Paige, and their paranoid schizophrenic mother. While attempting to escape their apartment to find safety, Paige is kidnapped by an angel. At the moment of the abduction, Penryn meets Raffe, an angel whose wings have been cut off by the angels who take Paige. Hoping Raffe might know where Paige is, Penryn reluctantly nurses him back to health, and the two join forces, traveling to the angels’ “aerie” in San Francisco to recover Paige and repair Raffe’s wings; along the way, they are captured by a dangerously anarchic army of the human resistance.

World After (Book 2)

End of Days (Book 3)


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