Author: Susan Ee
Publication date: May 21st 2011
Publisher: Feral Dream
Age group: Young Adult
Genre: Post Apocalyptic
Cover rating: 4.5/5
Content rating: 5/5!
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.My thoughts:
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.
This book right here is the reason I love Goodreads. If it hadn't been for the sheer amount of five star reviews for Angelfall that kept popping up on my homepage, I probably would never have heard about this book. And what ashame that would have been because it is without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read and very nearly the best book I've read all year.
I'm not even sure how to go about reviewing this because my simple words cannot do it justice! It was amazing. Magnificent. Beautiful. Terrifying. Funny. It was pretty much everything I appreciate in a book and more. From the moment I read the first page I knew it was going to be something special and it just kept getting better and better as the pages went on. The thought of setting it down for even a second was too hard!
There are lots and lots of dystopian, apocalyptic and angel YA books out there right now. They all promise awesome things but from my experience so far, very few of them actually deliver on that promise. Angelfall is in that elite few though! The world building is fantastic, the imagery so vivid I felt like it was happening in front of me, the characters so real and the emotions so raw. The writing itself was flawless and indicative of an immense amount of talent. It's fast, and laid back, in all the right places.
Angelfall made me squirm and it made me laugh. It made me cheer on the main characters and feel angry at all the bad guys. I recommend this book to everybody and anybody everywhere. Don't just take my word for it- go see for yourself how fantastic this book is! This author and series deserve as much support as possible and the good news is, the ebook is only 99c at the moment!