Review for *World After* by Susan Ee

Title: World After

Series: Penryn and the End of Days #2

Author:  Susan Ee

Genre:  YA, Paranormal 

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Synopsis:

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

 

My Thoughts:

Kick ass sequel! Love this series. I’ve been a fan of angel stories for a long time but Angelfall took it to a whole new level of awesome. This story will appeal  to anyone, even if angels aren’t your thing. The world Susan Ee created it’s a must read. Compelling, heart wrenching and one of a kind; unlike anything else out there, I guarantee it.  At some points particularly gruesome and difficult to stomach but impossible to put down.

Review:

“It’s amazing how many times we need to go against our survival instincts to survive.”

Penryn is one badass chick that oddly enough didn’t get on your nerves; I know shocking for a YA leading lady. The girl has a good head on her shoulders and does what is needed without the drama, I thoroughly enjoyed her character.

“It is painful to see that people prefer a bad guy who looks like an angel to a good guy who looks like a demon.”  

Raffe is one sarcastic, hunky angel that you can’t help to root for. I loved the chemistry between him and Penryn, as partners they are a formidable team and the whisper of romance that hints here and there between the two is a great way to lighten the seriousness of the story.

“I look up to say something but he puts his finger to my lips and whispers, “Don’t talk. You’ll just spoil my fantasy of rescuing an innocent damsel in distress as soon as you open your mouth.”

The overall feel of this book is fast paced, and heart pounding. I love the semi- post apocalyptic backdrop of San Francisco in ruins as humans have to fight their way through monsters and angels to survive. Every character brought something unique to the table, some of my favorites being DeeDum-I’d say they are the comic relief and I looked forward to having them show up.  I wish I had gotten more of was Penryn and Raffe. In the first book I loved their witty banter and It felt as if I had to wait almost to the very end of World After to get to enjoy that again but it doesn’t take away from the awesomeness of the story. Looking forward to End of Days and hoping for the survival of the human race but dreading the possibility of not being able to keep Raffe and Penryn together.

“You’re not Fallen are you?”

“From everything I’ve heard, that would just make me more sexy to you Daughters of Men. What is it that you all see in bad boys?”

 

About the Author 

Susan Ee

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Susan Ee is a USA Today bestselling author of the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy, ANGELFALL, WORLD AFTER, and END OF DAYS. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages, and her short films have played at major festivals. She used to be a lawyer but loves being a writer because it allows her imagination to bust out and go feral.

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