Book: Angelfall by Susan Ee
Book Info: Published by Ferral Dream; 255 pages; purchased for my Nook
Genre: YA: Paranormal/Post-Apocalyptic
Goodreads.com Summary: 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.
Angefall…where do I start? So, I did like Angefall. It’s definitely an interesting book. You get dropped right into the book, with no real idea of what was going on or why things were so bad. You get bits and pieces of what’s happening throughout the novel, and surprisingly, it didn’t irritate me like it normally would. Actually, it kind of worked for the novel, because things go to hell in a handbasket.
I loved Ee’s version of angels, and how there definitely seems to be a hierarchy. I liked that angels had swords that were loyal to them (until they weren’t) and that angels could die. The setting is interesting, and I like the idea of angel-human war. It is fast-paced, and it was hard to get bored. Even though I liked it, it need a little more world-building. The fact that you get dropped right in the book worked, but at the same time, it wasn’t perfect. Things aren’t always clear, and most questions are not resolved by the end of the book. It is an interesting world, though, and hopefully we’ll learn more about this world and why things were they were.
I give it a 3 out of 5. I liked it, but it doesn’t really stand out, and too many things were left unanswered.