Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Book Review: World After by Susan Ee

*This is the second book in a series. If you haven't read the first book, Angelfall. Then don't read this review as there are spoilers.

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Book 2 in 'Penryn & the End of Days' series.  
Pages: 314
Published: November 2013
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Post Apocalyptic

Goodreads Synopsis...
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?

It wasnt as good as Angelfall, and to be honest I was expecting that. However it was still what I can only describe as amazingly creepy, unputdownable, soul wrenching, so damn awesome I could cry
, and just as freaking enjoyable as the first book! So there's that...

It got darker and even creepier, how that happened I dont know. But I was so glad it did. Penryn and her family are highlighted more in this book. Especially Penryn, her faults and her relationships with her sister and mom. This meant that these three characters specifically were shown in even more depth, and became so real and believable. 

Also Susan Ee continued to provide a complicated story with basically no plot wholes, which for me is unheard of. Some explainations were given for things, but there are still so many questions. Which I cant wait to hear the answers to in the next book. Im sure it will blow me away just as much as this one did.

I cant finish this review without mentioning Pooky Bear. I love Pooky Bear! And you will too! Definitely recommend World After by Susan Ee to everyone!


Monday, 25 November 2013

Book Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee

Book 1 in 'Penryn & the End of Days' series.
Pages: 247
Published: May 2011
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Post Apocalyptic


Six weeks ago, angels descended onto earth and caused chaos. Now in a post apocalyptic world, where everyone lives in fear of the warrior angels, the street gangs, and basically everyone else. A seventeen year old girl named, Penryn. Her wheelchair bound little sister, and her crazy mother who thinks she is terrorized by demons. Try to escape the city, and get to somewhere more isolated.

As they try to do this, they stumble across an all out fight among some angels. Penryn helps to save one of the angels, and her younger sister is stolen from her in the process; while her mother vanishes. She makes a deal with the angel she saved named, Raffe. To find her sister, and save her from the cruel angels who snatched her. The two of them travel together across California, a very very unlikely pair. 

So this may sound like some run-of-the-mill YA, paranormal romance, but just with angels. But believe me when I say it is so much more. Let me start by saying I have nothing negative to say about this book. Nothing! Nothing at all is wrong. Its just perfection, and Im pretty sure it may be my favourite book this year. The characters were so interesting, they had such depth, and where so three dimensional. Especially the crazy mom, who does things like draw with lipstick on dead bodies, and who is continually hiding from demons no one else can see. (Maybe because they don't exist, but who knows?) She was without a doubt my favourite character, I love her so much!

The setting was incredibly well described. I felt like I was there, and it was done so in a seamless way. It was fast paced, it was action packed, and it drew me in immediately and never let go. Also this book had the perfect balance of creepiness and weirdness thanks to the mom and the amazing writing. I recommend this book with every bone in my body! Please, read it! You wont regret it.


Sunday, 3 November 2013

Big Unboxing Book Haul


I bought some books that I probably shouldn't have... is that not always the case. Anyways check out the video above for the full book haul and unboxing. Also I've included links to all of the books mentioned, as well as pictures of all of them below.
Hope your having a fantastic day, and happy reading!

Days of Blood and Starlight
Nicholas St. North
Madame Bovary