World After by Susan Ee
(Penryn & the End of the Days #2)
Genre: Dystopia/ Urban Fantasy
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?
* 5 STARS * REVIEW:
This was definitely a worthy sequel to Angelfall! Penryn was trapped between protecting her sister Paige, fighting for the humanity and her loyal feelings towards Raffe. Susan Ee took me on another exciting journey and I loved it.
I'm not sure if I have ever read about heroine with more out of ordinary life. Crazy schizofrenic mother, demonic and damaged sister, exiled angel as her saving grace - Penryn is very interesting character. And even though the picture I painted may seem odd to some people, it does work really well.
World After has calmer, less shocking feel than first book. It was not as mindblowing as Angelfall, probably because I knew to expect unexpected. But it did nothing to lower overall appeal of the story.
I really liked twists author introduced in this story. Add a lot of action, a little bit of gore here and there and you get this original dystopian novel.
*MINOR SPOILER, HIGHLIGHT TO READ*
I have to admit I didn't miss Raffe as much as I thought I would. I mean, it got even better once he was back in the picture. But even without him, story was thrilling and captivating enough. Flashbacks to his past probably helped with that, as did excellent supporting characters.
*END OF SPOILER*