I absolutely loved this. Like, it is definitely one of the BEST books that I have read this year, or ever. Basically you should just read it. It’s a great dystopian and apocolyptic story, and if that’s your thing, then this is a must-read. Spoilers ahead, beware!
Susan Ee creates a fantastic post-apcolyptic world, where angels have basically destroyed everything. Penryn has to care for her disabled sister whilst also caring for her slightly crazed mother, and trying to stay alive, from not just angels, but general jerks in a crime ridden world. Her beloved sister is taken from the angels, so she enlists the help of a fallen angel, Raffe. Together they fight for her sister, and for his wings, and against the angel invasion. Susan Ee has such lovely writing and it’s fast-paced with an intriguing plot. The characters are great with really good development. Penryn is such a great female heroine. She’s so kick-ass and stands up for her self – I deeply admire her, and her loyalty to both her family, particularly her sister, and Raffe. She was independent, brave and strong and could fight alongside Raffe when needed and wasn’t the damsel in distress. Raffe is such a great character. Like, really great. He’s a fallen angel and he’s sarcastic and tough and beautiful and just perfect, however, he also had another side which was shown very rarely, which was caring, loving and thoughtful. He deeply cared for Penryn, and they have really great chemistry and fantastic relationship development and I was really glad I got to experience it. It’s heartbreaking at the end when he thinks she’s dead. He’s such a great character. The secondary characters are also a great addition to the story. It’s not only got a great story, characters and romance, but it’s also got a bit of a creepy element to it, that’s only starts to really get creepy towards the end, but they (the human eating children *shivers*) seriously are a little haunting.
The only fault I can find with this book is that IT WASN’T LONG ENOUGH.
Don’t waste time thinking about reading it, just read it, you won’t regret it!