[Audiobooks] AngelfallAuthor Susan Ee – Hometrainer-tests.de

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 backAnything, including making a deal with an enemy angelRaffe 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 girlTraveling 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


10 thoughts on “Angelfall

  1. Steph Sinclair Steph Sinclair says:

    This is my favorite book of 2011 This review may contain extreme amounts of gushing III The above was my immediate reaction after finishing this book There simply were no words to describe how much I loved it, how it horrified me, shocked me, tore at my heart again and again Brilliant.2011 turned out to be a great year for Angel books for me I know that might seem strange when you think of thepopular horrible ones cough Hush, Hush cough Halo cough Fallen cough Bu This is my favorite book of 2011 This review may contain extreme amounts of gushing III The above was my immediate reaction after finishing this book There simply were no words to describe how much I loved it, how it horrified me, shocked me, tore at my heart again and again Brilliant.2011 turned out to be a great year for Angel books for me I know that might seem strange when you think of thepopular horrible ones cough Hush, Hush cough Halo cough Fallen cough But there is indeed hope for this paranormal genre I thought this genre couldn t get any better than Unearthly, Angel, or Daughter of Smoke and Bone Then, I read Angelfall Are the literary gods playing a joke on me How ironic for me to find my favorite book of 2011 in the last week of the year I m going to do this review a little differently I m not going to go in some extreme in depth talk about how awesome this book is because there are a few other reviews that do that and I don t think I could do the book any justice even if I tried Instead, I m going to give you ten reasons why you should go purchase this book RIGHT NOW.1 Angelfall kicks off right from the start with plenty of action and never settles down Expect little to no sleep until you ve finished.2 Penryn is my pick for strongest heroine of 2011 In fact, I created a new shelf just for her Ass kickin heroine Between how she sticks up for herself and her awesomely cool, Kung Fu Panda type skills, she s a fuckin boss Bet on it.3 Witty Dialogue There are so many quotes I could paste into my review, but I can t because I d end up just pasting the entire book But I will paste my absolute favoriteMy friends call me Wrath, says Raffe My enemies call me Please Have Mercy What s your name, soldier boyYeah, he s a badass G Susan, how do you come up with this stuff I was thoroughly entertained 4 The post apocalyptic world It s shocking, horrifying, and any other adjective you can possibly use to describe the emotion you feel while reading this book It s a world I could never live in I d pretty much put my head between my legs and kiss my ass goodbye 5 Susan did her research Angel books run the risk of not being true to their mythological rules I think you know what I m talking about here Halo Only eight angels fell from Heaven Let s get real The Mortal Instruments Nephilim are the good guys You ve got to be kidding me The Succubus series Angels hanging out with Demons playing cards Really Really, dude Susan created a realistic world of angels while somehow managing to not sound preachy and staying true to their original mythical cannon 6 Because I said so.7 The plot twists will leave you twisted You will never see the climax or the ending coming It blows you away.8 Angelfall is like a weird mix between Planet of the Apes, Resident Evil and Frankenstein Yes, it is possible for a book to be that awesome This is that book.9 Did I mention the dialogue I did Oh, wellit was so amazeballs that it deserves another separate reason AnnndddddI quote I never kid about my warrior demigod status Oh My God I lower my voice, having forgotten to whisper You are nothing but a bird with an attitude Okay, so you have a few muscles, I ll grant you that But you know, a bird is nothing but a barely evolved lizard That s what you are You re like a little girl demanding answers to questions during a covert operation Why is the sky blue, daddy Can I ask that man with the machine gun where the bathroom is If you don t stay quiet, I m going to have to dump you Leaking sacks of mutated maggots He raises his perfectly arched eyebrow as though I d just failed my verbal insult exam Oh, please Your giant head is getting too big for this forest Pretty soon, you re going to get stuck trying to walk between two tress And then, I ll have to rescue you I give him a weary look Again Those pigeons couldn t take us out if they send their entire chirping flockMust.Stop.Quoting.10 Let us not forget the most important reason of all NO INSTA LOVE FOUND HERE I like my romance slow burning and taking a backseat to the plot and action Angelfall did just that I likey I likey a lot.It is only.99 You have no reason NOT to buy this book Go do it now And I know I say reviews are not for authors but for readers However, Susan, if you happen to read this review I just have two things to say to you More reviews andat Cuddlebuggery Book Blog


  2. Emily May Emily May says:

    Oh my goodness, I think this book might have just ruined the entire urban fantasy and possibly dystopian genre for me Because, where can I go from here Please be warned right now that this review is going to be nothing less than gushing I loved everything about this book, so much so that I may need to keep writing in italics I can t believe I nearly didn t read this book I ve looked at the other rave reviews for it so many times and I kept coming back and re reading the goodreads descri Oh my goodness, I think this book might have just ruined the entire urban fantasy and possibly dystopian genre for me Because, where can I go from here Please be warned right now that this review is going to be nothing less than gushing I loved everything about this book, so much so that I may need to keep writing in italics I can t believe I nearly didn t read this book I ve looked at the other rave reviews for it so many times and I kept coming back and re reading the goodreads description, trying to talk myself into a book with angels Because, well, I think angels are actually kinda lame But I seriously got schooled.Let s start with the key ingredient an addictive quality I was utterly captivated by the story from the very beginning It pulled me in and didn t let go until the very last page So many books don t have this that special something that makes it absolutely necessary that you read on, no matter what time it is or whether you need to get up early in the morning The story isn t the most unique idea I ve ever heard a future world that has been torn apart by angels The kind that are cold, cruel and merciless, and see humans as littlethan ants Penryn is a seventeen year old girl who must look after both her disabled sister and her mentally ill mother who talks to demons In one eventful day, Penryn rescues an angel who is being attacked by five others, which results in her sister getting captured by one of the five With only the angel an enemy who can help, Penryn sets out to rescue her sister.Now Penryn may actually be my new favourite heroine of all time In every way She kicks ass, but at the same time she is a normal teenage girl who just wants to keep her family safe There s a hint, or perhaps I should say a suggestion of romance, but Penryn has muchimportant things to worry about and she knows where her priorities lie thank you thank you thank you The dialogue between Penryn and Raffe the angel is fantastic It s so witty, funny, and sometimes touching Good grief, I love this book The pace never slows, the excitement never runs dry, and the ending is the perfect mixture of closure and a temptation forThe second installment simply cannot come fast enough.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube


  3. Nick Nick says:

    4.5 freaking stars It was a great story.I haven t read much angel books before and this one was quite good.Also the characters fit with the story quite right.There were some funny moments which I really enjoyed. The storyThe book is about a girl named Penryn who lives in a world taken by angels.She has a sick mother and a younger sister on a wheelchair.While they try to escape , her sister gets caught by an angel , and he takes her away.Now Penryn is desperate to find someone who can help he 4.5 freaking stars It was a great story.I haven t read much angel books before and this one was quite good.Also the characters fit with the story quite right.There were some funny moments which I really enjoyed. The storyThe book is about a girl named Penryn who lives in a world taken by angels.She has a sick mother and a younger sister on a wheelchair.While they try to escape , her sister gets caught by an angel , and he takes her away.Now Penryn is desperate to find someone who can help her find her sister so she makes a deal with an angel.An enemy of hers Main Characters Penryn One of the coolest badass female characters I have ever read about.Penryn has been through some rough times in her life with her mother and her sister and she always take the responsibility for taking care of thing.She is smart , caring strong actually she is trained and loyal to her family and friends.RaffeWhat I liked about this character is his sense of humor.He comes up some funny jokes even in the most thrilled moments.He is also a man of his word , caring , pretty strong and quite smart. Me while reading the book favorite sentencesHere, I ll show you how to use it Let me see your foot That s a pretty intimate demand in the angel world It usually takes dinner, some wine, and sparkling conversation for me to give up my feet I knew from the start that your loyalty would get you killed I just never thought it would be your loyalty to me that would do it I never thought about it before, but I m proud to be human We re ever so flawed We re frail, confused, violent, and we struggle with so many issues But all in all, I m proud to be a Daughter of Man A little weird That was freakin Bizarroville He pauses and looks back at me Are you speaking English I enjoyed this book a lot and I can t wait to get my heads on the second one I highly recommend you to read this if you are into paranormal angel alien books, it s a good read Also heard rumors about the movie Pictures from the review are not mine, I took them mostly from Google images or Tumblr


  4. Wendy Darling Wendy Darling says:

    In the beginning, it starts with a single feather drifting slowly down from the sky When 17 year old Penryn sees this simple sight, she is filled with incredible dread, because this lovely, floating, ephemeral thing is an unlikely sign of terrible things to come Six weeks after a devastating attack on earth, the world has been torn apart by a war between angels and humans Caught up in a battle she doesn t understand, Penryn watches in horror as an angel named Raffe is cornered and brutally st In the beginning, it starts with a single feather drifting slowly down from the sky When 17 year old Penryn sees this simple sight, she is filled with incredible dread, because this lovely, floating, ephemeral thing is an unlikely sign of terrible things to come Six weeks after a devastating attack on earth, the world has been torn apart by a war between angels and humans Caught up in a battle she doesn t understand, Penryn watches in horror as an angel named Raffe is cornered and brutally stripped of his wings In trying to help, she antagonizes one of the perpetrators and is forced to watch as her wheelchair bound little sister is taken away Penryn angrily demands that Raffe provides information and assistance in finding her sibling, and the two natural enemies must work together to outwit danger at every turn.If you ve been searching high and low for a worthy successor to The Hunger Games, the wait is finally over Susan Ee s stunning debut novel is the perfect combination of post apocalyptic YA cannibals badass angels kickass heroine, and it blew me away with its perfectly paced blend of action, story, and emotional tension Penryn is a fantastic heroine, a whip smart, funny girl who happens to be awesome in combat I also found her interactions with her schizophrenic mother to be very touching, and it s impossible not to admire how her desperate resolve to find her sister never falters As for Raffewho the hell thinks of writing an agnostic angel Brilliant And so intriguing Raffe is clearly hiding secrets, but it s impossible not to be drawn to him anyway His relationship with Penryn develops slowly and naturally as they struggle to find shelter and to survive in bleak circumstances yeah, they eat cat food at one point , all against a bleak backdrop of a war and all kinds of unspeakable horrors.Readers who are uneasy withgruesome books should be warned that there are some pretty intense scenarios, although they are tastefully view spoiler hah hah, tastefully hide spoiler done and mostly appear in aftermath, rather than in present action For my somewhat twisted sense of humor and enjoyment of creepy visuals, it was exciting to find an author who writes such dark and vivid imagery, however, and I d say that if you re someone who s comfortable reading zombie books, you d probably be okay with what happens here Not that I didn t want to run around screaming when Penryn and Raffe happen upon thethings hanging in trees, mind you But that s all part of the fun.I have a few minor quibbles, mostly about Penryn s failure to ask and demand enough answers, as this seemed completely out of character for someone who grits her teeth and cool headedly calculates whether she can keep someone alive long enough to be of use to her It was frustrating and implausible that in such forced intimacy, a girl like this wouldn t have mercilessly hounded the information out of her traveling partner I also wish we d learned a bitabout the war and about the ghoulish experimentations that were going on, although you can certainly put some of that down to my general impatience to read the rest of this 5 part series My quibbles are far outweighed by my rampant enthusiasm over this book, however, as the action packed story, sharp and funny dialogue, macabre touches, unforgettable characters, and well researched angelology all make for an incredible read The twists and turns in this story are superbly done, and even if you happen to guess one of the major plot points that will have a major effect on the future books, it s not going to matter And that s the mark of a book that can and will be read again and again.I d strongly recommend this book for readers who were mesmerized by the grim beauty of The Reapers Are the Angels, zombie enthusiasts who enjoyed the spectacular first half of Ashes, people who loved the creepiness of Anna Dressed in Blood, anyone who was drawn to the idea of evil angels in Angel Burn, skeptics who thought that chick in Aftertime should have spenttime thinking about her daughter, action junkies who enjoyed the fight scenes in Divergent and Blood Red Road and Legend but wanted a littlesubstance, anyone who liked Daughter of Smoke and Bone, anyone who expectedfrom Smoke Bone And finally, anyone who appreciates a truly original and exciting story Period This review also appears in The Midnight Garden.About the BookBuy this book NOW It s only 99 cents as an ebook at the moment for Kindle and Nook, and may also be read on your computer or Smartphone If you re undecided even after seeing all the phenomenal reviews of this book, you should read the first 5 chapters on the author s website Update the book is also available for purchase as a paperback from .And believe it or not, this book also happens to be self published I m not sure why Susan Ee decided to go the indie route with this book, but I m quite sure it was by her choice and her design Regardless of whether you read it now or whether you read it later when it s available as a print book, I can t imagine that most readers won t have a tremendous time with it This is an author worth supporting, and how exciting it is to find her so early in her writing career A Thank You to My Lovely FriendsThis is one of those cases where GoodReads must be thanked for providing such a great platform for all of us to find out about such incredible books If it weren t for the amazing reviews written by Michelle and AH back in July and for Jen s nudging a few weeks ago, I never would have read it, and neither would many of my friends If you ve found your way to this book and enjoyed it, I hope you ll please do your part in helping someone else find it as well


  5. Cait Cait says:

    Warning, warning this review has a lot of expletives because this book makes me so damn happy I also get a bit of an attitude when a book makes me overjoyed, so be forewarned I m a little sassy This book just makes me feel so incredibly happy inside that I just can t help expressing myself When I finished this book I basically did this Yes, I fainted from sheer happiness and then got up and danced Ya got a problem with that I think that you all know thatonebook that you always wish fo Warning, warning this review has a lot of expletives because this book makes me so damn happy I also get a bit of an attitude when a book makes me overjoyed, so be forewarned I m a little sassy This book just makes me feel so incredibly happy inside that I just can t help expressing myself When I finished this book I basically did this Yes, I fainted from sheer happiness and then got up and danced Ya got a problem with that I think that you all know thatonebook that you always wish for, especially after you read a total shit fest like Twilight, Halo, Hush Hush, Unleashed, basically many mainstream novels that just haveeverythingAnd I mean theworks,dammit A badass girl who can take care of herself, a hot I know we all say that looks aren t everything, but, come on, there s always a small part of us that wants a guy who looks like sex on a stick guy who not only has the looks, but the personality and smarts to back it up, action, a plot that makes you beg forevery single page, and a relationship that you can actually look at and go, God dammit that sreallove This Is That Fucking Book This is a great book to read whether you just came off of a streak of bad books, this is a great book to read if you were reading a lot of good books, this is just a great book to readwhenever the fuck you want toAnd how much does this book of amazingness cost onkindle ONLY.99 FUCKING CENTS That s right so I don t want to hear any excuses about how expensive it would be and even if you don t have a kindle as long as you have a computer laptop you can download the app which is free, by the way and read it there Am I telling you that youwantto read this NO I m telling you that youneedto read this, and here s why Our main female character, Penryn Angelfall is set in a post apocalyptic world where, six weeks ago, angels have come and delivered the, day of reckoning As an added aside, I like that she only put it six weeks after the angels have gone and destroyed everything, because Ee does a great job in giving us extra insight into how some things in are world are still the same, but also how our world has become drastically changed from how it used to be It s a very interesting dichotomy that really highlights Penryn as a whole because she s kind of like that herself She still has some of the same dreams and values as before, but other things have changed so drastically that she can t help but be forever changed by all this acquire some of that ugly,savage, side of human nature Let me tell youabout this badass chick Penryn, our main character, who is a seventeen year old girl just trying to survive with a crippled seven year old sister which her mother may or may not have caused , and a paranoid sociopath of a mother Now you would think that she would be incredibly sad and mope in the novel about how much her life sucks, but she doesn t She just wants to survive to see the next sunrise She s blunt about her mom and her problems really she s pretty blunt about everything that s happening in her life She tells it like it is and even has a kind of dry humor about how upside down her whole life is And I must say that it s kind of really badass of her when she says stuff like thisPenryn Who are you talking to My mother sounds almost frantic now Just my own personal demon, Mom Don t worry He s just a little weakling Weak or not, we both know Raffe could have killed me if that s what he wanted I won t give him the satisfaction of knowing I was scared, though Oh She sounds calm suddenly, as if that explained everything Okay Don t underestimate them And don t make them promises you can t keep I can tell by her fading voice as she says this that she s reassured and walking away The baffled look the angel shoots at the door makes me chuckle He glances my way, giving me a you re weirder than your mom look Here s someof that dry humor of hers that I love so muchThat calls for a witty comeback Whatever, I say Okay, so I won t be getting the Witty Woman of the Year Award Do you want me to show you how to use this or not I sound surly It s the best I can do right now.I m tempted to make a quip about requiring dinner and a movie before getting so kinky, but I don t The last thing I need is to start making sex jokes while I m being held prisoner in a camp full of armed men in a world where there are no laws Penryn also embraces the insanity of how her world has become, because she knows that if she doesn t accept this new world where down is up and up is down shewillgo insane There s a scene where she finds a man whom her mom had stuck seven knives into his chest and had purposely missed his heart, and he will slowly bleed to death dressed him up in a provocative, womanly, pose, and put make up on his face yes, people, she is that fucking insane This is what Penryn says after If we had been back in the old world, in the World Before, I would have called an ambulance despite the fact that he had attacked my mother The doctors would have fixed him up, and he would have had all the time he needed to recover in jail But unfortunately for all of us, this is the World After I step around him and leave him to his slow death Although that s horribly gruesome which is think is kind of awesome this is quite the dark and creepy book and for good reason , I m going to borrow the saying, that s just how it is and Penryn knows and acknowledges that I also liked that she didn t totally despise her mother, although she had every single reason to hate her She still cares for her and hopes she s safe when they re separated Towards the end, she even begins to empathize with her mom when she s put in a similar situation in fact, this story has a lot of growth where, at the beginning, Penryn looks at things through different eyes than she does at the end Ee does a fantastic amazing great job with her character growth She definitely isn t the same person she once was, but I say that in the best way possible Her journey changed her and that s a sad rarity these days in YA.Oh, and did I also mention that Penryn is fucking badass Because she is First off, she hasan angel swordAnd if that isn t enough her mom, after Penryn and her father showed up at home one day with her standing dazed in the middle of the room with Paige, who was two at that time and laying in a crumpled heap on the floor signed her up for basically every form of martial arts what we believe is a lucid moment from her so Penryn can know how to protect herself if she attacks her Basically, Penryn knows how to kick ass, and kick asshardAgain, thanks to Ee s great descriptive writing, we get many scenes where Penryn takes on many assailants and kicks ass with actualwaysto kick ass Let me explain we always read stories with action scenes in them where they say things like, he jumped up and kicked, or, he hit or even phrases that make no sense that the human body cannot possibly do The authors themselves can t visualize the fighting because they probably haven t fought a day in their life, at least not expertly, so they use the most basic verbs to give the reader just enough Weknowthat they re fighting, but we canseeit orfeelit But, boy, does Ee make us feel it I ve taken several self defense classes so I know what works and what doesn t, and I think Ee took some as well because she describes and shows the same things my instructor taught us Even if you haven t taken any classes and know how to defend fight, Ee provides the information using gravity, weight, etc needed so that you can understand it And when you can understand it, you can visualize it, and if you can visualize it then the author has done the right thing Here s one scene from her, and tell me that you can t at least visualize it and get your blood pumping The trick with fighting multiple assailants is to avoid fighting them all at the same time Unlike in the movies, attackers don t wait in line to kick your ass, they want to pounce all at once like a pack of wolves I dance in a semicircle around them until the guy closest to me is in the way of the other two It only takes a second for them to run around their buddy, but that s enough time for me to snap a solid kick to his groin He doubles over, and though I m dying to accept the invitation to knee him in the face, his buddies take precedence I dance around to the other side of the doubled over guy, making the others fall back into a line to get around him I sweep the injured guy s feet, and he comes crashing down on wife beater number two The remaining guy pounces on me and we roll on the ground in a grapple for the top position I end up on the bottom He outweighs me by a hundred pounds, but this is a position I ve practiced fighting from over and over Men tend to fight differently with a woman than they do with men The overwhelming majority of fights between men and women start with the men attacking from behind, and almost instantly end on the ground with the woman on the bottom So a good female fighter needs to know how to fight on her back As we struggle, I wriggle my leg out from under him for leverage Brace Then tip him over to one side with a twist of my hip He flips onto his back Before he can get his bearings again, I slam my heel down on his groin I m up in a flash and kicking his head before he recovers I kick him so hard his head whiplashes back and forth You don t want to mess with Penryn, or else she ll fuck you up And Ee knows what she s talking about.And the last thing I want to talk about with her is her overall personality From what I ve told you you probably thinks she s some had ass with no emotions besides some dry humor , but she really is a kind person Okay, maybe kind isn t the right word, but she s compassionate, loyal, stubborn, and she still believes that positive things can happen Of course she s a bithard and tough than she used to be, but she still has those base beliefs and also her pride in humans as a society Even with all the shit she s seen she still believes that we, as a race, can rise above and be the people she believes that they can be She still feels grief, sadness, and rage about how things once were and that the angels had no right, but she knows she can t change the past, and moves on.I love this chick She has a mind of her own and knows how to use it The consummate dream boy, RaffeI m coming I call out but only a croaked whisper comes out of my mouth I try to swim toward her but my muscles are so cold that all I can do is flail Flail and shiver in the path of my mother s boat Hush Shhh A soothing voice whispers in my ear I feel the sofa cushions being pulled out from against my back Then warmth envelopes me Firm muscles embrace me from the space where the cushions used to be I m groggily aware of masculine arms wrapping themselves around me, their skin soft as a feather, their muscles steel velvet Chasing away the ice in my veins and the nightmare Shhh A husky whisper in my ear I relax into the cocoon of warmth and let the sound of the rain on the roof lull me back to sleepmelts a little bit First things first, these angels are not some fluffily, singing, little cherub like wusses They are badass killers.Some of them are even gasp evil And I love it Oh, and, sadly, I can t tell youtoomuch about him because what he is and what he does is a major plot point in the story, and Ireallydon t want to ruin this for you all that s how good Raffe and this book is.Like I said before, Raffe is fucking sexy Like so damn hot that I if I touched him I think my skin would sizzle damn you, Ee, for describing him so well and his royal hotness has invaded my dreams the last two nights since I ve finished this book But that is not all that he s about in fact, if I had to put a list of his qualities that would be on the bottom He, unlike cough cough Daniel from Fallen or Bethany cough cough shows his age as an angel and all that he s done has an affect on him We never really know his physical age which I would range anywhere from 18 to even 21 or 22 based on the book , but all that he s done has an affect on his life and it shows Even knowing that he s actually mature and not a purple, immature, Daniel had me going like this But that s not even close to his full character He s sarcastic, witty, clever, and also blunt like PenrynHere, I ll show you how to use it Let me see your foot That s a pretty intimate demand in the angel world It usually takes dinner, some wine, and sparkling conversation for me to give up my feet We walk for about an hour before Raffe whispers, Does moping actually help humans feel better We ve been whispering since we saw the victims on the road I m not moping, I whisper back Of course you re not A girl like you, spending time with a warrior demigod like me What s to mope about Leaving a wheelchair behind couldn t possibly show up on the radar compared to that I nearly stumble over a fallen branch You have got to be kidding me I never kid about my warrior demigod status Oh My God I lower my voice, having forgotten to whisper You are nothing but a bird with an attitude Okay, so you have a few muscles, I ll grant you that But you know, a bird is nothing but a barely evolved lizard That s what you are He chuckles Evolution He leans over as if telling me a secret I ll have you know that I ve been this perfect since the beginning of time He is so close that his breath caresses my ear Oh, please Your giant head is getting too big for this forest Pretty soon, you re going to get stuck trying to walk between two trees And then, I ll have to rescue you I give him a weary look Again I pick up my pace, trying to discourage the smart comeback that I m sure will come But it doesn t Could he be letting me have the last say When I look back, Raffe has a smug grin on his face That s when I realize I ve been manipulated into feeling better I stubbornly try to resist but it s already too late I do feel a little better He snorts Aside from being beaned with a rock, I ll live Sorry I feel pretty god awful about that, but there s no point in groveling over it The next time you have a quarrel with me, I d appreciate it if you could just talk to me first before resorting to pelting me with rocks And you can in the beginning see how much he doesnotwant to fall in love with Penryn For his whole life he s hunted the nephilim monsters that come from a woman and an angel consummating their love, but I guess that s the thing about love when it happens you can t get away from it Saying that, though, one of the best things is that although the love is there it s not the driving force of this book at all It does what a book should do It s notthedriving force, but helps continue the plot If anything, she does too little of it so the scenes you do get where she shows it you gobble up greedily I even have them all bookmarked And the love isfantastic Their relationship grows from hate to amusement to caring to feeling to loving through the whole book It s not too rushed and it s not too slow it s just.perfect You can really tell that he loves her even the one time he tries pushing her away is heartbreaking, and you feel the same amount of confusion and hurt that Penryn does, but you have the added benefit of knowing why he s doing it unlike finger flipping Daniel He really does care for her and wants the best for her Most importantly, though, he doesn t try to control her he knows she will do what she thinks is best and will try to stop her but lets her, in the end, make herown choicesThere s one scene at the very end that will break your heart, but he does the same thing there and Iloved itThis is a real, adult, loving, and so incredibly emotional relationship They work together as ateamwith respect for one another Ee is basically the first author that I ve seen who has effectively created this kind of relationship, and I give her all kind of praise and admiration for it.Oh, and I find it horribly hilarious and awesome that Raffe is agnostic Just so ya know.All in all, this book has a fantastic plot It chugs along at a fantastic pace and always leaves you needing wantingThe action, like I showed above, is badass and the overall theme and character development of Penryn is superb It s a very dark book and there are some really gory and scary scenes that are, again, written superbly by Ee She has a great sense of mixing something whimsical with something totally disgusting to make it that muchhorrifyingIt s not long before we see the little girls They hang from a tree Not by their necks, but by ropes tied under their arms and around their chests One girl looks to be about Paige s age and the other a couple of years older That would make them seven and nine The older girl s hand still grips the younger girl s dress like she had tried to hold the little girl up out of harm s way They wear what look like matching striped dresses It s hard to tell now that the print is stained in blood Most of the material has been ripped and shredded Whatever gnawed on their legs and torso got full before it reached their chests Or it was too low to the ground to reach them The worst by far are their tortured expressions They were alive when they were eatenThis is a book that you will still be thinking aboutdaysafter, and when you think about it, isn t that what counts Sure, horrible books have the same affect, and those middle of the road books you forget almost instantly, but those books the simply fantastic ones that leave you shocked, dragged from one emotion to another, and wanting the next book so badly by the end that it hurts This is that book Ee brings back angels to the badass level that was so horribly decimated by authors like Kate, Adornetto, and Fitzpatrick And that, in my opinion, is awesome Sorry, I still had some extra freak out left But, seriously, pick up this book It s only 99 cents and probably should be worth twenty dollars Honestly, I want to support this author and have as many people buying this book as I can, because after that ending Ineedanother one What have you got to lose Nothing, that s what Angelfall is honestly one of mine, maybe even my favorite book of 2011, and I do not give out that compliment lightly


  6. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    HELL TO THE YES.When I was a little younger, I used to be obsessed with angels I used to wish to become one, the day of my death, how morbid and often absurdly made the said wish when blowing candles, on my birthdays.Therefore, everyone in my vicinity would see carry an angel story around I was smitten with them This peculiar obsession lasted for years and so my pile of angel books read became real impressive Kissed by an Angel, Hush, Hush, Unearthly, Fallen, Daughter of Smoke Bone, Once HELL TO THE YES.When I was a little younger, I used to be obsessed with angels I used to wish to become one, the day of my death, how morbid and often absurdly made the said wish when blowing candles, on my birthdays.Therefore, everyone in my vicinity would see carry an angel story around I was smitten with them This peculiar obsession lasted for years and so my pile of angel books read became real impressive Kissed by an Angel, Hush, Hush, Unearthly, Fallen, Daughter of Smoke Bone, Once Dead, Twice Shy are some of the books series that I would dive into.But hear me out of all the stories featuring winged humans that I have had the pleasure to read, none was so Obscure Nasty Raw Gut wrenching Relentlessly dark.And .I can t say that it renewed my love toward angels because obviously this book wouldn t be what it is if those creatures were the good guys, but I sure as hell feel like reading further I have no clue on how this will end The world is already dead, what could happenI m curious, so curious I feel like snooping around Goodreads reviews and catch bits and hints on what will happen next with Penryn and Raffe, but will try to control myself.As for Penryn and Raffe Raffe is not my type I don t sense a connection to him, even if I do enjoy his quick witted lines full of smugness Thing is, I ve long now accepted the fact that not every book boyfriend can become our book boyfriend and Penryn and himself make such a perfect team, that I m not going to try and steal him away from her How s that for unselfishness wink wink If you haven t implicitly gotten the message already, READ THIS BOOK


  7. Marie Lu Marie Lu says:

    This book rocked my socks Penryn Raffe The dialogue Awesome.


  8. Navessa Navessa says:

    This main characterThis worldThis storyI ve read this twice three times now, and I don t know how to do it justice in a review.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest This main characterThis worldThis storyI ve read this twice three times now, and I don t know how to do it justice in a review.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest


  9. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    The morning beckons and when I turn over, the book I finished in the midnight hours is beside me The fantasy world is slipping away, unable to follow me into the light Reality creeps in with the rising dawn, but I m reluctant to meet it I want that world, those characters, that emotion back but it s over Time to find a new one in a new book and so the hunt is on but the sadness at leaving a good friend remains.Ee has done something amazing here and not just because she s written probably o The morning beckons and when I turn over, the book I finished in the midnight hours is beside me The fantasy world is slipping away, unable to follow me into the light Reality creeps in with the rising dawn, but I m reluctant to meet it I want that world, those characters, that emotion back but it s over Time to find a new one in a new book and so the hunt is on but the sadness at leaving a good friend remains.Ee has done something amazing here and not just because she s written probably one of the best post apocalypse fantasies of the year But that would be a big part of it, yes.And you too can experience the goodness for just 99 cents ons kindle Angelfall is a remarkable book, because if I were to tell you the synopsis, it would be so unspectacular, so typical of the genre, so ordinary But this book is anything but ordinary Penryn s sister is captured by angels who ve brought war and apocalypse to the human world She finds an angel to help her retrieve her sister and they embark on a journey to get his wings back and rescue the young girl.Simple, right That s what I thought too I thought I was just embarking on a ridiculous bandwagon that was being indulgent of an unusually good indie fic.There are one or two issues I have with the novel but they are completely eclipsed by the brilliant story telling, characters and writing.I loved Penryn so completely believed in her and championed her This book is a brilliant journey of great character and spirit Full of the weird and wonderful Ee has a great imagination and a gift for story telling.I know after I finish writing this review I will go and hunt down my next read Yet I will get increasingly aggravated and depressed because nothing I see is what I want Because what I want is Angelfall 2 and none of those books will be that.Go ahead Jump on the bandwagon After all, you too could be waking up tomorrow wishing desperately that reality would just give you a littletime in this world, and with these characters, that Ee has created.This review also appears on my blog


  10. Keertana Keertana says:

    Susan Ee, I salute you Please do mankind a favor and send a copy of your book to every author who has ever written a book about angels maybe they ll finally understand that they re not going about it rightYouare This is how you write a book about angels This is how you write a post apocalyptic book This is how you write a kick ass heroine This is how you write a gut wrenching romance This is how you write a torn familyThisis how every book deserves to be written Angel Susan Ee, I salute you Please do mankind a favor and send a copy of your book to every author who has ever written a book about angels maybe they ll finally understand that they re not going about it rightYouare This is how you write a book about angels This is how you write a post apocalyptic book This is how you write a kick ass heroine This is how you write a gut wrenching romance This is how you write a torn familyThisis how every book deserves to be written Angelfall begins in a post apocalyptic realm where angels have taken over the Earth and are ravaging and destroying everything Penryn, caught up in a raging battle for survival, must take care of her crippled seven year old sister and her mother who is bordering on the verge of complete lunacy When Penryn witnesses the cruel ripping apart of an angel s wings, in what she can only guess to be violent angel politics, she is thrust under the spotlight of these inhumane beings Now, her sister has been kidnapped and her only hope of finding her is Raffe, the angel whose wings she just witnessed being brutally cut off The two strike an unlikely compromise, but the world where Penryn lives is teeming with danger and finding her sister may puton the line than Penryn originally believedFrom the moment you crack open the spine of Angelfall, Susan Ee doesn t give you a moment to breathe This is a story that completely sucks you in, keeping you frantically flipping the pages forEe s writing is beautiful, flowing with such talent that it is surprising this is a self published novel Further, Penryn s voice is refreshing, strong, and driven She has quickly become one of my favorite female protagonists of all time and I found myself warming up to her stubborn will, dedication to her family, loyalty to her friends, and vulnerability all at once Penryn, like so many characters before her, must hold the weight of her family on her shoulders, but she does it in a way that makes you immediately sympathize and admire her Her mother, who is single handedly responsible for putting her seven year old sister in a wheelchair, is far from stable and my heart broke over just how quickly Penryn must have had to grow up and assume the role of adult Their relationship is a rocky one at best, but it is original, unique, and I find myself hoping against hope that it improves.Although Penryn was a completely kick ass and self reliant protagonist, she was no match for Raffe, the warrior angel Raffe is self assured, witty, and gorgeous everything you can expect from a typical male protagonist right Wrong Raffe is a much deeper character than any usually featured in Young Adult novels and I fell for him hard Raffe has a long and mysterious past, which I am yearning to find outabout, but he is also compassionate, loyal, caring, trustworthy, and sweet beyond measure His relationship with Penryn progresses slowly, steadily building up in a way that simply increased the passion between them The romance in no way detracted from the pounding pace of the plot and took a glorious backseat, but it was present and subtle and beautiful all the same It s the type of romance that leaves so muchimagination, for interpretation, and for growth that I couldn tnotenvy Ee s easy way of incorporating it into the tale Susan Ee honestly makes writing look flawless I couldn t find a single complaint, a single plot hole, a single something I didn t like about this book and I m a picky reader This is hands down one of the best books I ve read this year It has everything you could possibly want in it an indomitable heroine, heart pounding action, a swoon worthy and slow romance that leaves you yearning for , a well fleshed out plot, and most importantly, a post apocalyptic universe that keeps it real Ee doesn t gloss over the ugly aspects of human nature and the desperate means people resort to live by if anything, her descriptions of these events only add to increase my respect for her and my love for this story If you haven t picked up Angelfall yet, then stop everything you re doing and go pick it up now I surprised myself by finishing this in a matter of hours and I amthan tempted to order this online and read it again once it arrives at my doorstep In fact, I probably will I needRaffe in my life Either way, I will be amongst the first people to get my hands on this sequel when it comesthis was just so bloody brilliant I have no words to express its perfection So what are you still doing reading this Go Go buy this book now and revel in its beauty You can find this review andon my blog Ivy Book Bindings