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?
How do I even begin to talk about this book? I don’t want to spoil anything for you guys, but by now, after what I said about Angelfall, you should have read it!
So, this book starts right where the first one left of, it’s super fast paced and Penryn becomes even more badass than she already was. Not only do her fighting skills kick in, but she learns sword-fight, and get this: it’s the sword itself that teaches her how to fight. Yeah, Pooky Bear is awesome! And Penryn is awesome! She fights ANGELS!!! She kicks Angels in the face and makes them lose important parts of themselves… PENRYN IS FREAKING AMAZING!
Paige… I don’t even know where to begin with Paige. She creeps the hell out of me, but not as much as their mom, oh no, she takes the prize on that one. But hey, she gets some kind of award, because in her mind Penryn and Raffe are engaged, even if she thinks that he’s the Devil.
My only complaint about this book is that it took 72% of the book for Raffe to even learn that Penryn was alive, and for them to finally kick some ass together. Luckily they are never again apart after that, and she spend a great deal of time flying in his arms. And she saves his freaking live – POINT TO PENRYN! After he saved hers…
And then the banter is back, with a lot more meaning behind the words and I was swooning the whole time and kind of wishing that he HAD made her laugh before she ripped her dress… you know what I mean, right? Also, the PEANUT BUTTER SCENE!!! OMG! I wished this was a movie, because I want that scene to play before my eyes.
Also, Uriel is a freaking son of a b***h, right? he’s so freaking manipulative, and just wanted to slap all those Angels for them to see what was right in front of them… Judgment day… =/ And, I did not see that scene between Paige and Beliel coming, I thought for sure it would go another way entirely, but I was super glad about how it turned out.
So, to sum it up, I loved this one as much as Angelfall, the only thing I missed throughout this novel was Raffe and his banter with Penryn, but I think she was able to shine that much more without him having her back. We also got a look at Raffe’s past (have I said how amazing his sword is?!) and of his feelings towards Penryn and his fellow Angels. I can’t wait to start on book 3, End of Days, it will possible be today 😀 .
This was my comments during the reading progress, in case you had any doubts about how much I missed Raffe on this book. I do hope they don’t spend that much time apart in book 3.