– Review: Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee

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Genre: YA Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Paranormal

ISBN: 144477851X
Published: August 28th 2012 by Skyscape
Series: #1 (Penryn & the End of Days #1)
Length: 288
Source: ebook

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 back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe 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 girl.

Traveling 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.

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I could not put down this book. I started this in two sittings, both late at night, snuggled in my bed. This book made me so emotional, starting from the emotional turmoil from when Penryn first meets Raffe to the physical chaos that is present at the very end of the novel.

This book was so good and I would read it again and again. I loved the determination that Penryn has to find her little sister, and the revelations that happen throughout the whole novel were so astonishing.

I also love how Susan Ee put an aspect of mental illness in the novel—Penryn’s mother has schizophrenia, a mental illness that causes one to not be able to differentiate between fantasy and reality. Bringing light to a disabled family, including Paige, Penryn’s sister, who cannot walk, is a great way to try to bring attention to the wrongs of ableism.

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– Teaser Tuesday (#1)

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Today’s Teaser Tuesday is from:

Illusive (Illusive #1) by Emily Lloyd-Jones

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The X-Men meets Ocean’s Eleven in this edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure about a band of “super” criminals.

When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She’s what’s known as an illusionist…She’s also a thief.

After a robbery goes awry, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless. The formula for the vaccine that gave them their abilities was supposedly destroyed years ago. But what if it wasn’t?

The lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race against the government that could cost them their lives.

Here’s the teaser:

“Devon glowers at the garbage cans. ‘Right. Sometimes it’s garbage and dead people.'”