Genre: YA Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Paranormal
Published: August 28th 2012 by Skyscape
Series: #1 (Penryn & the End of Days #1)
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.
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.