Thursday, 13 February 2014

World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee

World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2) Title: World After
                                                                 Author: Susan Ee
                                                                   Published: November 19th 2013, by Skyscape 
                                                                 Series: Penryn and the End of Days book #2
                                                                   Genre: YA, supernatural
                                                                   Stars: 3.4/5

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?


I really enjoyed reading this book however, not as much as I LOVED this first book. Check out my review for it here.

Okay, so this book picks up straight away from the first book where Penryn is paralysed from the effects of those vicious, disgusting scorpion angels.

I still loved Penryn. I think she’s such a kick ass character, for a human, and she’s got guts to go ahead and do whatever is right. She’s also got a humour, which is always a plus in a dystopian(ish) book.

I LOVED, LOVED, LOVEDDDDDD RAFFE!!!! Even more so here (I think). He shows a much more vulnerable side, especially through the flash backs that Penryn receives from his sword. And when he see’s Penryn for the first time in this book (after he though she was dead) at the party.....ARGHHHH!!!!! His expression is just priceless!!!!!! Why can’t I find someone like him!!!

Paige plays a much more prominent figure in this book, coming to terms with her condition and acknowledging the fact that she’ll never fit into this world. It’s kind of heart breaking when reading about her, especially since she’s so young! But by the end of the book, Paige realises what kind of control she has over certain things......

Penryn’s mom is still hilarious what with her lipstick and her never-ending rotten eggs. However,  I do think that she’s going to play a much bigger role in the coming up books.

All in all, I liked this book but not as much as the first book. Nothing really happened until the last couple of chapter where the pace seemed to be getting faster and the actual story line was illustrated. Majority of the time, it was just talking about Penryn and her visions she was getting from the sword.

However, it’s still a good book and I’m really excited to read the next one! 

Notable quotes/passages:
“I look up to say something but he puts his finger to my lips and whispers, “Don’t talk. You’ll just spoil my fantasy of rescuing an innocent damsel in distress as soon as you open your mouth.” 

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