Saturday, September 19, 2015


by Susan Ee
288 pages
(Penryn & the End of Days, #1)
Published: August 28 2012


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.



Oh, how wonderful it is when a book truly keeps you on the very edge of your seat. With this one, I think I might've even fallen off. WOAH. That pretty much sums it up. I have heard lots about this series, but have never felt like venturing into the angel category of paranormal. Seeing as this was free on kindle, I had to check it out. Next thing I know, I'm writing this review. 

So, this is a very unique book. That was one of the things that stood out to me most about it. Sometimes, in the middle of reading, you'd really wonder how on earth Susan Ee thought up all the different aspects. Without going into details, this book had a taste of originality that really made me enjoy it even more. It is something you very rarely find these days in YA fiction.

Action-pactwise, this scored a solid A+. The way Susan writes the scenes makes it very easy to imagine, and perfect fly-through material. You find yourself really anxious at times because of the way this book toys with your interest and curiosity. At other times, this book can get really gruesome, because as I mentioned earlier the author really likes to get creative with her descriptions. While that would normally bother me, it really fit with the theme of this book and didn't try to disgust the reader. It simply had the perfect touch of creepy!

The romance in this book can easily come off as cheesy, but it somehow didn't for me. It was either the fact that I read it at a really good time, or maybe it was the book being my first angel one. Whatever it was, I loved the relationship between Penryn and Raffe. I wouldn't call it insta-lovey, because come on, the dude's a freaking angel. It would only make sense for him to be beautiful and loveable. And since sarcasm was a factor, this book also really made me laugh at times. Then there was the strong relationship between Penryn and her sister. I liked how Penryn was always really protective and didn't let anything district her from her tasks. I'm really looking forward to reading more about these characters.

Overall, I feel like the author did a really good job of making something special out of such an ordinary plot. at first, I gave this book a 4.5, but decided not to review it until later on. Now that I'm writing this, I can't remember any of my issues with it. For that reason, I just went ahead and changed my rating to a 5, because what the heck. It was a pretty darn good one! This book might not sound like your piece of cake, but I still highly encourage any fan of paranormal YA to try reading it. You might find it upon your new favourites! 


  1. I absolutely loved this book! Penryn was fantastic, as she never once veered from her mission of finding Paige. I read this book in record time, but I made the slight mistake of reading it at night... As much as I loved it, it didn't me sleep!
    Fantastic review, can't wait for you to read the next books! :)
    ~Erika @ Books, Stars, Writing. And Everything In Between.

    1. I definitely agree! She had her mind dead-set on finding Paige, however hopeless it sounded. Haha! I made sure to pick this up in the afternoon when things started getting...vivid xD Now you know, though :p
      Thank you so much, I hope to read them ASAP! :)

  2. I purchased this book on my birthday because everyone keeps telling me I'll love it! I can NOT wait to begin. I usually stay away from Angel stories (I forgot the word for it lol) but with so many opinions I trust, and now your review raving about it, I'm definitely reading it soon!

    1. Aww yes do pick it up! I hope it's one you'll really enjoy! :)

  3. This is one of those books I just HAVE to read soon. I won the first two in this series but I am just struggling to find the time to get around to them. I need it in my life soon because the plot sounds awesome and the character sound perfect just to match.

    1. I definitely recommend it, as you can tell by my small rave up there ^ XD I hope you get the time to read it!

  4. Great review! :D I read this book fairly recently as well, and really enjoyed it!


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