Review: World After – by Susan EE

WorldAfterSynopsis: 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?

Title: World’s End, Penryn and the End of Days #2
Author: Susan EE
Publisher: Hodder
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781444778533

Rating: 5stars

Sometimes, you can judge a book by its cover. Or I should say – more appropriately – the Penryn and the end of Day’s Trilogy have covers that definitely do them justice. I picked up the first book, Angelfall, last year and loved it so much I delayed my book buying ban just so I could purchase the second instalment.

These two books are probably one of the most surprising reads I’ve had so far this year. Yes, they are YA and, yes, they follow most of the rules associated the genre. But these books are so much more than your average YA: they are darker, more gruesome reads; the characters are more believable and there is only one love interest (hallelujah!).

There’s not much I can say without giving the plot away so will keep it very simple: You HAVE to read it. These books are ridiculously fast-paced and addictive; I literally could not put mine down. When I say literally, I mean I walked home in the dark holding my phone as a light so I could continue reading. If you’re any type of fan for fantasy or YA, this series is for you.

I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do until the third book comes out, but I can only hope that Susan EE picks up the pace and gives me my next instalment before I burst.

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