Angelfall by Susan Ee

Monday, August 27, 2012

Title : Angelfall
Author : Susan Ee
Genre : Fantasy
Published Date : May 21st 2011

Publisher : Feral Dream
Source : Bought
Rating : ✿✿✿✿✿

From Goodreads :
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.


Angelfall definitely caught my attention because its cover. Some people says 'Don't judge a book by its cover', alright. But I mean, look at that gorgeous cover. Who can resist it? Obviously not me.
So, based only on its cover, Angelfall quickly made it to my TBR list. And when I decided to give it a try a few days ago, I don't regret it. At all.

"My friends call me Wrath. My enemies call me Please Have Mercy. What’s your name, soldier boy?"

For a self-published novel, this book definitely had its quality. The story was fast-paced without being too fast to understand, and the character was unique and fully developed (Except for Paige, which I don't mind since she was only present in some scene).

Angelfall combined both Fantasy and Dystopian, and where angels used to be all-kind-and-holy, Ee took a new turn and made her angel vicious and barbaric. It was nicely done, for me. But one thing I couldn't understand was, why Penryn was different to Raffe (compared to other human) and vice versa. Raffe part, I could get it. But Penryn part? I don't think so, because I thought that her hatred was bone-deep.

Ee pull a nice trick on the ending too, leaving us with a total cliff-hanger, yet it still was satisfying. Overall, you, fantasy-lover, definitely have to give this book a try, cause you won't regret it.

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  1. Wow! Great review! This book is definitely going on my TBR List (which is miles long by now....).


  2. I have seen very few reviews on this book. But I felt the same way! I loved it!!

    Great review.
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  3. Come on? Who doesn't judge a book by its cover? I'll be honest. The cover is definitely what caught my eye about this book too. It's stunning for any book, but an especially gorgeous cover for self-pub. From the pace and development and premise, I really think I'd like this book. It's good to hear positive reviews about self-pub books.


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