Review: World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee
Title: World After (Penryn & The End of Days #2)
Author: Susan Ee
Published: Nov. 19, 2013
Review: Ebook provided by NetGalley
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 received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
We pick up where book one Angelfall left off.
Penryn gets her sister back along with her mother but then unfortunately Paige is not the same. The angels did something to her.
The streets are no longer active people are disappearing and when Paige takes off Penryn tries to find her again. Only this time Penryn is captured and taken to Alcatraz what she sees there is unlike anything she could have imagined. The Angels are up to something a whole lot more than destroying the world. There seems to be some type of power struggle going on and us humans are caught in the middle of it all.
You know the scorpion type things that were in book one, well there are a whole lot more of them and you will probably be surprised at how they are made.
Penryn makes it her mission to get off of Alcatraz and on to finding her sister and hoping along the way she finds Raffe.
The book is full of action pretty much from the start and there are no slow spots within the story, you are left wanting to find out more.
Penryn is still as strong as in book one but now she seems even stronger especially since she has been through so much.
Penryn's family plays more of a role within the story and we see that Penryn's mother may be crazy but somehow she has been able to survive all the bad things that have happened to others along with I think she knows what is going on and happening. Though I feel sorry for Penryn as she doesn't truly know how to help her mother deal with being mentally ill she tries her hardest.
Now we all know that when you name a sword that it has to be a powerful name, the name that Penryn named her sword had me in a fit of giggles. I can't even tell you the name as it would be a spoiler just know it isn't what you think.
I can not wait to read book three as I am ready to see if Raffe will become a fallen before too long. Will the Angels succeed with their plans of whatever they have going on? And what will happen to Paige?
Susan Ee is the author of the bestselling books in the Penryn and End of Days trilogy, Angelfall and World After. Her books have been translated into over 20 languages and her short films have played at major festivals. She used to be a lawyer but loves being a writer because it allows her imagination to bust out and go feral.
Want to know when a new book comes out? Sign up here or Text SUSANEE to 75309 (US only).