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

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World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee – 4 stars


Fantastic! I was so excited to read this book that I started as soon as I could, and I was blown away. The main reason I’m giving this a lower rating is because it dragged a little, mostly, I think, because Raffe was MIA for most of this book.

But that ending was worth every moment that felt long and lonely. Every struggle. Every terror. Every fight that there was no chance of winning.

In this book, Penryn misses her enemy gone friend, Raffe. She wonders if he’s safe, if he thinks about her, if he managed to get his wings back. While she wonders all this, she struggles to keep her mother and sister together once more. But this new world of apocalyptic proportions is against her.

I don’t want to give too much away since this is the second book in a series, so I’ll just say the following:

Read this series. I honestly can’t believe I didn’t read them sooner. THAT ENDING!!!! *scurries off to read the final book in the series*


Favorite quotes:

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.”

It is painful to see that people prefer a bad guy who looks like an angel to a good guy who looks like a demon.

It’s amazing how many times we need to go against our survival instincts to survive.

He is the one pocket of warmth in a sea of ice. Being in his arms feels like the home I never had.


Blurb:

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?

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