MY ⭐️ RATING: 3.5/5
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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.
This book was mentioned in Times 100 Best Fantasy Books of all time! That is some pretty big shoes to fill to be mentioned along the likes of Robert Jordan, Patrick Rothfuss, GRRM, Tolkien, and many others! So saying I was excited to jump into a Post Apocalyptic Urban Fantasy that deals with the actual apocalypse that was mentioned as a “best book of all time” is an understatement! To my dismay, this did not live up to those very lofty expectations that were put on it. BUT, this was still a very good and fun read and worthy of 5 stars!
“When I was little, I always thought I’d be Cinderella, but I guess this makes me the wicked witch.
But then again, Cinderella didn’t live in a post-apocalyptic world invaded by avenging angels.”
ANGELS OF THE APOCALYPSE! Is there anything else I need to say to get you to read this? There is? Ok… here goes. This book is not trying to push religion, it is a fast paced and action packed, man vs angels, post apocalyptic adventure! Penryn is a strong female that you can’t help but love while she goes through her “trials and tribulations” she has help from an Angel that was beaten and brutalized by his own kind and left for dead to find her sister, who was abducted by fallen angels… better? The final hour and a half raises the bar and is edge of the seat exciting, I’d like to say more but I don’t want to give anything away! Caitlin Davies does a very good job narrating the story getting into each character and their personalities. There were a few times where I legitimately laughed out loud, and a few times I rolled my eyes. All in all, I enjoyed this book quite a bit and can’t wait to find out what happens in book 2.