MY ⭐️ RATING: 2.5/5
Format: Kindle Whispersync
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?
Taking off where Angelfall ended. Penryn, her “low demon” sister Paige, and her mother who’s a bit off her rocker head off with Obi and the resistance. Then the story takes a twist. Paige goes missing after a massacre and Penryn must once again, go hunting for her. I really enjoy the darker tones of this novel, it feels gritty in a way that’s almost dark fantasy. While this is classified as “Young Adult” it feels more like regular adult Fantasy but with clean language.
“There’s something horrifying about being left alone in the dark, especially with someone you think is dead.”
Caitlin Davies delivers another solid performance narrating this story and while I thought that this was a good sequel, I don’t think it quite lived up to the expectations of its predecessor the way I was hoping it would. Like I mentioned above, I did like the somewhat darker tone that it took, but there was quite a bit of repetitiveness that just annoyed me. I’m also not a big fan of the romance angle that it’s taking. Just feels odd to read about a “forbidden love” between a centuries old celestial Angel and a 17 year old “daughter of man” falling for each other. Even though nothing happens in this book, it is definitely leading up to it, which may be the only thing I’m not looking forward to.
“Don’t talk. You’ll just spoil my fantasy of rescuing an innocent damsel and in distress as soon as you open your mouth.”
However, it wasn’t all bad despite the 3 star rating, it does have a somewhat interesting plot and it made me giggle on several occasions. Penryn has to be a lot more fierce this time around having to take the lead for a majority of the book without Raffe, who only appears in “sword dreams” until later on. It did end on a pretty good note that hopefully gets the story back on track to have a solid finish in End of Days…