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?
Back with another Susan Ee book! This time it is the sequel to Angelfall: World After! I absolutely loved the first book, so I immediately bought World After, after I finished it. There is a review on Angelfall over here. This review will not contain any spoilers.
The first 100ish pages are all about Penryn since Raffe is somewhere else. We focus a little more on her family and especially on her sister Paige. It still is interesting to ;earm about all the characters, who are far away from what we’d call normal. However something has been bugging me. Not Raffe being away, I did miss his sarcasm though but Penryn was interesting enough, the problem was the slow part. Where Angelfall was action filled, this book just wasn’t. I did not have the feeling of putting it away, although I can imagine some having that feeling. The story was slow paced and we spend a long time in the same space. However if you’re past this bit, the action will return!
“It’s amazing how many times we need to go against our survival instincts to survive.”
Another thing I missed, but was in Angelfall, was the chemistry between the main characters. Now of course this has to do with Raffe being only for 1/2 in the book, but even after that I missed it. Yet i’m not sure if this has to do with the happenings in the first book or not. I simply missed it.
Beside this, World After definitely was a good book. The characters are so unique and strong yet they’re human (well sort of), they make mistakes, choose the wrong paths and they’re definitely not Mary Sue characters.
“Come on, admit it, Pooky Bear,” I said to the sword. “You love your new look. All the other swords will be jealous.”
I definitely recommend this if you liked Angelfall, however I will warn you to lower your standards. This once again is all about adventure, and saving people not romance. If you survived the first book, then you will definitely survive this one since the amount of romance is not any higher. Did you read this book? Let me know what your thoughts are! Oh and I just read that Penryn and the End of days will be five books instead of a trilogy! more reading material! Squeaks