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.
I’m not sure how old Penryn is supposed to be in this book, I’m guessing around seventeen given that she spoke of prom at one point, but… the narrative did not come off as a seventeen-year-old. It came off as a child. The entire book read as though a young teen (closer to thirteen or even twelve) was telling the story and this annoyed me quite a bit because I couldn’t take the narration seriously.
This was a fast read, starting up right off the bat and just proceeding through scenarios and events. Yet, it remained seamless the entire time. There were a lot of characters and plot elements and world-building pieces that all got to be displayed in this story that really helped tie it all together.
No lasting Impression
I’m disappointed to say that I’m not really sure how I feel about this book. Despite having read the entire thing and enjoying it, it took me almost two weeks to finish it and I was never really enthralled nor felt like I needed to keep reading. The story just never… captured me, I guess. Suffice to say, I probably won’t read book two.