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{REVIEW} Angelfall by Susan Ee

by Susan Ee

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pub Date: May 21, 2011
Publisher: Hodder
Length:  326 pages
Spoilers: N/A
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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.


Childish Narrative
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.

Fast Read
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.


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3 thoughts on “{REVIEW} Angelfall by Susan Ee”

  1. Interesting review, normally those published by Amazon are better received. On the Amazon link they list Skyscape Publishing, an Amazon imprint as their publisher not Hodder. Anyway, another great review from you!

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    1. From what I can tell, this book has been re-printed a few times. The version I have was printed by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd in 2013, but the book was originally published before 2013.

      Either way, thanks for reading! Glad you like my reviews! ^.^

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      1. Amazon says it was published in 2012, but Hodder & Stoughton Ltd is a UK company so maybe the did the British one? Anyway, I’ll avoid the rabbit holes… we both have too much real work to worry about! 😛

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