AngelFall: Book Rant


Title: Angelfall
Author: Susan Ee
Series: Pen­ryn & the End of Days
Pub­lisher: Sky­scape (Amazon)
Genre: Sci­ence Fic­tion, Para­nor­mal Fan­tasy, Urban Fantasy
For­mat: Ebook
Source: Kin­dle Lend­ing Library
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 Raffe, an injured enemy angel. Trav­el­ing through a dark and twisted North­ern Cal­i­for­nia, they jour­ney toward the angels’ strong­hold in San Fran­cisco, where Pen­ryn will risk every­thing to res­cue her sis­ter and Raffe will put him­self at the mercy of his great­est ene­mies for the chance to be made whole again.
I dis­cov­ered this through an ad on my new Kin­dle Fire HD and while it’s not my typ­i­cal subject/interest, I was intrigued by the premise and syn­op­sis.  I sped through this and while I enjoyed the char­ac­ters and the unique sit­u­a­tion Ee placed them in, over­all, it was mostly what I would con­sider an after­noon read.  There wasn’t any­thing overly com­pli­cated or thought-provoking about the story or the char­ac­ters, and I felt that the inci­dents that would have val­ued from more detail were white-washed over to get right back to the main story.
Pen­ryn seemed to be a fairly flat char­ac­ter with only her sis­ter as her main pri­or­ity.  In a world that’s basi­cally been taken over and every­one fears for their life, she needed just a lit­tle more flesh­ing out.  As for Raffe, in the end you find out just who he really is in the scheme of things, but while he’s sup­posed to be a main char­ac­ter, at times it feels like he’s just filler.  The ‘bad guys’ have an inge­nious plan which with more explanation/detail would make this book more than just a quick fluff book.
I’m curi­ous to see if the sto­ry­telling gets bet­ter with the sequel, but I will prob­a­bly wait until it’s a free read as this one was.  And if it doesn’t show up in the lend­ing library, then per­haps never as I wasn’t enter­tained enough to pay for this book.


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