World After by Susan Ee ~Goodreads~
Published by Skyscape 2013
Paperback edition 315 pages ~The Book Depository~
Thank you to the publisher for sending me this title via Netgalley.
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 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 of 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?
With having a slightly disappointed view on Angelfall, I had hope that the sequel would improve. Sadly I felt that this book had a touch of the “sequel syndrome” and didn’t wow me much, it was slow to begin with and took me a while to really get stuck into the story again it doesn’t seem to pick up until Raffe comes onto the scene…
I found the flashbacks to be irrelevant at times where the Angel sword communicates with Penryn and some were even from the prequel Angelfall that appear from Raffe’s point of view which didn’t feel necessary to me.
What I did enjoy about the book is Penryn’s continuous badass attitude even when she slipped up at times, as well as the gore. Normally I’m not so much of a fan of horrific descriptions of blood and guys, but strangely these parts were the most gripping part of the book for me!
Other than Raffe, Penryn’s mother became a favourite character she’s crazy but in a refreshing way.
A twisty ending which I anticipated, not a terrible sequel but it really needed a kick up behind it for me to get into reading it. I like that the plot is still original and with a wealth of interesting characters, the gore and action made me continue reading. Again, I’m not shipping Penryn with Raffe it’s just a complete no from me there isn’t what I can believe to be real chemistry.
I’m not eager to read the third and final book to the series but I’m wanting to know how it ends in case it absolutely blows my mind!