It has only been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse fell to earth to destroy the world. A world that once taken over by the angels is now a world where fear and superstition co-exist. Families are divided and ripped apart, left to the whim of the angels or creatures far worse. It is in this new world that Penryn will go to any measure to save her sister. Penryn becomes so desparate to find her sister that she makes the ultimate sacrifice, making a deal with an angel.
Penryn runs into the angel, Raffe, and agrees to help him restore the wings savagely cut from him, if he agrees to take her to the aerie to save her sister. With the shared, albeit cautious, agreement the pair set off across Northern California to rescue Penryn’s sister, Paige. During their journey they find their way through multiple hazardous situations including soldier encampments, hotels where humans are nothing more then mere playthings for the angels, and a labratory where angels are experimenting on angels and humans. Experiments that make angels as much as humans into monsters, or worse, abominations.
Angelfall was fast-paced and engrossing, with appealing characters. Even as Raffe was the presumed enemy the reader cannot help but feel fond of him. The relationship he shares with Penryn is tormented and tortured, even while both seem to believe they are only focused on their ultimate goals… saving Penryn’s sister and restoring Raffe’s wings. Each goal brings the main characters to a crescendo of a storyline that leaves the reader shocked and amazed. The bond of Raffe and Penryn grows as much on the reader as it does between the pair, to the point where both of their goals no longer seem as significant as their own survival.
Penryn and Raffe’s story is one that is hypnotic and tormented while leaving the reader wanting more. The combination of the End of Days storyline with that of angels was so refreshing in a society so fond of combining zombies with the apocalypse. Not to say that I don’t love a zombie apocalypse story, but having the angels back in their rightful domain was a nice break.
Angelfall proves that no matter how difficult the struggle, and how much one has to sacrifice in order to survive, within the darkness there is a way to find the light. I eagerly look forward to seeing what happens next with Penryn and Raffe’s. Stay tuned as I promise my readers that I will share my review on the next chapter of their story. Until next time!
~I never thought about it before, but I’m proud to be human. We’re ever so flawed. We’re frail, confused, violent, and we struggle with so many issues. But all in all, I’m proud to be a Daughter of Man.~