Title: World After
Author: Susan Ee
Date Published: November 21, 2013
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Pages: 438 pages
Status: Read May 23, 2017
Goodreads’ Rating: 4.22
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Rating: 5/5 Stars
When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a 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 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?
I can’t really elaborate that much without giving anything away but let me tell you … if the first book is intense this one is m e g a intense! However, it started slow and some parts were a bit draggy. But when the action started … it never stopped. Man, this book is non-stop!
The characters were still amazing. If anything, they became more developed. They surprised me in many situations (more like every chapter). Penryn became even more badass. I admire her dedication and determination. Mommy Young was still bat-shit crazy but then you’ll end up loving her anyway. I was pissed at her at first but she quickly redeemed herself so we’re okay and I like her even more. Paige, this sweet little human … I can’t even begin how my heart breaks for her. And Raffe … I wish there’s more of him from this book. But then whenever he popped up, he’ll say something and then you’ll fall in love with him again.
“Don’t talk. You’ll just spoil my fantasy of rescuing an innocent damsel in distress as soon as you open your mouth.”
I’m still hoping for more Penryn x Raffe moments that’ll make me feel all mushy gushy inside. Oh and I almost forgot about how much I cheered for a sword! So, you’ll definitely want to read the book to know what I’m talking about.
I have high expectations for this book because I super loved the first one. Let me tell you, that I was not disappointed. If anything, this book is like another level of awesomeness. The scenes were described vividly. I can’t really say that it’s visually pleasing since some of it were a bit bloody and weird. But in the end, I loved it. It made me pause between chapters to catch my breath. Apparently, reading this book was exhausting. It certainly felt like I was Penryn … minus Raffe.
I can’t wait for to read the next book!
Susan Ee is a USA Today bestselling author of the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy, ANGELFALL, WORLD AFTER, and END OF DAYS. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages, and her short films have played at major festivals. She used to be a lawyer but loves being a writer because it allows her imagination to bust out and go feral.
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