Angelfall by Susan Ee
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Publisher: Amazon Children’s Publishing Format: eBook
Source: Received from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2/5 Stars) Synopsis:
It’s been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain. Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back…
I have some very mixed feelings about Angelfall. On one side, the book clipped along at a very fast pace and was very engaging and intriguing. I wanted to keep reading, so I got through the book relatively quickly.
However, Angelfall was also just very confusing. The plot seemed to wander around a bit before finally getting down to business. Any backstory that was hinted at was hard to understand, and many of the larger reveals at the end were very bunched together, and in some ways felt like they were thrown in for shock factor.
Speaking of the finale, the end of the book had no resolution! It just sort of stopped, and basically no questions were answered. I understand it is the first in a series, but the end felt rushed and insignificant.
The main thing I did end up liking in this book was the main character. Penryn was an interesting, unique and strong main character.
All in all Angelfall was a fine book. If you’re wanting a somewhat strange post-apocalyptic novel with a cool female lead, then this book may be for you. If you’re not into that, then take it or leave it.