: World After
: Penryn and The End of Days #2
: Susan Ee
: November 19th 2013 (paperback edition)
: purchased on periplus.com
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?
It is painful to see that people prefer a bad guy who looks like an angel to a good guy who looks like a demon.
- Penryn -
I think the beginning of this book was a little bit slower than Angelfall. It also has less survival aspect which was my favorite from Angelfall because Penryn was sheltered with Revolutioners for some chapters that made her more safe. But I still enjoy to where the story develops.
Susan Ee brought up familial issue very well. Penryn was confused about her feeling to her sister. It's more about Penryn's act toward Paige, who can't eat normally, attacks people, and acts robotically. Penryn's confusion and guilts are make her character more real. Not gonna lie, I would be confused too if I were Penryn. In the other hand, her crazy mother was full of support to Paige. I was surprised how dependable the mother is (I just realized she don't get a name). She is so unpredictable and sometimes surprisingly helpful.
Raffe doesn't appear very much in this book. I was kinda sad for not having more Penryn-Raffe's witty conversation, but still when they met you know it's worth to wait.
I love side character has their own story, like Clara, a survivor from research laboratory. Her story didn't take a big part, but it was closed nicely that I almost cried because of her.