Saturday, March 21, 2015

World After by Susan Ee

Penryn & the End of Days #2
     "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 received this book from NetGalley for review.

I didn't think it was possible... but this was better than the last book. Seriously, holy angel wings. Penryn was a freaking bad-ass. And Raffe, I was super excited at how their reunion happened. I felt really bad about, and for, Paige. I can't imagine a 7-year-old dealing with what she's gone and going through. And all by herself too. 

The description of 'Paige getting captured' is a little misleading. It's not a copy/retelling in some ways of the last book. Penryn is an impossibly strong character, but at the same time she knows that the role she placed herself in is too much for someone her age, she also knows that nobody else will do it for her. I like that while she knows how to take care of herself and her family, she still has moments of doubt when she almost wishes that she didn't have to take care of her mom and sister as well. She feels bad for feeling that way, but in an apocalyptic situation it's not an unrealistic feeling to have, it's actually pretty logical to feel and know that it is much easier to take care of just yourself, rather than a bunch of people.

I kind of already had a feeling that the resistance group, wasn't all sunshine and rainbows. The treatment of the survivors of the Angel's experiments was pretty terrible. They treated them like science experiments, and like less than people. 

I am really looking forward to reading the third book. I almost wish there were more books in this series. Three kind of doesn't feel like enough to tell this story. 

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