I'm so weary of starting a new series like this, I've looked at this book several times and passed it over several times, but I finally decided to give it a try today. I finished it today. I couldn't put it down. I loved all of the characters and I loved the subtle romance, and honestly while I kind of figured out the plot with Paige early it was still so exciting to hear it unfold. I hate it when the author chooses a stupid name for the main character and honestly the makes me not want to read a book.. I don't know if anyone else is that way.. I'm so glad I listened to this one though. I just downloaded the second book and I'm about to start it now. Don't pass this one up!
The performance was exceptional. Her voice was perfect for the occasion and was really captivating. The only problem I had with the story itself was that, at times, there were ridiculous comparisons and overwriting of certain scenes. Other than that this was an amazing action and adventure book that I highly recommend to anyone who prefers a lot of action with only a side of romance.
I have already recommended this audiobook to friends. It is such an unusual story, well written, and very well narrated.
I though Penryn's crazy mom was a hoot. I really enjoyed Penryn's reactions too her...oh something weird and unusually is happening..."Guess I know where Mom is."
She did a really good job with the characters, the voices were very different so you could really tell the characters apart.
Yes I did want to listen to it in one sitting, and I purchased the other two books in the series as soon as I finished the first.
This book has just the right amount of sexual tension, violence, humor, mystery and suspense. Not overly sexual or gory so I would approve of my teens listening to it, but I enjoyed it as an adult too.
I saw this book first on an add on Audible. I was in the middle of another series so I put it in my wishlist and only bought it after finishing that series and starting the Remy Chandler series. Now I wished I hadn't waited so long... This book is awesome! I do admit it was a little confusing going from the Remy Chandler series to this, but Angelfall is very good.
When most people envision angels coming down to earth to start the apocalypse they probably don't imagine that the first thing humans will do is shoot the Archangel Gabriel. That is how this scenario starts out. Humans started the war and now the angels are out for revenge.
This story follows the adventures of a high school aged girl as she struggles on her quest to reach the heart of Angel territory, however she has an unusual companion and must decide whether he is a friend or an enemy.
My only complaints were the completely unnecessary use of an f-word, only used once. And one crude joke that was likewise completely unnecessary.
Can't wait for the second book!!!
Well, this book has all the cliches that you've come to expect from teen paranormal romances: spunky heroine out to protect her sister, fatherless, having problems with her mother (who has psychological problems); older 'hero' who reluctantly helps the heroine and generally acts like an ass, who is considerably older than her; dystopian future. However, even going in with low standards, this book wasn't great. The entire premise was kind of disappointing. The whole 'apocalypse' thing is all fine and well but there's just no rationale behind any of the stuff that's going on. Maybe the best way to explain it is that the author seems to have some grand scheme in mind which explains why all the stuff that's happening is happening, but by the end of the book you still don't even really understand what the true conflict is, let alone how to solve anything. Maybe, if the entire angel political conflict (or its significance in terms of the apocalypse) and the whole children/monsters thing had been better explained, I might have given this book a better review.
This is a book with bite - literally. About halfway through, you know that unlike other YA dystopian novels, this one does not skimp on the horror and quesy set ups/scenes. It was a bit much for me - I've never been a horror fan. The book jacket lists this as gritty but I'd suggest it swerves into torture porn just a bit too much.
That said, there are some interesting characters throughout and an attempt to blend in the mythology surrounding angels and demons. I was reminded of the Black Sabbath cover to Heaven and Hell with angels smoking. If angels smoking, in zoot suits, with hookers and lots of booze sounds contra-conventional, well there you go. But the author does manage to tie it all in and it's only after you've read the book that you start to realize just how far fetched this dystopia ends up being.
Some plot devices are pretty obvious - who her mother is and why she's crazy, who Raffe actually is, etc. And some things just strain credibility, such as the opening scene when they are fleeing into danger but take along a noisy old shopping cart just because the heroine doesn't want to argue with her mother about it. It takes the edge off the danger when the heroine doesn't even support it. Another frustration was the interaction between guy/girl - it was just a bit too bodice ripper romance for my tastes. You could have transported them to a 1700s pirate romance, regency romance, or about any other genre romance and have the same "annoyed, flipping, arrogant, well built guy with spunky, unsure, outspoken, 'spitfire' girl. It gets old.
In all, not a bad read at all and definitely one I don't mind recommending. Just didn't like the torture porn and obvious plot holes/points. Or the insipid characters.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I enjoyed this book, it had lots of events happening, but not to many to confuse you. While there are a few plot holes, which hopefully will be explained in the next book, this book did grab me from the beginning and kept me interested all the way through. I do plan on getting the next book. I wish they would have explained why the Angels came down for the end days, but I don't think that Penryn knew either. I would say this book is geared more for teenagers, but if you are like me I read and listen to everything. There are so many dystopia books out there now and not all of them good, but this one is pretty good, so give it a try if you like these types of books. I would recommend Suzanne Collin's Hunger Games, Kresley Cole's Arcana Chronicles, or Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles. I liked the narrator, she does a good job.
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
Yes,I would.It's a very well written and interesting take on people vs Angels.
Penren weidling the Angel sword near the end.
Angels are BAD...or are they?
THIS is one of the best books I have read in the last year or so!The storyline is fresh.The story is fast paced but easy to keep up with all the major and minor characters.The main character is a teen named Penren.She is trying to save her family,or what's left of it after Angels destroy most of earth.All Angels are bad...or ARE they?I'm glad this is a series so I can find out what happens next!
The book is read by Caitlin Davies.She does a great job with all voices and inflections through out the story.The perfect voice,in my opinion.
This book featured a family trying to remain hidden during a post apocalyptic time, when there was so much chaos and lawlessness. The family consisted of a mother and 2 daughters, Peryn and Paige, sixteen and seven (I think). Peryn's mother suffered from schizoprenia, and now due to the state of society, she was off her routine medication. Paige was wheelchair bound due to an accident when she was 2 years old. Thus Peryn was the responsible adult of the family.
During an encounter with some angels, Paige was kidnapped and Peryn swore to get her back from the angels. In order to find out where Paige was taken, Peryn rescued an injured angel named Raffe and held him hostage until he agreed to help her discover Paige's location. Raffe is an angel who was attacked by fellow angels and left for dead. The rest of the story is comprised of the journey that Peryn and Raffe embarked on, to restore Peryn's family and Raffe's quest to get revenge against his attackers.
An enjoyable and engaging story. The writing was vivid and gripping. I really like the addition of mental illness and disability to this story. I also like the loyalty and steadfastness which seemed to be cornerstone of Peryn's character. How hard it must have been for Peryn to be responsible for an adult and a child, while living in her own fear. Very powerful for those of us familiar with mental illness. I also enjoyed the gradual thawing of the angel Raffe. He definitely had to war against his nature to assist Peryn and the struggle made for great tension between Raffe and Peryn. I do hope they grow her up before they take the relationship further.
I look forward to the next book.