It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her 17-year-old sister, Penryn, will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where Penryn will risk everything to rescue her sister, and Raffe will put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
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"Ee’s debut novel is a promising opener to what looks to be a YA series worth following, one that explores what it means to be human and what it means to be a hero." (Locus Magazine)
The story kept you entertained the entire time.
Reminded me of twists from Hunger games and twillight.
The last of the book!
The book had many emotional ups and downs.
I really enjoyed the book. Can't wait to hear more of this story!
YES I would it was a wonderful story
The growing relationship between Raffe and Penryn.
No but I will listen to her again. She did a great job.
YES I WOULD BE FIRST IN LINE!
kept you on edge
how she wanted her sis back
the angle and her
how strong will she was.
Say something about yourself!
Unlike other similar stories, the lead caracter acted logically and even showed some self-preservation instinct! Loved the book for that - it is different from the other YA stories!
I haven't listened to any of the narrator's performances before, but this one was pretty good.
Interesting book, a little bit unusual theme - angels, definitely will wait for the second book! Really loved the first one! The other good think about the book - not too much romance and enough action. Exactly as I like!
Say something about yourself!
She is a great voice for the main character and adds a new dimension to the story
Some words that Caitlin pronounces were different and drew my attention. Most specifically, it almost sounded like she added a "t" at the end of the word "even." Not a hard t, more like a glottal stop. She also tended to pause at strange places in sentences where there were not necessarily any commas. I can only assume she did this to maintain some sort of cadence in her reading, but at times it was very noticeable and got on my nerves.
Just another teen dystopian book. Not totally impressed with the whole Humans are better than Angels bit and the girl crushing on the the Angel guy. A bit gory at the end and some very cliche romance elements. I lost count of how many times I rolled my eyes.
Pretty much the story line. Someone has watched a few too many Supernatural re-runs.
With the exception of human mutilation, the angel story was a mere step beyond the Supernatural series angel mythology. If the lead angel could be any more Edward, only more boring - if that's even a possiblility - oh, wait it was!
Not enough characters and/or depth to the ones she had. I generally like this type of urban fantasy and I think there could be a good story in there somewhere, it was just so.....simple and predictable.
She definately struggled with some of the male voices, but over all I did enjoy her styling and was only able to get through the book because of her.
The 1st through the last.
I almost didn't get this book, and now I'm wishing I didn't. I kept thinking the story would develop and the characters would break down and become more. I have hope for the series, even though I personally won't be partaking in the new book.
This book was a big disappointment for me, and I tried hard to stick with it. The story was shallow, in that it was never made clear just exactly what was going on, WHY the world had turned so violent or how the angels became so hostile. I do not often read books about angels simply because they tend to trivialize the presence and value of angels, turn angels into servants of MAN and not of GOD, or, as in this book, into vengeful, self-serving versions OF man. I am offended by such depictions. But to make it worse, this was just boring.
The author clearly has no respect for the concept of angels as she has turned them into something despicable and hostile. I think she'd have done better to have chosen a "creature" that has not become so embedded in our literature and faith that such a perversion would not be so hard to envision. It is just too offensive to me to allow me to tolerate the hostile, proud and arrogant beings in this book
Probably not, unless it was another narration by a child character. I will not, however, make a point of avoiding this reader.
No. I found nothing in this book of interest or value. It felt like something "cranked out" in a hurry, by someone early in her career and who needs some seasoning to become a valued author. I do not know this woman's history, but if she is not new to the profession, she is simply lacking in skill or talent to become a truly accomplished author. I prefer to think she is just new, and this will someday be an example of her early works.
Not really. She was really bad with male voices, particularly Raffe; she kind of ruined him for me.
The scene where Raffe explains that he's.....agnostic. Yes ladies and gentlemen, we have an agnostic angel. Some might think this is brilliant, but to me this was beyond moronic. His explanation was something along the lines of: Well he created humans too and some of you are agnostic. *facepalm* yeah Mr. Angel, and we also don't happen to have wings sprouting out of our backs and have super human strength. If these were aliens we were talking about, then that would make a hell of a lot more sense. But nope, no these are flying angles who have messengers that communicate with God, one of them being the archangel Gabriel . I guess that's not enough to make you a believer. I almost stopped listening to the book at that point. But even though I kept at it, it definitely lost most of its brownie points with me on that one.
Note to potential readers: if you have recently read The Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, stay the hell away from this book. It's like going from platinum gold to sterling silver.It had its good moments but I think the whole book is lacking in several aspects. The world building seems waaaay underdeveloped. The whole concept of the angels using hotels and clubs did not jive with me. Again I digress to Daughter of Smoke & Bone: Laini Taylor knows how to create a realistic world of angels and demons. Susan Ee, not so much. Sorry.
Another thing I did not like: Raffe. The author failed to create a compelling character. He's uninteresting and a jerk to top it off. I could not connect with this character, like at all. I am typically swooning over the male romantic interest. This was not the case.
Penryn and her mom. How is it that she leaves her mom behind and doesn't worry about her? A few thoughts here and there about your mom does not qualify as concern. Did you forget this is an apocalyptic world Penryn? I guess so. Forget that her mother is a mad woman. Forget that she is let loose in the middle of nowhere. She pops back up in the story and just happens to be where Penryn is headed. This isn't the localized apocalypse of some backwater town. It's the whole freaking world. So unrealistic.
Another thing I didn't like. It was BORING. The story was sprinkled with interesting scenes. And I mean, lightly sprinkled. I don't think I'll be reading the next one.
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