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.
©2012 Feral Dream, LLC (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"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)
I don't own the print version so I cannot compare the two.
The ending was not really an ending - just a stopping point until book two can begin.
This book was confusing for me from the beginning. As I began listening to the story, I thought that Penryn was a young girl, maybe 12 or 13 years old. This was due to the way the story was written, her spoken parts and remembrances, and also the way it was read by the narrator. As the story progressed, she seemed to age in every way, and I don't mean by what was happening to her in the story, but the writing changed and made her more adult and grown up. The narrator's voice was also more adult and confident sounding. In contrast, the angel sounded like a totally grown man, way older than Penryn, from the beginning. I swear I thought she was all of 13 years old trying to take care of her crazy mom and little handicapped sister. But, all of a sudden, we are headed toward the forbidden attraction between angels and humans, she's putting on make-up and a slinky dress to go in a club, and there is sexual attraction. I had to really adjust in a hurry and get with the program. I am not normally a "duh" kind of person and I am convinced that I was not off in la-la land when I started listening. I'm not too sure I will rush to read/listen to the second book and I don't even know if it has been written. I am just really torn about how to review this book - not very helpful I know and I am truly sorry. The purpose behind the angels attacking humans was never really explained and there were only hints dropped as to a possible cause and that was also frustrating because there don't seem to be any good angels at all and everything that was alluded to in this book regarding angels and God and history was in no way similar to the majority of the teachings we hear/see/read these days. Also, society seemed to have fallen apart and everything stopped working in very quick order without any good explanation for why this was so. I think I would have to recommend this book only with a caution and a question mark and an additional "I'm not sure how much money/credit this book is worth" Have I read worse books? YES! Have I read better books? Definitely YES! Not awful but .......???????
I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.
Listening to this was actually a reread for me. Reread, first listen.
Penryn is a fabulous main character. She's strong but vulnerable and hopeful yet realistic. I can't imagine going through everything she does, and she comes out on top.
I'm married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Love to read books, and love to listen to audio books. Genre's UF/Sci-Fi/ dystopian/ fiction and mystery/thrillers
No, It had a good story, it just seemed to drag a bit. I had a hard time finishing it.
NO WAY !!! I love this genre.
Halfway through this book I still felt as if I had no idea what was going on. There was no explanation of what happened and why the world was in a shambles or what angels had to do with it. Story lines were underdeveloped and left hanging, transitions didn't always make sense.
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.
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