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Angelfall: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1 | [Susan Ee]

Angelfall: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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 Susan Ee (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Antonina Troitsk, Russia 10-12-12
    Antonina Troitsk, Russia 10-12-12 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Exceeded my expectations!"
    If you could sum up Angelfall in three words, what would they be?

    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!


    Have you listened to any of Caitlin Davies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to any of the narrator's performances before, but this one was pretty good.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Vanstee Minnesota 05-18-14
    Carol Vanstee Minnesota 05-18-14 Member Since 2015

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    "A pleasant surprise"
    If you could sum up Angelfall in three words, what would they be?

    Disturbing, Riveting, Intense


    What other book might you compare Angelfall to and why?

    unlike most fantasy books I have read


    Which scene was your favorite?

    pretty much every fight "scene"


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Kept me cheering for Penryn Raphael & Paige on their journey.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    hilary San Francisco, USA 11-27-13
    hilary San Francisco, USA 11-27-13 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the best in the genre"
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    Best post-apocalyptic romance/adventure I have read. Best angel paranormal I have read. Great YA novel.

    This book stands out from other YA novels, as the main character lacks the self absorbed whining that dominate the teen female leads in the genre.

    The romance in this book develops nicely, is believable and kind of charming, however, the romance doesn't dominate the action. So far (in books one and two), despite a nicely developing romance, it also lacks the teenage angst and love triangles that have made YA paranormal novels a bit too formulaic of late!

    Highly recommend!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Evan 11-26-13
    Evan 11-26-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Not at all what I was expecting!"
    Where does Angelfall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I listen to a lot of books from this genre, and sometimes it's a hit and miss for me. Definitely something worth listening to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character is strong, in some cases I find that the other characters in other books are weaker. I also enjoyed the quirks of her mother.


    Have you listened to any of Caitlin Davies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not from my knowledge.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-17-13 Member Since 2014

    Always loved reading, now I love audio books because I can listen to my favorite books on the go!

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    "Love this book"
    Where does Angelfall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rank this as number one. I like the narration and have listened to this many times since getting the audiobook.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Angelfall?

    I have many but I really like the interaction between Raffe and Penryn.


    What does Caitlin Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She really seems the capture the character of Penryn. Doesn't sound too old or to young with just enough spark to her voice.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linnea 06-18-13
    Linnea 06-18-13

    I read and listen to three books a week. I can't move my car without an audio book. Is this addiction?

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    "Interesting premise"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Angelfall to be better than the print version?

    Since I have more time to listen than read, I get more enjoyment from the audio.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would at least give some idea of the events leading up to this war. Reminds me of the gun slinger series from king. Nit took over ten years to get to the bottom of that one.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nikita Earle USA 06-01-13
    Nikita Earle USA 06-01-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing"
    If you could sum up Angelfall in three words, what would they be?

    Dark, amazing, unbelievable


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is hard to pick the best thing about Angelfall, other than it was a very good read. If you like The Hunger Games, this is of similar but better.


    What about Caitlin Davies’s performance did you like?

    Love her, she made the characters really come alive.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    To save her sister, she must alliance herself with the enemy


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book and I'm counting the days for the second book to be released.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Erica Berala, Australia 04-17-13
    Erica Berala, Australia 04-17-13
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    "Worth the read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was a capturing audiobook and easy to listen to. Unique storyline, nothing close to what I have come across.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Angelfall?

    Penryn finds her sister as one of the experiments, very unanticipated.


    Which character – as performed by Caitlin Davies – was your favorite?

    Penryn


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kachena 04-10-13
    Kachena 04-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    Where does Angelfall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks as one of my top reads. It was recommended to me by a friend and I typically don't read these type of books but I loved it and can't wait for book 2.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Penryn of course. She is a girl that is strong and much older than her age.


    Have you listened to any of Caitlin Davies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. But the voice was good.


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    Armenia Mexico, Mexico 03-07-13
    Armenia Mexico, Mexico 03-07-13 Member Since 2010
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    "First, I bought the Kindle version..."

    This book was a nice surprise. It was unexpected and refreshing!
    It was rather late when I began the sample from Kindle. By the time I was done with it, I had to buy the book that instant. No choice! LOL! I was up reading it until 4 AM....still felt rather short, I wanted more! This was a very good read. I couldn't put it down!
    Let's talk about Penryn...this is a heroine that I like. And I rarely do like the story's heroine, I might like the book and/or love the series, but I always find that the female character lacks on this or that department. In my opinion Penryn is a strong character and a likable one.
    The world Susan Ee created is compelling, her characters are sympathetic and real. I fear I am not doing this book justice, but please pick it up and see for yourself. I'm sure you will enjoy every action packed page as I did. This was one of those books that you actually feel a loss when it ends. I'm already looking forward to the next book.
    I can see a re-read in the near future..

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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