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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.

Critic Reviews

"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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Now that's just messed up.

What made the experience of listening to Angelfall the most enjoyable?

A heroine who never gives up. Penryn is truly awesome.

Any additional comments?

I'm stunned. I just finished the book and all I can say is, "Wow, that is messed up." I liked the book, but I can't think of how to word it. It was disturbing, that is FOR SURE. Terrifying look at the end of days. Terrifying.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Natasha
  • AUCKLAND, New Zealand
  • 09-25-12

No Hunger Games but who cares?

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

This is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to, not for the performance unfortunately, but for the story. I really enjoyed Susan Ee's writing. The performance wasn't terrible but it was a little distracting at times.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Angelfall?

I really enjoyed all the interaction between Penryn and Raffe the Angel. I saw one review that mentioned there was little romance in this book but I preferred it that way - because it was chock full of UST (unresolved sexual tension!). Penryn's observations of Raffe were potent but never cheesy. The ending gave me just enough satisfaction about Raffe and Penryn's relationship and still left me wanting more.

What aspect of Caitlin Davies’s performance would you have changed?

The performance was fine but I didn't really like the voice Caitlin put on for Raffe. Also, I found her narration a little too cheery for an apocalyptic setting - it seemed too lighthearted for the situation at times.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! I couldn't 'put it down'. I was trying to make it last longer (to use for my workouts!) but I couldn't resist listening to it more often and finished it in a matter of days.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed Angelfall and am looking forward to the sequel.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Amazing read

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to this book all at once and started the second one! I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I did. Well written!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Angelic Apocalypse

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!!!

26 of 36 people found this review helpful

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  • Joki
  • Helsinki
  • 02-09-13

Turned into Torture Porn at the End

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.

15 of 21 people found this review helpful

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Angels With Attitude!!!

This fantasy was very YA and something I would not normally enjoy so much BUT the world building was vivid and I was immediately sucked in and stayed up till 2 am last night reading... that was untill I passed out and got smacked in the face by my iPad! BUT I was not deterred and switched to the Audibook version which I also enjoyed - mostly because the narrator (Caitlin Davies) actually sounded like a 17 year old!

The witty banter and and the fast-paced plot kept me captivated throughout - but what was unique to me was actually reading a book about Angels instead of watching their story in a movie (City of Angels, Constantine and Legion) or TV (Angel and Castiel)!

On to book 2...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Suzanne
  • New Orleans, LA USA
  • 11-20-17

Excellent!

Action packed, mystery, suspense... everything. The narrator lends an excellent voice to the main character(s). This is one of the best Audiobooks I’ve listened to. On to the next story now!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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My introduction to Dystopian/post apocalyptic novels.

Since reading this book in 2015, I have read more of this genre and started writing my own. This is better than a lot of people say it is. If people say Penryn is unpleasant that is because the setting is also unpleasant.
But enough about that. I gave this book five stars because, as a writer I know good writing, this story is an excellent starting point to get into the more intense novels of this genre.
The characters are unique, personable. The story is well written. And I look forward to listening to the next two books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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my most favorite book

I finished in 5 days. every chapter had me wanting more. I cant wait to read the rest in the series!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good Read

Penryn's character is easy to get into and understand. Raffe is an in depth character that wants you to get to know him better. I loved the concept of the story and it's detailed story line.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful