Review: World After by Susan Ee

17849112World After by Susan Ee

Published November 19th 2013

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

I’d seen a lot about the Angelfall series all over the place for the last few years and I always meant read it but I never got around to it. But when I received a copy of Angelfall and World After from NetGalley, I finally got around to reading them. And I’m very glad that I did.

World After was so fast paced and I couldn’t put it down. The writing style was so wonderful. It read almost like a contemporary and I was able to speed right though it in just one sitting.

I loved the world building of the first book and I liked how it continued to expand in World After.

I loved Penryn! She’s such a well written character. She kicked so much butt but she was also really caring. I felt like there was a lot of character development as well.

I’m not totally into Raffe though. I like him but I’m not as in love with other people are. I’m sure that’s just me but that did hold me back from giving this book five stars.

I felt like this series took a really weird turn in World After. Not necessarily a bad thing but this series didn’t go in the direction I thought it would.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I read it in one sitting and I can’t wait to pick up the next book. I loved Penryn and the world building still continues to blow my mind. This series is definitely worth checking out.

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