the reader in a quiet corner

hi, i'm ceecee. my reading interests can be described as eclectic.

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Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) - Susan Ee After reading [b:Daughter of Smoke & Bone|8490112|Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)|Laini Taylor||13355552], I thought angel PNRs aren't that bad. And, really, Angelfall could be a [b:Days of Blood & Starlight|12812550|Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)|Laini Taylor||17961723] companion book, or sequel, whichever you prefer. It was interesting to read about a post-apocalyptic world brought about by angels of all things, which I thought was a pretty cool fresh take on PNR.

Although the plot was quite familiar (the girl teams up with the boy to achieve different goals, meanwhile developing feelings for each other), and really not something I'm a fan of, it was still an enjoyable read. Another problem I had was Raffe's way of speaking. For an angel, I really wanted a little bit of finesse or formality in the way he speaks, instead he spoke like a regular teenager or 20s something guy. Seriously, though, Raffe? With a name like RAFFE (Good glob, my friend's dog's named Raffy), of course I would get that he was RAPHAEL THE ARCHANGEL. Had he been named RAFA, though, I would not have minded, because, come on:

*I am officially dreamcasting Rafael Nadal as Raffe*

Anyhoo I liked reading about ways in surviving a post apocalyptic world, which somehow involves the fortunate circumstance of a mother willing to enroll you in every self-defense class just in case of such emergencies. Seriously, I need martial arts classes. I LOVED THE TWINS, like it's a given that in every series redheaded and mischievous twins will always capture any reader's heart. What a cop out! Also, I like the weirdness of the ending, and how the author wasn't afraid to show a bit of gore.

*4 stars It features a kick-ass heroine, who, though not immune to luurrve, still knows what her priorities are; gore and weird experiments, demons, angels in 1920s gangsta getups, and diverse characters. An entertaining and worthy read.