Author: Susan Ee
Genre: Fantasy, Dystopian, Romance
Series: Penryn & the End of Days Trilogy (Complete)
Angelfall – ★★★★
World After – ★★★
End of Days – ★★★★★
I usually do not like post-apocalyptic stories, maybe because it’s now seeming like a fad, but this trilogy was extremely original. It was a very easy read for me that I finished the first book in one night! Susan Ee does an amazing job with her hauntingly beautiful descriptions. I felt I was following Penryn on her tumultuous journey through each book. One thing that truly stands out is Ee’s character development. I felt each character growing as I read deeper into the trilogy. I felt for each character and connected with each one.
RAFFE – the justified and strong gentleman/angel. You feel for him every step of the way and can’t help but love him
PENRYN – I love a spunky heroine who’s not afraid to get her hands a little dirty
The romance aspect of the book is present between Raffe and Penryn, albeit it takes a bit of time to get to, but they’re in a post-apocalyptic world so what can I expect? Although, the first time Penryn makes a real move (I won’t spoil what she does), I found it extremely awkward! I could barely read it and felt embarrassed for her…I’m not sure if that was Ee’s intention, but if it was then kudos, my friend.
I know the old saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover, but I am guilty as charged when it comes to book covers. If a book’s cover catches my eye, I can’t help but buy it. I absolutely LOVE this trilogy’s cover series, because not only is it visually appealing, it reflects the development of each book.
Overall, I thought Ee was extremely clever with the way she tied the story together and I kept reading because I had no idea how she was going to end it, which is a feat because I usually expect all the unexpectedness in books.
BUY ANGELFALL ON AMAZON
BUY WORLD AFTER ON AMAZON
BUT END OF DAYS ON AMAZON