Saturday, June 17, 2017

Crown Review #51 - World After

World After - Susan Ee

Rating: 3/5 Stars
Series: Penryn & the End of Days, #2
Length: 320 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

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?

As much as the first book, I am not sure how to exactly to review this book. It seems like theres a love/hate relationship with this book. In a word to describe it, it felt like a scramble get from the first book to the next book in the series. Although I believe that I liked this book just a bit more, it dealt with the same problems and some new ones as well.

In this book, there was more flashbacks than progression. Yes, the story moves forward, but only in a slow paste. In this story, the sword that Penryn possesses starts to give flashback visions and reveals information and memories about Raffe. However, this is the only part that Raffe comes in until near the end. I understood that they were at two different places, but it would have been better to put in Raffe's point of view on what he was currently doing or something. It would have clarified the story so much more. It would have been much more understand able. 

This book pretty much felt like the previous book on repeat. Penryn's sister has gone missing again and she needs to find her. She stumbles upon a plan and tries her to best to end it. There were things that were new, but the amount of things that kept coming back shown more and you couldn't help thinking of it.  At the end of the book, I was not just sure what to say about other than that it was an ok read, but I just hoped it was better. Hopefully the last book will have something better. If it is the last book, maybe everything that is revealed will make it up for it.

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