Sunday, June 7, 2015

Book Review - Angelfall, by Susan Ee

I realized that not all review blogs have much of anything else on them.  That is not a bad thing, just something I noticed.  I tend to start my posts with a little fluff.  I think it helps me personally so I can get into the flow of writing.  Sometimes I go days, weeks without writing a review and I need to get back into the right mindset.  Does that make sense?

Anyway, I am a huge coffee junkie.  I have to have my cup each morning, sometimes I need way more.  I have days when I go through a whole pot and it's not enough to get my brain out of the fog.  I found this image that fits me so perfectly.

So today's book is one I got from the Kindle Unlimited selection.  Some of the books i find are not worth my time, but this one had me up all night reading it.  I just couldn't put it down and I am all excited that the next book is available for me to get through Kindle Unlimited as well.  I foresee another night of reading and no sleeping.

On with the show.....

Book Title: Angelfall

Author: Susan Ee

This book started out strong.  I loved how you didn't get a sugarcoated, happy start.  You get shove right into the middle of the bad times for the characters.  You have Penryn, the main character, trying to save her mother and sister.  It isn't until you are already vested that you learn that her mother is suffering from a mental illness.  It fit though.  I loved that her issues actually helped Penryn get fro one point to another. 

When I picked up this book for my Kindle, I had hoped that it would be one of those books you can't put down.  I have read some great stand alone books lately but I have been craving a good series to get lost in.  This book is a great start for the series.  I am excited to start the next book.

I was recently asked about my book boyfriends.  When I answered that question, I had not finished this book yet and I have to say that I am fast falling for Raffe.  I think his struggles and his cocky, "I'm better then this" attitude, conflict with each other and there are times when you can see the chinks in his armor. He is definitely how I picture an angel to be, but there is more to him and as you read through the last chapters you can see that he is really struggling with a lot in the world he comes from.

I think this would definitely be a book I would recommend to all the people who love a good series. It keeps you engaged and wanting more through out the whole book.  I think the only draw back I have is that there is some back story missing.  You get how the world has fallen to where it is, but I want more story on Penryn and her family.  And I most definitely want more on Raffe. 

Pros: Massively engaging, great characters, great storyline

Cons: Needs more back story to help understand the characters better

Overall rating: Highly recommended!

1 comment:

  1. This is one I hope to read in the summer holiday! I have had the first two books in the series for a while and I simply have heard amazing things (like your own review) which have me so excited! Great review!

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