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World After (Penryn and the End of Days Series #2)

World After (Penryn and the End of Days Series #2)

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by Susan Ee
     
 

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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

Overview

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?

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Kathleen Beck
The angel invasion has left the world in chaos. Penryn and Raffe, the angel whose wings were brutally cut off in Angelfall (Skyscape, 2012/Voya December 2012), uncover some far-from-angelic political machinations by the Archangel Uriel, who seeks to succeed the dead Gabriel as God's Messenger. He has forced human scientists to create scorpion-like creatures to simulate locusts, Biblical harbingers of the End of Days, threatening humans and angels alike. Penryn's little sister, Paige, subject of another fiendish experiment, is imprisoned on the island of Alcatraz, and Raffe has disappeared. Penryn is on her own to rescue Paige and the other prisoners, thwart Uriel, and find a way to restore Raffe's wings. It is a big task for a seventeen-year-old, even with an angel sword named Pooky Bear to help her. There is a lot going on here. Settings and circumstances shift rapidly. The violence and anarchy of the World After become repetitive. Hints of deep issues get lost in the confusion (What are the angels' real motives? What special quality have the scientists implanted in Paige? Can humans and angels form attachments?). The reader is not sure the author has worked out where the story is going. Penryn and Raffe's sometimes snarky conversations provide a welcome, lighter note. Devotees of the paranormal will get their angel fix here, and those who enjoyed the first, more compelling book will want to read this. With the number of projected volumes unstated, it could be a long time before the situation resolves. Eternity, perhaps? Reviewer: Kathleen Beck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477817285
Publisher:
Amazon Childrens Publishing
Publication date:
11/19/2013
Series:
Penryn & the End of Days Series, #2
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
28,076
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
HL790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Susan Ee has eaten meze in the old city of Jerusalem, surfed the warm waters of Costa Rica, and played her short film at a major festival. She has a life-long love of science fiction, fantasy and horror, especially if there's a touch of romance. She used to be a lawyer but now loves being a writer because it allows her souped-up imagination to bust out and go feral.

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