End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days Series #3)

End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days Series #3)

by Susan Ee


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ISBN-13: 9781477829707
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Series: Penryn and the End of Days Series , #3
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 64,892
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: HL740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Susan Ee is the author of the USA Today bestselling books in the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy, Angelfall and World After. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages, and her short films have played at major festivals. She used to be a lawyer but loves being a writer because it allows her imagination to bust out and go feral.

Visit her at www.susanee.com or follow her on Twitter @Susan_Ee.

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End of Days 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Sheri_B1975 More than 1 year ago
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books I have no idea how I am going to write this review. It's so hard to find the words to say for a book at the end of a series, especially one that has just recently been released. There are so many things that I want to say but can't because I won't be that person. Now that I am finished, all I can think is that I feel like maybe I read them too fast. I should have slowed down and savored them. But that feeling, that drive to get to the end and see how everything would turn out wouldn't allow me to do it. Sigh. And now the only thing that's coming to my mind at the moment is...holy crap...that was amazing. I can be quite eloquent when I want to be no? --But the glorious elation ends too soon. Through this entire series the one constant thing I could count on was the fact that for every minor good thing that happened, the terrible, heartbreaking and sometimes outright scary would always come back moments later in double doses. I'd feel brief moments of hope and joy only to be struck down with grief and despair in the blink of an eye. It kept me on the edge, never quite relaxing. Kept my mind spinning and captivated. Pushed me with the need to read faster, if only to see if there could be a way out of all the destruction and devastation and hopefully find a happily ever after. --'You won't always be fighting, Penryn. There will come a time when you'll be so bored that you'll wish you were fighting.' I'm really going to miss Penryn. I have no doubt that she is going to be one of those very memorable, ass kicking characters that I won't ever forget about. Her name will be one of the first ones I think of when talking about favorite characters. I mean, even when things were incredibly bleak and she would be thinking things like this is the moment I'm going to die, she didn't just roll over and let it happen. She fought and she fought hard. She is made of nothing but awesome! --Without his feathered wings, the angels won't accept him. And regardless of what kind of wings he has, humans won't accept him either. Raffe's character was so bittersweet for me. I couldn't get enough of him but it was also heartbreaking the more I got to know him. He spends so much of this series outside of everything. Not fitting anywhere, well, except for maybe with Penryn but even that was a struggle more often than not. He was adrift and struggling with his sense of self and fighting his own battles to get all of that back. Raffe is fierce with a strong sense of loyalty, he's funny and sarcastic as hell. He was very complex in this very frustrating but good way that made it hard not to fall in love with him. --'A chick's a chick, man, regardless of her age. And an offer is an offer.' Dum nods. There is such a huge cast of characters that makes up this series, and you get to meet a whole bunch of new ones in End of Days on top of that. But it's such a vast variety as well. There are those that had me laughing more often than not like the twins, Dee and Dum. Yeah, you read that right. Think Fred and George Weasley in an apocalypse. They were favorites. Then there were the ones that were heart wrenching like Paige, who the thought of, days after finishing, still brings tears to my eyes. That girl is just as scrappy and tough as her sister. And a whole slew of the ones that had you feeling that burning hatred deep to your core. More of those than I want to try to count. It's quite a mix bag of love and hate. --'His brothers will keep him from falling.' What surprised me most as I made my way to the end of this series was the one death that I mourned and the one that I didn't. It was easy to think that by the time I made it to the third and final book that I would have a good grasp on each one of these characters and see how they tick. Feel secure in feeling one way or another about them. But then I sat here with tears streaming down my face over the death of someone I hated from the beginning, and it made me understand just how complex each one of these characters are. He was horrible and did terrible things and I guess I really wasn't necessarily mourning the loss of him as he was at the time of his death but who he could have been but wasn't able to become because of one tragedy after another. The other character I just felt indifferent to their death, equally surprising. It was just kind of an oh-that-sucks moment without even a twinge of feeling. A lot of unexpected in this series! --It's hard to believe that we used to live in a world where complete strangers would have given him medicine and hooked him up to machines to monitor his condition. They would have looked after him around the clock. Absolute strangers who knew nothing about him. I should probably go ahead and wrap this up because this review is already way longer than I imagined I'd be able to get it. I guess I had more non-spoilery types of things to say than I first thought. I won't get into the did they or didn't they find a way to make things work on the relationship between Penryn and Raffe. That's something you're going to have to read about yourselves. Regardless of all of that I loved this series so much. It truly sucks that it's actually over. It makes it feel like something is missing from my life. Sigh. Susan Ee's writing has been beautiful and brilliant from beginning to end. I loved everywhere she took this series. All those incredible highs and dark and gut wrenching lows. This is a series not to miss and I cannot recommend it enough!
lenorewastaken 7 months ago
4.5 stars — I gobbled this one up. I can honestly say that I truly believe that Caitlin Davies’s narration enhanced my reading experience. I wonder if I’d have enjoyed it quite this much if I’d just read it. She just adds so much to the performance that I can’t help but want to listen more and more. I was up way too late last night saying “just one more chapter…okay, just one more.” I’m sad for everyone who doesn’t know what it sounds like to have Dee and Dum arguing with each other in the voices she does for them. Or even all the fallen angels…how she can keep track of all those voices, I have NO IDEA. All I know is that I can see myself relistening to this series in the future, and I highly recommend giving it a shot to see if her style suits you as well. I haven’t looked at others’ reviews again, but I can honestly say I wasn’t disappointed with that ending at all! I mean, I suppose there were parts that were convenient and rushed, but I was just so absorbed and in it that I guess I didn’t care. Or maybe I went in with low expectations, expecting to be let down, and that’s the trick. Either way it wrapped up nicely for me. There were so many parts that I didn’t guess, and I can honestly say that there were times I was worried Ms. Ee was just going to scorch the earth, so I was on the edge of my seat. I loved the different weird battles, the odd little twists and turns, I just had fun you know? I still love Penryn. I really do. I still love Raffe. I LOVED that we got to see more of them together, and there was a slightly bigger romance part (though still just a small section). I still think Dee and Dum are the most hilarious thing since…uh, sliced bread doesn’t make sense does it? Anyways, I loved them. I still loved Pooky Bear. I enjoyed Paige and her mother’s roles. I LOVED the introduction of the fallen, and the explanation for a certain someone’s harshness. My heart broke at times, and rallied at others. What can I say? It’s nice not being too picky, and (occasionally) being easily entertained. Sometimes I can be picky over the stupidest things, and other times I’m all in! This was the second kind… Also, I kind of want a movie rendition, but holy cow would the special effects budget have to be massive! Too bad it appears the author has disappeared… I just realized this review is seriously lacking meat. I don’t know what to say. I loved it. I’m currently in book hangover. Enough said.
ruthsic More than 1 year ago
After how good Angefall and World After were, I expected that End of Days would be an explosive finale. The key point of this series is that it dances over the dark side and delivers a horror-like dystopic story with angels. And yes, if you look it that way, this book certainly delivers on that. But End of Days also has many disjointed plot arcs happening in succession, like trying to cram as much story in a fast-paced war as possible. There is Raffe scrambling to put his wings back onto his body, their searching for allies in the election against Uriel, the whole locust dominance thing, and the final showdown. But between these new plot arcs, the story doesn't do much for the older ones like the backstory - how the Great Attack began, Gabriel's motivation for the whole thing (I honestly thought he might pop out of somewhere), and it rushes into an epilogue that also doesn't resolve much. The angels are gone but the anarchy is still there? And they accept the Watchers and Locusts back onto Earth? Because Uriel had so many machinations out there, it was straining credulity how easily they were defeated back during the showdown. Oh, and Raffe does have to make a hard choice, but we all knew what he was going to choose, so it was pretty much predictable. Overall, an uninspiring but placating finale to the series.
terferj More than 1 year ago
It was a wonderful way to end a series. I found it highly entertaining. Penryn & Raffe was amazing as always. There was a lot of action for Pooky Bear, more terrifying false prophecies, Penryn with her scandalous behavior ;) , epic showdown between Angels and humans, & lastly the sweet cheesy moments between the lovebirds.
jcsbookhaven More than 1 year ago
The Good This is not an epic conclusion of the series, however it is a good one. The characters that I love are still here. I get a good dose of Raffe, Penryn, Paige, Penryn's mom (did we ever find out her name?), and the Tweedle Twins are my favorites. Dee and Dum are so hilarious that I can't help but love them as wonderful supporting characters. The pace is very, very fast in this one. There is non-stop action and decision making since so much is going on. This series is really a dark one with angels here to wipe out mankind and I appreciate how each book has hit home how dire their situations are. We get a new setting in this one...The Pit...for a while which was an interesting turn of events. The concept is here and this is a very unique story told very well. I love how all aspects of humanity are explored. It goes pretty deeply into the 'there are good and bad' in every group, and I appreciate that. The Bad The ending was a bit rushed. The action at the end doesn't seem as long as I would have liked and it does get all wrapped up quickly. There is some loss, but not as much as I expected. Don't get me wrong, I really like happy endings but the feeling of that final battle should have been a bit more full of terror if you know what I mean. The Romance It has the forbidden romance. I am a fan of that one because I'm interested to see how it will all work out. In this series, Raffe is staunch about not breaking the angel rules even though he clearly wants to be with Penryn. There's a lot of chemistry and tension around them. Conclusion A great series. It's different from any other angel read with the dystopian aspects adding a wonderful touch. I love that the angels are here to completely wipe us out and the feeling is dark and dire throughout the series. The characters are fantastic. I love Penryn's ragtag group of very weird companions. End of Days has a rushed feeling and the action in the last battle could have gone on longer, but it was a great read. Recommended. "This is Penryn Young, Daughter of Man, Killer of Angels."
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
★★★★½ End of Days is the third and final installment in Susan Ee's young-adult, paranormal trilogy titled Penryn and the End of Days. This tale of an angel apocalypse has been an amazing roller coaster ride of horror, action, suspense, emotion, and urban fantasy. This installment also includes some romance appropriate for mature young adults. I don't often re-read books but this trilogy will be an exception. I loved it!!! Regarding End of Days in particular, my only complaint was the underwhelming epilogue (in my opinion). I mean...after the events in this book, readers deserve some "what happens next?". The little bit provided just fell flat in my opinion. Here's hoping a proper epilogue is coming in the form of a short-story later??? My favorite quote: "Silly and nonsensical. Stupid and fun. Together. Laughing. Being part of the human race. Knowing about the horrors that have happened and will happen but choosing to live anyway. Maybe there's an art to being human." Susan Ee's Penryn and the End of Days trilogy includes the following installments as of May 2015: #1-Angelfall #2-World After #3-End of Days
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DragonSR More than 1 year ago
Finally got my book even thought i pre ordered it was 2 weeks late. I took my time with this one seeing as it is the last in the series by Susan E. I was worth the wait. I could see this series as a movie it was suspense filled and action packed. If you haven't read the 1st 2 I highly recommend all three.
AngelAnn82 More than 1 year ago
I loved this series! And as sad as I am to see it come to an end, it was an excellent ending to this brilliant series!!! A must read series
megankylene More than 1 year ago
End of Days is a wild and explosive ride and a great conclusion to Penryn and Raffe's story. So much happened in this book that kept me on the edge of my seat. I really wished Susan Ee would have put some of what happened in this book in World After (Read My Review). Many may think this book suffers from too much happening, but I was thirsty for the action that End of Days delivered. Penryn and Raffe are reunited at the end of World After. They have a lot of things to deal with in this one. First, they have Penryn's sister, Paige, to contend with. Penryn is all Paige has at the moment with Penryn's mom off in la la land. Second, Raffe and Penryn have A LOT to talk about. Talk about sexual tension! Holy Jeebus! Third, Uriel and Beliel are looking for Raffe and they know just how important Penryn is to Raffe, even if he doesn't want to openly admit it. Unlike, World After, I couldn't put End of Days down. There was an endless loop of action, almost-kisses, full-on kisses, and funny banter between Raffe and Penryn. Susan Ee brought the series back to what I loved most in Angelfall—Penryn and Raffe. This series is about determination and fighting for what you believe in no matter how improbable or impossible it may seem. The Resistance just wants humankind on an even playing field with the divine creatures that roam the earth. Penryn wants a sense of normalcy and a chance to love freely and to feel love without encumbrances. I truly thought this book was a nice wrap-up to the series. It was packed with great action sequences and fighting scenes! Susan Ee did a great job with those. Many times when I am reading a book with the action scenes it's easy to skim, but in End of Days I hung on every word. I think readers who read this series for the romance will be happy with how it all ends. I know I was. ;) I'm not saying that Raffe and Penryn end up together, but I will say that their journey as friends and partners was very satisfying. I'm sad to see their story come to an end, but I can't wait to see what Ms. Ee comes up with next! 4 stars * I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Fantastic_Book More than 1 year ago
I’m so sad that this series had to end but it was one helluva ride. With unforgettable characters striving to survive in a world like no other, this book was filled with heart-pounding non-stop action. The characters in this series have earned a special place in my heart. Penryn – oh how I love this fiery heroine who will jump through the gates of hell to save her family. I also can’t get enough of Raffe – such a fierce warrior and honorable protector right down to the end. With this being the last book in the series, we were given everything then some. There were so many obstacles that Penryn and Raffe had to overcome that I couldn’t possibly imagine how they would fare in the end with the impossible choices they faced. There are so many amazing characters in this series especially Penryn’s mom. That woman kept me entertained!  I’m content with how Penryn’s story played out but I will say that I was expecting a little more with the ending. After I turned the last page, I was like - “That’s it.” So, I guess I have to let my imagination fill in the blanks but it’s all good. I’m going to miss this series but I can’t wait to see what Susan Ee writes next. 
mybookromance More than 1 year ago
First: Thank you to Skyscape Publishing for sending me an advanced copy! End of Days is pretty much my most anticipated book in the last ten years. I positively adore the first two books in the series and they are some of the very few books I have reread. I was so excited to read End of Days but I was also. SO. FREAKING. TERRIFIED. So often I love a book and then one of the sequels tears down everything that was built beforehand. I did not want this to be the fate of Penryn and the End of Days. I am happy to announce that it was not. End of Days was another perfectly perfect book from Susan Ee. It had just the right amount of romance and action and kickass girlness, plus an ending that the series deserved. I loved every word and didn't want it to end, but could not put the book down. As soon as I finished the book, I just wanted to start it over and experience the adventure again. THIS BOOK WAS EVERYTHING I WANTED IT TO BE. And so, so, so much more.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** End of Days by Susan Ee Book Three of the Penryn & the End of Days series Publisher: Skyscape Publication Date: May 12, 2015 Rating: 4 stars Source: ARC sent by the publisher Summary (from Goodreads): End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all. When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other? What I Liked: I almost feel bad about getting to read this book early. I didn't have to suffer and wait like the rest of you at all. I read Angelfall in March, and World After in March (2015), and now I've read End of Days, in early May! I'm not bragging because there's nothing to brag about - I had no desire to read this series, to be honest. My bloggy friend Pili kept nudging me towards the series, and when the first two were made available on NetGalley in March, I jumped at the chance to binge-read the series! So, just like Angelfall (which was technically my February Pili-Pushed book), and World After (which was my March Pili-Pushed book), End of Days is my May Pili-Pushed book! To see all of my reviews of Pili-Pushed books, click on the "Pili-Pushed" tag at the bottom of my blog! In this "explosive conclusion" to the quite popular trilogy that has been torturing most of you all for three years, Penryn and Raffe must deal with an entirely new threat to the world - or several of them. The angels following Uriel are bent on killing humans, and Uriel and his scientists have constructed a new horror to unleash on humans. But there's also something that will threaten angels too - angels that don't support Uriel's mission to become Messenger. Penryn fights for her family's safety, as well as for all the humans around her. Raffe struggles to find a doctor to sew back his wings - so he can take on Uriel once and for all. I struggled a bit with World After - it was predictable for me, and kind of stagnant. I liked Angelfall though. This book was redemption! It could have easily gone south, but I enjoyed it, and I'm glad. Wouldn't it be so disappointing if a book you've been waiting to read for years was terrible? I haven't been waiting for years (it hasn't even been months for me), but I know a lot of you have been waiting for years. One thing that I really noticed and I was quite pleased about was the romance. FINALLY, the romance takes off from where it was in Angelfall and World After. One of my complaints in my review of World After was that I didn't like how the romance wasn't really addressed. It was just kind of barely there, and the author didn't do much with it. In this book, the romance is very much addressed. Raffe and Penryn push and pull each other, and at first it seems like things aren't going anywhere yet again. But it's clear that while Raffe wants to respect the laws of the angels, he cares about Penryn. And we know how Penryn feels about Raffe. I think this book is the least creepy of the three, which is weird, considering where Penryn and Raffe have to go for help, and the new creatures that are unleashed by Uriel. But I wasn't as scared or creeped out by this book was I was with the other two book. Good thing or bad thing, take that as you may. Penryn and Raffe find themselves descending into this type of Hell to get help against Uriel. Literally my favorite part of the book, to be honest. The people they're trying to find are HILARIOUS. I'm trying not to give too much away, but I really loved this part of the book and must point that out! We continue to see Penryn grow in this book. She has to make difficult decisions just like in the last two books, especially when it comes to Raffe. Paige also grows up in this novel, and her role in the story is critical. Penryn's mother is still wacky, and we don't get any answers about her and her shenanigans at all (disappointing). Raffe is a very prominent part of this book, and even he undergoes character development, despite being a fairly static character. I already mentioned the romance - it was my favorite aspect of the book. The chemistry between Raffe and Penryn has always been there, throughout each book. In this book, we get a little more than just chemistry and sparks. I absolutely love that Ee takes what Raffe and Penryn have to another level, despite both of them still in denial about what's between them. You will be very satisfied with the romance! You'll be satisfied with the ending in general! It's a great ending, with sacrifices and bittersweet aspects and an overall good feeling. There is something that HAS to happen at the end of the book, and I know it bothered one person who has also already the book; the thing is, that thing HAD to happened. And it makes the story that much more better, that much more real. The ending is not cookie cutter perfect, but it fits the series like a glove. It's a good one, I promise! In all aspects. What I Did Not Like: The one thing that still irks me is that I still don't understand Penryn's mother! There are no answers provided, in terms of why she is the way she is! Maybe the author just wants us to think that she is crazy and it's a helpful kind of crazy? I don't know. It's open to interpretation! Would I Recommend It: In any case, I would absolutely recommend this book! It's a very good end to the series, quite possibly my favorite of the three. After been slightly disappointed by World After, I can safely say that I am content with the series, after reading this book! Rating: 4 stars. I'm glad peer pressure got to me and I finally read this book! It was worth every page, and I am certain that, for everyone else, it is worth waiting years to read.