Penryn is a seventeen-year-old who is trying to survive after her world has been destroyed by angels. In a desperate dash for safety, she and her family discover a group of fighting angels. One of them flies off with her younger sister, and her schizophrenic mother disappears. She takes a wounded angel hostage, hoping he can lead her to her sister.
The series overall was fantastic, but this was my least favorite of the three books, getting three out of five stars. My reservations about the book are as follows:
- It gets really weird really fast towards the end. It makes sense in the context of the series, but not in the context of just one novel.
- This book feels like part one of a three part story. Like the series should have been written as one book, instead of three.
- I was expecting this book to be in the young adult paranormal/dystopian genre. It’s more in the sci-fi/horror/thriller genre. Maybe if you go into the book expecting that, it’ll read better.
That being said, there are still some great aspects of this story. Penryn is kick-butt, even in the face of everything happening. She’s a strong and spunky character who only gets better as the story goes on. Raffe (the angel) is a mystery, and it’s fun to read and discover more about him and angel society as the story progresses.
Have you read this book/series? Are there any other angel-themed series I need to pick up next?