Review: World After by Susan Ee

World After by Susan Ee

World After by Susan Ee
Series: Penryn & the End of Days #2 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: November 19th 2013
Purchase: Ebook • Paperback

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?

*There will be spoilers for those who haven’t read Angelfall!*

Susan Ee does it again! I fell in love with World After, and with Penryn and Raffe all over again. Oh, how much I love this series. Angelfall was absolutely genius and World After doesn’t disappoint. It’s got everything that I loved in Angelfall–a kickass heroine, a fascinating world, a badass, swoony angel, and an intensity that hooks you in and blows your mind.

After I read Angelfall, I wanted to get my hands on World After so freaking bad, but nope, I had to wait nearly a year for it to release. And Angelfall having a cliffhanger that nearly killed me certainly didn’t help with the wait. But now.. the time has come. I’ve finally read World After, and all I can say is… I WANT MORE. I loved World After, but I couldn’t believe it when I finished. I never wanted it to end. It was gorgeously written, and the characters are so real and relatable (I’m excluding the angels of course). The only bad part about World After was that it didn’t have Raffe in it as much as I’d have liked.

Alright, listen up. If you’re expecting World After to be a romance where Penryn and Raffe end up happily ever after–don’t. Because in the devastating world they live in, you don’t get happily ever afters, especially if you’re an angel and a human. As much as you wish they’d get together…

“Stay with me,” says a familiar masculine whisper from above my head. Even over the yelling of the mob and the roaring of the waves, something unfurls in my chest at the sound of that voice.

Sniffles. Yeah, okay I’m one of those readers who want Raffe and Penryn to have their own HEA, but I’m still perfectly content with the way Susan Ee is taking their story. World After mainly focuses on Penryn and her sister, Paige. Paige is an abomination now and Penryn doesn’t know how to deal with that. She’s terrified that Paige has lost her humanity, but it’s clear that Paige is frightened and terrified of what she’s become. Paige is run off by those who only see her as a monster, and once again, Penryn goes out in search for her.

I love Penryn. She’s awesome and kickass and fiesty and protective of those she loves. And she’s hilarious. I found myself laughing just as much as I did in Angelfall because of her. Penryn’s tough and brave, and she’s not afraid to go after Paige. She has to deal with killer angels and nasty, scorpion-like creatures, one of which had almost killed her at the end of Angelfall, leading Raffe to believe she died, and it’s so gripping and exhilarating to read. I was always at the edge of my seat, worried for Penryn and how she’d get out of situations alive.

As for Raffe, he’s still searching for his wings. His bat wings have caused the other angels to shun him, and he’s out for revenge on Beliel, the angel who stole his wings. We get glimpses of his past through his sword, which Penryn has, but unfortunately, Raffe doesn’t have a big part of the book until later on. And oh. my. goodness. I was squealing so hard when he and Penryn finally see each other again. I mean, come on, Raffe thought she was dead, and he was devastated over it. And it was such a relief to see them together again. They honestly belong with each other. They’re perfect together, they work well together, and their bantering is always so hilarious.

Okay, one more for the Raffe fans:

“Let go,” I say into his ear. Raffe holds me tighter like there’s no room for discussion.

World After is an incredible sequel to Angelfall. The ending isn’t nearly as bad as Angelfall’s, thank god, but I’m still eagerly awaiting the third book. I’m not sure if the series is a trilogy or not, but please Susan Ee, don’t make me wait long! This series is an absolute favorite, and I can’t recommend it enough!

5 hearts!

5-hearts

lacey

Reading Order: Penryn & the End of Days series

Angelfall by Susan Ee World After by Susan Ee End of Days by Susan Ee

#1 ~ Angelfall: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#2 ~ World After: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#3 ~ End of Days: EbookPaperback • Goodreads

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Waiting on Wednesday {15}

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Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine, is a weekly meme where we showcase upcoming new releases we’re excited to get our hands on!

World After by Susan Ee

World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee
Publication Date: November 19th 2013

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?


Oh god, I cannot WAIT for this to come out!! I l o v e d Angelfall, so I’m so excited to go back to the world Susan Ee created!

RAFFE ❤

lacey

Top Ten Tuesday {13}: Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get My Hands On

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is…

Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get My Hands On

Champion by Marie Lu

1. Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu

World After by Susan Ee

2. World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee

Until You by Penelope Douglas

3. Until You (Fall Away #1.5) by Penelope Douglas

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

4. No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules of Scoundrels #3) by Sarah MacLean

Cress by Marissa Meyer

5. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

Fracture Me by Tahereh MafiIgnite Me by Tahereh Mafi

6. Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) & Ignite Me (#3) by Tahereh Mafi

Remy by Katy Evans

7. Remy (Real #3) by Katy Evans

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

8. Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor

The King by J.R. Ward

9. The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R. Ward

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

10. The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3) by Michelle Hodkin

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Top Ten Tuesday {10}: Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is …

Top Ten Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

1. Finders Keepers (Lost and Found #3) by Nicole Williams – I am absolutely dying to read this right now. I have in on my kindle just waiting for me, and I’ll get to it when I have time to read. Even though I desperately want to read it, I know this book will just make me TOO distracted to do anything else LOL. But GARTH!! ❤

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – It’s Rainbow Rowell!! I just adored Eleanor & Park, so I’m SO excited for another book by her. And it’s about a fangirl! I can totally relate.

United We Spy by Ally Carter

3. United We Spy (Gallagher Girls #6) by Ally Carter – It’s the last book in the Gallagher Girls series! *sniffs* But I know Ally Carter won’t disappoint me. I just can’t believe this series is coming to its end so SOON!

Bold Tricks by Karina Halle

4. Bold Tricks (The Artists Trilogy #3) by Karina Halle – Can’t wait for this book because even though I was MEH about the second book, I still loved the first, so I’m excited to see how the trilogy ends, and where Ellie, Camden and Javier end up.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

5. Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth – ANOTHER final book in a series! And this one is one of my all time favorite series, so I might end up tearing up. We get Four’s POV in this too!! AHHH!!! <4

Trust in Me by J. Lynn

6. Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5) by J. Lynn – OOHH it’s Cam’s POV of Wait for You! I just loved Cam, he was such a perfect book boyfriend, and now that we get his side of the story… YAY!

Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

7. Sentinel (Covenant #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – Wow, I didn’t realize there were SO MANY final books on this list. (I think there might be some more after this too…) But yep, Sentinel concludes the Covenant series and Alex and the gang’s story. I’m super excited for what will happen, because I know that something is gonna go down in this book. And of course there’s Aiden!

Champion by Marie Lu

8. Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu – Yep, another final book. I am so freaking unbelievably crazy for this to come out, because that ending in Prodigy? NOT COOL. And I want more June and Day! (BTW isn’t that such a gorgeous cover?)

World After by Susan Ee

9. World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee – Oh gosh, oh gosh, I don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for this book, but I thank the stars that this book even EXISTS. Because I was dying at the cliffhanger of Angelfall. I’m praying for Raffe and Penryn to have a HEA… but I’m pretty sure Susan Ee likes to torture her readers.

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

10. Crash into You (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry – And this is… NOT another final book, because guess what? There’s going to be MORE Pushing the Limits!! *fangirls* I’m SO excited for Isaiah’s story!! And I TOTALLY knew that the girl he would fall in love with would be a girl who was a car fanatic like him. And even better, she’s a good girl, which is perfect for bad boy Isaiah!

So what books are on your fall 2013 TBR list?

lacey

Book News, Weekly Recap, & Upcoming Releases! {2}

OMG OMG!!! If you didn’t know already, Colleen Hoover is writing a novella for Daniel, Holder’s best friend from Losing Hope! And it’s going to be posted on her website for free! AHHH!!! Here’s a sneak peak at his novella. From that little excerpt, I know the novella will be amazing. I already love it! I was super intrigued by Daniel in Losing Hope, since we never really get to know him in Hopeless, so I’m glad he’s getting his own novella.

Do you see this? DO YOU SEE THIS?? It’s Tahereh freaking Mafi saying that there will be another novella in the Shatter Me series from ADAM’s POV!!! I’m still Team Warner, mind you, but I still remember the time I was Team Adam, so of course I’m excited for his novella! (But I’m hoping the entire novella won’t be Adam whining lamenting over his love for Juliette. BE A MAN ADAM!!)

The synopsis for Sentinel (Covenant #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout came out! The book releases November 2nd 2013.

Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.

And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.

In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant Series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.

New Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan snippet here!!! AAHHHHHHH! Sometimes I don’t even know why I bother reading all these snippets. They only serve to make me overly emotional, and always in a bad way. Because JARED. IS. BEING. AN. ASS. I’m a total Team Jared, Jami/Kared fan, but come on! Why do you keep making my heart hurt, Sarah Rees Brennan? *cries*

So this week, I had a couple of cover reveals on the blog, and all were for books I’m dying to read!

World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee
And check out an excerpt of this book here!

World After by Susan Ee

Bold Tricks (The Artists Trilogy #3) by Karina Halle

Bold Tricks by Karina Halle

Finders Keepers (Lost and Found #3) by Nicole Williams

Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

What I reviewed this past week:

PLUS! The Divergent movie trailer came out!

Upcoming releases next week:

  • Stripped by H.M. Ward
  • My Unexpected Forever (Beaumont #2) by Heidi McLaughlin
  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (Big fan of Holly Black, can’t wait to see how this books is!)
  • Everything For Us (The Bad Boys #3) by M. Leighton (AHHH I love this series, but I think Everything For Us will be the best one yet!)
  • Breaking Nova (Nova #1) by Jessica Sorensen (SOO good!! I highly recommend it!)
  • Beautiful Bombshell (Beautiful Bastard #2.5) by Christina Lauren (Not the biggest fan of Bennet and Chloe, but I loved Max and Sara, so I’ll definitely be reading this!)
  • Styxx (Dark-Hunter #23) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (This LOOONG series is one I really should read. Hmm.)
  • The Transfer (Divergent #0.1) by Veronica Roth (YAY!! FOUR!! <3)

Stripped by HM Ward My Unexpected Forever by Heidi McLaughlin The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black Everything For Us by M. Leighton Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen Beautiful Bombshell by Christina Lauren Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Transfer by Veronica Roth

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