Hey guys! So because you are all so awesome and so supportive of this blog, about it I’ve been a little overwhelmed lately. I want to write as much as possible, more about as often as possible. Then next month, I’ll be back at school and even busier than I already am.
So I added a contributor to the world of WhatANerdGirlSays. Her name is Kathleen, and she goes by Kat. She’s from New Zealand and is SUPER awesome. She is taking the reins this Thursday with her very first edition to the Book of the Week
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I was super lucky to get hold of this book! I entered a competition on GoodReads and sadly I didn’t win a copy. However my mum entered the same competition and she won! I was so excited. After reading the blurb I was hooked. When we got hold of it, it was its very first print run. It was available online beforehand and it was an internet phenomenon. It had so many loyal fans in such a short amount of time online.
Susan Ee is the author of this book and she is not only a fantastic author who can spin a gripping tale which rivals my favourite fandoms but she also has managed to become a successful author while achieving so much else with her life. She publishes in both English and Chinese. The differences in the covers are amazing! Personally I wish I could read Chinese so I could warrant getting my hands on the Chinese version. The cover is so awesome! Of course I still love the cover of the English version but the Chinese version is so beautiful!
My mum finished it in 3 hours and handed it to me. It took me less than a day to finish and I am not the fastest reader.
Here is the GoodReads summary to get you hooked:
It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
It has everything that makes an amazing book! Doesn’t this summary make you want to read it! Well I have some GOOD news!
You can read the first 5 chapters free on Susan Ee’s website! I promise after reading those chapters you will spend the ridiculously small price of $4.99 on Amazon for a paperback copy. Or if you like the ebooks you could get an even better bargain on amazon of $3.99.
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Yong adult, Dystopian, Fantasy, Paranormal
Part of a Series?
This book is the first in a series. It is the only one in a predicted five book series.
You May Like if You Liked:
The mortal instrument series by Cassandra Clare, Salt by Maurice Gee, Unwind by Neal Shusterman.
Without giving ANY spoilers I can tell you very little. There are so many twists and turns in this book. The main characters are a very unlikely pair, working toward a common goal but for different reasons.
This is the blurb from the English first printed edition:
It has been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remains.
Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night.
When angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Including making a deal with the enemy.
There was nothing in this book which I would consider bad. I’m not saying it’s a perfect piece of literacy but I’m saying I was hooked from page one. If anything the ending was the only bad thing. I say this purely because it’s such a cliff hanger that I NEED the second book in the series and I cannot get my hands on it yet!
This isn’t really a bad point about the book but it’s really hard not to give spoilers, it’s such an amazing book and I just want to talk about every little detail! This needs a fandom!
The characters in this book are amazing! They are believable and relatable when it comes to the situations they are faced with. The main characters are a very odd match and in any normal situation they would never work, but the story just flows and the characters just fit.
I also LOVE how it’s not a typical angel book, where the angels are these beautiful god-like creatures and they only do good and are righteous. I can imagine that angels, if they existed, would be more like the angels in this book.
5 out of 5 Stars
Recommended or Not:
Of course I would recommend this book! I recommend it to everyone who asks for a new book to read. I guarantee you will love it! It has something for everyone. It will pull you into its dystopian world and you will beg for the second book.
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Hope you enjoyed this edition of the Book of the Week. Don’t forget to check our previous reviews here.
Last week’s review was on The Cuckoo’s calling, J.K. Rowling’s new book which was published under a psuedonym.