Title: World After
Author: Susan Ee
Series: Penryn and the End of Days #2
Publication Date: November 19, 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?
I absolutely loved Angelfall, so I was very excited to read the sequel, World After. Unfortunately, this installment lack some of the magic of the first book, but was still an enjoyable read. Also, please note there might be spoilers for book one if you haven't read it yet (get on it!).
I think my main issue was that Raffe was absent for a large portion of the book. Raffe was my favourite character in Angelfall, so to not have him around wasn't great. Also, I wasn't a huge fan of Penryn without Raffe. She had a lot of time to dwell and repress her feelings towards Raffe, which kind of got on my nerves for some reason.
However, beyond that, I enjoyed the book. Penryn continued to be pretty badass. Penryn's mom continued to be that bizarre combination of totally badass and completely insane. And Paige! Poor Paige. I just wanted to give her a big hug, but I can totally understand why Penryn acted the way she did and I probably would too.
There's lot of excitement. Also, the locusts are super creepy, especially later on when you learn more about them. Also daring escapes and the like.
Overall, World After was a fun, enjoyable read that didn't quite live up to my love of the first book, but was definitely enjoyable enough to make me anxious for the next book.
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