AngelFall

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How did I get it?:
I bought it. I’d seen it around so many tube posters in London, that it was time to buy into the hype. Or so I hoped..

Synopsis:

It’s been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain.

Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night.

When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back…

Thoughts:

I always go into reading a book that has been hyped as much as AngelFall has with much trepidation. Will I like it as much as everyone else? Am I wrong if I don’t like it as much as everyone else? It’s a tough one. As I mentioned, my sister and I kept seeing these tube posters advertising Angelfall. The whole “Already over 8,000 five star different reader reviews. (And counting.)” intrigued me. Very clever marketing there.

So what did I think of AngelFall? I liked it, but I didn’t love it. I thought it was completely different to any other angel book that I’ve read thus far.

Penryn is trying to keep her mother and sister alive in a world where angels have killed a huge percentage of humans. (The thought of this terrified me) When a fight breaks out amongst angels, Penryn finds herself in the middle of it leading to her sister being kidnapped by the angels and Penryn having to try and rescue her. Penryn cares for the angel left behind, Raffe. They travel together to a city where angels are taking over hoping for two things. 1, Penryn’s sister to return safely and 2, Raffe to get his wings back!

I thought Penryn was a particularly strong protagonist doing the best to keep her family alive. Her sister was wheelchair bound, so her sister’s safety was even more important to her. Penryn came from an interesting family. Her mother was schizophrenic which often made the story incredibly creepy. I didn’t warm to Raffe as much as I hoped, but I liked how he kept Penryn safe.

AngelFall is an interesting and easy to read book. It’s well worth reading for a different take on angels.

Would I recommend it?
Yes!

Reading next:
Slumber- Tamara Blake

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Stacking The Shelves #26

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

NetGalley:

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I really should stop requesting books, but when they look like these beauties.. can you blame me?

Come Back To Me- Colleen Patrick- This book sounds like a good Young Adult Read!

Fae– C.J Abedi- This book looks particularly exciting. Can’t wait to read it.

The Pool Theory– Alexia Nazzaro- This book’s synopsis pulled me in!

Slumber– Tamara Blake- I’m completely in love with the cover of this book!

Bought:

Click on the book images to take you to the Goodread’s page!

17315134I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book! I thought it was about time to buy it and check it out myself.

9202278This book sounds intriguing. I’m interested to see how the mental health issues are dealt with.

13561164I know I’m very late in getting a copy of this, but there’s just so many books, so little time!

11500217There has been so much hype about this book, but I’m intrigued.

16137923Another book that I’ve been wanting to read for quite some time!

16248068I’m intrigued enough to see what happens in The Elite following The Selection. I wasn’t blown away by The Selection, but I found it addictive enough to carry on with the series. Oh, and the cover is a beauty!

I’ve got a bit of a mixed selection of books this week! Please feel free to leave the links to your Stacking The Shelves posts so I can see what you’ve got lined up to read!