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..
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…
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?
Slumber- Tamara Blake