Angelfall is the first book in the Penryn & The End of Days trilogy. I read it because it was trendy a few years ago. And I wanted to see what the talk was all about!
The world is devasted, and millions have been killed ever since the angels descended on Earth.
Penryn Young, a 17-year-old teenager, Paige, her sister is barely 7, and along with their mother, they will find themselves in the middle of a fight between angels. When Penryn helps the defeated angel, whose wings have been clipped, the other ones kidnap her sister.
Penryn is determined to find her sister, and her only hope lies in the wingless, half-dead angel.
As I said, I first read it because it was trendy a few years ago. I also decided that I wanted to start reading stories written by women (because I realized that men wrote about 70% of the books that I read).
Anyway, back to the review. First, I didn’t really like the story. It kind of felt like another dystopian YA novel that’s not really different from the other in the way the story is written. However, the more I read, the more I got invested in the story. Even if the format of it isn’t that original. And the ending is what really got me. But I won’t elaborate further on it, or I might spoil you.
The other thing that I really remember about the book was the fact that I guessed most of the twist in the novel. I was raised catholic and went to Sunday school for a part of my childhood. So I know most of the more important details of the Bible, but I guess that if you’re not versed in Bible lore, you might not guess every twist in the book.
Should you read Angelfall?
It depends because I think that you really have to like YA to get sucked into the book. It isn’t like The Hunger Games or Percy Jackson, where most people might like the story even if they don’t like the format. But with Angelfall, you really have to be into YA to enjoy it.