Genres: Fantasy, YA, Romance, Paranormal, Science Fiction Page Count: 344
Author: Susan Ee
Rating: 3 stars
After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.
When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?
The last book of the Penryn and the End of Days series. It was enjoyable but sadly didn’t have that, “Oh my gosh! That’s how it ends?!” factor that I’d hoped for and that so many YA’s have. I had no problem reading the story. It was exciting, action-packed, (kind of creepy as always) but it kept me reading till the last few chapters where it got very boring and unbelievable. This surprised me because every one of the books in this trilogy had a fantastic ending but this one.
The writer was consistent to the trends of her earlier books in that, there were a couple of cheesy scenarios, (like going through a portal linked to a demon’s body) talking about angel superiority all the time, and the typical redundancies like mentioning the vault of emotions in Penryn’s head constantly. The story was still heavily focused on the author’s fictional interpretation of the last book of the Bible, Revelation, so that meant more frightening monsters that had characteristics from creatures in the book of Revelation and also, this time the author’s vision of what hell is actually like. All of this made the book very freaky and thrilling.
I enjoyed most of this book more than the second one mainly because Raffe and Penryn were finally a team again! When the two of them are together, it’s AMAZING! Their interactions are so funny, interesting and believable! Plus, both of them are great characters! Okay, I’m going to go fangirling on you for a second, but I really loved how Raffe protected and fussed over Penryn! Eeeh! I may have been living a little vicariously through Penryn.^.^
I thought, when Obi entered the story, that he would be part of an intricate love triangle with Penryn and Raffe, but boy was I wrong! There were no love triangles (which is very different considering it’s a YA) and the writer surprised me a lot by going different directions with the plot. I would many times be like, “Oh, I know where this is going.” Then I’d read further and be like “Never mind, the writer tricked me again.”
Penryn’s sister, Paige, wasn’t an annoying character at all, but it was hard to read parts with her in it because what happened to her was so sad, and she didn’t contribute very much to anything in the story. She was just kind of there, unlike the other books where she had an important role. Paige’s condition and the reason she was special was ignored far too often, and I found that frustrating. Also, when her and her mom did do anything in the story, I thought it unbelievable.
This was a good series. I had some complaints ( ^^ ;P) but I did enjoy these books a lot and was a little sad they were over. I’d give the entire series three stars and would recommend it to anyone that wants and easy, entertaining read.
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘seriously?’)
Okay, so there was this one, very descriptive scene in this book between two characters that involved the man putting his hand on the woman’s breast unknowingly while asleep and the woman wanting him to caress her further. From there it gets very passionate for awhile until the man wakes up and stops the whole thing before anything else happens. Other than this scene, there are just a few others with the two people kissing passionately.
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘constant cussing’.)
Takes God’s name in vain: ___ awful, holy mother of ___, and christ as a swear word. Other words like a*s, hell, b*stard and b*tch.
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘graphic violence’.)
As I mentioned up top, this book was freaky. The creatures the writer imagined that reside in hell were freaken scary! They do things like decapitate you and chew your flesh for new bodies. Blech! Blood gore, and chunks of flesh and limbs torn from people’s bodies are described often. People are tortured and treated horribly inhumanely all throughout the book and a pestilence has people losing blood from their face.
Paige still struggles with cannibalistic behavior. She watched wounds and dead people with described hunger but fights her urges. People borderline worship Paige in the book (for reasons I don’t want to spoil) and people try to get her to literally eat them. Paige is never shown to eat anyone though.
Drinking, drugs or smoking: 0-10
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 ‘for seriously’)
As far as I know none.
No Homosexuals or Mention