The basic premise is that angels have come to Earth and unleashed an apocalypse. As you can tell, they're not the good guys. Penryn is the main character and the story follows her as she tries to rescue her little sister who has been taken by the angels.
I personally love this book and its sequel, World After. The things that make it stand out are:
- Penryn is awesome and can definitely fend for herself
- It's a post-apocalyptic novel, rather than paranormal (which I think is what you would expect for a book with angels)
- It has a lot of action
- It involves disability and touches on mental illness
- It has a slight romance that doesn't overpower the rest of the plot
- Did I mention Penryn is awesome?
- It gets weirder and scarier as you go along
If you're a fan of sci-fis, this is definitely a book to check out. If you want to find out more, you can click the book to go to the Goodreads page (as with all the book pictures on my blog) or you can read my review - it's an early one though, so don't judge me off of it!
Read this if:
- You're looking for a fun, addictive series
- Tall, dark and handsome is your thing
- You like an air of mystery
- You like books which include some of the high school experience
- You like a lot of romance
If you love paranormal romance, this is for you. If thinking about Twilight makes your blood boil, maybe you should steer clear of this one. I haven't got a review up of this one, but I can say that I enjoyed it - especially the twists and turns at the end and throughout the rest of the series. I can't forget the mysterious atmosphere and the general feeling of the series.
The book follows Clara, a part-angel girl, as she discovers her purpose - the reason she exists. The trilogy deals with a lot of heavy stuff, like grief, loss and whether you can make your own destiny.
Here's some of the important things about it:
- This time, it's from the perspective of the angel (well, part-angel)
- There is a huge focus on relationships, especially between family and friends
- There's less action
- You never really know how it's going to turn out
- The trilogy is heart-wrenching, in the best way
- The characters are very real and go through extensive development
Even though this isn't a favourite of mine, I still enjoyed it and its continuations. If you usually enjoy contemporary, realistic fiction, you're sure to love this trilogy.
This novel is about a girl named Karou and chimera and angels and wishes and MAGICAL THINGS.
Things to love about this trilogy:
- Beautiful writing
- Complex characters; it is hard to discern who is good, and who is bad
- Set in Prague
- Aforementioned magical things
- It will give you many emotions (especially in the sequel)
If you appreciate any of the above, you really need this book in your life. Also, I would recommend this to more mature readers as it is quite dark. If you want to know more, you can of course check out my review (it's another early one and I should warn you that the second half of it is full of spoilers - though I do let you know before they start).
I'm going to finish off this post with some angel books that I have on my TBR list. Be sure to let me know if you've read any of them!
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