|Angelfall by Susan Ee|
283 pages of perfection and sexiness
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
Recommended for ages 16 and up.
The action was so suspenseful, but in a way that I've rarely felt for books. See, I'm not all that into action, but the way she writes it just sucks me in like no tomorrow. I swear, once you start on this book, there's no going back. You're going to sit in that chair/bed/where-ever-you-may-read and finish it all in one sitting. It'll seem like there isn't another option but to find out what happens next. The idea alone is amazing. Angels trying to take down mankind? YES PLEASE.
Penryn was one of the most badass main characters I've EVER READ ABOUT. You know how Katniss (The Hunger Games, I know) is always portrayed as this really tough warrior chick? Well, I don't think she holds a flame to Penryn. It's because Penryn is relatable, kind of funny, charming, can make hard decisions and sacrifices. OHGOSH. There aren't words.
And then Raffe! My heart is actually exploding just thinking about him. Top five sexiest fictional men of the year in my mind. Maybe even top four. Just imagining the way he looks like when he's mildly amused makes my heart pound so hard, people would probably be able to hear it in Yemen. And when he's worried about Penryn, I just...