Saturday, November 16, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #7


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by  Tynga's Reviews! This meme showcases the books received, bought, or checked out from the library over the past week.

So, since I haven't really been on my blog at all this month, I just have a whole bunch of books here. Granted, I know it's not nearly as much as many others who get E-arcs and buy ebooks and buy physical books and win giveaways left and right, BUT this is still an awesome haul for me. I'm one of those people who will constantly be looking for a good deal, and I can actually say that every single one of these was sold to me for a discounted price. I got Easy for $3 at BAM! YES! And if you're wondering, yes, I did preorder Allegiant and I've had it for a while, but I haven't been updating my STS so it's just been sitting around. BUT OMG GUYS I TOTALLY SPOILED MYSELF FOR THE ENDING AND IT BROKE MY HEART.

Bought:

  • The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
  • Easy by Tammara Webber
  • Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
  • Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Gift:
  • Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee

Angelfall by Susan Ee
283 pages of perfection and sexiness
Rating: 4/5
It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

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.

Can I just first say how wary I was to start this book? And now that I have, I don't think I could ever look at another dystopian book without comparing it to this one. I mean, there are so many stories in the dystopian fiction genre, but very, very few of them are this EPICALLY AWESOME-AMAZING.

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...
So, if you're looking for action, you'll get some. If you're looking for romance, Raffe will make you feel like you have to refer to the gif above. If you're looking for something creepy, Susan Ee has got you covered. So just check it out if you haven't already! I'm sure you'll love it as much as I did!

Rating: 4/5
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