It has been six weeks since the angels have come to earth, and them, plus the catastrophic weather has killed most of the population. But 17 year old Penryn only cares about protecting her family, as she has always had to look out for them, with her insane mother and disabled sister. When her 7 year old sister Paige is taken by angels Penryn will do anything, even make a deal with another angel to get her family back together. Raffe has just had his wings cut of and needs to head to the angels base in San Francisco to get them sewn back on. Raffe and Penryn must work together and rely upon each other to survive the journey.
Angelfall is a very interesting and unique dystopia about angels but it manages to avoid the normal stereotypes of both angles and young adult books. What I think makes this book so good is that it has a simple yet dark, gory and captivating storyline and pacing which is non-stop. I also like how Susan Ee was able to put a hint of romance which had brilliant chemistry and you rooting for them to be together, without having it take over the story.
Penryn is a very strong person, who reminds me a bit of Katniss from The Hunger Games, as she does not want to be a hero, she just wants to protect her baby sister. Raffe is a very complex character and not at all what you would expect from an Angel, I like how he softens towards Penryn as the book progressed. I really liked the witty dialog and chemistry between Penryn and Raffe, and the author’s ability to keep us readers interested them even though it is mostly just Raffe and Penryn on their own for the majority of the book.
I really like Angelfall and I hope in the next book, World After, we get to learn more about the Angels and their plans. I would recommend Angelfall to fans of dystopian books whether YA or Adult.