Fri, September 7, 2012

Angelfall by Susan Ee Review + Giveaway

Angelfall book cover

Angelfall book cover

Angelfall
By Susan Ee
Publication date: Aug. 28, 2012
Amazon Childrens Publishing, 283 pages
Source: Publisher

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.

— Goodreads.com description

Holy bejeez Angelfall by Susan Ee is good.

I’m not going to lie: I was totally biased when I first heard that Angelfall was eBook-only and is just now getting its first printing through Amazon.

But it has a rare 4.37-star average and 1,600+ reviews on Goodreads…so I gave it a go. And, dang, I’m glad I did. That rating is spot-on! And I don’t even really like angel books!

When I texted/Gchatted at least three of my friends “YOU MUST READ THIS,” I described it as “angel book…during the apocalypse!!!” And I love me an apocalypse story. “Boy (or angel, doesn’t matter) + girl + running through the woods in order to survive” is always the perfect recipe for a slow-burning romance, and Angelfall was no exception. Um, yes, please.

Warning: CLIFFIE ALERT. OMG I NEED MORE NOW. Looks like there are up to four books more to come on this series. Whee!

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  1. Pam said:

    I read it this year. It was good, but I found parts repetitive and a lot of redundancies. Nothing a good edit wouldn’t fix. Great use of angel lore in a dystopian environment. Just needs a stronger hand on the red pen.

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  2. Allison (Allure of Books) said:

    Seriously, I don’t think I’ve heard ANYTHING bad about this one. I do have a copy loaded on my Kindle, but knowing there is a cliffhanger kinda makes me want to wait until at least the second book is released before starting…

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  3. Tarryn said:

    I read this book when it was still only an e-book… and oh my gosh, I love-love-loved it!! I’m actually going to go ahead and buy the actual, physical book now so I can put it on my shelf of *LOVED* books 🙂

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    Anna Reply:

    You trend-setter you! Now you have to wait EXTRA long for book two though!

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  4. Elizabeth @ TatteredSpines said:

    I don’t really do angel books at all, but with this kind of review I’ll definitely add it TBR.

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  5. Christina K. said:

    Thank you so much! I’ve heard so many awesome things about this book – your hyping it up convinced me it’s as great as everyone says:)

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  6. We Heart YA said:

    Okay, we haven’t heard any bad things about this book, but given the rumors of reviews-for-pay, we’ve been wary anyway. Now that a trusted source (YOU!) has endorsed it — and so wholeheartedly — we’re intrigued. Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity!

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  7. jenna said:

    I just discovered that there were blogs about books! This seems to be a good read and I would love to.read it! Love your blog and following on facebook too!

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    Anna Reply:

    JENNA! HI! I remember this feeling: What? Book blogs exist? SCORE! Happy reading — hope you keep visiting Anna Reads!

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  8. Ashlee said:

    I previously thought that I wasn’t a big fan of angel books, but then I read Hush, Hush, Crescendo, and Silence in like..3 days. Bad boy angels? Yes, please.

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  9. Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books said:

    Someone recently mentioned this book to me, and I’m looking forward to checking it out! I don’t read too many angel books, but this looks GOOD.

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    Anna Reply:

    It IS good, Alexa! FOR REALS!

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  10. Shira said:

    This book has been popping up on my Amazon recommendations lately, and now that you have reviewed it, I really want to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. Sandra said:

    I saw an ad for this in Entertainment Weekly and meant to look into it more but never got around to it. Now I’m thinking I need to get myself a copy of this book… even though I’m not sure how I feel about Amazon in the publishing business.

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  12. Katie said:

    I’m adding this to my goodreads list!

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  13. Heather said:

    Typically I’m skeptical when it comes to angel books, but Laini Taylor’s daughter of smoke and bone showed me that they’re not all cheesy angel-mances. Throw in some good old fashioned apocalypse, and I’m sold! Based on your review and buzz I’ve heard, I’m really excited about this one! Here’s to self-pubbed authors who deserve it getting recognition!

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  14. Sysha said:

    I have yet to read an angel book that I have loved so I am interested in trying this one out!

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  15. Lauren Ellice said:

    I’m not usually big on angel books either… But I’m anxious to see if this one will change my mind! I’ve heard a lot of good things about it!

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  16. sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books said:

    This book was insanely good! Totally blew me away when I read it as an ebook awhile back. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Alyssa said:

    I’ve heard so many great things about this book but your review definitely convinced me its a must read. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  18. Vyki @ On The Shelf said:

    I didn’t realize that this was e-book only! I have seen it around so much and heard good things. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Mary DeBorde M.A.D. said:

    An angel-apocalypse sounds fantastic, and I luvs that cover 🙂

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  20. Mallory said:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book as well! I was surprised at how much. It is VERY dark and I was horrified many times. I love the concept of the angels being the bad guys. The ending with the kids…that shite was freaky!!! I loved Penryn and I really loved the dynamic of her having a psychotic mother. Very different, unique read.

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  21. Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf said:

    Ooh slow burning romance.means I’m in! I actually think angel books are pretty cool too, so double win!

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  22. Kim M said:

    I loved this book too! I only recently read it and I was like “why did I wait so long?” Glad you loved it and thanks for the giveaway.
    Peace Out!

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  23. Ashley said:

    I’m so excited to read this book. It is currently on my to-read list. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know said:

    You really made this one sound exciting. I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  25. Lisa the Nerd said:

    I first heard about this book from an ad in EW.
    So naturally I look it up on Goodreads.
    And BAM. There’s your stellar review.
    To the TBR it goes!

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  26. Lisa S said:

    I heard about this book, but I was a bit hesitant to read it because it’s about angels and I don’t really care for those kind of books.. But after reading your review, I plan to try reading it. Thanks!

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  27. Ana said:

    Woo! Welcome all angels. I have so had enough with all that vampire/werewolf jazz.

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  28. Courtney @ Courtney Reads A Lot said:

    I loved this book so much! It was absolutely amazing! Haven’t heard a negative review yet.

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  29. Jenni @ Jenni’s Bookshelf said:

    I haven’t read this book yet, but I’v been dying to for months now. Haven’t heard a single bad thing about it yet! Thanks for the amazing giveaway 🙂

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  30. pointy.star said:

    I’ve seen so many good reviews for this book. I guess it’s time to read it myself, lol.

    Great review and thanks for having such an awesome giveaway! 🙂

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  31. Whitney M. said:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve been wanting to read this, I want to get around to it before the second book comes out.

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  32. Rachel R. said:

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

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  33. Madison said:

    I’m not really into angel books either, but my interest is piqued now. 😀 New to reading your blog and very much enjoy it already! (:

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  34. Tabitha S. said:

    I’ve been hearing so much about this book, so I think I might need to give it a chance. My little sister was actually just telling me about it and asking if it was supposed to be good so I guess I have an answer now… 😀

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  35. Book Angel Emma said:

    OMG I NEED this book

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  36. akaderby said:

    This a pretty amazingly good book.
    I hope the next books are just as good or better.

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