Book Review | World After by Susan Ee

Title: World After

Author: Susan Ee

Series: Penryn & the End of Days, #2

Genres: Dystopia, Paranormal, Fantasy, Young Adults

Publication & Year: Skyscape • 2013

Page Number: 315

Synopsis From Goodreads:
"In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?
My Rating★★★

Quote I Like:
"You should have put down your sister humanely and with love before strangers had to step in to try to do it for you." - Guy at Resistance Camp

"What good are you? You're heartless! How many times have I told you to keep Paige safe? You're worse than useless!" - Penryn's mother

My Thoughts:
Pretty much I enjoyed the book. Tons of action that was much needed for my enjoyment. I started to give this book a 3 because there was not enough Penryn and Raffe, but with Paige being so bold, Penryn helping Clara, learning more about her relationship with her mom and the Resistance Camp being under attack, I just had to bump it up to 4 stars. This was still as dark as the first novel. I thoroughly enjoyed Paige a lot more than before, but I grew more hate towards their psychotic mother. Excited to see what's more to come in the next novel.

PS. I loved Pooky Bear and how she really had a mind and memories of her own.

- Spoiler Alert -
Where do I begin? Let's start with Penryn being paralyzed and unable to move. That scorpion angel definitely did a number on her. And everyone thought she was dead. What's worse is, her mother assumed that the devil returned her. What type of crap is that?!

Then Paige attacks a man that tried to attack Penryn at the Resistance Camp. She basically is a cannibal demon child. But the only difference is that she didn't do it out of hunger. She did it out of protection of Penryn which I thought was cool and freaky at the same time. Sadly, the people at the camp tried to literally rip her into pieces by the stitches like a rag doll. So wasn't happy about that.

Scorpion angels attacking the camp and then paralyzing people was crazy, but I cried when the camp members started to burry them alive. If Penryn survived why wouldn't they just hope for the best. Granted the world is turmoil, but to just give up on your love ones is crazy.

When Penryn meet the Doc and saw what had been done to Paige I was in agony. How could they do such a thing to a poor defenseless little seven year old. But I loved when the Doc said he did something different with Paige. It put excitement in my bones to see what Paige would do.

When Raffe finds Penryn at the new aerie it's like love at first sight, but they seriously could have had some hanky panky action or something. A few kisses or whatever. They seriously just stared, hugged and laugh. Was so looking for more to go down between them once they reunited.

My favorite part -- When Paige attacked Belil. I mean she literally did a number on him and when the Scorpion Angels joined in to help her I knew the Doc was right. Paige was special compared to the other children. She had some type of control or emotional connection with the Scorpions which would explain their attack on the Resistance Camp (if of course the connection was there previously). Paige is definitely still a girl despite what those angels put her through. She managed to come out walking and being strong.

Great read! Started off a bit slow, but ended off well. Excited for the next book in the series.

Have you read this novel? What are your thoughts?