Another book review, finally! I’m actually about four books ahead of this at the moment (I’m finally on a bit of a roll!), but my reviews have been on the drag. So without further ado…
The final book in the Angelfall trilogy, End of Days, was the only one of the three new to me on this read, so I was pretty excited to see how the series panned out. I got through the book pretty quickly, as it’s easy to read and draws you in so you just have to keep reading!
So, the world has come to an end, 17 year-old Penryn has achieved her goal of being reunited with her mum and sister, but fallen angel Raffe has also claimed a piece of her heart, dividing her loyalties. With the human resistance movement in full swing and an angelic election threatening to break out in civil war on earth, Raffe and Penryn are faced with the choice of deciding which side they are on.
As with the previous books in the trilogy, End of Days is funny, fast-paced, emotional and exciting. It had a tough heroine thinking of her family before herself (think Katniss Everdene in The Hunger Games), a dashing hero who should be an enemy (who isn’t a sucker for a tortured soul?), and a well-fleshed out supporting cast on both sides. I loved it, and raced through the book in a couple of days tops. Packed with action and a dash of forbidden romance, End of Days is a very a satisfying end to a cracking trilogy. I really liked the idea of using angels in a dystopian novel, and turning our traditional views of them upside down by making them the anti-heros, even the villains, of the piece. It’s a story which makes you appreciate the folly of humanity, but also its resilience and strength. I also loved the Californian setting, as it’s a part of the world which I have fond memories of from our trip there two years ago.
If you’re looking for a new trilogy to get stuck into, you should absolutely check out the Angelfall trilogy. If nothing else, you need to do it to learn the new name Penryn gives Raffe’s sword…these sections made me laugh out loud in public while reading! And if that’s not the mark of a good book, I don’t know what is!