Review: World After by Susan Ee

November 18, 2013 4.5 stars, Book Review 17 ★★★★½

World After

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?

World After continued to amaze me with just how creative Susan Ee can be with her storyline. When I thought I knew in which direction things would go I was wrong, and oh how I love it when I’m wrong! She has a style of writing and power to her characters that really gets you behind them, hooked by your eyelids such that you can’t stop reading until you’ve devoured every last page.

Some of this books really makes you wonder: Is your love really unconditional? How would you react if someone you love had been grossly…physically altered to the point where you could barely stand to look at them? And are you weak because you don’t want to look at them…is it because they are a monster? Or because you feel guilty for what has happened to them? What are the lies we tell ourselves about the people we love?

My heart went out to little Paige so much so that you could bottle the pain and anguish she must be going through and sell it to demon’s in Hell at a premium. Seriously…Penryn may be the star of this book, but Paige is a pillar of strength to have survived the things she has. It would be amazing to read a book from her perspective! Now I must admit while I loved World After and liked the direction things went, I was very sad that Raffe was essentially absent for more than half of this book. Some of my favorite parts of Angelfall were the interactions and tension between Penryn and Raffe. I think thats the only quarrel I had with World After, but I can understand why that needed to be done, we needed to see Penryn on her own – so you’ve gotta roll with it.

Ultimately, I am still surprised by how completely blown away I was by my love for the first book and I’m happy to say book two didn’t let me down! Young adult fans you need to jump on this series STAT!


World After (Penryn & The End of Days #2)

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17 Responses to “Review: World After by Susan Ee”

    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      I hope you love World After as well! I wonder if its going to be a trilogy or a series… I should snoop around to see if Susan Ee has mentioned that anywhere.

  1. astri nardi

    Great review ^^I love the cover book , looks mystical but cool too… will added to my list read book, 😀

  2. Cali W.

    Love this series! Great review. I like how the cover matches with the first book.

  3. Sophia Rose

    I’m glad to hear that the sequel lived up to the first one. I really want this one. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  4. Lupdilup

    This on my Ipod right now, ready to go! I’m so excited! I glad you enjoyed it. I read another review, and they loved it too. I was a little nervous cuz the ratings on audible weren’t that good, I’m really hopping nothing went wrong with the narration. Same narrator as the first book, so I know she is good. I was very surprised.

    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      I hope the narration ends up being fabulous for you. I don’t tend to look at the audible score since I mostly read and I get my audios from the library instead. Does the audible books use different narrators than the audio book on cd?? I’d be curious to know.

      • Lupdilup

        Is always the same narrator, in rare occasions they would have multiple editions of the same book, and then you will find different narrator for each edition, but you will only find multiple editions of classics like, Pride and Prejudice. I’ve seen around 10 different audio editions for that novel.
        Also, the abridge edition of a novel will have a different narrator (most of the time).
        I’m done with the audiobook of World After, and I loved it 🙂