Series: Penryn & the End of Days #3
Published by Skyscape on May 12, 2015
Genres: Horror, Post Apocalyptic, Young Adult
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My Reviews in this series: Angelfall, World After
*This book was provided by the Publisher for review. No compensation was provided and all opinions are strictly my own.
End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.
After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.
When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?
END OF DAYS was a good quick read. While it didn’t wow me like the first book I was still satisfied how things wrapped up.
Here are my thoughts in a jumble of no particular order.
– Of the three books, END OF DAYS has the heaviest focus on the romantic relationship between Penryn and Raffe. There is a lot of sexual tension between them and there are a few very saucy scenes between them. My word but the angel doth protest too much.
– I felt the first two books had a very heavy focus on Paige so I was kind of surprised that there wasn’t as much of a focus on her and the science that was so heavy in the first two. This one was much much more tormented romance centric.
– Belial, I honestly felt sorry for him when I learned his backstory and I thought the way it was delivered was very well done. Also how his plot thread played out was also well done for awhile there I thought it might go a different way but I’m happy with how it ended up. Heartstrings sufficiently tugged.
– the Pit, is it Hell? What say you other readers? I don’t think it was Hell. View Spoiler »I think it was Earth’s worse possible future and it was some sort of time hole of “what could be” and that the hellions maybe they were once the humans and other monster experiments that the nasty angel doctors experimented on thus turning them into them. But then I don’t know who or what the Pit Lords were « Hide Spoilerso maybe my theory isn’t right but I like theorizing nonetheless.
– Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, of course they are wonderful characters. A much needed balancing point to how gloomy things can sometimes get. They are genius at turning a situation around. And their antics? Gambling, Betting, insisting all women adore them, but what cinched it was the talent show. Brilliant idea. That was definitely one of my favorite parts.
– Angels. This is the first time we really get much time with any other Angels other then Raffe. It was a nice change and I liked their comaraderie and humor.
– I don’t know what it was about this third and final book in the trilogy but I just wasn’t as emotionally invested like I was in the first two. It was still an enjoyable read but something undefinable about it was different for me.
Overall, END OF DAYS was a nice conclusion to Penryn’s story and I am happy with how a good number of things were wrapped up.