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.
- The story starts and bang you are into it, you have no idea exactly what is going on but you need to know. I love dystopian so much because part of the thrill is finding out how the apocalypse happened. I didn’t really read the summary on this one, so I was pretty excited to hear that it was angels who caused the downfall on earth.
- I really loved Penryn and her crazy mother. Penryn had to be the strong, leader of her family because her mother is literally off her rocker. Penryn loses her mother at point in the book and realizes that her mother as finally found her when a dead man is mutilated. Crazy town!
- The slow burn, still slow burning “romance” between Raffe and Penryn was awesome. Since I have been watching Chuck, it reminds me of that sexual attraction and the rules against the romance between Chuck and Sarah.
- The side characters were entertaining, I especially liked the twins. I am definitely excited to see where this story goes. Small spoiler, but you really don’t figure out what is going on by the end of the book. I am interested enough to continue on.
- There was a few times I felt like the story was dragging, I was like “get there already!” I think I talked to my radio like I am a guy watching a football game.
- The book was good and made sense until we got to the basement of the hotel place. The whole scene downstairs with the kids and scorpion things was weird to say the least. I just couldn’t figure it all out with the beginning story line. I am hoping this is cleared up in the 2nd book.