Angels Are *Way* Cooler than Vampires

A few weeks ago, I received one of Amazon’s periodic emails with recommendations based on my purchasing history. One of the books recommended was Angelfall by Susan Ee. Though I did not buy the book at the time, I kept thinking about it and finally caved and bought it last night. I started reading it yesterday – and ended up finishing it early this morning (around 3 AM).

And oh my, this book is AMAZING. Seriously, it is so strange, so unique, and so good. The premise of the story is that angels descend upon the earth in an apocalypse, killing millions and throwing the survivors back into a dark age. The protagonist, Penryn, tries to keep her family safe, but an angel steals her little sister, Paige. Penryn teams up with an injured angel, Raffe, to get her sister back.

Every aspect of this book is amazing. I loved the characters and the rapport they have with each other. I loved the freaky and unique idea behind the book. (Seriously, I would never think to write a book about angels.) Really, people, vampires are so last decade. Angels are so much more interesting.

I eagerly await the sequel to this book. There are so many unanswered questions at the end. Susan Ee, I love you, but please write faster!