Review: End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3) by Susan Ee

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Summary:

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?

Review:

Hi everyone! These are Manu and Rheeza! We decided to do this review together because we’re both fan, and the first thing we want to say is: Oh. My. God. Guys this book is everything! The perfect action-packed conclusion for such a great trilogy.

Raffe must look like a demon to anyone who didn’t know he was an archangel flying on borrowed wings. They probably think he kidnapped the girl he’s holding. They couldn’t possibly guess that I feel safe in his arms. That I’m resting my head on the warm curve of his neck because I like the feel of his skin.

So it starts exactly where World After left off. Raffe and Penryn are looking for a way to put his wings back, and something to cure her really creepy, yet incredibly sweet, sister. I (Manu) was a bit let down by World After, not that I didn’t like it, but I didn’t love it as much as Angelfall, but all the things that made me fall in love with this series were back in full force in this book (it was even darker and creepier than the first two books!), and I also understood how World After was necessary to set everything into motion.

“If you’re worried about pervs breaking into the house, it’s not going to make a difference whether I’m in this outfit or in baggy jeans and a sweatshirt. Either they’re decent human beings or they’re not. Their actions are on them.”

Bless you, Penryn Young! She’s the perfect heroine, the one you look up to. She’s only a girl, but she’s strong-willed. She does everything in her power, and beyond, to keep her family safe (and not only her family). In a world that’s falling apart, she fights to stay true to herself, and keep her humanity. Something we really love about this series it’s how it shows how flawed humanity is, how a lot of people start to act more like animals when, apparently, there isn’t a reason to do otherwise. But also how some people stay together even in the face of death, how beautiful it is when they do so, and sometimes that’s what makes the difference.

“If it wasn’t for you, I’d think that angels were all totally interchangeable.” “You mean because I’m beyond perfect?” “No. Because you’re so humble.” “Humility’s overrated.” “So is clear self-assessment, apparently.” “Real warriors don’t stand for psychobabble.” “Or for rational thinking.” He glances at my naked legs. “No, not that rational, I admit.”

Raffe and Penryn banters are what we live for! Swear we got so little romance in these books, rightfully so, and there’s not much more in this one (not gonna spoil anything!), but every word, every glance, every touch between the two of them is pure magic. Susan Ee knew what she was doing, and she did it perfectly. That’s one of the best thing about this book. The plot was not a backdrop to Raffe and Penryn’s romance but rather we saw the dynamic and development of the characters in respond to the events and still making them a fascinating team. I say team because they are more than a pair, they are a kickass team. Susan Ee balanced in exactly the right way all the elements that make great YA novels. We’re also glad she decided to end it with this book, because it was pointless to drag it on for more books, when you’ll get all the answers and conclusions you needed with this one perfect book. Oh what is that? But you’re gonna miss Raffryn? We say it’s a great conclusion but yes it’s hard to say goodbye. That is why I (Rheeza) asked Susan Ee during the RT15YACHAT if  we will ever see more of Penryn or Raffe, like maybe a novella? And this was her respond:

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At least she said nothing is impossible, right? 😉

“Girl,” says Dee, “even before your latest stunt, you were becoming the most requested fighter of all our events. Butt-kicking girls have always been smokin’ hot, but in the postapocalyptic world we live in, the hottest thing around is a sword-wielding, angel-slaying, foulmouthed-” “I’m not foulmouthed.” “Yeah, well, nobody’s perfect,” says Dum.

The characters are funny, so they often lighten the mood, and, trust us, this book doesn’t have a dull moment! We had to read it all in one sitting because we couldn’t stop. We were shocked most of the time, because something crazy happens almost at the end of every chapter, so many WTH moments we could barely breathe. We cried a lot. We laughed a lot. We wanted to kill angels with Penryn. And we wanted to save humanity with her. Nothing goes as you think it will, don’t expect an easy way out, Penryn and Raffe really had to fight for each other, and for their people.

“This is Penryn Young, Daughter of Man, Killer of Angels.”

It’s impossible you’ll be disappointed by this conclusion, it has everything you could possibly want, and everything you didn’t know you wanted. Thus, we are glad to say that this has been an incredible trilogy. From the first book that immediately drew us into this world of angels and demons, to the fascinating romance and strong camaraderie, Penryn & the End of Days series is one hell of an apocalyptic dystopian novel that everyone should read!

manuela rheeza

 

 

 

 

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