Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Angelfall by Susan Ee

Genre: YA Angel Apocalypse Fantasy 
Pages: 326
Type: #1 in Penryn and the End of the Days Trilogy
My Rating: 4/5
Synopsis: It's been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain. 
Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. 
When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back...
Even make a deal with a wingless and broken warrior angel, Raffe. Together, they must help each other and learn to survive. 

My Review: 
  It's been a week, maybe, since I read this book, and I have to say, I don't think much about the book. I mean, don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed it. But just not that much. Obviously. Four stars. I don't get how people loved the book so much. Maybe for me, it was because of the hype. So much hype around this book. God. 
  Anyway. I started off really enjoying it. It was a great start and I was hooked. I was the fish who was stupid enough to put the bait into their mouth. Although here, I wouldn't say that it was a stupid move, since I devoured the book. Lol. 
  I loved Raffe and Penryn's relationship. It was so sarcastic and funny. The comebacks they would fire at each other would just make my heart go up in flames. I loved them as individuals as well. 
  I did feel like the other relationships just grew unrealisticly fast. And I hate it when that happens. Also, I felt like in the beginning, the tone of the writing was a bit too casual. Like it would suit a contemporary not a fantasy and, considering that Penryn's sister was kidnapped and their world is being torn apart, I think it was very out of place. Or maybe it's just me. 
  And I absolutely loved the twist that Ee gave to angels. It is so unique. I'm so tired of good Angels being good Angels and the fallen angels being the bad ones. Here, the good Angels were the bad Angels, and the fallen ones didn't care, I guess. 
  I loved the ending, it kept me on the edge of my seat. And there were a lot of mysteries that need to be solved. Overall, I felt like it was good book, and anyone who likes Angels and apocalyptic books with the slightest tinge of romance, this is a good one for you. 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Long time, no see.
Genre: YA Dystopia
Pages: 461
Type: #2 in Shatter Me Trilogy 
Rating: 5/5
Synopsis: tick
it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

 There are so many thoughts in my head right now. My mind is currently a jumble of Tahereh's good crazy writing. Wow. 
  Before I get into the review, can I just tell how jealous I am of the kid who'll be Tahereh and Ransom's baby. Like, imagine being the kid of two highly inventive and bestselling authors! 
  Now. Let's get to the main deal. Let's get to the core of the cake. 
  Three syllables. Ah-mazing. Fan-freaking-tastic. There was so much that happened in this book! There was so much intensity and if anyone is hesitant to read it, lemme tell you, don't be! You don't know what you're missing on, bro. *whispers* Warner. 
  Now the book took off pretty much where the first one ended. Which is so relieving for me, because I always hate starting a new book. You just don't get where you are and it's so annoying. Anyway. I was a bit icky to get into the book since the trilogy was losing its shine and all that. I read shatter me a while ago and getting back into the world was a... Challenge of sorts. But I got into the world pretty soon once the initial hesitance wore off. And boy, was I glad. 
  Things don't go like I expected. Obviously. We understand a lot of back stories, including Kenji's, who turned out to be a pretty important character. He was just this day of light between all this darkness. Loved him. He made my day. He makes me laugh at the most unexpected of times. 
  That brings me to the characters. Oh my God. The characters. There was a lot of character development from the first book to the second book and then a lot in the entire span of the second book. We see Juliette turning into someone harder and stronger and better. We are introduced to many different characters. New ones, since Omega Point is new to us. It is pretty interesting to see how Tahereh incorporates these characters into the trilogy. Although I did feel like they weren't too big parts of the book. Like they didn't get the attention they should. And oh, I am bolding this (that's not a word, I know) because I want you to know that you HAVE to read Destroy Me, the novella before this book in Warner's POV. Warner! You should read the novella because then you won't really be able to uderstand the depth of Warner's character. So yeah. 
  I need to do something, and I think this is enough for a review. All I'm going to say is this book is intense and has the most awesomest love triangle ever (not true. Will and Jem and Tessa have that spot, but still) and you just need to read it. But read Shatter Me first. And don't forget the novella. And don't buy the ugly cover with the girl on it. Buy the eye one.