*******DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU HAVE READ “ANGELFALL”
*** 3 stars ***
“Angelfall” ended where the resistance group blew up Aerie and Raffe saw Penryn die in the basement filled with nasty experiments the Angels have been meddling with on Earth. Raffe also lost his angelwings to the demon Beliel and now must endure the giant bat wings they have replaced it with. Raffe carried Penryn out of Aerie and dropped her off in front of her mother and Paige. Then took off to the sky. Now, “World After” picked right off Angelfall. No one knows that Penryn is actually just paralyzed from the scorpion sting and eventually awoke a couple hours later. She is finally reunited with her crazy lunatic mother and her younger sister who looks a lot more like a sewed up evil looking doll after the Angels were done with her. They have joined the Resistance group after leaving Aerie; which I thought was kind of strange. None of the group were scared of her sister and were not even questioning her after she magically woke up after looking like the undead. 75% of the book was all Penryn, Raffe’s Sword, Penryn, Scorpions and Penryn. Don’t get me wrong, I liked her in “Angelfall” but in “World After ” she didn’t quite shine. I think Penryn is better off with Raffe. Maybe it’s because I loved their witty rants. Raffe is off somewhere looking for Beliel to get his wings back. He was hardly in the book. I think he appeared almost at the end. I definitely enjoyed the last 30 pages of the book because Raffe is still his sexy, arrogant and charming self. The scene where he first saw Penryn at the party with Uriel after thinking the entire time that she was dead is one of my favorites.
” He does a full evaluation of me, taking in the cut and curled hair accented with peacock feathers, the blue and silver make up ribbons chasing around my eyes and cheekbones, the silky dress that clings to every part of my body. But it’s not until his eyes meet mine that jolt of recognition passes between us. “
“ The glittery girl doesn’t look anything like the the street waif he traveled with. Yet.. His step falters and he pauses, staring at me. “
This book will answer a lot of your questions regarding the reasons why the Angels are there in the first place and what they are planning to do. I guess I get it that Ms. Ee had to do what she did with this book. But I was hoping to have a lot more time with Raffe and Penryn. Nevertheless, this book was still enjoyable despite the little time Ms. Ee gave us of the adorable pair. The ending definitely leaves you hanging and I can guarantee that the next book will be better.
Penryn and Raffe
( my pick from my old book review of ”AngelFall” )
Paige ( Angelfall and World After )
After Penryn found her sister in Aerie, the Angels already mutilated her and turned her into a monster. The entire time I was reading I was picturing the picture on the right.
Raffe with his snowy wings in “Angelfall”
The demon Beliel switched his Batwings for Raffe’s snowy white angel wings..
Raffe saving Penryn:
” Don’t talk. You’ll just spoil my fantasy of rescuing an innocent damsel in distress as soon as you open your mouth. “
Honestly the reason I loved “Angelfall” is because of both the characters. The dialogue between them was just on point. For this book, it was pretty much all Penryn and her thoughts. When I read YA, I read it because of the love story but this one was short of it. I’m hoping that the 3rd book will be better.
1. Sarah McLachlan – In The Arms Of An Angel
2. Enya – Only Time
3. Young the Giant – I Got
4. Paramore – The Only Exception
5. Evanescence – My Immortal
6. The Band of Perry – If I Die Young
” It’s painful to see that people prefer a bad guy who looks like an angel to a good guy who looks like a demon. “
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