Angelfall – Book Review

Title: Angelfall

Author: Susan Ee

Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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…
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My Thoughts:

Okay, I am generally not a big fan of paranormal books. I am also not a big fan of dark books. This novel qualifies as both. Though there are very grotesque descriptions of dark matters, there’s a lot of witty banter to keep you laughing. The story was action-packed throughout, and there were absolutely no plot-holes. The romance was also so cleverly woven in.

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Really, the only bad thing I can say about this book is the very distinct descriptions of dead bodies and how they were -uh- eaten.

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Eeek I’m cringing. But the book was so good! Susan Ee is a genius!

My overall reaction:

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I would recommend this book to all people everywhere! Unless you’re squeamish. You wouldn’t make it through two chapters. Though you’re welcome to try!

Since You’ve Been Gone – Book Review

Title: Since You’ve Been Gone

Author: Morgan Matson

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: 4/5 stars

The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.

But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend.

Apple Picking at Night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a Stranger? Wait… what?

Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go Skinny Dipping? Um…
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The first chapter of this book is sort of a slow one, but as soon as you get through that one chapter, you can’t put it down. This book had it’s definite funny moments, but also some more intense ones. I wasn’t a chick flick sort of book, but made a good name for YA Contemporary. Also, I was pleasantly surprised with Frank. I mean, how many faces and personalities can you associate with the name Frank?

A solid four star rating overall!