[Review] World after by Susan Ee

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In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

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4stars

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The sun is rising, giving the dark ocean a glow that shimmers with blue, gold and green. It’s a new day in the World After.”

The Wolrd After was a quick read for me, a good one. Despite the fact that it scared this shit out of me I enjoyed reading it. Yes it was dark, terrifying and kind of sick but it was picturing the world how it would indeed be. I can’t even begin to imagine how frightened I would be if that was my real world and how cowardly I would react. So that’s why I am so satisfied after reading it; every page was sending me waves of pride and courage.

Penryn felt scared to death and yet she somehow found the courage she needed. In this book she didn’t even have Raffe to help her defend herself and her family and she proved how strong she was. With a crazy, weird mother and a deadly sister this is not an easy thing anyway. And as expected we found out more about Raffe in this book even though I am still not satisfied because he seems like a really interesting character. I need to know more.

The writting style is still excellent and the descriptions still horrifying and Mrs. Ee also sends messages against bullying. Through Paige, Penryn’s mother and Clara and they way people treated them she succeds in showing how wrong that is and how some people even after an almost apocalypce they keep being mean and rude. Is this really how mankind is? I think it is, even though I have faith in humanity I still believe that not all people can be kind and understanding. That was why this book was realistic. There were traitors, selfish people and people who would kill others in order to survive without having to think twice.

A really amazing book but I need a break because some scenes traumatized me. I can’t afford nightmares, I hate them. So the third book will have to wait.

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[Susan Ee]

Susan Ee is a USA Today bestselling author of the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy, ANGELFALL, WORLD AFTER, and END OF DAYS. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages, and her short films have played at major festivals. She used to be a lawyer but loves being a writer because it allows her imagination to bust out and go feral.

Sign up to hear about her next book at www.susanee.com or follow her on Twitter @Susan_Ee.

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