book review

World After by Susan Ee

Goodreads synopsis: 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?


This was fast paced, yet it was EXTREMELY hard to stay interested… If that makes any sense at all.

I had a difficult time connecting to the characters. Sure Penryn is a “great” heroine (trying to save her family and others), but she’s not very interesting. There definitely needs to be more of Penryn’s mother. I would love it if Susan Ee wrote from Penryn’s mother’s point of view, I want to get inside her head!

This book had a serious case of middle book syndrome. The only action was about five pages long, and that was at the end… and it was shortly after Raffe got back in the picture. Because of the end, this got one more star than it originally would have.

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