Author: Susan Ee
Series: Penryn & the End of Days #3
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Dystopian
Release Date: May 12, 2015
After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.
When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?
First Sentence: Everywhere we fly, people scatter below us.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
I went into End of Days with very high anticipation. After the sort-of cliffhanger way World After ended, I just need moreeee. I wanted more Penryn (obviously), more Raffe (duh), and much more Paige. I didn’t know how End of Days would end the series and drove myself crazy speculating about it. Will Susan Ee be cruel and give us a sad ending or would she be kind and give us a happy ending? In the end, I’m happy how Susan Ee decided to end things, although I do wish there was more books in the series of course.
I stumble backward.
I try to turn and run, but the uneven ground trips me, and I’m falling onto the sharp glass and shards of bone.
Falling. (ARC 40)
In End of Days, there were much more Raffe and Penryn moments that I had desperately wanted after reading World After. We get to see them flying together (aka Raffe flying while holding Penryn in his arms and just, swooooons all around), working towards their goals together, and -whispers- kissing. A lot more kissing.
There was more Pooky Bear in End of Days too. In fact, Pooky Bear plays a huge role in End of Days – I can’t say anything more because it’ll be a spoiler, but expect to see a lot more of Pooky Bear being Pooky Bear in End of Days.
He shakes his head sadly at me. “These are the rules we live by. We are soldiers, Penryn. Legendary warriors willing to make legendary sacrifices. We do not ask. We do not choose.” (ARC 124)
And that ending! The ending of End of Days made me swoon, smile like a crazy fool, and desperately wish for more. I wanted the ending to last longer so I could bask in more Penryn and Raffe moments, including more Penryn’s mother moments since she is a genius.
Overall, I am so sad that the series is over – I just want MORE. Hopefully Susan Ee would start a spin-off series exploring more of the aftermath of End of Days through Paige’s point of view. It’ll be more powerful if Susan Ee decided to write a spin-off series told from Penryn’s mother point of view.