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?
I devoured this book! If I hadn’t had to get up for work the next day I’m pretty sure I would have stayed up late into the night to finish it.
I loved the building of the relationship between Raffe and Penryn, yet how they both are stilled stayed true to their main goals. My favorite thing about them though is how they are slowly starting to see the similarities between each others species, and allowing their caring for one another to force them to look at things from various angles. Especially once the Fallen Watchers got involved I could see how it was all going to play out. I loved the Fallen! Especially since they didn’t have the same prejudices against humans as Uri and kind of spread that sentiment a bit. It was also great seeing another side of Raffe when he was with them.
Penryn and her family have always been tenuous, it was so great to seem them pretty functional in this one, especially her mom, who is still crazy but at least with specific goals now. Also the fact that all three of them have their own niches within this apocalyptic society, and when they bring those three together that’s when they are able to tip the balance of power back towards the humans.
And the talent show! It was such a great statement on humanity and I loved it.
The Pit, it’s so interesting! The visual elements are great, and Ee definitely gets kudos for those. And the similarities Penryn pulls from the Pit and her own dissolving world are amazing and terrifying at the same time. I also really enjoyed seeing another side of Beliel in this one.
Basically this one was awesome. From what I understand it was supposed to be a 5 book series, but I thought the end of this was pretty well wrapped up and ended on a nice hopeful note. Though I wouldn’t be opposed to a short story/novella a bit farther down the road in their world.