Friday, May 29, 2015

End of Days by Susan Ee [Joint Review]

End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3)5 out of 5 Robots!

End of Days by Susan Ee

Series: Penryn and the End of Days #3
Genre: YA Fantasy/Apocalyptic
Release: May 12, 2015
Paperback: 435 Pages
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Julia and Shannon

Book Summary:
End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.

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?

(Courtesy of the Publisher)

Julia and Shannon's Thoughts:
1. Sum up your thoughts in a sentence or two. 
Julia: End of Days is exhilarating and action packed. Full of wit and engaging characters.
Shannon: So much action!  It was non-stop.  I basically loved every minute of it and thought it ended the series on a high note.

2. What was your favorite part?  What was your least favorite part?
Julia: Wellllllll..... There is this part where Raffe and Penryn are spooning. It is at 8% if you're reading the ebook. That's my favorite part. I'm not saying much else, just, yep! But you also get to really see Beliel and why he turned out to be the angel he is. I loved that. My least favorite part? There is this part just before the end, and it is really long and drawn out and it sort of made me want to punch myself. I literally looked at the ceiling and was like COOOMMME ON!
Shannon: Haha, I know exactly which scene Julia is talking about because she texted me about it!  I think my favorite part was when we took a little side trip and got to meet some people from Raffe's past.  It was kind of silly how it happened, but I really liked it nonetheless.  My least favorite part was the lead up to the end as well.  There were an amazing amount of resources being used.  Where did they get it all?  Also, it was very sentimental, which felt odd since this series is very unsentimental.
3. How did you like this book compared to the first two in the series?
Julia: End of Days is right on par with the first two in the series. I'm really sad there won't be more. There are some new angels in End of Days, and I wish we would have gotten more time with them.
Shannon:  I think it is very hard to write three books that are each very good in there own right.  Some of the complaints about the second book are definitely rectified (ie, not enough Raffe).  I truly enjoyed each book.  I want more!!

4. Did you like the ending?

Julia: In my opinion, the ending is perfection. The characters that are there in the ending made me so happy. The ending scene made my heart warm. I really wish we would have gotten to that quicker though.
Shannon:  Um, loved it.  And I'm unapologetic about it.  It probably shouldn't have gone down that way, but I don't care.  I loved it.

5. How did you like this series overall?
Julia: Oh. My. Gosh! Everyone should read this series! It is so good. Can it be turned into a TV show or movie? I think HBO would really know what to do here. Why does it have to end???
Shannon: LOVE it.  I initially put off reading it because angels.  I just can't with the angels.  But this is an angel book for non-angel readers.  And I would also argue that it is much more of an apocalyptic book than star-crossed angel lovers as other angel series tend to be.  I thought it was fun and exciting.  I love the characters, like, a lot.  And I totally agree this should be a movie or tv show!!

6. What would you rate this?  Who would you recommend it to?
Julia: 5 out of 5. If you love fantasy, or dystopian, or angels, or just a kick ass plot  with dark characters, read this. SO GOOD.
Shannon: Same.  5 out of 5 for me too.  I devoured it and I'm so sad it is over.  I recommend it to dystopian/apocalyptic or action fans.  Angels aside, this is a fun series.

Other Books in the Series:
1. Angelfall
2. World After
3. End of Days


  1. Again I am slapped in the face with a five star review of a book in this series, after scoffing at it being an angel storyline and "not for me", ha! I had seen the first book as a limited time ebook freebie last year and didn't pick it up, and the second book was on Netgalley. Was this one on Netgalley as well? Anyway, I snossed and lost. Maybe someday the series will be an ebook bundle special on Amazon. :)

    1. I haven't quite gotten a feel for your proclivities to know how much you would enjoy this series, but I do think it is worth giving it a go! I see them on sale on Amazon from time to time, so keep a look out!



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