Synopsis: It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
Date Published: May 23, 2013
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton ; 326 pages
Date Read: November 25, 2014
WOW! Just WOW! THIS IS SO GOOD, I think I now have the obligation TO SHOVE IT TO EVERYONE’S THROAT!
I cannot even begin to form a coherent mindset. I am literally all over the place. I cannot contain how bookgasmic this book made me feel! I need to calm down.
Breathes in, breathes out. (Insert all incessant ramblings). Did I say this book is soooo good? I am seriously struggling to find the right words to describe it. I am in this euphoric state, and I may not come out of it soon. Ahhh! I am not making sense. Well, for starters, i have never felt this kind of excitement over a book in a long time. Yes I have read good books, but the surreal feeling this book has given me immensely took over my being. Think of falling in love for the first time, it’s kind of the same feeling – in a nutshell. I am in love with this book, it was well-thought-out, the world building was great it is like you are part of it, the protagonist is not a whiny brat, if anything she was a complete badass. The chapters unfold in a cliffhanger way more like always sending you at the ege of your seat, making you crave for more. There was this element of surprise every chapter. It was anything but predictable. I didn’t know where the story is taking me, but I let it take me without even the slightest of hesitation. And I love how this book makes you think, it’s not like everything is served on a silver platter, you have to give your full attention to it. I was creeped out, I swooned, I cried, I laughed, I cheered, I questioned a lot of things and ended up satisfied witn all the answers, yet there are still more questions. It was a cycle that I can see myself not getting tired of participating in. And oh, that ending! Just, ahhhh!
Now this book is instantly on my Top 10 books!
(I will be editing this review, I need ro put myself together) but please take my word for it, this book is worth it drop everything else and read this!
Can I possibly give it more than five stars?
It is not the gentle kiss of a couple on a first date, nor is it the kiss of a man driven by simple lust. He kisses me with the desperation of a dying man who believes the magic of eternal life is in this kiss.