From the official book description: “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.”
Pen is a very strong and smart character. She’s clever and resourceful and independent. With a (legit) crazy mother, father who is MIA, and a sister who is physically disabled, Pen’s got a lot of responsibility on her shoulders. The angels that descended earth have destroyed the majority of cities and have possibly killed “billions” of people. The few survivors, like Pen and her family, have had to scrounge for food, hop from place to place, fend-off other humans who will attack you just to survive, and of course, avoid the malevolent angels. Pen has grown up fast. She’s the strong one in her little broken family.
When Pen’s little sister is taken by an angel Pen makes a hard decision to put her trust in a looks to be dying Angel. She nurses him back to health.
The relationship between Pen and Raffe is slow building. Pen rightfully doesn’t trust him which is smart considering the world is in ruins, millions maybe billions of people dead because the angels descended.
Raffe and Pen trade witty banter a lot. It’s so funny and cute.
We don’t know much about the angels and their plans. And it turns out neither do they. They don’t know why they attacked the earth and there’s huge power plays being made.
I couldn’t put this book down. Pen is an amazing MC. She’s so vibrant and full of life. She could give Katniss a run for her money.
Ee’s use of grotesque imagery also makes this book even more high-stake and chilling.