Yes, it is that time of the week. The day we dread and wish would never come- Mondays. *Wipes tear* But have no fear, Memory Lane Monday is here! Every Monday, here at TheYABookworm, I'll do a special post called Memory Lane Monday. What's that you ask? Memory Lane Monday is a once-a-week post where I (or any other bloggers that wish to participate) choose one book that I've previously read to be featured on that day. From the book chosen, I will pick two of my favourite quotes and write a little blurb containing my quick thoughts on the book. The books that I choose will not be books I've reviewed- since I've read so many books, I want to share with you my opinions on ones that I won't get the chance to fully review (because seriously, rereading dozens of books would take a year...or two)! Be sure to participate by leaving your "Memory Lane Monday" in the comments, or a link to your blog post with the hash-tag #YAMemoryLaneMonday on twitter :D
This Week's Memory Lane Monday...
Angelfall By: Susan Ee
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.
Top Two Favourite Quotes...
#1 “We now play a permanent game of I-am-crazier-and-scarier-than-you. And in that game, my mother is our secret weapon.”
#2 “Oh, please. Your giant head is getting too big for this forest. Pretty soon, you're going to get stuck trying to walk between two tress. And then, I'll have to rescue you." I give him a weary look. "Again.”
Angelfall is one of those novels that I have been recommended numerous times. It's been out for quite some time now and has its own little buzz among the book world. Once I discovered the second book was coming out in November (and after just watching the first part of booktuber, polandbananasBOOKS's review), I knew I had to read his one!
Seeing as this isn't a full review, I'm not going to go into too much detail but I do want to highlight some of the best parts of Angelfall. By just the name it's obvious this book is about angels, and despite the fact I've read my fair share of angel reads, the whole idea of an angel-apocalypse was just so unique. In addition to the overall plot, the couple in Angelfall have great chemistry and are one of those duos you just desperately want to get together. There's a distance between them that throughout the duration of 283 pages, Penryn and Raffe go through the tortuous pattern of letting the other in and then suddenly pulling back. This combined with that intensity between the two of them that I love to see in couples (and a few hilarious scenes) makes me very hopeful that in book two, we'll see more of them actually together.
I can't write this without mentioning how much I absolutely love Penryn's mom. Her mother is a bit on the coo-coo crazy side, if you know what I mean. There's a couple of times while on the journey to find her sister, Penryn's mother unexpectedly shows up and I know during one specific scene, her appearance adds a bit of horror to the story.....her mom is just so creepy! However, despite the fact she seems insane, the ending of Angelfall does make her seem a bit bad ass as well.
Overall, Angelfall was on of my favourite reads this summer and I'm so glad I read it now and not earlier because I don't know how I could have handled waiting too long for the next one. World After comes out November 19, 2013. Have you read Angelfall? What is your favourite Angel book on the market today? Be sure to let me know in the comments below! Keep Reading!
Your Y.A. Bookworm,