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End of Days by Susan Ee

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?”

GUYS! I devoured this book in two days. It was sooooo good.

It was the conclusion to the Penryn and the End of Days trilogy. Penryn and Raffe go on one last adventure together and the humans make their last stand.

I don’t want to give too much away, but I got so into this one. At the same time I wanted to know what happened, but I also didn’t want it to end. It was so good and I’m obsessed. It was all I could really think about while having to deal with school. I loved it. I finished it late Friday night and I just wanted to curl up because the feels.

I gave this a 5 out of 5 stars. I loved it and I recommend it to anyone.  You’re going to like it.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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World After by Susan Ee

“In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

I liked this book even more than the first one and that is not normal.

This book is about the same world, but Raffe and Penryn are separated for most of the book. She had to deal with her family and keeping them safe while he had to deal with other angels. They come together towards the end.

And I normally hate star crossed lovers for the most part because I’m just like GET TOGETHER. As I was in this book. You could feel the tension between them from book one. And I was literally like come on get together. They had a few moments and it fed my fangirl heart.

I give this book a 4.5 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to anyone. I honestly think anyone would like it. It’s great and I loved it. And I was dying for the third book after finishing it.

Until Next Time,

-Alex

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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.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

Okay, let me start off with the fact that I was not planning on liking this book or this series at all. I started this book like two weeks ago and I took forever to read it because I was in a weird reading slump. But one Saturday, I sat down and read it. And it was a great decision.

I read the second one in 4 days then the third in two days.

But this is about Angelfall. So,  let’s get into that.

Angelfall is about angels that have come to Earth because the messenger Gabriel was told by God to. But Gabriel was killed so not many angels know what to do. They are killing and terrorizing humans so the humans have to fight to survive. That includes Penryn.

Penryn has a crazy mom and a little sister is disabled. One day, angels take her little sister and she has to team up with an injured angel to go get her back while making discoveries about the world along the way.

I loved this book and loved the next two even more. I would recommend this book to really anyone. I think anyone will love it. It’s not mature, it has some violence in it. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and I hope all of you will give it a try. I’m going to be posting lots of reviews within the next few days because I binge read and just didn’t feel like putting up a blog post. I’m literally going to sit in my bed and write the next two reviews and then go take bookstagram pictures. If you want to follow it is @mybookishworld._

Until Next Time,

Alex

 

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Excerpt #7

A Letter To You,

Lately, I’ve been thinking and that is never good. I realized that you were the one keeping me sane. And like the last two guys I dated I was relying on you to keep me happy so when you weren’t there, I got upset. That’s not fair to anyone and it wasn’t fair to me when the other guys did it to me. I was stupid to do that and I feel even more stupid now. I should’ve told you all those times that I wasn’t really okay and let you help me because well look where I am now. I always wanted to be there for you and I still do. That’s not going to change. I still genuinely care about you. And again that’s not going to change. Because no matter what ends up happening, you will still be the person that got me through a hard time and made me realize that I can find a good guy that won’t hurt me the way the others did. And I will always be grateful for that. Somehow, I realized that you kept the darkness at bay, but now I am forced to face the darkness. I know I can’t do it alone and I would never ask you to be there. But even now, after everything, I want to be friends just so that way I still have you in my life. Because for once I’m not upset that you didn’t hold on to your promises because almost no one ever does. I’m upset because I don’t want to lose you, the smiles you brought me, the laughs I had, the feeling I got talking to you, and most importantly the conversations we had.

So yeah, I miss you. I’ll say it. I won’t lie about it. Does it make a difference?

-Alex

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Fairest by Marissa Meyer

“In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

I read this book after reading Winter. I honestly really liked Queen Levana as a villain. I just had a feeling especially in Winter that she was misunderstood and she was!  I absolutely loved her story and all the things that made her the villain she is.

This book is about Levana and how she grows up to where Cinder starts. It makes you understand who Levana is and all the crap she went through to become who she is now. I thought it was so interesting and it just gave so much insight into her life and who she was.

I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars just because it moved so fast and it was such a great story. I recommend this to anyone that loves the Lunar Chronicles.

Sorry this is such a short review, it was a very short book.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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Winter by Marissa Meyer

“Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.”

Let me be the first to say, wow. This was an incredible book. It was very intimidating because it is over 800 pages. I was very hesitant to get into it, but I’m glad I did.

This is the conclusion to the Lunar Chronicles series and I could not have asked for a better ending. The story was filled with adventure and so many emotions. I have to say Winter as a character was not my favorite, but I did love the book. Winter is just a very odd character with lots of problems. I loved the relationship between Winter and Jacin.

I really loved all the outcomes of the relationships of all the characters. I figured since it was loosely based on fairytales it would have a happily ever after and it did. I loved that it didn’t have insta love like a lot of young adult books do and even more fairytales do.

It was a great read and I was not disappointed. I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars because it did start out kind of slow. I would recommend it to high schoolers just because it is so long, but it doesn’t have mature content in it. I’m currently reading Fairest so a review should be up on that this weekend. Then off to start a new series.

I’m currently reading Fairest so a review should be up on that this weekend. Then off to start a new series. School is starting for Tay and I so we will be updating as much as we can. But it is senior year so we will be insanely busy! We will try our best though. Love you all and thanks for all the support and follows that we have gotten recently.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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Cress by Marissa Meyer

“In this third book in Marissa Meyer’s bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has. ”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

So this book is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles that follows Cinder, Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf through their adventures to take back Luna. You also meet Cress who is probably my least favorite character so far. Which is super weird because Cress is one of my favorite books so far.

The end of the book really gave me Ella Enchanted and Harry Potter vibes. I love how well they get along and how they all want the same goal. They all go along for the ride even though the ride might not be so steady.

I love Thorne and his sense of humor. I love Cinder and her determination even when the going gets rough. I love Scarlet and her attitude and the way that she stays determined even in the worst of situations. I love Wolf and how much he loves Scarlet. I love Cress because she is so naive but so brave.

I recommend this book to anyone who liked the Lunar Chronicles series and maybe 8th grade kids. It’s not mature content, but Cress is pretty long. I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars just because it wasn’t amazing because it does start out slow, but gets faster in the middle.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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Scarlet by Marissa Meyers

“Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

So I actually finished this book last week, but I was binge reading Cress and Winter so for whatever reason I couldn’t post a review. But now I am done with Winter and am a little free to write reviews!

Anyway, this book is the sequel to Cinder and introduces a completely new set of characters while keeping the old ones in. I absolutely loved Scarlet and her determination. Her attitude was great and I found myself connecting to her more and more.

The book switched between many different perspectives to help you keep up to date with what the others characters are doing while they are separated.

I love the fact that Marissa kept the stories close to the original fairytales but also made a futuristic twist to it.  The book was great and the romance was great as well and not really expected. The romance was not the main part of the book and really focused more on the plot.

I recommend this to middle schoolers or anyone that loved Cinder! It was a great read and I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. It was pretty slow at first, but once I got to the good point it really moved fast.

Until Next Time,

Alex