Gosh what do you say about a book that just blew you away? We meet Penryn our 17 year old heroine who is responsible for the lives of her schizophrenic mother and her wheelchair bound sister. Angels have come down to punish the humans for Gabriel’s death and these are not the cherubs of children’s stories. You are dropped into the story weeks after the angels have destroyed the city. Chaos, angel killings and street gangs rule. Penryn has run out of food and must venture into the city if they are to survive. While escaping, Penryn does the unthinkable and helps an angel who is about to be killed by other angels. As punishment for her acts the angels take Penryn’s sister Paige. Penryn will do anything to get her sister back - even if it means joining with the enemy. Welcome to a world filled with horror, humor, and a bit of romance. This action-packed book will have you up with nightmares. It is fast-paced, gripping, dark, and gritty. I loved it beyond reason. Penryn is a normal teenager with no super powers but the life she had before the angels was just as horror filled and prepared her well. This heroine will have you jumping, screaming and praying for her survival. And Raffe……oh just the most perfect of heroes. The writing and characters are impeccable, the action will have you one edge from page one. I implore you to read this book.— Rosa, New Jersey
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 Penryn will risk everything to rescue her sister, and Raffe will put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
"Ee's debut novel is a promising opener to what looks to be a YA series worth following, one that explores what it means to be human and what it means to be a hero." --Locus Magazine, March 2012
Finalist for Cybils Bloggers' Award for Best YA Fantasy & Sci-fi Book of the Year 2011