End of Days Review

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Author: Susan Ee

Publication Date: May 12th 2015

Publisher: Hodder

Pages: 344

Book Number in Series: Penryn and the End of Days, 3

Summary: 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?

This has been a greatly anticipated book on my list of must reads for 2015. I read the first two books in the series before I started this blog and I was very fortunate to have somebody recommend this series. When this book came out, I was so lucky and just happened to win Holly’s (an amazing blogger’s) giveaway. So I ended up with this amazing book. The third book continues on with the struggles of Penryn trying to protect her family from the angels and ending this war with them for all.

It takes me a while to get back to a series, especially since I waited so long for this book. I forgot all of my emotional attachments to it. Whether it was towards the characters, the plot or the writing style of Susan Ee. It didn’t take long for me to immerse myself into this world that Susan crafted and I fell in love with it all over again! I fell in love with Penryn, Raffe, Raffryn and the Watchers! Now onto the actual analysis and review.

What Made This Fantastic:

  1. The Characters
  2. The Plot
  3. The Tension and Romance

The Characters

There is a very wide range of characters in the series making it very exciting. There is Penryn’s “crazy” mother who comes up with amazing ideas in this apocalyptic world. There is Paige who is a monstrosity of a sister. There is Penryn who is very tough, strong and an independent heroine and finally, Raffe, a sweet angel that you fall in love with… The wide range adds flavour  and diversity which makes every book better.

The characters are also have a great sense of humor since this is a dark world after all.

“‘Come on. Say it, Raffe.’ I give him a half smile. ‘I love it when you say Pooky Bear. It’s just so perfect when it comes out of your mouth.’
‘She might kill you in your sleep one of these days just so she can get rid of that name.'”

I found myself constantly laughing which is hard to believe when people are being killed in this world and Penryn is constantly in danger.

Sometimes, book characters are very unrealistic but in this fantasy like world, the characters can still be real. Penryn has personality, character and this general impeccable feeling with her. You can tell she has morals, that she is caring, kind, persevere and stubborn. The players in the game were all crafted very well.

The Plot

There were so many twists and turns in this book. Susan never runs out of ideas and there were so many surprises. There were new worlds we were brought to, new settings and the plot allows us to deepen out idea about characters like Beliel. I wish I could say more, but everything mentioned about the plot will spoil something! It is very frustrating. You guys should know that there isn’t one moment you get bored. Literally, it’s one of those “one-sitting” books.

Procedure to Read End of Days:

  1. Clear your schedules folks
  2. Get a nice cup of tea
  3. Get cozy
  4. Sit down with your fav stuffies and a blankie
  5. Read, read, read

The Tension and Romance

GOD THE TENSION! You can feel it as you read it. Tension and romance never overpowers the series. In the second book, Penryn and Raffe never kiss. I wasn’t expecting much, but this book starts off with romance. I REPEAT IT STARTS OFF WITH AMAZING ROMANCE AND SOME KISSES!

Here’s a cute quote!

“‘So if it’s not a pig farm that you want, what is it?’ he asks.
I swallow. ‘How about a safe place to live where we don’t have to scrounge for food or fight for it?’ 
‘It’s yours.’
‘That’s it? All I have to do is ask?’
‘No. There’s a price for everything.’
‘I knew it. What is it?’
‘Me.'”

Get ready for a fun, emotional roller-coaster. It’s just amazing and I fell in love with Raffryn. The coolest part was that Susan Ee ended up retweeting me! AHHHHHHH! I made a pun and she loved it guys!

Life is great!

Final Recommendation

Read this book! It was amazing. Characters are realistic, the plot is exciting (what a treat) and RAFFRYN AHHHHHH! Please read it! The ending was slightly a disappointment, because the huge buildup led to a boring explanation behind everything … I think I was expecting too much so try not to expect way too much. Don’t be me.

4.5 out of 5 cups of tea

4.5

The perfect tea to drink while reading this (you can drink anything similar that you find but you can find it at Teavana):

Earl Grey Creme Black Tea is a classic for me. It is dark, and full of intensity. 

Have a great summer guys! Lots of love and enjoy reading! 🙂

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