Penryn and the End of Days Bk. 1


Written by: Susan Ee

This novel has 284 pages.

Who will guard us from the ones who are supposed to guard us?


It’s been a few weeks since angels of the apocalypse decided to destroy the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When the angel attackers kidnap a disabled, helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister, Penryn, will do anything to get her back. She would even ally with the enemy. An angel. Raffe is a warrior angel who's broken and wingless on the street after a dangerous fight. After years and years of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a near-death experience by a half-starved teenage girl. Penryn, bent on finding her sister, nurses the angel to health in hopes of the angel knowing where the attackers took her sister. Raffe, who disagrees, eventually (but reluctantly) takes Penryn through Northern California. Together, they journey toward the angels' aerie in San Francisco where Penryn will risk everything to rescue her sister, and Raffe will sacrifice himself to his greatest enemies for the chance to have wings again.
This book is written in first person.

Theme and Real Life

The theme in this book was things aren't as they always seem. In this book, and in real life, people always thought the Angels were supposed to be their saviors. But they find out that they are really their enemies. I can relate to this because once, I had some friends, and we were very close. Later on, they turned away from me.
In this scene, which is near the end, Penryn is "dying," as Raffe thinks. It's very important, as it leads into the next book and shows how much Raffe actually cares about her after he rejected her.