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World After (Penryn and the End of Days Book Two) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Susan Ee
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'Action packed and tense, it will delight even sci-fi refuseniks' (Sunday Mirror)

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The irresistibly compelling BOOK TWO in the long awaited PENRYN AND THE END OF DAYS series. It is THE book we are all waiting with bated breath to read...

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?

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 844 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 321 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 147781728X
  • Editeur : Hodder & Stoughton (19 novembre 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00D8CSTMS
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Susan Ee has eaten mezze in the old city of Jerusalem, surfed the warm waters of Costa Rica, and played her short film at a major festival. She used to be a lawyer but loves being a writer because it allows her imagination to bust out and go feral.

Her debut novel was the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days series). Angelfall has been translated into 19 languages and the film rights have been optioned by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Good Universe.

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(attention, légers spoilers en vue ! forcément légers d'ailleurs, vu le peu de nouveautés de ce deuxième tome)

J'ai adoré le premier roman de Penryn, que je viens de relire avec le même enthousiasme. J'étais tout à fait consciente du fait que l'auteur en était à son galop d'essai et que la suite de l'histoire risquait d'être un poil bancale, n'ayant sans doute pas été pensée en détail.
J'étais ainsi prête à une qualité un peu inférieure.

Mais là, il n'y a tout simplement rien de neuf. Que des redites, des ressassages, du déjà-vu. Certes le style est toujours agréable, on retrouve la personnalité de Penryn, il y a une ou deux idées originales (Clara, pooky doo), mais on en fait très vite le tour.
On retrouve la résistance qui s'organise, avec les jumeaux à la sauce Weasley, le chef fait un petit tour, hop, rien de neuf, c'est déjà fini.
On revoit une fête grandiose avec les méchants anges et les pauvres humaines (d'ailleurs, étant donné le mépris des anges pour les humains, voire même leur dégoût, la présence systématique de belles femmes sur leur 31 - des guenons à leurs yeux - n'est pas compréhensible).
On revoit la petite sœur, on insiste sur son aspect effrayant, on montre de quoi elle est capable (rien de surprenant), on sous-entend des choses, on comprend finalement... pas grand chose.
On revoit la mère folle, on la voit bien folle, encore et encore, dans plein de scènes différentes, on bâille un peu.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 un tome 2 sans relief 30 novembre 2013
Par Atahana TOP 1000 COMMENTATEURS VOIX VINE
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Quel dommage et quel gâchis...

J'ai attendu avec impatience, pendant de longs mois cette suite des aventures de Penryn, j'ai laissé éclater ma joie quand mon livre est arrivé sur mon Kindle grâce à une pré commande. Et puis au bout de quelques chapitres, j'ai commencé à bailler, à interrompre ma lecture pour aller surfer. J'ai bien tenté de mettre mon ennui grandissant sur le compte de la fatigue, de mon emploi du temps chronométré mais il a bien fallu se rendre à l'évidence:la cause était intrinsèque.

Bizarrement, alors que le livre ne manque pas d'action, l'héroïne m'a paru très attentiste, passive. L'auteur a beau essayer d'expliquer pourquoi Penryn est contrainte de souvent rester spectatrice, j'ai trouvé ça pénible. Ses choix étaient toujours à l'inverse de la logique. Un exemple:elle se cache pendant une scène atroce afin de préserver sa mère mais, deux chapitres plus loins, l'oublie limite en se bornant à se dire que sa mère a dû s'en tirer.

Ses relations avec sa soeur deviennent ambivalentes mais le rendu est fade alors qu'il y avait matière à exploiter.
Quant à la mère givrée, on l'a voit presque trop:Penryn redevient une jeune fille de son âge, un peu écrasée par elle alors qu'elle assume depuis plusieurs années le rôle de chef de famille.

Que dire enfin de Raffe? Pas grand chose vu qu'il n'est pas très présent.

Dernière remarque: ces anges terribles me paraissent très humains dans ce tome, trop humains.

Pour moi, vous l'aurez compris, ce tome est raté mais je donnerai sa chance au tome 3 probablement, en souvenir du merveilleux début de cette série.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Une sombre suite 21 novembre 2013
Par Lady Lama TOP 500 COMMENTATEURS VOIX VINE
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"World After" est la suite de "Angel Fall", grande réussite de young adult fantasy.

On y retrouve l'héroïne, Penryn, plus désespérée et plus héroïque que jamais, entourée d'humains cruels et rendus aveugles par leurs certitudes, d'anges d'une beauté dévastatrice, de chimères atroces, d'une sœur qui vit un sort abject et soutenant plus que soutenue par sa mère, à la fois merveille d'ingéniosité et complètement toquée . Heureusement, une épée finalement très bavarde veille sur elle.

L'effet est moins sidérant, nous connaissons l'univers, les protagonistes, les enjeux. Néanmoins l'auteur réussit à rendre le climat glauque et morbide à souhait. L'ambiance est très sombre et pesant, mais je n'ai pas eu de souci à progresser dans la lecture (je sais qu'après les malheurs le meilleur va finir par arriver, même si on en est très loin encore).

L'histoire est ici très simple: survivre ou mourir. Et en toile de fond, comprendre les anges.

Je ne mets que 4 étoiles, même si l'ambiance est là, le rythme aussi, j'ai eu l'impression d'un épisode de transition où les personnages subissent avant de changer et de pouvoir réagir (mis à part un combat final de toute beauté). Je n'attends bien sur plus qu'une chose, la suite (la fin?).
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A horrifyingly good sequel 19 novembre 2013
Par ThisisNotaCliffhanger - Publié sur Amazon.com
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When this book showed up on my doorstep I promised myself (while happy dancing, it should be noted) that I would read slowly and stretch this out to savor it. Who the hell was I kidding?! I was doomed as soon as I opened the cover. This book kept me up ALL night! I didn’t just “enjoy” this book I loved every single minute of the ride. It’s been a few days now and I’m still having trouble writing a review that doesn’t solely consist of omg squee omg aghhh *random animal noises* (don’t even ask).

Susan Ee somehow manages to take everything I love most in books and blend it all together perfectly. Intense action, creeptastic horror, witty banter, sexual tension off the charts, complex characters- the gang’s all here!

Penryn has got to be one of my favorite YA heroines of all time. She’s bold, courageous, stubborn, selfless, smart and so strong yet despite all the hardship she has been through she’s still very empathetic to others. Even when she does stupid things she’s smart enough to realize this is a bad idea but her conscience won’t allow her to just walk away. The brief moments she gets to expose her vulnerability and insecurity are so touching. It is a nice reminder that beneath her strength and bravado this is still a young, inexperienced girl. Her stammering during the few romantic scenes made me laugh out loud and cringe for her at the same time.

Her family makes me think my family isn’t weird after all. As creepy as her mom was in the last book she kicks it up a notch this time around. I think I’m more terrified of her holding a lipstick now than the cattle prod she is so fond of. There’s a scene between her and Pen that made my heart hurt. I’ve known that having to deal with her mentally ill mother is what has made Penryn so strong and independent but it’s so hard to see it happening. Paige is also featured a lot in the beginning of this book and it is just as unsettling. We finally get to see what happened to her after she was taken by the angels in Angelfall and it isn’t pretty. She’s only seven, you guys, seven and they have transformed her into something so monstrous even Penryn struggles to see the little sister she adores through it.

Of course we have to talk about our favorite angel with demon wings, Raffe. While we do get to see flashes of him here and there he’s not really around until the end of the book. Surprisingly, this did not detract from my enjoyment and he more than makes up for his absence once he does show up. Believing Penryn is dead, he has been pursuing his beautiful white angel wings with a single-minded intensity. It was both refreshing and true to his character that he didn’t just give up after her “death” and sit around moping. The banter between him and Penryn absolutely slayed me just like the first book but we also get some really touching tender moments between them too. We also get to learn a lot about his past and why he is so against angel and human relationships. The nearly combustible tension between them is driving me crazy but I love it.

The sword- yep, she’s getting her own section because this time around she’s basically a character in her own right. This thing is not only sentient it is able to share visions of the past and is the sole reason we finally get to learn so much about Raffe’s past. It uses them to teach her things, to motivate her, and even to comfort her. Also, Penryn saddles it with what is quite possibly the worst name ever for an Archangel sword. That and the disguise she made for it had me cracking up while feeling bad for it. I felt bad for a sword- if that isn’t a testament to Ee’s writing, I don’t know what is.

If you loved Angelfall, you’re going to love World After. It has everything you love about the first one kicked up a notch. Now stop wasting time reading reviews and go buy this book! You can thank me later.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Superb Sequel! 19 novembre 2013
Par Jon (Scott Reads It!) - Publié sur Amazon.com
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To be honest, I wasn't sure how World After would turn out because most sequels don't live up to their predecessor. The good news is that World After is even better than Angelfall, a feat that I didn't even think was possible. World After retains the humor, kick-ass action scenes, fast-paced plot and absolutely amazing characters that readers came to love in Angelfall. World After easily is one of my favorite books of 2013.

Penryn and Raffe are definitely one of my favorite literary couples, they are honestly perfect for each other. They both complement each other in fierceness and wit making their romance something to look forward to. The romance between Raffe and Penryn is minimal as there is more of a focus on Penryn's journey to find Paige and Raffe's journey to reclaim his wings. The few romantic interactions between Penryn and Raffe are absolutely perfect.

World After is filled with non-stop fast-paced action scenes where Penryn really kicks butt. Sorry Katniss and Tris, but Penryn is easily my favorite heroine ever with her epic fighting skills. Susan Ee really knows how to write immersive action scenes that are extremely easy to visualize. I physically couldn't stop reading because I was so engrossed in the action scenes.

Characterwise, we see a lot more of Penryn's sister and mother which was a huge plus on Ee's part. Paige is a character that I love, but at the same time, I'm absolutely terrified whenever she made an appearance. All of Ee's characters continued to surprise me again and again, especially Penryn's mother. I really haven't read many books in which a character is completely mentally unstable and it was extremely interesting to see Ee develop such a character.

World After is the absolutely thrilling sequel to Angelfall and it truly exceeded all expectations that I had. World After raises the bar for other dystopian books with an unforgettable plot, extremely unique characters, and action scenes that will keep readers lusting for more. World After is dystopian fiction at it's best.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Penryn and Raffe together again. Funny, Horrifying, Smart and Action Packed. 20 novembre 2013
Par Robin Snyder - Publié sur Amazon.com
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- "The world going crazy doesn't mean your mother isn't still crazy too."

I thought Angelfall was a wild ride but World After kicked crazy up a notch. Susan Ee has really impressed me with her second book in the Penryn and The End of Days series. After the first book I really wanted some insight into the Angels and Raffe's Past, I also wanted to know more about the creepy Frankenstein monsters that were at the Aerie, Penryn's crazy mom and Paige poor little Paige. Well Susan Ee found a great way to give us insight into most of these things and just when I thought she couldn't horrify me any more Ms. Ee pushed the bar just one step farther.

Penryn's mom is still crazy, I mean sometimes she seems like maybe she is the only one that is on top of what is truly happening but she is still nuts and I love every second of it.

- "Of course your fine." She keeps walking. "You're the devils bride and these are his creatures." - Penryn's Mom

In Penryn's mom's defense the tableau at the end of Angelfall did make Raffe look like the Devil. But, you still have to be crazy to come up with an idea like that. It is safe to say that the Young family wasn't exactly popular in the new resistance camp with a mom speaking in tongues, resurrected girl and a stitched up child with super strength and razor teeth.

DeeDum were hilarious and up to their shenanigans again at the new resistance camp. They have some great one liners and seems to always be in the know, but that is to be expected of the great spymasters. Where ever they go trouble will abound but they seem to always be able to help Penryn out in some way.

Even though Raffe and Penryn are apart at the beginning of the book Susan Ee found a very interesting way to show us part of Raffe's past as an Archangel and his time with the watchers. It also gave us some insight to his POV from the first book on a few scenes and showed what else was going on at the same time adding even more dimension to the story and his character.

World After is really a dark story. I was very worried about the characters at certain parts of the book when it became the darkest and pushed the envelope of even the first book. But Susan Ee really hits you with some levity throughout too. For it being about the apocalypse I really laughed quite a few times. Penryn and Raffe's banter is fantastic once again.

- "Don't talk. You'll just spoil my fantasy of rescuing an innocent damsel in distress as soon as you open your mouth."

I was so happy when they found each other again and I might have fist pumped in the air. There is the forbidden romance and it is still smoldering and a slow burn. The tension is exquisite, I ship these two so hard I really want it to work out for them in the end but an Angel and a Daughter of Man have a lot stacked against them it will be interesting to see how that progresses.

The romance never overshadows the rest of the story and there is one dilemma after another. Questions are answered and others are posed but I feel like a good deal of the questions I had after the first book were at least addressed and I know so much more about this world and the motivations of all the characters than I did before.

My new favorite character is......Pooky Bear.

- "Bow down to me Pooky Bear, who has only two other equals in all the worlds."

Until you read the book you won't understand I just have to throw it in that it some of the funniest moments in the book and I laugh so hard just thinking about it. But don't let the name fool you Pooky Bear kicks ass.

I am wowed by this book it has action, adventure, sci-fi, monsters, A Crazy Mom, heroes, demons, Aerial Combat, crazy club scenes Gatsby Style, incredibly disturbing moments, incredibly hopeful moments and decidedly unexpected moments....there were a lot of moments. It is so hard to pick out my favorite parts of this book because the awesomeness was spewing out everywhere. The ending left me aching for more. This is one of those books that I marked so many pages, I loved it was hard to pick just a few things for the review.

I really can't wait to see what else pops out of the mind of Susan Ee. How someone can think up such a dark world and then fill it with her special brand of humor, I am well just in awe of it. Well played Ms. Ee Well Played.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Amazing follow up to Angelfall! Must Read! 20 novembre 2013
Par S.Huston - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
What to say? What to say? First I want to express my desire to have an angel by the name of Raffe show up on my doorstep! Second I want to reiterate my love for this book series!

World After starts up right where Angelfall ends. The truth is Penryn and Raffe spend most of the book apart which for me was very disappointing but only because I like it when he's around. We really get to see Penryn prove her worth, she and her family are put through quite a bit but Penryn remains strong proving she can take care of herself. We get more of a glimpse into the relationships between Penryn, her mom, and Paige. It becomes clear that they are her only weakness.

There is a lot of action, how can there not be when the characters are constantly running for their lives? But unfortunately it did have a middle book feel to it. At the end it seemed like nothing had been solved, which you kind of expect when starting a middle book. If things are solved then that would make it a final book and I'm not ready for this ride to end. I can't get enough of Penryn and Raffe, I hope to have more in the next book. I really hope Susan Ee can figure out a way for them to be together in the end. That would rock my socks off!
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Boring, "second book syndrome"... until you get to the end (which is awesome) 21 novembre 2013
Par Ashley Evans - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I need to start out with a quote from another reviewer, because they said it perfectly:

“75% Meh and 25% AWESOMENESS”
--MP “Iheartbooks”

This is is 100% accurate.

I was bored for the first 75% of World After. That large portion of the story reads very much like a filler book. There’s not a lot happening. There’s just traveling, moving back and forth, and an overall sense of, “What do we do now?” A couple plot pieces do get moved around the board, but super slowly over that 75%. And to top it off, we get no Raffe.

I’m sure most people will agree with me when I say that Raffe made me fall in love with Angelfall. Yes Penryn is also a fabulous character, but Raffe and Penryn together were EXCITING, CHEMISTRY, FANTASTICAL. All those great things. Take Raffe out of the picture for 75% of the book, and it’s a lot less exciting. One of my pet peeves if when you have a romance (or in this case an “almost romance”) then the love interest gets jerked out of the story in book 2 only to reappear at the end. I was devastated to see World After fall victim to that method.

When things finally do turn around in the last 25%, they are pretty awesome! All the great memories of Angelfall’s epicness came flooding back. Suddenly things are INTENSE, there are epic BATTLES that feel super important, there are crazy angel SWORD things going on. And, of course, Raffe FINALLY makes an appearance.

The last 25% of World After finally lived up to the awesomeness of Angelfall, but I’m really sad to say that the first 75% was majorly lacking. I just don’t feel like the first 75% had any of the same qualities that Angelfall had. It didn’t have Raffe’s playful character. It didn’t have the same sense of urgency or intensity. It didn’t feel…. epic.

The end is awesome, so definitely hold out until that point! Susan Ee did a great job getting me super pumped for book 3! World After ends on a great note and opens up some really exciting possibilities. I’m just still pretty massively disappointed that the first 75% flopped.
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