A Satisfying Ending: End of Days by Susan Ee Review

end of days coverEND OF DAYS (PENRYN & THE END OF DAYS #3) BY SUSAN EE

Published: May 21st, 2015 by Hodder and Stoughton

Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Young Adult | Dystopia

Recommended to: those who love books about angels

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ABOUT END OF DAYS

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?

RATING: ★★★★★ (4.5)

You know that feeling when you finish a series but it was published a long time ago so no one’s talking about it now? That’s exactly how I feel. 😦

Let me begin by saying that overall, I like this series. Still, I must admit that this is one of those series where none of the sequels could ever measure up to the first.

Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed this for a lot of reasons.

  • I finally got the romance I so desperately wanted. In the first two books, it was basically non-existent. Susan Ee poured everything into this one and I am here for it. There were so many sweet moments but I still couldn’t get enough. I mean, I was starved for two whole books. It was high time I get what I wanted. But those who loved this series because it was different from other angel books due to the lack of romance might not share the same opinion, especially with the ending. I think it depends on what you really wanted from this series.
  • So many things happened and there was more action than the second book. I was on the edge of my seat in the last few chapters. A lot of things surprised me and I liked that.
  • The side characters in this book are pretty great. Penryn’s mom might be crazy but she is also badass. Paige is a strong girl. Dee and Dum are fun. The brotherhood among the Watchers is cute and I wish it had more of it.
  • I loved how it ended and I wouldn’t prefer it any other way. I’m really, really happy about Raffe’s decision. It’s what I wished for. I couldn’t emphasize that enough.

Although I did love the ending, I understand why some found it underwhelming. It is not the kind that will blow you away. It seemed as if Susan Ee was in a rush to resolve all the issues in the easiest possible way. Nevertheless, I only wanted a happy ending and it’s what I got. I guess when you’re reading dystopian while the world feels like a dystopian novel itself, all you ever want is for everything to be okay.

P.S. To the main character of this dystopian novel we’re living in, now would be a good time to show up.

“Lately, I seem to be all about you.”

 

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