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?
Another beautiful book by Susan Ee.
Man, I fell even more in love with this series! Which is awesome, because there was no second book slump!
This book starts right off where the first one ended. Raffe is gone, hunting for his wings, and Penryn is back with the military group she is sort of friends with and her mother.
One thing I hated (more of a personal thing, and something that went perfectly with the story) was that Raffe didn't come back until just after half the book was over. I love him, so it was hard to read the story without him. But, Penryn was able to figure out a few things for herself and develop as a character. So, it wasn't a real reason to hate, but I just really wanted them to finally admit they liked each other.
Let me just say, without spoiling what happens between them, the way Raffe and Penryn go about developing their feelings for each other and acting on them--it's my favorite. You can tell they care for each other, but they don't let their feelings for each other run the show. They have a goal in mind and they are there to make it, and working together is a perk.
I was just so happy that this wasn't an instalove but a well developed relationship.
These books are also action packed. Penryn does not mess around, especially as she wields that angel sword. Her mother is a crazy person and is perhaps even more scary than the angels.
And Paige. My heart hurts when I think of Paige, but man, this series is so good.
5 out of 5!