End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days #3) by Susan Ee

July 28, 2015

End of Days by Susan Ee, InToriLex, Book Review
End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days, #3)



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?



I almost made this a two star review, because it was not a cohesive conclusion to the series and left way too much unexplained and unanswered. There were butt loads of potential for this series to continue to be  great, but along the way something didn't work.  If you care about the plot that you've dutifully read through for two books before this, expect to be disappointed. Entire explanations of monsters and situations that propel the plot are only a few sentences long, and the same questions you had after reading book one continue to go unanswered.

Penryn and Raffe are involved in this romantic conflict, but the reason that Raffe feels conflicted about them being together becomes flimsy. The entire book  Raffe and Penryn, kept conveniently being welcomed and helped by people who previously hated them, all in the name of survival. I really don't enjoy things working out conveniently just because, so that induced many eye rolls. This book was action packed, and the short chapter format keeps you engaged. But this book could almost work as a stand alone, because while new environments are introduced, nothing is ever fully explained.
“You seem to bring out new and unimagined dimensions from both me and Kooky Bear.” 
I don't know how demons and Angels co-exist and interact. I don't know why the Earth became open season for the Angels rather than other places they could fight. I don't know why Penryn's little sister was modified to be special. I don't know why Penryn's mother has a mental illness that allows her to survive and know things about this apocalyptic world to use for her advantage.

 I usually say finish a series if you enjoyed the other books. But if you did enjoy the series, you will likely be disappointed in how little is explained in this last book in series. This was an OK read, it had some great action sequences, and quirky elements like Tweedle Dee and Dum. Overall it was a let down, it seemed rushed and unfinished.


Kindlemom said...

Oh no! I'm so sad this let you down! I loved book two and planned on continuing the series. Now I'm sort of hesitant to do that. :(
Thanks so much for the honest review!

Book Rave said...

I was thinking of starting this series since the covers are so pretty, but now I'm not so sure...

InToriLex said...

Yeah, I think Angelfall was great the first book, but it goes downhill after that

InToriLex said...

Yeah I prob wouldnt have read it if I knew it would so sparse on answers

Unknown said...

I completely agree 100% with this review. I was so freaking disappointed, I didn't even review it because I really didn't know what to say. Ugh. You summed it up perfectly. Too many unanswered questions! Great review.
Morrighan @ Elysian Fields Reviews.

Unknown said...

I hate it when a series doesn't end well. After all the dedication you have put in it is just such a disappointment. Two series that come to mind that this happened to me with are the Twilight Series and The Hunger Games trilogy. Bad endings suck, but I hope you get some better ones in future :)

Konna said...

I'm disappointed that this ends with so many things unanswered! I hate it when this happens. Anyway, great review :)

InToriLex said...

Great Glad you can agree

InToriLex said...

Yes with time, hopefully more and more authors will not have rushed trilogies emerge from what was supposed to be a stand alone

InToriLex said...

Thanks, and thanks for commenting

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