World After by Susan Ee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
[Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of this book from NetGalley.]
I'm always a bit hesitant to write a full review for a middle book in a series, mostly because if you haven't read the first book I'll either spoil you or you won't know what I'm talking about. But since I received this from NetGalley, the least I can do is at least form an opinion.
I am giving this book four stars because I enjoyed the continuation of the story, even though it was very lacking in Raffe. He mostly showed up in Penryn's brain, and a few scenes here and there, until the end of the book (which made the rest of it worth it). Why on earth am I hopelessly drooling over an angel with an attitude problem?! I usually hate books like this! Chalk it up to good writing, mostly, I guess.
Yet again with the saving of Penryn, though, which still bothered me. She rarely gets out of scrapes herself, and instead throws herself headlong into the fighting or danger and then wonders later how she's going to get herself out of it. Still, she is pretty tough.
One other thing that bothered me - the constant reference to the book's title. "World After" showed up all over the place in describing the time in which the characters find themselves. One or two references would not have been amiss, and I understand that's what people are calling it, but the number of times it was said was overkill for me.
For a second book, not bad. It doesn't suffer from middle book syndrome, although now I'm curious how the end will pan out.
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