Best February Read
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again."
This was definitely my favorite of the two books this month, though I loved both. But Angelfall had a sharp, engaging writing style that just carried me through this gritty apocalyptic tale. The characterizations were vivid, and the relationships between the characters were spot on. In particular, the author handled the mental illness (schizophrenia) of Penryn's mother, and its impact on their family with a tremendous sensitivity and grace. This fast-paced quest will leave you wanting more. Good thing the sequel will be released this summer!
Book description from the author's website: