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Stephanie's books and other things

I like books. I like art. I have opinions.....you've been warned.

Currently reading

A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto
Tavis Smiley, Cornel West
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5)
Stephen King, Jae Lee
Master Strokes: Watercolor: A Step-By-Step Guide to Using the Techniques of the Masters
Hazel Harrison
The Mad Art of Caricature!: A Serious Guide to Drawing Funny Faces
Tom Richmond (Illustrator)
Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) - Susan Ee There are many rave reviews for this book, but I fail to understand why. I was completely underwhelmed it, yet it seems everyone else found it orgasmic. I’m left scratching my head.

Angels are real. But they are not the kind, loving beings we have made them out to be in today’s popular culture. They're like the angels of the bible, out for blood. For a reason no one knows (yet) the angels have attacked the humans of earth, a few people survive and do what they can to get by.

Penryn, her wheelchair bound sister Paige and her schizophrenic mother are among the survivors. One day a feather falls from the sky in front of them and terror sets in. They fear that feather belongs to an angel…the fear is warranted. An angel falls from the sky followed by others,his enemies, who cut his wings off, ouch. During the fight Paige is plucked from her wheelchair and is taken away. Penryn saves the angel, Raffe’s, life in hopes he will give up information on where her sister was taken. The mother runs off in terror......smart.

Raffe is beautiful, a perfect specimen of the male variety (of course) and Penryn is drop dead gorgeous (of course). They reluctantly team up to find Paige and to find a way to have Raffe’s wings reattached.

Penryn finds herself attracted to Raffe, and Raffe finds her attractive as well even though he is an angel who has been around since before the beginning of time. What could they possibly have in common besides their physical beauty? Me personally, I can hardly spend five minutes with the teens I work with before there is nothing left to talk about. I like them very much, but there is only so much we have in common.

I thought Angelfall was good, but not world changing……earth shattering……mind blowing. Part of the problem may be is that I read Daughter of Smoke and Bone before I read Angelfall and it’s (in my opinion) a much better book on angels.