I decided to break my own rule of reading Book #2 in a series after finishing Angelfall last year and giving it 3.5 Stars (that’s like the equivalent of 7 Stars for most people). I’m giving World After a very generous 3 Stars in hopes that the soon-to-be-released Book #3 gets back on track.
The problem I have with YA books in a series is there always seems to be so much filler that should have been left on the cutting room floor. While World After contained a few awesome action sequences and answered some questions like “what the F are those scorpion pod things?!?!?!?!?!” and “how did little Paige end up a Frankenhuman?!?!?!?!?” there was a lot of time spent doing pretty much nothing. And when Penryn was doing stuff, it was kind of the same stuff she did in Angelfall - like infiltrating the angels’ new aerie. Not to mention that, although Penryn is way more kickass than the average YA female lead, a certain someone . . .
didn’t even appear until the 72% point. WTF? It’s great to have a heroine who can hold her own, but it’s even better with Raffe’s banter . . .
“Don’t talk. You’ll just spoil my fantasy of rescuing an innocent damsel in distress as soon as you open your mouth.”
Crossing my fingers that End of Days has less of this . . .
and a lot more of this . . . .
or even this . . .
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.