Thursday, June 5, 2014

Swoon Thursday #93 ~ World After by Susan Ee

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

World After
(Penryn & the End of Days #2)

Susan Ee

First - The Blurb:

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

Second - The Swoon(s):

Swoon 1

He reaches out and grabs my arm. He drags me to him along the sand. My dress bunches up, more sand than fabric, but I don't care.
He pulls me into his arms and holds me tight.
He is the one pocket of warmth in a sea of ice. Being in his arms feels like the home I never had. He's still panting his laugh that rumbles through his chest. My chest moves with his making me smile.

Swoon 2

"Your world is so different from mine. Do you guys have anything in common with humans?"
He looks at me with those killer eyes in that perfect face over his Adonis body. "Nothing we'll admit to."
"There's no way around it, is there?" I ask. "We're mortal enemies and I should be trying to kill you and everyone like you."
He leans over, touches the tip of his forehead to mine, and closes his eyes. "Yes." His gentle breath caresses my lip as he says the word.
I close my eyes too, and try to focus on the warmth of his forehead resting on mine.

Unfortunately, there were not too many swoon worthy moments in the World After. However, I still enjoyed the story and am looking forward to reading Angelfall 3, which sadly, is not due for release until May 2015.

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!


  1. I really want to read this one! It's a shame that there's not many swoon worthy moments, but I don't think that'll make me like the book any less.

  2. Oooh... I haven't heard of this one before... but it sounds great! Thanks for the swoons girl!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  3. I absolutely adore both Angelfall and World After! The first release date I saw last year for #3 was... today. But, unfortunately that didn't happen! Shame we have to wait so long for it, I love both Raffe and Penryn =)

  4. I love forehead touching, it's so sweet!!

  5. Mmm, the imagery in the swoons are brilliant. A sea of ice, love it!

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  6. Gahh I know a ton of people who love this series but I just havent had time for it. Even though there were not many swoons, I loved the ones you shared!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  7. Great Swoons! I've been wanting to read this series for quite a while! May 2015 is such a long time to wait for book 3!!! Thanks for stopping by my swoon :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape