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Review: Penryn & the End of Days Series

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Penryn & the End of Days (Angelfall, World After, End of Days)

Susan Ee

Young Adult/Fantasy/Paranormal>Angels

Penryn is trying to survive. Because after the angels came to destroy the modern world there are no rules. Streets are ruled by gangs and angels are hunting for humans. When her sister is kidnapped Penryn will do everything she can to find her even if it means working with the enemy. Everything could happen in this new dangerous world.

I’m gonna do something a little different for these three books. Instead of doing individual reviews, I’m gonna review them as a whole series. This is gonna be a crapshoot, as I have no idea what I am doing.

This is a pretty good series. Each book was great in its own way but also fit together really well. The first two in the series was a re-read, I read them probably a couple of years ago. In the last 1 or 2 weeks I reread them so I remembered what the heck was going on before I read the last. They weren’t as great as I remembered them being but they were still definitely enjoyable. I also think I reviewed Angelfall a ways back, but when I started over the blog I deleted it. *facepalm*

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Review: Fahrenheit 451

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Ray Bradbury

Classic/Science Fiction/Dystopian

Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.

With only myself to blame it took me three months to finish this book. It had nothing to do with it being boring or me not being interested, I just get going with life and don’t find time to sit down and read. Or I fall asleep a half a page in.

Anyways, I liked this book a lot. There is a reason why it is a classic. I think the story can apply to all generations and I think everybody should read it at least once. It’s one of those books that make you think. I am glad that I chose to read it on my own though and didn’t read it for a class. Reading books for high school kinda ruins them for me as you are forced to analyze and dissect every single aspect of it.

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