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Book Review: World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee

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I’m sorry I have not reviewed a book in a while. I was feeling lazy for the past few months, and I just couldn’t force myself to write a review. LOL. I have read a lot of great books for the past two months (a lot of them are sequels though) and I promise i’ll come up with a list of best sequels ands my top reads for 2013 before the year ends. =)

Now let me go ahead and talk about this book that pushed me into writing a review—World After by Susan Ee. This is one of my highly anticipated sequel this year and i’m happy to say that it did not disappoint.

I would like to thank you Ms. Ee for finally releasing the book. I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book for ages! Anyway, i’m so happy that its here now and I also hope that we wont wait long for the 3rd book. *fingers crossed*

world after

4.5/5 Stars

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!

“You broke me out of the grasp of a living horror when I thought all hope was gone. You gave me the opportunity to crawl back to life when no one else could.”

She glances over at me, her eyes shining in the dark.

“You’re a hero, Penryn, whether you like it or not.”

The story picks up where we left off in Angelfall. Penryn reunited with her family and they are off to camp with the Resistance and other human survivors. Penryn recovered from her temporary paralysis, her mom is still crazy, and her little sister Paige is not quite like Paige anymore.

I have to admit that World After is not as good as Angelfall. However, for a sequel, its pretty darn good. I know a lot of people were disappointed about how Penryn reacted towards Paige condition. If you all remember, Paige was one of those kids experimented in the old aerie lab. Now, Paige is no longer a vegan and she can also walk but people in the camp are afraid of her. I think Penryn couldn’t handle the change in Paige that she couldn’t even look at her sister in the eye. It just broke me. I feel so much for Paige, specially when the survivors in the camp tried to kill her. Penryn and Paige reminds me so much of Katniss and her sister Prim of THG. I just hope that Paige will have a better fate than Prim. Anyway, I think this is one of the best parts of the book– the “sisterly love” part. I have an older sister too, I can totally relate.

Now let’s talk about Raffe and the demon wings in the cover. Yep, he still has it but he’s not giving up in retrieving his old wings back. He wasn’t present during the first part of the book but he comes up occasionally through the angel sword’s memories. Speaking of the angel sword, the poor thing was named Pooky Bear! I can’t even aksdjhfaslkdjhf. Despite the demon wings. Raffe is as awesome as ever.

“It’s painful to see that people prefer a bad guy who looks like an angel to a good guy who looks like a demon.”

I love the action! Specially when Raffe and Penryn reunited. Also, the scene between Paige and Beliel was out of this world. Seriously, I don’t know if I’m horrified or awed (maybe both?) by what Paige did,but yeah, it was CRAZY And the scene after that… (Penryn and Paige moment) *sigh*

I very much enjoyed this book and I think that it’s really worth the wait. I like the fact that the ending isn’t a cliffhanger. Yes, its obvious that the story isn’t finish yet, but at least the main characters are together in the end. Also, Raffe got his wings back and they found their secret weapon (Paige!!!) in the upcoming war. World After was a great read, and I highly recommend this series for those who love sci-fi, dystopian and post apocalyptic novels.

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Resurrection by Dylan Garity

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This is the problem with stories:
They have to leave something out.
The editor cuts a line and someone’s face fades;
the editor says two hundred words or less, and suddenly
a whole family goes missing.
The spotlight isn’t about the light, it’s how
it makes everything around it dark

My grandfather’s face is erased from every story.
The machines survive and the man who made them doesn’t.
The machines make the photo, but their maker is out of frame.

But we choose where to point the camera.
We choose how to tell the story.
We can choose which clothing the hero wears.

I could tell you this is a story about a soldier.
I could tell you this is a story about the blue-collar man
but really, this is just the story of my grandfather.

A Letter To Sarah by Jared Singer

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when considering super powers
if i could regenerate every damaged done to my body
i would double back flip, belly flop off the tallest building i could find.
i would make you watch
wouldn’t have to tell you
it wont kill me
when my body hits the ground
turns bone to dust
when blood splatters across your face
there will be a moment
where your heart stops
when the belly drops out of your everything
i’ll calmly walk up to you and say yeah
ever since you killed yourself
it’s been like that
for all of us
all the time

if i could fly
i would take you so high
so fast
you’ll be terrified
the weak resistance alone
will rip you out of my arms
but do not worry
i would hold on to you
with all of this fear
and longing
i would whisper in your ear
if only you told us something was wrong
we could’ve hold you
told you we loved you
we could’ve helped

guy to his cheating ex-girlfriend (a poem)

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a friend asked me to write a poem based on his experience, so here it is. M, i hope you liked it!

PS. next time, it won’t be free! LOL

man2

hey,

can i talk to you?

i hope your boyfriend won’t mind.

it will only take a few minutes

of your time,

i promise.

hey,

how are you doing?

does he take care of you well?

i hope he does…

and yes,

i have forgiven you.

in case you’re wondering.

hey,

does he make you smile?

i hope he does…

you deserve it,

even though you made me cry.

but that’s alright

i’ll forget it

eventually.

hey,

just so you know

i’m happy for you.

it looks like you found the one,

even though you trampled my heart

in the process.

but that’s okay,

it’s all part of the game right?

hey,

i’m sorry i wasn’t enough for you

i wish you told me

so that we could have skipped

all the mess

and the heartache.

but that’s fine,

i’m good now.

hey,

i gotta go soon.

i’ll pray that he’ll treat you right,

but be good to him too okay?

i’ll move on with my life now.

goodbye

and thank you

for your time.

where is mr. right? (a poem)

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This is for my friend P. I hope you find your “Mr. Right” soon!

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where is mr. right? 

tic toc,

i hear my biological clock

ticking.

marking off the days wasted

for kissing

all the frogs in the pond.

 

i still don’t have my prince charming.

where is my happy ending?

 

tic toc,

i hear the mocking sounds

of my biological clock.

they say there are so many fish in the sea,

and boy were they true–

but I seem to keep on reeling the wrong fishes.

 

is there something wrong with the bait?

or am I just fishing in the wrong sea?

 

where is my perfect man?

my one true love?

is he even real,

or just a character in my dream?

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