World After is the second book in Susan Ee’s Penryn and the End of Days trilogy. This one picks up after Raffe drops Penryn off with the Resistance. Paige becomes more prevalent, Penryn tries to knit her family unit together, and we see more of the humans vs. angels dynamic.
For the majority of the book, like half of it, Raffe isn’t around. There are some memory scenes that have him, but not enough Raffe for my taste. I craved more of him in this book. I was so glad when he finally made an appearance.
I liked seeing the treatment of humans by angels and other people who seem to be on the angels’ side but are really just trying to survive. It had a War of the Worlds feel to it.
Paige. She plays a key role. She actually adds a level of creepiness. You’ll understand once you read it. She definitely isn’t the same little girl we were introduced to at the beginning of the first book.
World After didn’t feel as amazing as the first book, probably due to the lack in Penryn-Raffe interaction which I loved, but it was still very good. I’m already starting the last book. Fingers crossed that that one ends with a bang!
This book gets 4 out of 5 stars.