One of the best parts about this book was how strong and independent Penryn was becoming. I mean, she was before but this was just a whole other ballgame. Her mom is still crazy, she is in turmoil over if her sister really is a monster or not, and she lost the only person she trusted even a little bit.
"Did I think for a second that I could have my own agenda among them? That I could beat any of them? I'm a little nobody, a nothing. By all the laws of nature, I should be crawling under the table and crying for mommy. Only, relying on mommy is what other people do."
There were a lot more emotional scenes in this book, and they were really beautifully written. I like the fact that Susan can go from writing these disturbing scenes about the apocalypse to these extremely moving scenes that you just would never see coming. My favorite chapter was chapter 16, where Penryn sees her and Raffe's first encounter through his perspective.
"Rules. Custom. Danger. It's dangerous to be with me.
It's dangerous to be without you."
"You're the devil's bride and these are his creatures. He carried you out of the fire and is letting you visit us from the dead."
Overall, I think this book was pretty good but not as good as the first one. I really missed Raffe and his sarcastic attitude, him and Penryn just make a better story together - even if they aren't dating. The emotional flashbacks in the book made up a little bit for Raffe's absence, but not enough. World After definitely answered a lot of questions that Angelfall left open, so I think that was great. I am really interested in how this series will pan out especially since Raffe is immortal and Penryn is mortal. Also, the description for the third book looks amazing. End of Days comes out on May 12th.