In the sequel to Angelfall, Penryn has found her kidnapped sister Paige only to lose her again when other survivors of the angel apocalypse, thinking Paige a monster, stage an attack. Paige has now fled for cover into the ravages of what’s left of San Francisco, with Penryn mounting a desperate search to find her before an angry mob does. But Penryn’s search will lead her directly into the heart of the angels’ nefarious plans for humans, and her path will once again cross with the hunted angel Raffe, who is still on a search of his own for his stolen wings.
Thankfully, this urban fantasy sequel does not suffer from the “sophomore slump” like many second books in a trilogy. World After picks up right where the action left off in the previous book and continues at a breakneck speed, and fortunately Susan Ee has managed not to sacrifice her characters’ development for the sake of said action. I eagerly await the next installment in this series.