Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Teaser Tuesday: End of Days by Susan Ee

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

End of Days by Susan Ee.

End of Days –
Hodder & Stoughton

I don’t like it when angels murmur in agreement. Nothing good ever comes of that.
— Chapter 33

Knowing about the horrors that have happened and will happen but choosing to live anyway. Maybe there’s an art to being human.
— Chapter 57

I was wrong ... but I was also right. As this is mildly confusing, let me elaborate a little: Back in 2012 I told myself that I would read no more angel books because I was so over them but that I’d make an exception if the book didn’t have a love story front and centre. Luckily, I excluded series I had already started ... yes, I like to hoodwink myself when it seems opportune. This series is very much a love story and a lot of things are very much driven by this love, but it is never sappy or the single driving force. More like a creeping vine and before you know it you’re completely entangled.
Most series make you wait about a year between books but this series started out as a wee indie and it has been a great pleasure to watch it build momentum and be picked up by a bigger publisher over the years even if the two year waits between the instalments were agonisingly long.
As implied in the name, this is the angel-apocalypse to end all angel-apocalypses, no further candidates need to apply. This series calls for a re-read now that all books are available and can be read back to back. As much fun as theorising between two books can be, there are details that are bound to get lost between book one and three if they are separated by almost four years. And to anyone who might not be satisfied by the end: The world in this series as we know it ended, there was an actual apocalypse. Don’t expect everything will magically go back to normal because the beauty of this is also in showing how the main character endures and tries to make the best of her situation no matter what. Now excuse me, I need to have a good wail over the fact that some things that were logical to happen were also heart-wrenching and beautiful in their perfect imperfection ... which is again mildly confusing but in this case you’ll need to read the series and the end to understand how this impression is achieved.

I’m usually a little sceptical when it comes to indie-published stories, but as the exception proves the rule I’m always open to suggestions. If you have recommendations for a book that has been overlooked by the major publishing houses please share them in the comments along with your teaser.


Vonnie R said...

I'm hesitant towards indie books as well but this one sounds promising.


Claudia Arroyo said...

I was quite pleased with the conclusion of the series, but did feel as though it left a lot to be desired; great teasers!

My Teaser

The Book Rogue said...

Wow, this sounds good. I've seen it before, sure, but I don't think it made it very high on my watch-out list. But not it's on there waaaaay up, because I will so love this if I experience it the same way you did. And the teasers sound good, too. ;)
My Teaser

Lexxie Lin said...

I love this series, and End of Days is the only one I have left to read too! I really like the teasers you shared :)
Have a terrific Tuesday and happy reading.

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Nadene Reynolds said...

I am not familiar with this author. This however sounds like an interesting read. I am not sure I will be adding it to my TBR though as it is quite large as we speak.
Here is my TT

Beth F said...

I'm not big on angel books, though I've a read a few. I like the first teaser.

PD Workman said...

The first one made me laugh.

My teaser this week is from Isaac Asimov http://wp.me/p3Nz8P-su

Kathy Martin said...

I have the first in this series on my Kindle. I'm not a big fan of angel books so it has been sitting for quite a while. Sounds like I need to move it up on the reading list. The teaser on my young adult blog this week comes from Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway. Happy reading!

sherry fundin said...

I love indie authors. I have been fortunate to have found some excellent reads.
sherry @ fundinmental My TT

Whitney Behr said...

"this is the angel-apocalypse to end all angel-apocalypses" I love that description. I hadn't heard of this series before but it sounds action pact -- great teaser. Here's mine

Tribute Books Mama said...

Not sure about this one.

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