When the angels arrived, they didn't bring salvation but genocide. Until now Penryn has been content to hide with her schizophrenic mother and crippled sister. But they have run out of food and options and must leave their home in search of a safer place. On their flight they stumble into a battle between angels. It's five versus one and the outcome is a foregone conclusion. Until Penryn steps in....then the tide of the battle changes and the attacking angels flee, but not before they have snatched Penryn's young sister. Now Penryn must save her sister and her only chance is to trust a badly wounded and wingless angel. Angelfall was a bit of a mixed bag for me. I really liked Penryn and Raffe. I even liked Penryn's crazy mother with her pentagrams and butter knives. But there was an underlying darkness which just isn't my thing. That said, the book ended strongly and gave me a little hope for the conclusion.