For some, it's bucking the establishment, giving "it" to the man, whatever "it" is. For more authors I've met online, or whose writing I've enjoyed, it's been about following their heart, putting out a book that they love so others - like moi - could enjoy.
One particular book got pointed out to me by Sommer Leigh. She was/is a definite fan of this novel. Here's one of her blog posts where she mentioned Angelfall by Susan Ee.
Goodreads: It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
I had a very hard time putting this book down. Susan did a fantastic job of keeping the stakes escalating, keeping the tension taut and making me wish for Penryn to succeed in her quest.
This novel isn't for those seeking "happy days are here again". It's post-apocalyptic to the core. Happy days look far in the past and less than a hope for the near future. A definite must-read!
To celebrate INDIEpendence, I'm giving away a paperback edition of this novel:
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