ended*

Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences. I was a child, and I knew a dozen different ways of getting out of our property and into the lane, ways that would not involve walking down our drive.
—  Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane 
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Hideaki Anno, End of Evangelion (1997)

“But if people don’t act on their own free will, nothing will change. So you must regain your lost form by your own volition. Even if it means your words become lost, or confused with the words of others. Anyone can return to their human form, as long as they are able to imagine themselves within their own heart. Don’t worry. Anywhere can be paradise, as long as you have the will to live. As long as the Sun, Moon, and Earth exist…it will be alright.”

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I INTERRUPT YOUR DASHBOARD TO TELL YOU WHY YOU SHOULD READ PENRYN AND THE END OF DAYS

  • post-apocalyptic world
  • angels are on earth and no one knows why
  • everything is messed up but they’ve taken control
  • and they like to party
  • rebel groups have been set up
  • children are being turned into flesh-eating monsters
  • (what?)
  • yep. flesh eating monsters.
  • plot twists E V E R Y W H E R E
  • these books are not about romance, they are about family and pride and doing your best to survive in a difficult situation and teaming up with the most unlikely of people to get shit done
  • every single one of the side characters is fleshed out and interesting to read about
  • DIVERSE CHARACTERS: Penryn’s sister is in a wheelchair, and her mother is mentally ill
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE MAIN CHARACTERS ARE SO AWESOME
  • Penryn Young: 17 y/o badass just trying to get by in this shitty world and keep her family together
  • she spots two angels in a fight- one of them rips off the others wings and leaves him to die
  • Penryn steps in and saves his ass
  • slow build to friendship
  • so much sass
  • Raffe is our angel with lost wings
  • total hotty/badass with an angel sword
  • sometimes he saves Penryn’s ass, too, but mostly she saves herself a lot. 
  • these books can be creepy and dark, but they’re also laugh-out-loud funny
  • pooky bear

The last book, End of Days, will be out in May! Get on board with this awesome series. It seriously deserves all the love!