I got to thinking about books that are so super special to me that I honestly don’t want to hear anything negative about them. These are rare books indeed because I typically don’t mind at all when someone doesn’t love a book I do. There is one particular book I feel the most like this for and it’s Angelfall by Susan Ee.
I got this as an e-book way back when before I blogged. It was a $.99 deal book that had good reviews so I went for it and I was amazed. This book gripped me like no other. Ee’s characters and their interactions with one another and the world they lived in blew me away. I can’t sing enough praises about this book.
I’m sure if I were to reread it I might be able to see some faults here and there (maybe?) At the time I read it I needed the feels it invoked and really this book holds a special place in my heart. There are many, many books that are very special to me but for some reason Angelfall is one of the few that I really can’t hear anything negative about.
It’s not like I would be angry with someone not enjoying it (I might cover my ears and eyes and run) but I’d really rather not hear about it. I decided that Angelfall is a ‘pedestal book’ for me. I’ve placed it very high up and others reading it for the first time might not see it as brilliant as I did. High expectations and over hype might lead to a smidgen of disappointment (which is sooo sad) but for me, no matter what, Angelfall will always be a book that soars above others.