Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell
Release Date: December 28th, 2010 from HarperTeen
Details: 336 pages, paperback
Series: Book #1 in the Fallen Angel series
Source: Publisher (Thank you HarperTeen!)
Rating: 2 out of 5
Summary (goodreads):

The first book in a dark, edgy new angel series about a girl who finds herself forced to choose sides in the battle between fallen angels, even if that means going against the boy she loves. 

When Ellie Faneuil first sees Michael Chase she feels an instantaneous connection. But she does not realize how much they have in common, including the ability fly and to see what others are thinking - not to mention a taste for blood. Reveling in their new powers and their growing feelings for each other, Ellie and Michael are determined to uncover what they are, and how they got this way ... together. 

But the truth has repercussions neither could have imagined. Soon they find themselves center stage in an ancient conflict between fallen angels that threatens to destroy everything they love. And it is no longer clear whether Ellie and Michael will choose the same side. 

In this electrifying novel Heather Terrell spins a gripping tale of soul-mates, supernatural powers and a truth that will change Ellie and Michael‘s world forever.

o0.| My Thoughts |.0o

Cause really, I don't know how else to say this.

The thing that caught my attention with the ARC copy was that the back of the book had a headline that said "Hush Hush meets Evermore..." I haven't read Hush Hush yet and I can see why this is a bit similar to Evermore but... I don't know, this book just didn't really captivate me.

Fallen Angel is a fast read and not many books for me are. There were a lot of questions and secrets in the beginning that are answered in the end, but even after finishing the book, I felt just as confused as Ellie concerning what exactly she was. I thought the whole flying thing was kinda weird and a little hard to picture in my mind. And that that some of the situations she was in were a bit unrealistic. I did like the little history lesson of the difference between the angels who want redemption and the fallen ones. 

As for the characters, I didn't really feel the romantic connection between Ellie and Michael. I think Michael is a bit of a creeper and that Ellie can do so much better! I find it a little unreal the Ellie's best friend would just be okay with her super power and why was she so clingy?! As for Ellie's parents, I think they should just had spilled everything to her when they had the chance.

I can't see myself re-reading this book but even though the big bad ___ is gone, I'm curious to see what other obstacles Ellie will face in the following books. I'm also curious to know what she's going to do with herself now that she knows what she is. 

And as always, my low rating should not stop you from reading this yourself. If you like fallen angels and action, then I suggest you give this a go. And if you do, let me know what you thought of it!

*Thank you HarperTeen for the opportunity for a copy of this book for review!
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1 comment:

  1. Great assessing review. I've read both titles and oddly they are both on opposite side for me. LOVE Hush Hush and found Evermore okay.... I am in constant debate with myself whether to give it a 3 or 4 on GR.

    Fallen Angels sounds interesting and I love the cover. I will keep this one on mt TBR list but there are so many books that I am dying to read this one may have to simmer and wait.