Saturday, August 2, 2014

Book Review ~ Fallen by Laury Falter ~ Virtual Book Tour

by Laury Falter

Young Adult Fantasy
Date Published: April 1, 2009

Maggie is unaware of the terrifying fate that awaits her. It isn’t until she lands in New Orleans for a full year at a private high school and her unknown enemies find her does she realize that her life is in danger.
As a mystifying stranger repeatedly intervenes and blocks the attempts on her life, she begins to learn that there is more to him than his need to protect her and that he may be the key to understanding why her enemies have just now arrived.

Abaddon’s eyes met mine, and I turned to head down the dark street toward a quieter spot, a less public place. I wasn’t sure what Abaddon had in mind, but I knew it wasn’t going to be pleasant. I didn’t want anyone to accidentally find us or to valiantly step in, trying to be a hero.

As I headed farther away from the commotion of Bourbon Street, into the darkness, I didn’t need to turn to make sure they were following me.
I could feel them.

As we got farther from safety, my radar grew more and more intense, as if it was sensing their anticipation of what was to come.

I approached a dark alleyway and figured this would be as good a place as any to do it. Only the hazy illumination of a streetlight reached here, and no doors or windows could be seen, just the back sides of two buildings.

An efficient place to die.

It was here and now. I turned to face Abaddon, startled to find him leaning down, merely an inch away.

Fallen by Laury Falter is an absolutely fantastic and intriguing book to read.  From the first page, I was immediately drawn into the story wanting to know more about Maggie and her gift.  Maggie was a completely awesome character and I loved her sarcastic, witty humor and her fearless attitude.  I especially liked her 'roommates' and felt that they added that special touch to this story.  And then there is Eran {{sigh}}.  He is Maggie's Guardian, and you can tell right from the beginning that there is something going on besides his job as protector.

This book laid the groundwork perfectly for the next two installments of this trilogy and I cannot wait to start book two.  The world-building was very creative and the character building was exceptional.  What I really liked is that there was not a huge cliffhanger at the end and that is a big plus for me.  The ending just left me with a few questions and the desire to continue on this journey with Maggie, Eran and the gang.

With tons of action, lovable characters, humorous moments and true love that withstands the test of time, made this book an enjoyable, fast-paced read.  Fallen definitely had a different twist and is not your typical angle/demon themed story and it is one that I would recommend.  

My rating:  4 out of 5 stars

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Laury Falter

Laury Falter is a bestselling author of young adult romantic suspense and urban fantasy. She is also an animal rights activist, a sailor, a one-handed golf putterer, and a Colorado River conqueror.
She has three series out: the Guardian Trilogy, the Residue Series, and the Apocalypse Chronicles.

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