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Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell

December 27th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: December 28, 2010

Publisher: HarperTeen

I give this book 2.5 out of 5 stars

This book definitely tries to cash in on two of the hottest trends in young adult fiction: vampires and fallen angels. When Ellie meets Michael, she is instantly drawn to him. She soon finds out it’s not just a physical attraction she shares with him; they also share the ability to fly and they get flashes of what people are thinking by touching them or tasting their blood. Michael’s theory is that they are vampires, but the truth is something much more sinister.The romance did not do it for me in this story. Other than sharing the same abilities, there seemed to be no other reason why Ellie and Michael would be attracted to one another. There is not much given about their personalities or other traits that make them complement one another. So the romance seemed a little forced to me. Most of the book dragged and did not catch my attention until the last 40 pages or so when things are finally explained and the action picks up. I felt the book could easily have been much shorter, although the ending intrigued me enough that I may read the next book in the series.

Posted in 2 Star Books, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

5 Responses

  1. Lauren

    Thanks for the honest review! I’ve been looking forward to reading this book, but now with your review I don’t think I’ll be picking it up because I’m never too found of books with forced romance and underdeveloped characters.

  2. dsuzuki

    Me neither. I rather there be no romance rather than a bad one.

  3. Elie

    I am disappointed that the book was not as great as the cover. It sounds like it does ave potential if you may read the second installment. Thanks for the honest review.

  4. dsuzuki

    It does have potential but I am on the fence. I won’t be rushing out for book 2 but may give it a try if I run across it.

  5. Michelle

    Yikes! I think I’m definitely passing on this one, haha

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