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“I'm not religious, and this was just too much god god god for me”Amber M wrote this review Monday, April 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enthralling. ”Valerie B wrote this review Friday, March 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Fallen Book 1 was an enjoyable read. To my surprise, it was actually pretty different from what I thought it would be and that’s a good thing.
Let’s start with the characters: Aaron Corbet was a good main character but he didn’t stand out from the hundreds of YA male characters that I read about. I mean, yeah, he is a Nephilim, the ‘chosen one’ with the power to forgive the fallen angels etc. But personality-wise, he wasn’t that special. However, his interactions with Gabriel, his beloved Labrador, and Camael, his angel mentor, made Aaron’s character much more interesting and colourful. Vilma’s character could have been more developed though. Verchiel is also another character that I look forward to seeing more of. He is just so creepy and I kinda love him.
The Fallen (the first story) was a bit slow to start but when we got to Leviathan (the second story), I could not put it down. I’m excited to read the next book because there are a lot of intriguing plot-lines being set up at the end of Leviathan.
“If you're looking for a book that can impress you with awesome writing style, narration, and unpredictability, then I don't think this book is for you. This is what I've thought while reading the book, and I had doubts if I should continue or drop it. But look, I did! Haha!
Okay, so here's the thing: It's not a page-turner as how I want my books to be, but there's this certain thing in the characterization that made me hold on. First, there's Gabriel. Second, Camael and his addiction to French fries. Third and the most compelling of all, Morningstar. I feel neutral about Aaron as I honestly felt disappointed with the synopsis, saying he had this temper-related difficulties but as how I see it, he's rather a calm 18-year-old kid ;u;
There are a few typos in the book itself, and it somewhat turned me off but not enough to make me drop it. Plus, having it reproduced (as what I've read somewhere) as 2 books in 1 was a brilliant idea, because I think the first book won't really pull it off without an immediate second book. The development goes slowly, and at times, certain facts were being repeated that it becomes dull to read—probably, it was a style for emphasis, but I think it was overkilled.
Overall, it's still a good read, and I'm going to fish out the second book from our university library tomorrow.”
“A surprisingly good read! The cover art had me a bit worried when I first picked it up, but once I started reading I quickly got into it. It's well written, imaginative and engaging, and boasts a main character who isn't a total douche! Aaron is a good kid, which really helped me develop an attachment to the character and care about his plight. The romance is rather cute to the point that I don't mind it, and the opposition neat as well. A very good read for those into young adult fantasy fiction, or anyone with a thing for angels. ”Dilly-Oh wrote this review Monday, October 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was an okay book. I found it kind of boring in parts. I like the dog Gabriel. He was my favorite character before and after the change. I don't really remember what happened in the second half of the second book. I really thought Vercheil(?) was dead when he got struck by lightning. He is evil and he deserved that. There were sure a lot of characters thrown randomly in at times and brought back later on. It made it hard to keep track. I probably would not read this book again. It was alright the first time, it would just be pointless a second time.”possumus_now wrote this review Monday, September 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In the first one it was about Aaron discovering his powers of being a nephilim and the Powers coming after him, Aaron transforms into a beutiful angel and defends himself and his family a little to late, his parents were masacred and stevie was taken by the powers. He learns of the prophecy and realizes he is the one they all talk about.
In the second one, Aaron sets of in search of Stevie. He reaches a small town with big trouble, Camael dissapears into the nethers, and so does Gabriel. He figures out what the problems was and slays the Monster Leviathan. Now the town is once again peaceful and happy and Aaron has his best friends back and heads off in search of stevie once again.”
“My friend gave me this to read it and I finished it in like 2 days. AMAZING”emily m wrote this review Sunday, June 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The story goes so slow that at times it gets boring.”Angelie wrote this review Tuesday, May 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This series started off okay, i struggled through the first book but was still able to get into a bit. The second one just lost me. I really enjoy fantasy to an extent, this goes beyound my fantasy enjoyment. Too many different "critters" and cities and finding "the chosen one"....just lost me.
I know lost of readers are into that sort of thing, i just am not. I won't be reading the next volume.”