Friday, December 28, 2012

Review: Fallen by Laury Falter

Fallen (Guardian Trilogy, #1)Fallen by Laury Falter
Release Date: April 1, 2009
Purchase: Amazon/ Barnes and Noble
Fallen - the first book in the Guardian Trilogy...

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.

My Thoughts:
I was pleasantly surprised by Fallen.  It isn't your normal everyday Angel story and I fully believe that Laury Falter is on to something here.

Maggie having moved around a lot in her eighteen years has just been told she will be living in New Orleans for a year.  Her first reaction of course is no way, but after meeting her new roommates and moving into her new home she decides that maybe this won't be so bad...that is until strange things and guys start popping up.  Maggie has always been different, she has an ability that not many possess and when strange things start happening and she realizes that her life is in danger she starts wondering just what exactly she is.  Filled with a wonderful cast of characters, Fallen, gives a new look into Angels and Guardians.

Like I said I was very pleasantly surprised with this book.  It is definitely different from anything I have read and that is a very good thing.  Falter takes a whole new approach to the Angel genre and it was very refreshing.  I won't go into the Lore behind her world since she has it played out nicely within the story and I don't want to spoil it for anyone.  Just take my word that it is all worth the wait.

I also really enjoyed the characters.  They were all written extremely well and it was nice to see Maggie confide in and finally find family.  I am a little upset with her Aunt though.  I don't quite understand why she left her to go overseas when every other time Maggie was allowed to go with her.  Being the only blood relative that Maggie had I would have liked to have seen her involved a bit more.

My only other complaint is that the story seemed to get a little repetitive at times.  I would have liked to have seen certain things come to light sooner than they did and I think this could have been accomplished if the author refrained from repeating things.  For instance we are told that Maggie can sense when certain people are near her because the hairs on the back of her neck stand up okay great got it.  Well this is stated several times throughout the book to the point where I started skipping the lines where this was talked about.  I would have loved to have read more about Maggie's ability or why these certain people were after her.  Everything is brought out in the end I just wanted it to me a little sooner.

All in all a great start to what appears to be a very interesting series.  I am definitely interested in continuing on with the future books.

3.5 Snowflakes

*A copy of Fallen was provided by the author for an honest review*