Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Review: Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes 
Published: March 1st, 2011
Publisher: New American Library
Pages: 324
Challenge: Debut Author Challenge 2011, 100+ Reading Challenge
Other: First in the Falling Under series. The second book, Dreaming Awake, will come out on January 3rd, 2012.
Video review: Youtube
Buy the book: Bookdepository

Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.

As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.

And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.

When I first heard about this book and added it to my wishlist, I somehow thought it had influences of Greek Mythology in it. It does NOT. However, the book is a great read and in my opinion a very good debut.

Having said that, I want to say that I didn't particularly love this book despite its awesome storyline. The reason for that is that the main characters in this book are instantly falling for eachother; Insta-love. And let me make this clear; I'm a big fan of developing relationships. Sure, lust at first sight is completely believable, but to basically sacrifice yourself to save the boyfriend you've only known for a short time, is going too far in my opinion. It was annoying me throughout the story and it felt wrong. It was bothering me all throughout the book, even though I enjoyed the writing and the rest of the storyline.

Hayes's writing style is pleasant and easy to read, as is the story she wrote. If it doesn't bother you that there's insta-love, I'd definitely recommend picking up this book; you won't be disappointed.

My overall rating:

3.5 stars - because I'm not in love with it, but it makes a great story

1 comment:

  1. Well I'm glad to hear the storyline was good even though there was instant love involved, yet again. I'm with you on the whole issue of instant love, I'm not a fan.

    Thanks for the great review. :)


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