"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labelled 'This could change your life'."
-Helen Exley

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-Marion C. Garretty

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Falling Under

 Before I write my review, I want to apologize for my slow down on the blogging! This week especially, because right now I'm in Marco Island, Florida!!! Woot! Although, in my hotel it costs money for wi-fi, so I haven't been on in a few days... but I found a little laptop station. It's like an old telephone booth, but I can plug my netbook right in and, well, here I am! Also, I'm not positive on the number of pages of this book, so I'm going to guess.

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

Pages: 325 ~give or take~

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.
Summary from Goodreads.com

This book has always looked interesting to me, so one day I finally decided to pick it up, and I’m pretty glad I did! The first few chapters were a little confusing at times, but the more I got into the book, the more I loved it. I sat down and read it in one sitting.

The characters were great. Theia is very cautious and under the radar. It’s mostly due to her father, but I like that. A lot of characters are more flashy. I do love Theia’s change in character. “What would my mother do?” She asked at one point. Also, “I don’t want to be careful anymore.” Getting away from her dad’s strong hold and strict rules—amazing!

Haden was so confusing though! At one moment, he says Theia is the prettiest girl he’s ever known, then he ditches her and kisses Brittany’s hand! Haden was very back and forth with his feelings. He also refers to Theia as “lamb.” It’s interesting.

There was a joke about Twilight in the book that made me laugh and laugh. What’s funny is that there is the joke, but except for the fact that Haden is a demon, Falling Under and Twilight are very similar—in more ways than one.

Overall I really enjoyed this book. It is probably one of the best paranormal books I’ve read… which isn’t very many, but after reading this book I’m going to start having more of an open mind about them.

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

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