I watched my curtains billow in the early autumn wind that wafted through my opened bedroom window. The night beckoned to me. And I answered its call” – Fallen Angel, Heather Terrell

Initial Thoughts: This book has been on my to-read list for seven years. Yes, you have read correctly, seven years!

Summary

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Ellie was never particularly good at talking to boys—or anyone other than her best friend and fellow outcast, Ruth. Then she met Michael.

Michael is handsome, charming, sweet. And totally into Ellie. It’s no wonder she is instantly drawn to him. But Michael has a secret. And he knows Ellie is hiding something, too. They’ve both discovered they have powers beyond their imagining. Powers that are otherworldly.

Ellie and Michael are determined to uncover what they are, and how they got this way… together. But the truth has repercussions neither could have imagined. Soon they find themselves center stage in an ancient clash that threatens to destroy everything they love. And it is no longer clear provided Ellie and Michael will choose the same side.

The Review

When I first put this book on my to-read list, I was still a teenager in high school. The books that used to appeal to me back then don’t appeal to me in the same way anymore. And yet, I figured that I would give this book a try. After all, it has been on my to-read list for seven years!
Elspeth “Ellie” Faneuil has grown up accompanying her parents on trips to impoverished countries around the world. Their goal is to make a difference in the lives of others. Despite all of her travelling, Ellie remains very unpopular at school and only has one friend, Ruth. It is now the start of a new school year and there’s a cute guy, Michael, who has just moved to Ellie’s town. Michael claims he knows Ellie from one of her summers in travelling in Guatemala, but Ellie cannot remember him at all. Also, there is something very strange approximately Michael that Ellie just can’t put her finger on.
Okay, so when I read the description and some reviews approximately this book, I knew I wasn’t going to be reading a Pulitzer Prize winner. ‘ Fallen Angel is a typical young adult novel from the same era as the Twilight craze. It’s entertaining (to a measure), fast-paced and ultimately forgettable. The romance between Michael and Ellie was, as you could probably guess, instantaneous. I would’ve liked to see a bit more character development in Ellie or in her relationship with Michael as the book progressed.
My lowered expectations made me enjoy the book a lot more than I was expecting to. I would like to read the sequel just to know what happens to the characters. The book ends on a slight cliff-hanger (no spoiler alerts, I promise), so it would be nice to know whether everything works out in the end.
My biggest problem with the book was actually the title. “Fallen Angel” gives way too much absent.
All in all, Fallen Angel was entertaining, a bit annoying and forgettable.

Last Rating:

C okay

About the Book

Title: Fallen Angel
Author: Heather Terrell
Series: Fallen Angel (Book #1: Fallen Angel, Book #2:Eternity)
Year Published:2010
Pages:310
Genres & Subjects: fiction, young adult, paranormal, romance, angels

Until Next Time, 

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-Alice

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