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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Review: Falling Under

Title: Falling Under
Series: Falling Under # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal/Supernatural
Author: Gwen Hayes
Publisher: NAL
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Book: Finished copy sent by publisher/also bought

"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."

Woohoo! I really liked reading this book. Not only was it good, but so unique and different with the plot. Theia is having weird dreams and seeing the boy at the same time in real life. She thinks she is going crazy, but she knows him. She does. So why can't she resist him?

What I like best about this book was the sacrifice Theia made. Even in her sheltered life, she knew love. And that to me, is admiring. Her sacrifice showed who she really is,... selfless. She was not weak but strong and held on to what she believed. I love her!

Haden is a type a boy worth everything you are. It didn't matter who he was, he fought it. He tried to be right and do the right thing. He knew what mattered in his heart, even making sacrifices of his own.

The plot of this book is very interesting. The unique set of characters is very good and nothing like I've read before. I loved the big secret and how it all came together.

Now if you know me, I am very picky with the POV switching. I don't mind it, but I like it to flow just right. Ms. Hayes made it flow right. The switching of POV's was good. I like that the reader got a good insight on what both characters were going through. I like how both characters went through very different things expressing so many different emotions. Well done Ms. Hayes, well done.

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. OMG I so nearly clicked 'buy' then on Amazon after reading your review. Phew, I can't at the moment but it has gone on my wishlist as it sounds great!

  2. I totally agree with you! I really loved the sexual tension built up between Theia and Haden. Gwen did a great job handling that. This book was great!! Nice review! Have a great weekend!!

  3. I really cannot wait to get started on this one! I have had it as soon as it came out but I have so many books in my TBR pile!!! ahh!!! lol Thank you for sharing!

  4. Oh, this sounds really good. I like the idea of the sacrifice.

  5. I'm picky with POV switching too, so glad to hear it works here. I like the sound of this one and I LOVE the cover. Can't wait to read it soon!

  6. Sometimes a switching POV just works. So glad that it works here. It also looks like I need to add this one to the HUGE wishlist! :)

  7. Great review hon. I want to jump on this too. The cover alone begs for attention, it is gorgeous. Always out to try and find books with unique plots and characters and this sounds like one to add to the list. Thanks so much for the great review again hon :)

  8. Wonderful review. I am even more excited to read this now :)

  9. I've been wanting to read this book for a while. It has a beautiful cover and the summary sounds amazing. I'm really glad you loved this book. Great review! You've added to my desire to read this book. I think I'll have to up it in my to-read list. :D

  10. I am so picky with the POV thing too!!! Great review Savy! =D

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  12. Great book review, Savy. I'm glad you thought of this book as unique since I need another unique YA Paranormal Romance novel on my shelf. :D I'm planning on starting "Falling Under" today after I finished "ATU".

    Thanks for the two lovely comments on Salvatore's and I blog. :D

  13. Thanks for this. It sounds good and I'm glad to hear that you approved of the POV switches because I've been working hard on the ones in Lethal Inheritance to get them just right. I think I've done it.

    Does she put a gap between the POV switches?


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