Friday, September 30, 2011

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

imageTheia 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.

I have really mixed feelings about this book. It was an interesting story and the writing was pretty good. However, I was constantly getting confused. I kept having to go back and reread parts.

The characters were all really cool people who were fun to read about, but they didn’t really click for me at all. I hate to say it, but this novel was like Twilight in a way (except better written). It was full of clich├ęs and the literary part of me hated it. I didn’t find Haden very attractive (he was so horrible throughout so much of the book) and Theia was constantly annoying me.

However, I also really loved Falling Under.The book is a total guilty pleasure book. I read it to get lost in the world that Gwen Hayes so expertly crafted. Chances are, I’ll probably reread it in the future. It’s just one of those books that you go to when you’re feeling kind of crappy and want to read something sappy and paranormal. It appealed to the angsty teenager part of me, which is a really good thing.

I honestly don’t know if I recommend Falling Under. Part of me says yes and the other part says no. I think the characters need some work, but overall they're all really interesting. Falling Under is a spooky paranormal. I think if you liked Twilight, or if you’re looking for a guilty pleasure read- this is the book for you.

FTC- Bought

3 comments:

Sophia said...

Ahh, so it's one of those iffy books... I, personally, really wanted to read this book but if Haden is a big jerk and Theia is really annoying, then I'm gonna have to pass. Thanks for the honest review!!

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