Saturday, 7 April 2012

Review: Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

Falling Under (Falling Under, #1)Reviewed by Gina
Date Read: March 7th, 2012
Date Published: March 1st, 2011
Publishers: New American Library
Format: Paperback
Pages: 324
Blurb: 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.

I really liked this book even thought the overall ratings for it are quite low compared to others. I liked that it was dark and kinda creepy at parts and I surprisingly liked the cliché romance it had. The dark guy warning the girl away from him. One bit that creeped me out was the faceless about chills. But at the end something happened I didn’t expect and that is making me want to read the second very soon.

Theia dreams of a man falling from the sky on fire but what she doesn’t expect is him to turn up as the new guy at school, Haden Black, who is undeniably dark and handsome. Theia has always been secluded and overprotected but now she is getting a taste of darkness and is drawn to the Haden in both her dreams and real life. But when she finds out what he is she knows she can’t stay away, even when he tells her to.

I really liked seeing the world from Theia’s point of view. It’s always good to have a character lead an overprotective life and watch them slowly rebel. Another cool thing about her is that she is English, well she was born in the States but moved to England after he mother passed away. But then she moved back and attends school there. She has some GREAT friends that had me laughing so hard at times.

Haden was just hot, dark and brooding....THE clichéd guy but that made him great. Maybe that’s why some people didn’t like this book, because its too clichéd but I liked that about it. Made it interesting but familiar at the same time. He was a bit of a jerk at times and I wanted to smack sense into him but all ended well....kinda. But to find out you’ll have to read it for yourself.

This book was creepy and well-written and I can’t wait to start reading the second one soon

Rating: 4 stars!!


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