Review: Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

“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.”

It took me awhile to get into this book.  I really wanted to like it going into it, but it was a struggle.  In the end I did enjoy it though.  Especially the creepy aspects of it.  Skeleton servants, burning men…creepy stuff! I love creepy.

Theia started out as this perfect being, and it was frustrating.  She was too perfect, because her father taught her to be.  As the story progressed she became more and more free of her father’s control, and in turn became more and more likeable.

Haden was dreamy.  I found myself wondering what he really was for about half of the book.  Once he revealed what he was, it all made sense and fell into place.

Theia’s friends were so enjoyable and all three girls are polar opposites.  Ame is obsessed with psychic things, for example.  Donny doesn’t believe they exist, she also encourages Theia to let loose and have fun.

Overall, it felt kind of like a new version of Twilight.  Without the vampires.  The whole “I can’t be with you, I’ll hurt you” theme is kind of wearing thin and predictable in YA fiction.  While this book gave a new twist to it, it tended to feel like more of the same at times.

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  1. Jen Daiker says:

    New follower here and I’m loving the blog! It’s so super cute and fun!!!

    I love the cover of this novel and this is one I’d be sure to keep my eye out for while at the bookstore! I have such a large TBR list but when one catches my eye it goes on the list anyway!

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