Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Falling Under (Falling Under #1) by Gwen Hayes

Falling Under (Falling Under #1)
Gwen Hayes
324 pages
Published by New American Library
Release Date: March 1st 2012
Rate: Average +

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Meet Theia Alderson, a normal teenage girl who lives in Serendipity Falls. We bet you cannot say that you have seen a burning man fall out of the sky, did you? Well, our main character did. At first she didn't believe what her eyes saw, but the next morning there's a huge scorch mark on her lawn when the man landed.

Since then, everything changes. There's a shift in the air announcing the unavoidable evil lurking Serendipity Falls. It all gets even weirder when Theia dreams with a beautiful boy at a skeletons party where they are serenaded by faceless musicians. However, the most shocking part of all is when she meets her beautiful dream-boy.

It is obvious that cannot be a coincidence, but what does this boy want?

Well, we can tell for sure how the boy is. Handsome and charming with girls (although not with our Theia) and Theia cannot make herself stop thinking about him.

We can assure you that there's going to be a lot of love-hate in this relationship. A thing we love!

First, we have to introduce Under, where Theia meets with our dream-boy called Haden. It's all so dark and twisted that we were crept a little bit, but it was stunning. Everything is perfectly detailed without leaving the sinister notes of Under. I mean, Theia was serenaded by faceless musicians and went to a party where all the guests were skeletons.

We have to underline the fact that is an easy read to deal with and it will capture you, book addicts, in a blink. And we are sorry, relieved, glad to say that you won't find a love triangle here. Although we like love triangles a lot, this book wouldn't be the same with it. We think that our beloved couple has enough problems without a third party interfering.

Although we totally fell for our main couple, we were a little bit disappointed in things like Haden calling Theia lamb like in Twlight or the fact that their attraction is kind of weird.

Why the last thing? Well, Theia is attracted to him based on a couple of emotions that she feels the first time she sees Haden. And we know that he was spying on her for a while and that he's a douchebag sometimes. Although it is cute that he was trying to protect her by pushing her away (surprise!). Furthermore, Theia is constantly a twirl of emotions and acts in consequence, although she barely knows him, because, of course, our hero lover is always being mysterious and cryptic.

About the love scenes we have to remark that are excellent and there is a lot of sexual tension going on there. So, maybe, you have to read this parts of the book really slow (wink).

To bring the last piece of negativity on this book, because we really like it, the final happened really quick. A lot of decision were made without thinking and we have to almost to a list to keep track of the changes that were happening.

Beside that, the end of the story provides a radical twist that gets things going and gives the author the opportunity of having a second book.

You would get hooked in this twisted and supernatural love story if you cannot live without hate-love stories!

And because we have spoke a little bit dirty about this book, we leave you know with a quote, selected for us, that we thing you are going to like:

"This isn't a crush; it's obsession. You are never not in my thoughts. Your scent carries across a room and paralyzes me with longing. I don't want to hold your hand. Part of me wants to set you on fire and hold you while the flame consumes us both, to eat your heart so I know that only I possess it entirely"

Creepy much? Yes, But hey, we are dealing with supernatural here. Maybe that is the sweetest thing ever!

We liked this book, but it has some  tiny stuff that didn't make the book as wonderful as it could have been, that's why we'd give it 3 Gorjuss doll and a half! But that does not mean it is not a wonderful book!

Find out more about Gwen Hayes: Gwen Hayes YA author

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