Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Blog Tour: Fallen by Laury Falter

Author: Laury Falter
Publisher: self
Date of Publication: April 2009

Maggie is unaware of the terrifying fate that awaits her. It isn’t until she lands in New Orleans for a full year at a private high school and her unknown enemies find her does she realize that her life is in danger. 

As a mystifying stranger repeatedly intervenes and blocks the attempts on her life, she begins to learn that there is more to him than his need to protect her and that he may be the key to understanding why her enemies have just now arrived.

Let me first point out that this book should not be confused with the book with the same title written by Lauren Kate.  I tried that book, but just couldn't get into it.  This book, titled Fallen by Laury Falter was a much different experience for me.  I was intrigued from the beginning and sucked right into the story.  This was actually a fairly fast read for me as I didn't want to put it down.

I liked the main character, Maggie.  She has a unique ability that allows her to speak to the dead in her dreams.  She uses this talent to deliver messages for those left behind.  When she moves to New Orleans to finish out her last year of high school, strange things start happening to her.  The story is an interesting twist on angels and fallen ones.  I really liked how the author described the afterlife. This Heaven sounds like a place anyone would want to end up.  

The other characters were interesting and fun.  I loved Maggie's roommates.  I also liked Eran. Their fall into love may seem sudden, but it makes sense once you read more about Eran and Maggie  I was so glad that there while there was a bit of angst, it didn't drag on forever.  There was also a lack of a love triangle, yay!   

I do 
recommend trying this one out. I think most YA readers will enjoy it.  Even though Maggie is 18, it's a fairly clean book.  The other books in the trilogy,  Eternity and Reckoning are out as well.  I look forward to reading them.

About the author:
Laury Falter is the bestselling author of the Guardian Trilogy (Fallen, Eternity, & Reckoning). When she isn't writing, she likes to take her two stray dogs for walks and enjoy date nights with her husband.

Laury's debut novel, Fallen, hit Amazon's Top 100 list in three genres and the remaining two books in the trilogy made showings in the Top 100 of the same genres as well. With a new series available, Residue, about a teenage girl who learns she is a witch and falls in love with a boy from a feuding family, her reader following continues to grow rapidly.

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