Monday, February 4, 2013

Review & Giveaway Fallen by Laury Falter

Title: Fallen 
Author: Laury Falter
Genre: YA/Fantasy 
Publisher: Self
Source: TLC Blog Tour 

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.

I really enjoyed Fallen by Laury Falter. It had suspense,  lots of action  and the mystery.   Maggie moves to New Orleans to stay with a friend of her aunts because her aunt is going overseas on a photoshoot. She and her aunt have never stayed in one place more then 3 months. Staying places in such a short of amount of time makes it hard for Maggie to make friends. She's not happy about this latest move, but once she hits New Orleans she falls in love with the city. 

Her aunts friends whom she is staying with are quirky, and try to set some ground rules for Maggie-which she isn't used to at all. However, they all slowly worm their way into her heart. Maggie is afraid to get close to people because of her gift-she's afraid they'll think she's just too weird.  She's able to deliver messages to the dead.  She doesn't know why she has this gift, and she wishes it would just go away.  However, mysterious forces are after her, and a mysterious cute boy, Eran keeps showing every time her life is in danger.  Maggie tries to figure out just who Eran is and  the other kids in school who give her a creepy feeling in and how everything fits together with her gift. 

The only problem I had with this book were the names. All of the names except for Maggie were unusual, (i.e Ezra, Eran, Gershom)  which isn't bad, it just made it hard to keep track of for some reason.   Despite the names though, I really enjoyed the romance of this book and can't wait to see where it goes in book 2. 

Thank you to TLC Tours for a copy of this book!


TLC Is giving away one signed copy of Fallen! Rules: Must be a resident of the US/Canada. To enter, just leave your email address and what you like most about YA books. :) No rafflecopter as I posted this late! Giveaway is open until 11pm 2/19/13.

Other stops on the tour: 

Monday, February 4th:  A Buckeye Girl Reads
Tuesday, February 5th:  Supernatural Snark
Wednesday, February 6th:  Sara’s Organized Chaos
Thursday, February 7th:  Paperback Princess
Friday, February 8th:  Book Sniffers Anonymous – guest post
Monday, February 11th:  I Am A Reader, Not A Writer - guest post
Tuesday, February 12th:  Oh! Paper Pages
Wednesday, February 13th:  Good Girl Gone Redneck
Friday, February 15th:  From L.A. to LA
Monday, February 18th:  Literally Jen
Tuesday, February 19th:  From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, February 20th:  A Booklover’s Library
Thursday, February 21st:  Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile  review/guest post
Tuesday, February 26th:  The Written World
Wednesday, February 27th:  Drey’s Library