Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fallen by Laury Falter (Guardian Trilogy, #1)

by Laury Falter

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Guardian Trilogy - Book 1
Publication Date: April 1, 2009
Publisher: Audeamus LLC
Genre: YA Suspense/Urban Fantasy
Print Length: 274 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


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.

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Fallen (Guardian Trilogy, #1)My Review
Fallen by Laury Falter
My Rating: 4 Stars

When a YA fantasy is as well-written as Fallen, it’s easy to make room on this genre’s shelf. You won’t find a cowering heroine or an over-the-top alpha hero, but you will find an intensely ingenious plot that is equal parts dark, humorous, suspenseful and perfectly plotted and paced.

Magdalene’s life has been far from normal. Mature and independent beyond her years, Magadalene’s aunt/guardian leaves her with “a friend” in New Orleans, where spirits from beyond are known to gather, and she begins a journey of discovery that will shake her to the core on the inside as she shows her worth in the face a danger on the outside. Able to reach souls from beyond the veil, Mags delivers messages from the living to their loved ones. More than one person is watching her, stalking her, how does she know who to trust? What is it these dark entities want from her? Why does Eran always show up to save her? There is something about him that tickles at the back of her mind, as if she knows him, but that’s impossible, right?

Laury Falter digs deep into the darkness to pull Fallen together into a fascinating tale of suspense, secrets and loss, as well as the power of eternal love. Magdalene is tough, snide and her dialogue with other characters is often priceless. Just being within her mind as she processes what is happening around her is a journey worth taking. Filled with characters who range from quirky to purely evil, being in new Orleans, feeling the essence of what makes it unique makes it a completely enjoyable read from start to finish. There are no major info dumps, but carefully metered out tidbits that add to this tale and keeps the reader on their toes!

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