This book was given to me by David Lamour for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Death is coming for me and it seems like all I have left in this world are things that I know and things that I may never understand.
I know that angels are trying to kill me, but I’m not sure why they want me dead.
I know that I’m afraid to die, but I wonder if dying could possibly hurt more than living.
And most of all, I know that I feel love beyond all measure for a beautiful demon boy, but I don’t know if he loves me back.
After the death of her parents, Evelynn is forced to leave New York and move to a town in the middle of nowhere Montana.
Devastated by the recent events in her life, Evelynn is trying her best to be normal and regain her old life back. But as fate would have it, the world has different plans for her. Fate wants her dead, and there are a few people, including herself that disagree upon her written fate.
The concept and idea of story was very captivating to me. Angels, fallen angels and demons. Throw a little romance and magic and I am sold.
This book is fast paced and captivating, Lamour does a swell job keeping you attached the story. I personally finished the story in a day and a half because I just couldn’t put it down. The only reason I did not pull an all nighter was because I had Uni the next morning.
This is a debut YA novel and it follows all the YA troupes that most young adult novels follow. Thankfully, it was not super cheesy because Lamour makes his concept of Angels and Demons unique. He also gave his leading lady a delicious character development. She became a different person from begging to end and I ATE THAT RIGHT UP.
You see, Evelynn is me. Her reaction to situations and questions to certain actions were exactly how I would react too. In general, she is very relatable, because even though she is a damsel in distress she is not in distress. She’s about making her own decisions and takes the matter into her own hands without anyone pushing her around.
Like most fallen angel novels, it is very heavy on the whole theme of Good vs Evil. What caught me off guard is how Lamour wove biblical concepts and made them fresh. He created a new way to see fallen angels, the creation of humanity and the faults of those who are supposed to be perfection (the angels). I don’t want to give too much away, because Lamour’s take on Angels and Demons is what makes this story so much fun.
My only problem is the love triangle that was shoved into our faces. Especially from the very beginning, you (and Evelynn) know who has her heart and who she truly has feelings for. In my opinion, I think she likes Brandon, but the way you like cute guys you know you don’t have heartfelt feelings for. And her back and forth between the two boys was so unnecessary, and deep down she knew it too. Thankfully, towards the end of the novel, Lamour sets up the bases for a strong male-female friendship between Evelynn and Brandon.
Fallen Angel is such a small book for all the themes and stuff that happened. Before I knew it I was reading the epilogue thinking, “Holy stars, they are pissed. Oh fudge.”
If you’re up for something quick-paced, supernatural with a new interesting concept to something that has been done before reading Fallen Anger by David Lamour!