Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Review Daughter of Fallen by Madeline Wynn

Most sixteen-year olds aren't worried about the fate of their immortal souls. May Krieg should be. Typically, honors student May's biggest problems have revolved around her super-hot arch-rival, Jack. But when a school project takes them ghost-hunting in a local cemetery, she discovers that an ominous force roams in the darkness around her. And it follows her home. It claws its way into her life, burning messages into her wall and imprinting them onto her body. Even worse, she can't tell if it's trying to possess her... or protect her. May's thoughts soon become actions, causing the target of her anger severe physical pain and giving her a rush the likes of which she has never experienced. She quickly realizes that she needs to find a way to reign in this power before she kills someone. May hates the pleasure it gives her, hates herself for hurting others, but she can't stop. As her entire world shatters around her, she is forced to ask what her soul is worth-- and who would she risk losing her soul to save? For readers who enjoy: teen paranormal romance, teen horror, teen romance, nephilim, demons, YA, YA horror, YA paranormal, YA romance, ghost stories. Recommended for ages 16+

My thoughts and Review
Complimentary copy was given to me for honest review
Recommended Read
Cover: Pretty...
Genre(s) paranormal romance, young adult, teens, fantasy
Tag(s) demons, fallen, angels, high school, mean girls

Adventurous ghost story mixed in with horror is what I assume it to be in the first few chapters or more than half of the book until the history and half plot was explained.
May and her friends decide to do a project in the haunted mines/cemetery. May falls into a hole and is accompanied by a "dark being". From that day forth she is followed around by this dark force, Himshaza, by her thoughts, dreams, and eventually in person. He 'guides' her in connecting to her inner true self when she is being bullied by the mean girls in her high school unleashing power. (It almost reminds me of the movie Carrie)
Long story short, the title of the book, Daughter of Fallen, is not even connected with the story till about 85% of the book. And how much I wish that 15% was more of the whole book.

There were a few things that irked my reading experience with this book. For one, by the title, I looked forward to angel/fallen story but was sadly led on through the beginning chapters of confusion and useless characters in my opinion; example, Cay. If I could delete a character, it would be him followed by the mean girl. The love interest, Jack...well his name is Jack.

The author does have a storyline and it shows when the reasoning of Mason (May) is revealed as well as her circle of family.The last chapter of the book would have hooked me immediately if it was in the beginning. BUT I can say just with that last chapter, it boosted the review and even had me intrigued on where the author is going with the story in the next novel. It is definitely a different outlook on angels and demons. I really hope that in then next one that the author focuses more of the fallen side and more detailed on a small group of characters instead of the many in this book.

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