Title: Fallen- After Book 1
Author: Traci L. Slatton
Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC
Publication Date: July 27, 2011
File Size: 520 KB
Print Length: 243 pages
Genre: Post- apocalyptic, dystopia
Source: Received for an honest review.
Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:
As chaos descends on a crippled Earth, survivors are tormented by strange psychic gifts. In this time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test. One woman with mysterious healing power guides seven children to safety. Charismatic Arthur offers her a haven. Slowly Emma falls for him. But at the moment of their sweetest love, his devastating secret is revealed, and they are lost to each other.
Love this book, love these characters, love the plot, the action, the conflict, love… well just about everything about this story. The dynamics between Arthur and Emma are fantastic. They remind me so much of my favorite literary couple of all time- Jamie and Claire Frasier from the Outlander series. Actually, that’s probably why I like the entire story so much. It’s nowhere near the same, but there are a lot of similar elements between the two. The backstory is fascinating. Michael Creighton peaked my interest in nanotechnology with one of his books, and I’ve always wondered what could be some repercussions of similar technology. This story can give you a glimpse of one frightening possibility. I enjoy reading end-of-times, dystopian novels, mainly because I like seeing the parts of humanity that never give up, and strive to make the world a better place no matter how dire the situation gets. The book definitely delivers on all fronts. Ms. Slatton has found a niche with this story and these characters and I can’t wait to see how it all plays out!
Arthur is a take charge, no-nonsense kind of guy with a commanding presence that brooks no argument who should be in charge. Emma is a survivor, first and foremost, but she is also a mother, guardian, caretaker, and protector. Her survival instinct enables her to do what she thinks is necessary to make sure she and those she cares for survive. I didn’t agree with the presentation of her bargain with Arthur at first, but the more I read, and the more I contemplated what my actions would be in that situation, the more I could understand how she could make that offer. As far as the ending, I wasn’t really surprised, but I didn’t need to be. This is not a story that needs twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat- the entire story does that for you.
HEAT Rating: Hot
Reviewed By: Daysie W.
Courtesy of: My Book Addictions and More