Saturday, 31 March 2012

Challenge REVIEW, the Fallen 1

The Oldest Book on the Shelf Challenge
Hosted by Hell & Purgatory Book Reviews
It’s not a must and is all about reading this books you never got around to reading, in, like, forever and so....

The Ultimate Quest for Redemption

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The Fallen (the fallen and Leviathan) 1
Series: the fallen, omnibus 1
Pub: orig; 2003, Simon Pulse
Author: Thomas E. Sniegoski
Format: paperback (lar); (b1) 262pp w/ 15 chap (b2) 255pp w/15 chap
Age Range: YA                                                 

On his eighteenth birthday, Aaron begins to hear strange voices and convinced he is going insane. But having moved from foster home to foster home, Aaron doesn’t know whom he can trust. He wants to confide in the cute girl from class, but fears she’ll confirm he’s crazy.
Then a mysterious man begins following Aaron. He knows about Aaron’s troubled past and his new powers. And he has a message for Aaron: as the son of a mortal and an angel, Aaron has been chosen to redeem the fallen.
Aaron tries to dismiss the news and resists his supernatural abilities. But he must accept his newfound heritage – and quickly. For the dark powers are gaining strength, and are hell-bent on destroying him...

This were a about a ‘boy’ who is half angel half human and he’s job, or his abilities are what are going to save the world, or maybe more the angel population.
They are very boy books. They are gory and they are fun.

Blurb book 1 The Fallen
Aaron Corbet isn't a bad kid -- he's just a little different. Archangel On the eve of his eighteenth birthday, Aaron dreams of a darkly violent landscape. He can hear the sounds of weapons clanging, the screams of the stricken, and another sound he cannot quite decipher. But gazing upward at the sky, he suddenly understands. It is the sound of great wings, angels' wings, beating the air unmercifully as hundreds of armoured warriors descend on the battlefield. Orphaned since birth, Aaron is suddenly discovering newfound -- and sometimes supernatural -- talents. But not until he is approached by two men does he learn the truth about his own destiny, and his role as a liaison between angels, mortals, and Powers both good and evil, some of whom are hell-bent on his own destruction....

This book was all about him learning what he is, about him becoming what he is, and the love interest that he’s not meant to be with. At least not yet.
It’s got a bit about his past and it has him losing in life, but then, what else is there to get a person free? It’s a little slow but interesting with a lot of information and untrusting people who want him to trust him. Yeah, it’s not confusing, just a little complicated but it gets going near the end and makes you need what happens next.
Blurb book 2, Leviathan
Eighteen-year-old Aaron is on the run from the Powers that killed his foster parents and took his younger brother, Steven. With his dog, Gabriel, and Camael, a former Power, he is drawn north to a small town in Maine. Here Aaron, who still hasn't accepted his newfound heritage, finds comfort in the isolated, tight-knit community. But when Camael and Gabriel go missing, and their landlady suddenly attacks Aaron, he is forced to learn more about the War in Heaven and the many Powers that are fighting for dominance...of humankind.

This one get’s him out of town, has you see something that will become more apparent in the later books, things that are twisty and turny and will be explained better the further we go alone.
But that’s not really what this books about, just the last thing I remember, maybe because it’s the last thing I read?!

It’s about a giant monster that is eating the power off the people in the town, the rest? Well they are all mind whipped by this creature.
Aaron is pulled to the thing and ends up needing to save the people trapped, mostly because he ends up finding himself in the same position.
This book is where the gross comes into the story and it becomes very much a ‘boy’ book.
This is more about the power he has inside him, and about growing it, about needing to understand for himself what’s going on inside him, while Camael tells him over and over that he needs to head to the angels to free them.
It is unfortunately like that, but Aaron sees it the way it’s playing out and so that’s a lot better than other books I’ve read.

He, he, I really liked the parts in Gabriel, the dogs, really, funny, and he seemed to catch the mind of a dog really well—huh, wonder if you could read something into that?! Whatever, it was like, the highlight of the book. I loved it, awesome.

I liked this book, well, out of the two this one was my fav, mostly because it was faster paced and didn’t hold all that much information (reading it in a time that I really wanted to read something else made not wanting information highway, really I should have read something else, but there wasn’t much else, all of them are the same).
The sad thing in it all is that I’m not sure if I want to or will ever get around to finishing off the series, though it’s in my thoughts, and I haven’t gotten rid of this book yet, just in case.

[tb], the fallen 2, the Fallen 3, The Fallen 4, 

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