Falling Under (Falling Under #1)
Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.
As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows...more
ALERT: this is going to be bitchy.
I threw this book before even finishing the first chapter.
Because I've already cringed my teeth four times in the first three pages. And that's too much.
I'm going to show you what I mean.
The protagonist is on the bed, reading from her iPhone. And she speaks about her love for books:
Every night I we...more
1) Would you rather be:
2) There's a hot new boy in school, but he seems to be something of an asshat, always blowing you off and parading other women in front of you. Would you:
3) You're having strange dreams where said hot boy appears and acts mysterious and tortured, telling you that you can never be togetherrrrr! You think hot boy is something supernatural. Would you:
4) A demon wants to steal your soul. Would you:
ROFL XD Way to go girl, way to go...
If I had to pick a serious quote as my favorite it would probably be this one, though:
"This isn't a crush; it's obsession. You are never not in my thoughts. Your scent carries across a room and paralyzes me with longing. I don't want to hold your hand. Part of me wants to set you on fire and hold you while the flame consumes us both, to eat your heart so I kno...more
Theia, Theia, Theia. The author tells us things about her, but...more
The characters in this novel were extremely well written. Everyone of them had truly unique qualities that made them very hard...more
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It all starts when Theia sees a burning man fall from the sky. After that she begins having strange and creepy dreams about a boy she's never seen before. Things become even weirder when she finds out he's the newest student in school. For some reason, he acts cold towards her, treating her the opposite of how he does in her dreams. She can't figure him out, and although she knows there's something not quite right about him, she can't stop herse...more
A shy girl living a seemingly normal life? Check.
A hot and mysterious guy appearing out of nowhere? Check.
Instant, unexplainable, and inevitable attraction blossoming as the two gaze at each other fatefully through a pane of glass? Check.
Haden/Mr. Dangerous-and-Brooding: Stay away from me, lamb.* I’m dangerous.
Theia/Ms. Radiant-Sunshine: But I don’t want to. I think I’m in love with you!
Does this sound just a teensy bit familiar...more
For the first two thirds of the book:
* I was pretty annoyed with the main character Theia. Stop falling in love with boys just because they're kinda cute, girls!
* I really, really disliked Haden. Manipulative, bad-tempered, controlling, stalker-ish guys who try to make girls jealous, especially w...more
You will LOVE it! :)
Falling Under was a very unique story and not the usual YA Paranormal books. No Vampires, No Werewolves, and No Fairies, oh my. It was so well written and Gwen Hayes did a fantastic job at describing things that it was so easy to picture. There were some parts of the book that were a little slow but definitely nothing that made me put the book down.
Theia can't help feel th...more
Let's begin again.
The characterizations were strong. The friendships were dynamic and a pleasure to watch unfold. The relation...more
In a Nutshell: Gwen lives with her controlling but distant father. Things start to get a bit ferrreakay when she sees the new boy at school, Hayden - who was a regular in her dreams ever since she saw the 'burning man' fall from the sky one night. There is an attraction and not surprisingly, a 'romance' is blossoming between them but Hayden seems to have two personalities and constantly switches between...more
I'm not sure if I gave this book 5 stars for the plot, the characters, or the fact that Haden reminds me of Panic! at the Disco. But this was insane. And it deserves five stars on all three accounts.
This book, that LOOKS short but actually was so complicated and intricate I felt like I'd just read trilogy instead of a novel, is a combination of many, many things:
1. Alice in Wonderlan...more
As soon as I read that premise, I knew I had to get my hands on that book. Once I did, though, I couldn’t wait to be done with it. Under no circumstances...more
1. Please don’t let this be another book on star crossed lovers whose relationship is doomed from the beginning because one is in danger of being killed by the other.
2. Please, please, please no more love triangles!
3. Please make the heroine a heroine by which, I mean a thinking, independent, strong-willed and self-aware young woman… who could be construed as a positive role model for your target audience. And let the male lead be more than just her love interest. Let him have a more int...more
I'd say it was unexpected.
I'd say it was something fresh, which interested me from the start.
But that'd be lying.
Although Falling Under was a nice, fast read, that doesn't mean the book doesn't fall in the 'totally expected' category.
It's just the same, old story we got to know thanks to Twilight and gradually became sick of thanks to the other bunch of novels who followed that.
It's not that the idea is bad, it's just that it's ALWAYS THE SAME.
Different names, dif...more
I loved it! This is a wonderful and different paranormal that involves no Vampires or Werewolves, nor any Angels or Fairies!
It's about Theia, a very withdrawn and sheltered young girl who lives with her extremely overprotective and strict father.
When a burning man falls from the sky, everything starts to change.
When the totally hot new guy, Haden Black, starts school, Theia is drawn to him and she c...more
Alright, I loved this book. I was hesitant to read it because of the negative reviews, but so glad I finally did. I only picked it up out of sheer desperation. To my pleasant surprise, loved it. I understand a lot of the other perspectives, the good girl-bad boy-love at first sight-cliche is found in every YA book I read. But, I come to expect these story lines in paranormal romances. I was very happy to discover n...more
The story reminds me of Nevermore. I can't give it 4 or 5 stars because it took me so long to finish it. There were so many parts I felt bored. Will check out the next part for sure.
Hmm...this was another book that I'm not too sure how I feel about it. On the one hand, it was intriguing and I wanted to know what was going to happen next. On the other hand, something annoyed me about it. I can't really put my finger on what it was. Maybe it was how Haden was so mean to Theia sometimes or maybe it was the Under part which was kinda gruesome. I dunno.
That being said, there was a nice little twist sorta near the end that I definitely didn't see coming. It wa...more
Ah Falling Under by Gwen Hayes, where to begin, where to begin. I am honestly not 100% how i feel about this book. Falling under had perfect romance between Theia and Haden, it had suspense it had tension it had kissing, jealousy...well just everything a romance is suppose to have it had ( no love triangle though *sigh*). I found myself very very drawn to Haden, he is so mysterious, not until halfway threw the book was i sure what...more
When Theia Alderson encounters the bizarre sight of a burning man falling from the sky and dying in her yard, her whole life begins to change. Seriously, that`s how FALLING UNDER begins - and it never lets up!
Theia is a transplanted Brit in a California high school. Her mother died when she was born, and her father moved them back to England. But his job relocated the two back to the States, where Theia has always been the odd girl out with her accent and u...more
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Gwen is represented by Jessica Sinsheimer of the Sarah Jane Freymann Agency and her first Young Adult Paranormal novel, FALLING UNDER, will be released by...more
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