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Rebel (The Fallen #4)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  778 ratings  ·  75 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Anne Stuart, writing as Kristina Douglas, delivers the fourth novel in the Fallen series—in a realm of fallen angels and ruthless demons, an eternal rebellion is brewing…

A rebel angel who lives outside the world of the Fallen, Cain makes his own rules. Now he’s returned to make trouble, and he sets his sights on the unreliably psychic Ma
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Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 26th 2013 by Pocket Books
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

"You're a very bad man," she murmured, resting her head on his shoulder as he tucked her against him. He smiled in the darkness. "I'm a very bad angel."

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This series just gets better with each new book!
Rebel is an amazing addition to The Fallen series, and as before we have the hot, bad boy, jerkish, gamma hero, perfect combination :)))



The story


The seer Martha knows Cain is coming, and he will bring trouble and destruction with him. And apparently sex too because her visions are full of R-rated
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Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽ **is on vaction..c ya next week!!**
I know, I know, this story is supposed to be all about Cain...and it is. But for me, this book was all about Martha! I really like her and through all the prior books, I've really been drawn to her and was excited that she would get another chance at happiness...but with Cain?

Cain is a bad, bad boy and he likes it. After falling, he fell in love with a human and then had the most horrific things happen. He's now all about revenge...even if it's taken him hundreds of years. Then, he meets Martha
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Issa
For me, this was the worst of the bunch so far. I could not stand Cain. He's manipulative, pushy, mocking, and just a jerk. I barely tolerated Martha. She's a whiny doormat. Cain has plans for something, we know not what, and the back and forth mocking of Martha and him trying to get her into bed, her resisting, then of course jumping in took up most of the book. We don't find out Cain's plan until the last 1/8th of the book. There's a big battle that only takes a few pages and I'm still not sur ...more
Wendy
"Oh, I wouldn't say I'm a rogue." Cain shot back. "Maybe a bit of a rebel, but any society needs it's rebels.

And what a silver tongued, cheeky, gorgeous Angel Cain is. This is a fab series, not to be missed, loved it!
Frishawn Rasheed

"Rebel" may be the fourth offering in the Fallen series, but the story found between it's pages needs no help standing alone. This story of beautiful bodies, secret agendas, meetings of the mind, hearts redeemed, and sinfully sensual sex, is heaven sent to say the least.
Martha is a strong but scarred powerful psychic, whose powerful gift to 'read the future' has help to save the lives of the fallen angels and their mates, who inhabit the secret world of Shoel.
When her visions warn her of the com
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Silvana -SLiTsRead
I had been looking forward to Cain's story since finishing the last book. Not bad, an enjoyable read, predictable ending.
Cain was an ass, hot nonetheless and I liked Martha!
Demon is still my favourite in this series.
Booklover, Indianapolis
(May) I was somewhat dreading reading this, since Martha did not impress me in the last few books. I admit, I ended up really liking her. Before this, she's been portrayed as a dishrag, a woman who barely takes up any space in the background, who was just there, boring and unimportant. Let into her thoughts, we discover that she is in fact quite an interesting character - a bit more of her backstory on earth would have been good, but we still discover more about her life with her deceased husban ...more
Steph
This book unfortunately didn't meet my expectations which is too bad since I really loved the last one and was really interested in the premise of this one. I still enjoyed it enough, and plan on continuing the series, but ultimately this one fell short. My primary issue was with regards to Cain and Martha's relationship and how they dealt with their respective pasts.

Individually, I really liked both characters: Martha, the widow, seer, and survivor, who is also always seemingly calm, cool, and
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Amber
Cain... Oh Cain... How I hated thee. You are very bad man... But I'm so happy that you are so smart and know how to throw a huge ass curve ball in this crazy ass angel world!!
Loved this book!!! Ended up loving every single thing about Cain. I wish I could have more of him. So glad Miss "Mary" has her happy ending and finally getting some good ass!
Can't wait for the next book, just keeps getting better and better. Going back to the darkness, so I'm sure it's going to be a total mind f*^k of a b
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Ashley Wallace
This book was my favorite but I was getting nervous with only 4% left and I still didn't know wth was gonna happen with Cain and Marthy! I loved how a lot of secrets came out in this one we finally got some good answers. I am just sick of each book having a battle and someone almost dies and then they get brought back and they win. I want them to form there badass army and go kick Uriel's gray gew ass. Lol but I'm in love with these characters and I am ready for the next book ASAP!
Stacy
I really liked this installment of The Fallen series!! It was the best so far. I enjoyed reading about the manipulative, scheming, revengeful, sexy bastard that is Cain! Did I mention sexy?? He has a way with words and he easily gets under Miss Mary's skin....loved it! Yes, you know the outcome of their relationship but the journey was fun.

Zara Chalgimbaeva
“So you want us to accept that we have spent countless millennia believing a lie?” Raziel snapped in a voice like a whiplash.
“Yes.” Cain’s own voice was cool and controlled.
“You tried this once before, the last time you graced us with your presence. You insisted we could walk through fire, and Ezekiel was fool enough to believe you. He died screaming.”
“Because he didn’t believe. Uriel’s curse is nothing but brainwashing. The Higher Power commanded us to become blood-eaters, and there’s nothing w
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Maldivianbookreviewer
Rebel is the last published book in the Fallen series by Kristina Douglas. Rebel tells of the fallen angel Cain, who returns to Sheol after a long period of time, nursing the need vengeance and revenge that has been haunting him for a long time. Cain is the hell raiser, the angel that everyone at Sheol has a hard time trusting given his penchant for causing trouble and leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. When Martha, the seer of the Fallen “sees” the arrival of Cain, Martha would like no ...more
Erin
I love this series. I really hope this isn't the last book.
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The heroine is plagued by her unreliable visions that more often than not cause more problems than they solve. She's been an outsider in her tiny world where everyone else is finding their mates and she's lost hers. But she sees a vision of a male returning to the island and much to everyone's distain the vision comes true. The hero has always been a selfish, self conceited rake who has made an enemy of everyone he's every met. He sees the pretty but withdrawn seer and instantly targets her in h ...more
 Eden Creed
4.5 stars

I admit it, I was wary about this book. Michael has always been my favorite Archangel (not since this series--since forever) and I was disappointed with his book. So it's safe to say I was hesitant to read Cain's story.

I never expected him to be so irresistible, or for Martha to be such a strong and likeable counterpart to him.

The book was great, and the only thing I was disappointed in was the ending--it was a little too quick and to the point for me. Frankly, Cain should have been giv
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CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
There is nothing worse than being a seer with visions so unreliable they cause more havoc than good. Since her childhood in the human world, Martha has been cursed to see things she does not understand, having no hope of controlling. Can we change the last portion to read "things she does not understand and has no hope of controlling. When she is plagued by erotic visions of a fallen angel named Cain, she chooses to keep them to herself. Surely, they are nothing more than the dreams of a repress ...more
VampireNovelFan
Rebel (The Fallen #4) by Kristina Douglas

I don’t totally love these books but I like them enough to continue. They are fun to read here and there between other books. This one wasn’t my favorite. After four books in, I was hoping to be a bit more invested in the storyline and characters. Cain is featured in this one. He’s an infamous throughout the course of fictional and biblical history, so it’s a tall order to create a memorable version of him. A number of authors do a fine job of taking ol
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PepperP0t
3.5stars really
With Martha being one of my least favorite characters of the series, I found this installment difficult to get into. Despite that, I liked that instead of one of the Fallen we are seeing from one of the females instead – and especially one that has been background only to this point.
As the latest scheme to give Uriel the upper-hand over Sheol the question becomes is Cain’s desire for revenge over the fallen of his own making or is he helping Uriel. Cain’s need for vengeance is st
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Gladys (glad4twilight)
My favorite fallen angels series so far. Cain is sex on acid he will make you cry and beg for it. LOVE.Instant revamp I have'nt done that since Fifty. I love when you cant figure out a plot, a person or what they are going to do. Just sit and enjoy the ride.

Cain my description above says it all. He also is charming, teasing and a killer with an agenda to get vengeance. He targets Martha the mouse. Martha is a widow who is a seer. She thinks she is nothing and her visions are unimportant. He alwa
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Jessie Potts
What it's about: In this fourth Fallen Angel installment, Kristina focuses on the bad boy and rebel, Cain. He has ulterior motives and wants nothing more than to infiltrate the Fallen and take revenge. Martha on the other hand is a seer and is still mourning her dead mate, Thomas. All the angel and human pairings remind her of what she's lost and will never have again. They both underestimate their chemistry and, though neither wants to admit it, it burns deeps and bright.

Why you should read it:
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♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Martha sees a dark force come to Shoel & low and behold Cain drops in all engulfed in flame making his grand entrance. He has a score to settle because Uriel Killed his pregnant wife & his baby while all of the fallen stood & watched doing nothing! Great premise! And he was going to use Martha who wouldn't fall for his crap to do it!

well… this one was my favorite, but the last chapter blew it all to hell with a 5 star rating. I mean how stupid could the relationship between Martha an
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Clayton Bidding
This book worried me. After reading Warrior Warrior I kind of felt like Kristina was falling into too many patterns. A weak/damaged/self-unaware woman has a dangerous run in with a brutish angel who is stuck in his role as a soldier bound by too many rules. These 2 individuals always start out hating each other. They are in moral opposition to one another, but ultimately their opposites attract and we always end up with a "You complete me" scenario. Rebel was no different. Honestly I didn't know ...more
Thea Liwanag
Not as explosive as the previous franchises.

Raziel was one of a kind and undeniably the best among the series (for me). Not only did I find the whole notion of a fallen angel named Cain ridiculous, I also found the entire turn of events ironically stupid.

I mean, sure it's great that there's finally an answer to the whole quest of all the wives' immortality.. but, really? So the Fallen spent an entire millennium upholding make-believe traditions? And to top it all, why Martha?

Martha was not the t
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Nikki Brandyberry
Apparently everyone hates Cain. Which is fine with Cain because he hates everyone anyway. Still looking to settle a score from years ago when the other Fallen watched as the angels gutted his woman. He now is infiltrating them in order to gain their trust and destroy them from the inside out. He was not expecting a mousy mostly human widow to a Fallen to capture his interest. Known as a lothario, he could have his pick of any woman in the compound. Even the mated ones. Martha, the seer, provides ...more
Hannah
Fourth and maybe the strongest contender for best of the series so far.
Cain has returned after years of voluntary exile? or just because he couldn't be bother to stick around with the rest of the mostly unemotional fallen. Either way i loved him and his complex bad boy attitude. He pushes all of Martha buttons which she needed, in the first few chapters i found her quite irritating and mousy then bam she takes a stand and speaks up rather than just running away from conflict. I think they comple
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Tiffany Reid
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Stacy {Texas Reader}
This series started out great, but I have to say as much as I liked Cain, this installment didn't thrill me. It barely moves the series along, and I just couldn't connect with Martha. She was too mousy for my taste, such a polar opposite from Cain. Cain was wounded emotionally when Uriel murdered his wife and child and has never recovered. But somehow Cain finds he can not live without Martha. Their relationship seemed too easy and too impossible to be true. And honestly, it just felt like this ...more
Loraine
Honestly, the end was disappointing. There simply wasn't enough reform in Cain's character to make him a worthy partner. Martha could do better, drop the loser. Almost reluctant to give it three stars but the remainder of the novel was entertaining. 2-3 star.
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“I love you, Miss Mary. I’m no good for you, but if you’ll have me, I’m yours. Forever.” 2 likes
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