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The Fallen (The Fallen (Original Numbering) #1)

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  1,413 ratings  ·  113 reviews
Aaron Corbet isn't a bad kid -- he's just a little different.


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

ebook, 272 pages
Published March 5th 2003 by Simon Pulse
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Finally everything was working out for Aaron, his foster family really loved him. He was in his senior year and had a bright future and even the cutest girl in school was finally paying him attention. But on his eighteen birthday everything starts to change for him, suddenly he can speaks any languages known to men and he can understand his best friend named Gabriel, his dog. Soon he learns that he's not like any human but Nephilim, half human, half angel who's part of ancient phophecy, a few wo

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Mikella Etchegoyen
So, I rented this move from the RedBox called Fallen, staring Paul Wesley (you know, the guy who plays Stefan on Vampire Diaries) because I remember hearing about it a long time ago when it was on ABC Family. Yeah, it turned out to be a six hour mini-series-esque movie trilogy. Three two hour movies. All about the Fallen (fallen angels) and the one Nephilim (child of a mortal and an angel) with the power to redeem them.

I really enjoyed the movies, but I wasn’t really paying attention to the fac
Aug 11, 2011 Wendy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like a decent story that might get better rather than worse
If Becca Fitzpatrick and Lauren Kate didn't read this before they wrote their books and added all the ridiculous and unneeded unrealistic teen romance, I would be shocked. This was published years before either of Fallen and Hush, Hush, and frankly, it is geared towards a different audience.

I liked that there were NOT paragraphs literally describing the shape and leanness of chest muscles. Also appreciated was the lack of smirks, knowing glances, half-smiles, and all that silliness.

This one, w
I've tended to avoid the YA surge of urban fantasy as revisiting teen angst is something I leave for watching the more comically ameliorative episodes of Buffy, but every once in a while I will dip back into those dank waters and find a fun novel such as Sniegoski's. I was first drawn to this title through some oddly convoluted Goodreads recommendation and the angel imagery of the cover. Being fairly obsessed with angelic images, I ordered the book, thinking that the story was likely not going t ...more
The book is fast paced, and it is very easy to like the main character, Aaron. I love that a dog plays a big role.

It is very much like his more recent book, A Kiss Before the Apocalypse. I can't decide if it's distracting or enjoyable. I generally like when a premise is created and carried throughout different books by an author. I did enjoy Apocalypse and the premise. Some of the questions raised:

-- What happens to angels when G-d stops talking to them?
-- Will we/they recognize His messages wh
I wanted to like this book. I wanted to believe that Unearthly is not the only good YA angel book out there.
However, I was disappointed once again. I received the first two books in this series, The Fallen and Leviathan, in one volume. I had to make myself finish The Fallen.

The writing was very stiff and stand-offish. I could not connect with Aaron at all. When we’re given back-story about the angels, I almost felt like I was reading the Bible because of the way it was written.
I know this boo
Gwenn Wright
The very long drive from StL to AZ did provide enough time to finish reading Sniegoski's "Fallen". I have to say, this cover that shows makes a lot more sense than the one on the book I bought. That one has an angel boy with no shirt on which makes it look like a book geared toward females of the species. But it's a story about angelic battles and flaming swords that cook your insides. That is not typical "boy gets girl" stuff. It was ok. The end of it was so offensive to me I nearly ...more
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little dalilah
well first time i saw this cover , i believe that the story will be good . and when I start to read this book. omg my first though is "aaron a cool boy ever" beside lucas ross (boy in evernight story's). ok and when i knew that he is nephilim it really amazed and gorgeous :) . and you know who is the one who I really like :D yeahhh gabriel. :D omg it is the best dog ever. cute , nice, kind and love aaron and could have conversation with aaron , but the annoying one is the power and the leader of ...more
Milkweed Augustine
Now that I finally read ther es tof this review for "THE FALLEN" [The Fallen] Part I" I knew I liked it for a reason. It is highly benedictive of my own nonfiction book of rare religious prophesies that is now in the clutches of the Holy Vatican-"The Milkweed Prophesy; Epitaph of the Apocalypse." It describes great and graphic prophetic visions as said, which are likened to my own book just mentioned. The author, I personally believe, is highly sensitive and knowledgeable of the world, but just ...more
This was written before Kiss Before the Apocalypse, and is aimed at young adult rather than adult, but the world view/cosmology is pretty consistent. However, I have to say it had a higher body count/collateral damage than I might have expected for its target audience. Not as good, but I'll probably read at least one more in the series as it has potential.
Kim Lauwers
I don't know why, but I just needed an angel book...I craved it...I wanted I read one...this one.

Now first of all, this is a very easy read. You can easily finish this book in a day. It is not too long, it is fast-paced and it is very straightforward.

I did like the story and the characters (especially the evil guy, he was quite interseting...and I just have a tendency to like villains). The main character I liked a bit less and for one specific reason: he was in the denial fase just a bi
Excellent book! A pretty tough awakening for the Nephilim in this book, a lot of danger, and not understanding what's going on. Very exciting, and heart-touching at the same time.
Ella Fisher
My thoughts on The Fallen was that it was great because all the characters had interesting traits and the book didn't go into too much detail but it didn't have too little detail. This book is about how a boy named Aaron thinks he's going insane because he starts hearing voices and he can understand all different types of languages. Aaron has difficulties trying to get people to understand but the only person he has told is his therapist, Mr. Cunningham.

The main character in this book is Aaron.
Review on The Fallen

By: Thomas E. Sniegoski

This book is about a boy named Aaron Corbet who on his birthday had a headache. This headache may have traumatized him because he is able to understand different languages and as well as speak them. He is able to talk to his dog. Aaron is a foster child and was grown up never seeing his real parents. From all his learning, he found out he was a Nephillim. He is also an offspring of angel too. Also Aaron is a earth woman. He in the beginning was kind of
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Leodora Murphy
I kinda had my reservations about this book... The plot seemed a little sketchy and Supernatural-ish. And yes, I know the book was written before all the angel stuff on Supernatural. When I'd read about a hundred pages I actually realized I saw the first episode of the ABC series a couple of years ago. The series didn't do much for me back then and I'm sorry to say the book didn't either.

The story is okay. It's starts off quite slow and then suddenly it takes a monster upswing and before you kn
Dani Noviandi
satu lagi buku fantasi yang bercerita tentang malaikat..

kisah di buku ini yaitu awal dari sebah kenyataan bahwa sesungguhnya Aaron adalah seorang Nephilim, yaitu keturunan dari malaikat dan manusia, ya, ayah Aaron ternyata malaikat dan ibunya manusia biasa.
bercerita tentang malaikat yang terbagi menjadi 2 kubu, dimana 1 kubu ingin membasmi nephilim (karena menganggap mereka aib), dan satu kubu lagi yang membela para nephilim. kubu yang membela ini dikarenakan mereka percaya bahwa ramalan di masa
Nina Ridyananda
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Taja Meadows
Jul 12, 2011 Taja Meadows rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fallen-Angel lovers, Talking animal lovers
Recommended to Taja by: Lyndsie Satterfield-Miss
I wanna say, 3½ ★'s...
This book surprised me. I bought the omnibus version of the book with book 1 & 2 because I liked the cover:
The Fallen Omnibus, Vol 1 (The Fallen, #1-2) by Thomas E. Sniegoski

I wasn't sure if I would really like the story or not, but I have to admit that the story was pretty good. I especially loved the stuff with Gabriel (view spoiler). I really liked that Aaron not only (view spoiler). That was super cute.

I was kind of
Pierwsza połowa książki - była w porządku i dlatego więcej niż jedna gwiazdka. Może nie porywało, ale sama idea i sposób pisania - ok, chociaż czytywało się lepsze rzeczy; miałam jednak nadzieję na to, że W KOŃCU trafię na pozycję, gdzie główny bohater, po otrzymaniu magicznych mocy i buncie przeciwko nim - faktycznie będzie walczyć o swoje dotychczasowe 'ja'.

Jak zwykle się zawiodłam i nawet nie będę się nad tym rozwodzić.

Końcówka i całe te walki były niestrawne i nie byłam w stanie tego czyta
Aaron Corbet lives in the Stanleys' foster home with Lori and Tom Stanley, their autistic son Stevie, and his yellow lab Gabriel. Aaron goes to school and works at a vet hospital to save money for college. All of that changes drastically on his 18th birthday when he finds out he is a Nephilim, a child of a mortal woman and an angel, and perhaps the One of prophecy. Suddenly he can speak and understand all languages. When he meets a bum in the park,he is forced to utilize all on his secret powers ...more
Yola NY

ini seri fallen angel yg lumaya banyak actionnya, dibanding seri lainnya yg pernah aku bca.
gila ya! baruuu aja mulai baca udah ada tokoh yg mati. jadi jgn kaget klo ntar banyaaak banget tokoh yg mati. (ups..! :D)

temanya masih samaa.. ttg nephilim, makhluk stengah malaikat dan manusia. nah para Kekuatan (yg dipimpin ole Verchiel) memburu nephilim-nephilim ini, soalnya menurut Verchiel, para nephilim itu makhluk hina dan membelot, dan udah ribuan tahun si verchiel ini membasmi semua nep
Orphan, Aaron Corbet thought his life had finally settled down with the Stanley family after being shipped from foster home to foster home all his life. That was until his 18th birthday when he started understanding languages he never knew and his Labrador retriever started talking to him. Freaked by his new abilities Aaron resists what Zeke, a fallen angel, tells him about his destiny. That his is the child of an angel father and human mother, called a Nephilim. Those angels who seek relationsh ...more
Kathy Davie
First in the Fallen urban fantasy series for young adults and revolves around Aaron Corbet, a newly awakened Nephilim.

My Take
The start to this was very confusing, although it certainly did up the tension. I couldn't read fast enough to try to figure out what was going on. But all it does is set up the tension for what will happen once you get past the prologue.

That was disgusting. I don't care if Zeke is an angel, fallen or not. He killed Gabe! Just to make a point! And it does weird things to G
Gita Ganesha
Yang setengah-setengah memang selalu lebih seru. Setengah penyihir, setengah vampire, setengah werewolf, setengah putri duyung, setengah dewa, dan sekarang setengah malaikat. Ya buku ini bercerita tentang kehidupan dan nasib seorang Nephilim, setengah manusia setengah dewa.

Aaron tidak menyadari bahwa dia seorang Nephilim hingga ulang tahunnya yang ke-18. Dia bisa mengerti bahasa asing yang tidak pernah dipelajarinya, dia bahkan bisa berbicara dengan anjingnya, Gabriel. Aaron tidak menerima kenya
Aaron jest zwykłym nastolatkiem, chodzącym do liceum, ma psa- Gabriela i wspaniałą rodzinę zastępczą. Ale czy na pewno jest taki zwyczajny? Od paru dni męczy go jeden i ten sam koszmar, z tym że codziennie jest urozmaicany o nową scenę. Nagle w dniu jego 18 urodzin, w szkole męczy go potworny ból głowy. W pewnym momencie ból znika i Aaron zaczyna rozumieć obce języki. Nie wie co się z nim dzieje. Zgłasza się do jego psychiatry, a ten tylko potwierdza go w przekonaniu, że coś z nim nie tak. Na do ...more
review by SarahBella

*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*

The Fallen 1 (which contains both The Fallen and Leviathan) is an amazing story about Nephilim, fallen angels, and absolution. The Powers are an elite force of angels, doing God's bidding on Earth. During The Great War of Heaven, Lucifer and his followers were cast out of Heaven, destined to walk the Earth among the mortals, until the time that The Powers searched them out and destroyed them.

While they were on Earth, they ‘consorted’ with hu
Sebenarnya saya membeli buku ini karena lagi diskon di bookfair. Setelah sebelumnya membaca sinopsis pendek di belakang bukunya tentang seorang nephilim, saya semakin terpincut untuk membelinya. Udah pada tahu kan apa itu nephilim? Keturunan dari manusia dan malaikat. Nah, di buku ini, nephilim dan malaikat terbuang itu menjadi buronan karena dianggap hina. Mereka diberantas oleh suatu kesatuan malaikat yang disebut Kekuatan. Aaron ini, bukan nephilim sembarangan! Melainkan nephilim yang konon d ...more
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THOMAS E. SNIEGOSKI is the author of more than two dozen novels for adults, teens, and children. His teen fantasy YA series Fallen was adapted into a trilogy of monstrously successful TV movies by ABC Family Channel. His other books for teens include Sleeper Code, Sleeper Agenda, and Force Majeure, as well as the upcoming series The Brimstone Network. The author's first adult novel, A Kiss Before ...more
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“What was a surprise was when the dog answered his question.
'Want to play ball now,' Gabriel [the dog] declared in a very clear and precise voice.
Aaron opened his eyes and gazed up into the grinning face of the animal. There was no doubt now. The day's descent into madness was complete. He was, in fact, losing his mind.”
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