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The Fallen and Leviathan (The Fallen #1)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  12,544 ratings  ·  805 reviews


On his eighteenth birthday, Aaron begins to hear strange voices and is 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

Paperback, 517 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Simon Pulse (first published January 1st 2010)
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Sita Sargeant
1.5 stars... it got rounded to 2, and 1.5 was really generous.

I couldn't finish it. I read the first part and that was about it, really boring! Normally a book does not take much to please me, it needs:
1. Romance
2. Action
3. Cool back story
This book had all of this but together they were all really crap. I bought the book for $15 and am now really regretting it. The only reason I read it was because I wanted to read it before I watched the movie. But truthfully really not worth it! Don't both
What can I say about this book? The first part was dull and the second part was, while admittedly more entertaining, a bit bizarre. And not in a creative, original way, but just in a "wtf" sort of way.
And then there's Verchiel, our villain. And at times, he can be a pretty bad-ass one. But most of the time he was around, all I could do was scratch my head and wonder why. What's his motivation? I get what he's SUPPOSED to be. He's that self-righteous villain who thinks God wants him to do evil th
Jan 19, 2011 Kiki rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Shut-ins
Recommended to Kiki by: No one with half a brain
This books sucks. Period. Seems Simon Pulse will publish anything these days. To quote another reviewer, 'it was like beating a dead horse with a noodle. No good was going to come of it.'

This book is filled with absolute nonsense, plain and simple. It's boring, confusing, and the main character was so irritating that I wanted to slap him. I'm really into angel mythology and occult stuff, so I vaguely knew who was who, but if I hadn't done as much research as I have, I know that I would have had
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It's about a boy (Aaron) who discovers he is a nephilim, half human and human angel. At the beginning, he was just a regular kid. But soon he discovers he would understand any language - as well as animal languages. I was over the moon when they included some Portuguese dialogues! Everything is always in Spanish or French nowadays. I could relate to the character, because it's my dream to be multilingual, and what's funny is he didn't even have to work hard for it ...more
Carolyn (Book Chick City)
Reviewed by Laura for Book Chick City.

Aaron is one of those characters you immediately endear to when you begin reading. Orphaned and having spent his life in care, he has finally found a family who loves him and is making a place for himself in the world, doing well at school and hoping for a college scholarship.

But things start to get strange. It's starts with the the dreams, but then inexplicably on his eighteenth birthday Aaron is suddenly able to speak and understand multiple languages, and
I struggled with reading this book. I read a lot of the YA stuff. And lately, I have really been enjoying the stuff related to angels. This was hard to read though for me. I think for 2 primary reasons.

First - The Fallen:

First, I read somewhere the the author got started in comic books. If that's true - I totally see it. The abruptness with which chapters jumped between our main character, Aaron, and others was hard for me to handle. The character development was almost non existent. In fact,
Lynn Spinks
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Aaron Is An Average Teenage Guy, Until He Turned 18. A Foster Child With Quite A Temper, He Begins Having Terrible Nightmares. Two Men Appear To Warn Him About His Destiny. And So Begins An Adventure You Will Never Forget! Aaron Learns He Is A Nephilim, A Child Born Of A Human Female And An Angel. There's A Group Of Angels That Are Out To Finish Everything They Feel Is Ungodly. They Are Called The Powers. They're Seeking Aaron Out Because According To The Prophecy, There Is The ONE That Will Hav ...more
This omnibus edition of the first two books in Sniegoski's series about fallen angels is both entertaining and thought-provoking. In The Fallen, we are introduced to Aaron, a lonely seventeen year old boy who doesn't feel like he belongs in the world, and in the sequel, Leviathan, we follow Aaron as he finds out more about his Nephilim heritage.

The Fallen

The first thing that stuck me about the book is Aaron: despite all the angst and woe-is-me stuff, he is a genuinely nice kid who is just trying
I wanted to love this book so bad! Aaron was a vision of pure perfection and I was so excited to dive in and get to know him and everything he was about.

After the bore of the firt few chapters I kept trucking along thinking that at some point it would have to get good. About halfway through, I realized that nothing good was going to come out of this book but I insisted on finishing since I have already spent the money on the book and invested my time. Unfortunately for fallen angel lovers everyw
Melissa Marlow
Supernatural is the way to go these days, but this is not the vampire scene. He (Aaron Corbet) is untouchable, but only because of his destiny. He has the worst day on his 18th birthday,which turns out to be the beginning of a new life to which he tries to deny. His ability to understand all languages, yes... I mean all including animals, and it drives him to the point of going crazy.

With the help of fallen Angles he is able to crossover into his new found heritage without being eliminated by th
Tematika anjelov patrí medzi moje obľúbené, preto som sa na túto knihu tešila. Moje nadšenie bolo obrovské, a tak som dúfala, že ma nesklame. Nestalo sa tak, ba naopak. Ešte viac ma pohltila, ako som očakávala. Podľa knihy bol natočený aj seriál, ktorý okolo príbehu išiel obrovskou okľukou, keďže seriál z knihy pochytil iba námet, nič viac. Ak ste videli seriál a nepáčil sa vám, nesúďte podľa toho knihu, pretože majú spoločné žalostne málo. Padlí anjeli a Leviatan je prvá kniha, ktorá obsahuje d ...more

I was immediately hooked on these from the very first sentence in the first book and read all the way through to the end of the second omnibus. They are a FANTASTIC series of four WONDERFUL books with losts of unexpected twists(and a few expected ones) and turns. DEFINITELY a must read for anyone who loves the supernatural! Yes, there are strong Catholic and Christian overtones in the books(it IS a series about angels, after all), but they don't beat you over the head
Libby Wyatt
2 should have been 1.5 stars. This was an absolute let down for me. I've never been so disappointed in a book before in my life. I love all things angel and nephilim and I had hoped that this would be a great read. It has been sitting on my TBR shelf for almost a year and I'd finally picked it up only to wish I'd never bought it. Not only was the whole villain/evil doer bizarre and hardly explained the fucking dog becomes all human like and has his own chapters in his POV. Umm. No. WTF. Now beca ...more
THE FALLEN is a wildly entertaining, dark, yet hopeful read. Aaron is such a great character – he loves his foster family, does good in school, works at a local veterinary clinic…he’s normal. Except when he isn’t. I really connected with Aaron and the trials he has to face. The story really revolves around Aaron and his journey. Yes, there’s a potential love interest, but it’s realistic and not the overall point of the book.

The plot moves along wonderfully, and there’s some great actio
It's not really one of the best books I've read, but it was definitely an interesting read. I'm going to write the review as a whole, which means I'm including Volume 2.

The whole journey was a bit so-so. Not that exciting but there's a sense of intrigue. I don't know, perhaps I wanted to see what would happen to the Morning Star ...(I mean, c'mon, we all want an insight on the ultimate villain's head...) the writing is consistent and I could really see where things were going..although sometime
When it takes me 2 weeks to read a book, it's either because it's really heavy and I need to read it slowly, or it's only mildly entertaining. This definitely falls into the second category. The version of the fallen angels theme is much more involved and speaks more of religion. This volume is composed of two books and I would rate the first one (The Fallen) 4 stars versus the second one (Leviathan) which I would probably give 2 stars. Hence the average rating of 3 stars. The first book was int ...more
The Fallen and Leviathan by Thomas E. Sniegoski

Aaron is a normal teenage boy who has been shuffled through the foster care system. He finally has a home with parents who care for him and an autistic brother. Despite his ill care by society, he has turned out to be a good young man who cares about his family and helps with his younger brother. But things change when he turns eighteen. He starts hearing strange voices and he can understand any language including the cute girl at school from Brazil
Abigail Shotwell
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The Fallen was a rather interesting text and I am pondering upon how I should review such a book. The writing was, well – truly breathtaking, however, gore seemed to be a main theme within the plot (which is to be expected). Sniegoski did a phenomenal job writing this book, the writing was fluent, detailed but carried the story along nicely. I’m not sure I would have written it in any other way if given the chance.

The thought of fallen angels, Nephilim and among other things including angels an
It was outstanding writing but the plot, I wasn't too impressed with. At the beginning it was very interesting, then it became more boring. I will not read the second book because I don't think it is worth it.
Yorumun tamamı; karakter tanıtımı, kitaptan uyarlanan mini dizinin fragmanları ve alıntılar için Kutsal Yorumcu'yu ziyaret edin! :3

Asi ve Leviathan'ı okuduktan sonra kitabı sekiz ay kitaplığımda beklettiğim için suçluluk ve pişmanlık duydum. Çünkü çok güzeldi! Favori melek kurgularımın arasına ve o listenin de başlarına girmeyi başardı.
Asıl fantazya yaratıklarından çok yan türlerini seven bir okurum ben. Vampirlerden çok upirleri, düşmüş meleklerden çok nefilimleri seviyorum. Asi ve Leviathan'
Growing up in foster care, Aaron Corbet never meet his real parents. Taken in and loved by the Stanleys, he finally found a place to call home. On Aarons 18 birthday he had a strange horridly vivid dream that he doesn't know what to make of. Later, at school, he gets an enormously wicked headache, that suddenly just...stops.
When it does Aaron starts to discover strange things are happening to him, he seems to have developed some abilities that shouldn't even be possible...

This is the first two b
2.5 stars because the parts of the book that didn't require him to act or think were good.

Just finished book 1:1 and I'm not too jazzed to continue reading 1:2, but the ending was promising and that little candle of hope kindled.

The one thing I despise most, is when there is a leading character and they are vehemently against accepting their fate, even when they have proof that it is in fact their fate, they still choose not to acknowledge what it is they have to do or become. Aaaaahhhhhhhh!

Jordana Winchesterdream
I have to say I was really surprised with this book, I wasn't expecting much to be honest, especially after I only paid $9 for each volume, and the cover didn't really inspire me either, I thought it would just be another romance & angst ridden YA book that seem to be a dime a dozen lately (not that I don't like them, I do!!!, as long as they are done well!) But it wasn't what I was expecting at all, the first story builds up nicely although I do have to say that I'd like there to be a littl ...more
The new 'Angels with Abercrombie Abs' covers for this series are really unfortunate for two reasons: 1) Even though the books have a guy as the main character and are filled with blood and guts and action, no teenage guy is going to be caught dead reading them, and 2) Any girl who picks this up expecting a swoony paranormal romance featuring a super-hot angel is probably going to get a little nervous right around the time a dog gets hit by a car and is going to positively lose her shit once ange ...more
Raquel Leite
No livro Caídos é nos apresentada uma autentica guerra entre o céu e a terra, onde os próprios anjos lutam entre si.
Depois de ensinar as coisas que não deviam aos humanos, e vice versa. Alguns anjos aprenderam a amar e a procriar, nascendo o que lhe chamaram de Nephelim.
No entanto as Protestades não permitem que estes vivam, símbolo do pecada e uma ofensa a Deus, estes anjos matam sem piedade todos nephelins que nasçam mesmo antes de estas saberem porquê.

Quando Aaron realiza os seus 18 anos, as
Aramis A.
Wouldn't you freak out if you suddenly started hearing voices? That is what happened to Aaron on his eighteenth birthday in the book "The Fallen Omnibus Vol.1" by Thomas E. Sniegoski. But what he didn't know was that was the beginning of a life changing experience. one that had to do with angels, kidnapping, a talking dog, man eating people, monsters, and a romance through all the madness. This is just the beginning of his biggest life changing adventure.
This is part of a four book series. This
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Elphaba J
aídos revela uma guerra entre o céu e a terra, uma guerra onde anjos que outrora amaram os homens limpam com o sangue os vestígios da sua passagem roubando, sem piedade, as vidas daqueles que nunca chegarão a saber a sua verdade, a sua verdadeira identidade.

Esta história encontra-se dividida em duas partes distintas. Numa primeira fase conhecemos Aaron e vivenciamos intensamente o momento em que este se apercebe das mudanças que ocorrem dentro de si após completar 18 anos, é dado ao leitor a opo
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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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