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Aerie and Reckoning (The Fallen #2)

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Aaron's senior year has been anything but typical. Half angel and half human, he has been charged to reunite the Fallen with Heaven. But the leader of the Dark Powers is determined to destroy Aaron—and all hope of angelic reconciliation.

Struggling to harness the incredible force within him, Aaron trains for the ultimate battle. With the Dark Pow
Paperback, 541 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Simon Pulse (first published July 20th 2010)
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The Book Nymph
Jan 21, 2012 The Book Nymph rated it really liked it
Honestly this book made me pretty angry throughout the beginning and middle because there were just so many parts where it went from one character to a different character that I eventually got bored with it and started a new book. And once I was done with that and continued to read this one, I still found myself distracted almost every two or three pages because it just wasn't as interesting as The Fallen 1. Although once I got closer to the end, as in somewhere around the four hundreds, then i ...more
Sep 07, 2010 Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
I read volume 1 (The Fallen and Leviathan) earlier this year and while I wasn't completely enamoured of the story, I was interested enough that I wanted to know how it ended. My biggest issue with the book (as it was with volume 1) is that random characters are introduced that are almost immediately killed off. You never have the chance to connect to these characters and their deaths ultimately have little impact emotionally. I'm not terribly well versed in angelic lore (however, ask me a questi ...more
I guess my only real problem with this book is the way it's written. The first of the fallen books was written the same way, but the story was intriguing enough for me to give it four stars. This one...not so much. I liked it, but it wasn't as good as the first. The writing was so flowery. So. Many. Adjectives. No, wait, scratch that. So many overused adjectives. And just some of the words he used. I just couldn't get past the way it was written. I mean is it really a sin to say "on" rather than ...more
Mar 03, 2013 Jenny rated it really liked it
This volume was really good compared to the first one.., :) I almost forgot to eat just to finish this. :) after reading this, I learned a lot of things. Forgiving, and loving your enemies inspite of the pain and suffering they had caused you. That no one, other than God has the power to take one's life to end.. It was always God who had the last judgement on things or wrongs we had done. No matter how sinful we maybe, God always forgive those who heartedly repent with their sin..

I almost cried
Kathy Davie
Apr 12, 2015 Kathy Davie rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, urban
Third and fourth in the Fallen urban fantasy series for young adults about an angel who will forgive those of the fallen angels who regret their actions.

Reckoning follows below this.

My Take
Verchiel reminds me of religious leaders and priests who turned into zealots. Fiery, burning zealots who were/are as bad as the devil himself in their single-minded, narrow perspectives. Interpreting the compassion of God to suit their own ends. Twisting the evils that befall them into a license to destroy any
Matt H.
Aug 12, 2014 Matt H. rated it it was ok
I like stories about religious mythology, and this one delivers with a focus on angelology. This edition collects the third and fourth books of the series. Overall, I think Aerie was better than Reckoning. With that said, there are numerous issues that affected my reading and rating of this book.

First, writers who conceive of their stories over an arc of books are careful not to divulge too much too soon. In these two books, Sniegoski has some pretty big revelations. The problem is that the writ
Daniela Ark
Apr 10, 2015 Daniela Ark rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Daniela by: Amazon
This is a summary, read my full review in my blog

Before Angelfall… there was “The Fallen“!

My next review had to be about the series (turned into a TV show) that got me hooked on the Angels & Demons theme.

No warnings here. This book is very appropriate for young audiences, though people of all ages will appreciate this exciting apocalyptic series. I read the first four books in less than a week (this is a seven book series).

My outstanding checkmarks go to:Writing, Theme, Plot and Worldbuild
Dec 21, 2010 Mangojooz rated it liked it
i really like the story of fallen angels being forgiven. however, on this second installment, it was a dismay that the book end that way. for me, the ending is quite a disappointment.
Aug 22, 2010 Constance rated it it was amazing
Awesome! As good as the first! Definitely didn't disappoint!
Oct 31, 2010 Caroline rated it it was ok
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Nic Echo
Dec 21, 2012 Nic Echo rated it really liked it
Aerie Review:

About the Book:

In the third installment of The Fallen series, Aaron continues his journey to find his step-brother, Stevie. Along this journey, Aaron and his companions end up at Aerie, a safe haven for nephilim and the fallen. Meanwhile, Verchiel, the Powers' commander, is still determined to put an end to Aaron by any means.

I, honestly, felt that Aerie had a bit of a rough start as it was more character based, which is not Sniegoski's string suit. However, once the action s
This book was kind of hard for me to read. It is a good story and everything but it's not exactly my type of book. Action books for me can get very boring very fast, and that makes it hard for me to really get into action novels. However if you like action books then this is the book for you. There's a lot of action as he goes out to rescue his brother and has to deal with the new born powers going around and around inside of him. He has to deal with those while trying to track down the only fam ...more
Jan 14, 2013 Quoc rated it really liked it
Aerie and Reckoning were respectively published in 2003 and 2004, singularly. And published again, with newly-designed covers in 2010 as an omnibus novel. This edition is the omnibus novel.

From events occurred in book 1: The Fallen and book 2: Leviathan, Nephilim born Aaron Corbet is now a prophecy who can not only reunite the fallen with God but bring forgiveness to all angels who have hidden themselves since the Great War. In the midst of this, Aaron discovers powers beyond the ordinary and s
Apr 22, 2012 Elvia rated it it was ok
It continues to story of Aaron Corbett. I find the story line a little convoluted. He is Nephilim, a merging of human and angelic. He is also considered a type of savior. He is to fight Verchiel, the leader of a host of angels known as the Powers. It is a little like the movie, "The Prophecy" where angels are jealous of humans and refer to them as monkeys. In Aerie, Aaron finds the sanctuary of those who try to save the Nephilim that Verchiel and his host are trying to extinguish. There, Aaron m ...more
Jan 22, 2013 Shaheen rated it liked it
This omnibus edition of the third and fourth books in Sniegoski’s series about fallen angels is just as entertaining as the first. In Aerie, we follow Aaron as he continues to search for his little brother, who has been kidnapped by the Powers, and in Reckoning we witness the lead up to the final battle between Aaron, the child of prophesy, and the misguided and increasingly delusional leader of the Powers host, Verchiel.


The book is largely focussed on the safe haven of Aerie that the Nephi
Khalia Hades
Jan 09, 2011 Khalia Hades rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own

Off to find the his brother, he leaves his old life. Leaving High School and the girl he loves behind him, he is on the mission on rescuing his little brother from the hands of Verchiel -and evil angel who believes he is doing the word of God- who is actually an asshole in discovery channel. Being a Nephilim hasn't been easy for Aaron, but he isn't like any other half-human half-angel, he has a mission and it is to free all of the Fallen Angels and help them return to Heaven
Lynn Spinks
Nov 06, 2010 Lynn Spinks rated it it was amazing
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Petra Sýkorová
Od prvního svazku prvních dvou dílů jsem nic extra neočekávala. Přece jenom šlo o naprosto jiný pohled na andělskou tématiku, než na jakou jsem zvyklá. Není to typická young adult série, která vyhrává příčky bestsellerů a kterou by čtenáři vynášeli do nebes a neustále o ní mluvili. Nebo alespoň já jsem takové signály nezachytila. Ale to je dle mého názoru chyba.

Thomas E. Sniegoski se na biblický příběh padlých andělů dívá z velice zajímavého pohledu. Na takový jsem ještě nenarazila a právě proto
Apr 13, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Aaron’s senior year has been anything but typical. Half-angel and half-human, he has been charged to reunite the Fallen with Heaven. But the leader of the Dark Powers is determined to destroy Aaron—and all hope of angelic reconciliation. Struggling to harness the incredible force within him, Aaron trains for the ultimate battle. With the Dark Powers building in strength and numbers, their clash may come sooner than he expects. And everyone who’s ever mattered to Aaron is now in grave danger. Aar ...more
Alexandria Clarke
Jun 13, 2011 Alexandria Clarke rated it liked it
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Jenny Delandro
Nov 01, 2011 Jenny Delandro rated it really liked it
Shelves: angels-fantasy
Aaron and friends are following his 'feelings and stumble into the fabled enclave of fallen angels and their off-spring - Aerie -
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Feb 22, 2013 Maythavee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Fallen Book 2 (Aerie and Reckoning) was a great sequel. The format of this review is different from the others because I think it would be easier to just list the positive and negative things about the book.

The positives:
- The pacing of the book was very-well done. Full of non-stop action, it felt like I was watching the battle scenes instead of reading about it. Kudos to Thomas E. Sniegoski for writing such fantastic action scenes.
- The introduction of new characters. My favourites were Lor
Dec 18, 2011 S. rated it really liked it
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Feb 24, 2013 ayyahness rated it liked it
Sooo Aerie and Reckoning. Overall, it was a good read compared to the very first book, The Fallen. You can see how much the writing style improved (Honestly, I didn't like the writing style esp. the first time I've read it) and how the characters can get you in the writer's grip. So heeere's my breakdown:

Writing Style: Just right. Sometimes, it gets boring especially when terms are being repeated (like "the first of the fallen angels bla bla" then you'll see it again in the next paragraph). Prob
Jun 11, 2014 Kate rated it liked it
I didn't fall in love with this book like I did with the first one. I actually found myself skipping through most of the fight scenes (since they were all the same). What I didn't like was the lack of romance. There was little to no romance at all; a few kisses here, a few hugs there, but the book ultimately lacked anything that be would deemed 'romantic'. This book seemed to be comprised of nothing but fight scenes. Not to talk about all the swearing involved. It wasn't the swearing that angere ...more
Aug 20, 2010 Adrian rated it it was ok
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Nov 22, 2011 Myvampfiction rated it liked it
review by SarahBella

*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*

In the second half of the series, Sniegoski keeps everything fresh with new baddies to fight and new vistas to fight them in. Aaron and Gabe, along with Camael, take up the search for Aerie in earnest, finding it in the most unexpected of ways.

When they finally get to Aerie, their arrival is less welcome than they would have anticipated. The angels living there have grown weary of moving constantly and are mistrustful of both Aaron’s true id
Aug 29, 2013 Hilal rated it it was ok
İlk kitabı beğenmiştim. Hatta çok ara vererek okuduğum halde iyi demiştim ama ikinci kitap benden geçerli notu çok zor aldı . Kurgu mu bitmiş kitap mı kötüydü anlayamadım. Ama bir şey eksikti ve ben sıkıldım. E hadi bitsin diye sayfalara baktım.

Konu ilk kitaptakiyle aynı ama ilk kitapta daha çok hareket vardı kesinlikle. Anlayamadığım bu çocuğun kehanetteki kişi olduğunu ilk kitapta biz kesinleştirmişken herşeyi ilk kitapta bırakmışken ikinci kitapta hala bu kehanetteki kişi olup olmama mevzusu
Aaron Corbet se stále ještě pohybuje spíše v Nephilimských plenkách, musí se toho ještě hodně naučit. Jako Vyvoleného z proroctví, které má přinést klid všem padlým andělům, je neustále pronásledován vychytralým Verchielem. Ten je pro dosažení svého cíle schopen stále zvětšujících se ohavností. Před Aaronem stojí velmi obtížný úkol. Musí se spojit se svojí andělskou částí a ochránit obyvatele nalezené Aerie. Ani na chvíli mu není přáno oddychu.

Stejně jako tomu bylo i u předchozí knihy o Nephilim
Aug 16, 2010 Noelle rated it it was amazing
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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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“I'm going to grab something to eat," Lorelei said. "Would you like to come with me?"
"No, thank you. I think I'll just stay here with him." Gabriel slowly lowered his face to rest his chin upon the bed near Aaron's frighteningly still hand.
"I'm not feeling very hungry.”
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