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Fallen Angel (Fallen Angel #1)

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  4,357 Ratings  ·  298 Reviews
Ellie was never particularly good at talking to boys—or anyone other than her best friend and fellow outcast, Ruth. Then she met Michael.

Michael is handsome, charming, sweet. And totally into Ellie. It’s no wonder she is instantly drawn to him. But Michael has a secret. And he knows Ellie is hiding something, too. They’ve both discovered they have powers beyond their imagi
Paperback, First Edition, 310 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by HarperTeen
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Jun 13, 2010 Kim rated it did not like it
Good god, this book drove me crazy. And not in a good way. Next time, when you see me putting a book like this on my tbr-list, please do something. Tackle me, gag me, hit me, I don't care. I cannot face another one of these things. My Kindle's life depends on it.

They know each other for a week and when they start kissing after their first date, after 6.3 seconds, things are starting to get hot and heavy, blood gets exchanged during said kiss and Michael (bonus points for the original name), who
Jun 19, 2011 Ciri rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
Not going to lie, I got around 30 pages through this book and GAVE UP! Yes, I know I'm a horribly picky reader and all but this just..ugh. Part of its my fault; it looked tacky to begin with I shouldn't have picked it up.

This probably sounds really stupid but the fact that they always used each others names when talking to each other really irked me. I dunno, do people actually do that? xD If someone did that to me I'd probably tell them to stop wearing my effing name out!

And the main guy was l
Jan 27, 2011 Marianna rated it did not like it
This annoyed me. The characters. The situations. The story. I read 100 pages before I threw it down.

As a little side note, I am crazy about the condition of my books. Pristine is the only way I like them. I was scribbling, with pen, like mad in the margins of this book. Mostly snide comments stemming from my shock and amusement. I am passing the book along to my cousin to get her opinion.

The review below can also be found at my blog: Books and Circuses.

Another killer cover hiding yet a
Jan 06, 2011 Ruby rated it did not like it
Shelves: angel-stories
This review was first posted on[return][return]I am very excited to present my first review as part of a Dark Faerie Tales ARC Tour. I was the first up for reading Fallen Angel and I admit that my squeeing was probably pretty loud when it was delivered. I felt so official, being part of a tour. It s like being able to sit at the grown-ups table. Or something. Okay, on with the review.[return][return]The last angel book I read was one I loved. Remember Unearthly? Great book ...more
Apr 20, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Plot: 4.5 Stars
I really enjoy a good fallen angel book, and this one didn't disappoint. The only real negative I have plot-wise is that I hate when a book is named or described in a way that tells the reader without a doubt what supernatural creature is involved, but then it takes the main character at least half of the book to figure it out. It was amusing that Ellie and Michael thought they were vampires, but a bit annoying that I was sitting there with it already figured out due to the title.
This really wasn't any good for me.

The story gave off too much of a bad fanfiction vibe, the characters ridiculous in the worst ways, and overall FALLEN ANGEL is not a novel I can ever recommend to any reader looking for a good angel book.

Jan 10, 2011 Natalie rated it did not like it
In a Sentence: To me, Fallen Angel was composed of flat characters and an overdone plot wrapped up in pretty packaging.

My Thoughts

Fallen Angel was Halo all over again for me. Maybe it's just me, but I feel like the YA paranormal romance genre is becoming over-saturated with the same storyline over and over again. Girl has some sort of "mysterious" power. Girl meets "mysterious" boy. They fall passionately in love with each other by page 100 and then go off on some sort of quest to discover th
Mary (BookHounds)
I have enjoyed Heather Terrell's other books, The Chrysalis and The Map Thief. She brings her same writing skills to this new young adult series. The book weaves romance and mystery together with a nice angelic twist. The angel theme seems to have really taken off lately. The writing in this one does elevate it above the crush of similar titles.
The story is definitely a set up for a series since you get lots of background on Ellie and a little bit on Michael, her romantic interest. Ellie is bro
1.5 / 5 --

Congratulations Fallen Angel. You have made it onto my list of Worst Books I've Read in 2012. -_-
Nov 27, 2010 Rachel rated it it was ok
Note: I think the Goodreads description is a tad misleading.

Ellspeth Faneuil dreamt she could fly. At least she thought they were dreams until she met Michael Chase. In a town as small as Tillinghast it was rare for her not to know everybody, but Michael was definitely new. From the first moment that she noticed him at school she sensed he was different.

Even though she felt an instant connection to him, she never thought it was anything but one-sided. He was handsome, charming and athletic. She
Jan 31, 2011 Kyleigh rated it liked it
As I’m sure a lot of you are, I’m sick of angel related books. It seems that is all that YA authors are churning out these days; if it’s not vampires or werewolves, that is. So with that mentality in mind, I really don’t know why I requested to be added onto Fallen Angel. I guess what intrigued me was that the MC and the love interest BOTH were undergoing changes. That right there peaked my interest enough to make me want to read it. I’m so sick of the one sided love affair with a supernatural b ...more
Mar 27, 2011 Clarabel rated it liked it
J'ai bien senti, dès le démarrage, que ce roman n'allait guère m'inspirer. Outre la ravissante couverture, l'histoire n'a pas su entretenir le moindre suspense (on m'expliquera pour le titre). S'il fallait encore douter du secret de l'héroïne, c'était juste pour faire semblant. Non ?

Ellie se sent observer par un beau gosse au lycée - il s'agit de Michael, il prétend qu'ils se connaissent déjà. Trois ans plus tôt, au Guatemala. Huh ? L'adolescente est confuse, elle ne se souvient de rien. Peut-ê
Katieb (MundieMoms)
2.5 stars-

I have been looking forward to reading Fallen Angel ever since I read the intriguing synopsis and when I received it to read as a review I was extremely excited to enter the world Heather created. I ended up having a hard time with this story, despite the fact I desperately wanted to love it. It's not that the mythology wasn't unique, as it was. I was fascinated by Heather's angels as they are traditional fallen angels with a unique and intriguing history.

The two main characters, Ellie
Aurora Celeste
Nov 01, 2011 Aurora Celeste rated it did not like it
Shelves: own, read-in-2011
I didn't really like this book much. First, I should probably know better than to keep reading angel books when so many of them annoy me. Yet, for some reason I do. Perhaps I am hoping for gems, which is entirely possible since I decided to read this immediately after Unearthly, which was deifinately a gem. Fallen Angel wasn't really one of them, though. It fell kinda flat and predictable. The story is the same as a lot: a girl finds out she has crazy powers and, over the book, discovers she's a ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

It’s a rather bold claim when a book is described as HUSH HUSH meets EVERMORE. Story wise, that’s a pretty good description, but in terms of character and writing, FALLEN ANGEL falls short.

The premise of uniting vampire and angel mythology is a good one and Terrell does an admirable job of blending them together in a plausible and intriguing way. Another strength is the story itself. Unlike many Paranormal YAs, the guy Ellie meets is almost as clueless
Apr 01, 2010 Yan rated it did not like it
To sum up my opinion on Fallen Angel: did not like; will not touch sequel; probably won’t read any paranormal books by Terrell.

Novels like Fallen Angel make me dislike the paranormal genre. What once was so original has become this washed-out cliché garbled mess. Try as I might, I can’t completely shy away from fantastical elements. They are what take me to a new place and yet I seem to be going to the same place over and over again with overly hyped “pretty cover” books.

The love connection bet
Feb 01, 2011 P.M. rated it it was ok
16 year old Ellspeth Faneuil dreams about flying when she sleeps. She is just starting at the upper high school and is secure in her niche away from the popular crowd when she locks eyes with a new senior, Michael Chase. She is surprised when Michael tracks her down and reminisces about their time in Guatemala when both sets of parents were spending the summer teaching the indigenous people better farming methods. Ellie is also beginning to explore some strange new power she terms "a flash" when ...more
Tawni (The Book Worms)
Nov 08, 2010 Tawni (The Book Worms) rated it it was amazing
On the outside Ellie Faneuil is an ordinary girl, but she knows she’s different. Ellie can see things, just by touching someone and lately she’s been having ‘dreams’ of herself flying out her window and exploring her small town of Tillinghast. Then she meets Michael Chase and she’s seriously attracted to him.

They grow closer and Michael tells Ellie that her dreams of flying are real and that they share that ability, but their powers have a twist: blood. Blood, like touch, also reveals a person’s
Angel Charms
Jan 14, 2011 Angel Charms rated it it was ok
I got to know first hand why this book has such bad reviews. The MC in this book (Ellie)..only one word to describe her...Stupid with capital S. I just don't understand things she does. She takes blame for some prank that a popular queen bee girl (Missy) pulls on another ex-popular girl. Why did she take the blame for something someone else has done. Shouldn't they be accountable? It's not like she is protecting some innocent person either. And she calls it "helping" others. Don't know who she ...more
Jun 29, 2011 Sonia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Una storia che si presenta come l'introduzione a qualcosa di più consistente, di più meritevole.
Leggendo tutto il romanzo si ha davvero l'impressione che quello sia solo l'inizio e che il meglio - si spera - debba ancora venire.
Sì, perché l'inizio non è dei più particolari e potrebbe suonare come già visto. Ellie, la protagonista, sogna di avere delle ali, di librarsi sulla città, di incrociare lo sguardo di un ragazzo. Ma per quanto possa sembrare reale, si tratta solo di un sogno.
Quando poi a
Chelle (crazytrinket)
Mar 09, 2011 Chelle (crazytrinket) rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-own
Initial reaction after reading: hmm… not bad but I don’t like it that much.

I admit I really do love paranormal genre especially any story that involves angels/fallen angels. So when I see Fallen Angel in the bookstore, I picked it up even though I haven’t heard much about it. I am pretty much excited to read it too.

Now about the story plot, it’s just the basic and simple story about a girl (Ellie) who is an outcast but she has no idea that she is special. Then a new, hot student (Michae
Mar 29, 2012 Star rated it really liked it
Ellspeth Faneuil has always dreamed she could fly and she also sees glimpses of people’s lives when she touches them. At least she thought they were dreams and ‘hallucinations’ until she met Michael Chase. Ellie has always felt like an outsider, except with her best friend, but she feels an overwhelming sense of connection to Michael. When Michael tells her that her dreams are not dreams, but reality and that she can actually fly, she distrusts of him. She finally comes to believe him, but what ...more
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EDIT 6/13/17: I was way too nice 5 years ago- and awww how cute I didn't even wanna curse this book in my original I say the F word in my reviews like it's air XXDDD. This book sucked. Every time I see it on my nook I think about how much I hated it and how awkward it was and how cringey and rwnsknfvkwens;dlsdmvbjs;;kwlsx ,.nsofvsg[ds'svb

I am no longer my doubty-sweet 13 year old self. I. HATED. THIS. AND I WILL SAY IT PROUDLY!


Apr 11, 2011 ILoveBooks rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book. The main character was really endearing and fun. I loved her boyfriend and protector. I loved the concept and the author's explanation of angels and the vampire theory in connection to Noah's Ark and Genesis. I finished this book in less than a day (that good). I am really looking forward to the next book in this series! I can't wait to read about the main character, her boyfriend, and her friend's antics.
Jan 07, 2012 Carolina rated it really liked it
I'm not a fan of Angel Books (my sister is) but i did like this books, it was cute and interesting. Everything that a book needs to be good.
It was just too ridiculous. I couldn't finish it. Here's to those who can, because it's a feat.
Kate Jelfs
Feb 12, 2017 Kate Jelfs rated it it was ok
This book was interesting to read. It had well developed characters. However, I found it a bit too romantic for an adventure story, which it only partially was. Also, sometimes when two characters were interacting, it felt a bit stilted, like the author was having trouble writing natural scenes. Still, it was an okay book.
Alexis Steven
Mar 22, 2012 Alexis Steven rated it really liked it
La sinopsis menciona lo necesario para saber lo suficiente sobre la historia, por lo que ya no hablaré de los sucesos.
Hace tiempo que le tenía ganas a este libro, ves la portada y por más simple que sea te gusta, y te gusta mucho. Al leer el título te das cuenta que la historia nos habla de ángeles o por lo menos sobre ángeles.
El libro tiene su originalidad y su "adaptación" de otros textos (no juveniles) que nos plantea otra historia, nueva hasta un punto, conocida hasta otro punto. El decir
Lena Muo
Oct 10, 2016 Lena Muo rated it liked it
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Heather Terrell is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms and for Fortune 500 companies. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a focus in History and Art History, and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family.
Heather is the author of The Chrysalis and The Ma
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