Fallen Angel (Fallen Angel, #1)
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Fallen Angel (Fallen Angel #1)

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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...more
Paperback, First Edition, 310 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by HarperTeen
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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...more
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...more
This book...it 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...more
This review was first posted on http://rubysreads.com.[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 boo...more
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....more
Before my review for Fallen Angel, let’s read the blurb of this book:


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 imagining. Powers that are otherworldly.

Ellie an
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 the...more
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...more
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.

All Things Urban Fantasy
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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...more
Tawni (The Book Worms)
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...more
Chelle (crazytrinket)
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...more
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...more
Angel Charms
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
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
Kudos to author Terrell for bravely making the transition to ParaRom lit in Fallen Angel, the first in a series of angel-based books for the YA market.

This reviewer respectfully questions Terrell's motives in tackling such subject matter. With likable characters and a sure-fire theme, numerous pacing issues cropped up. And then there was blood. Literally.

I detected in Terrell a deep desire to write about vampires in an age when they have been done to death (or should that be undeath?). The feel...more
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...more
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
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...more
Aurora Celeste
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
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...more
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...more
Star (The Bibliophilic Book Blog)
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
2.9 Stars.

Let's get this straight: I did not enjoy this book. I guess i'm too used to the forbidden love thing that this whole "we're meant to be together" was just of many cliche's that perpetually annoyed the (insert bad word) out of me. The only redeeming quality was, at times, Ellie's thoughts were quite mature and the language wasn't too bad. Really, i believe the author's style was good, but the story was torture to me. I'm probably being too generous with 3 stars.....but i'll admit it did...more
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.
Carolina Riojas
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.
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1.5 / 5 --

Congratulations Fallen Angel. You have made it onto my list of Worst Books I've Read in 2012. -_-
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
This book felt like one big YA paranormal cliche. Ellie is a loner until she meets Michael, who is the hot new guy at school. He has a secret that Ellie shares too. Ellie’s parents know something, but they’re keeping it from Ellie “for her own good”, and now their refusal to share puts Ellie in danger with a big bad guy after her. And so on.

I almost felt like I didn’t need to read to the end to know what happens. But I did read the whole book, if only because it was short and moved quickly. By t...more
Cindy Edwards
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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.
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