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Forsaken (Fall of Angels #2)

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It’s been four months since Alex gave everything to save Jessica. Life should be perfect; she has Alex, she’s been freed of the nightmares, and most of all- she’s alive. But some things have changed, some things haven’t. That’s the problem. Alex still hasn’t asked “the question”. Jessica can’t see the reason why and it’s tearing her apart. He’s keeping something from her.

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ebook, 195 pages
Published January 11th 2011 by CreateSpace (first published December 23rd 2010)
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Sellaphane
Jul 29, 2012 Sellaphane rated it it was ok
Or as I like to call it, "For the Sake of Angst". Seriously, 85% of this book was angst from either Jessica, Alex, or Cole. Just a fair warning: there will be spoilers in this review. And some swearing.

So, this book starts off some time after the last one left off. Jessica and Alex's lame relationship is in some weird limbo state where it's good and bad at the same time. It's good because "OMG we're together and he's so hawt eeeee" and bad because "OMG why won't he fucking marry me does he not
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Katinki
Feb 15, 2012 Katinki rated it did not like it
Shelves: angel-books
1... maybe 1.5 stars

I opted to go ahead and read this second book in the series, hoping that some of the issues I had with the first book would be rectified. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case, and if anything, this second installment just compounded my earlier dislikes.

Basic premise: continuation of the first book. Alex is now an angel. Jessica is something else, saved by Alex's sacrifice. Cole is gone... or is he...

What I liked:
- Cole. He's a rather fun villain. I like that he was pretty mu
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Kate Givans
May 28, 2012 Kate Givans rated it liked it
In Forsaken, the second book of the Fall of Angels series, life is far from the perfection that Jessica’s life should be. Now free of the nightmares and dating the angel she loves, it would seem that life is as it should be. Only it isn’t. Alex refuses to marry her, now that he’s an angel. She’s certain Cole is still watching her from the shadows. And to top it all off, something very strange has happened to Jessica herself. Add in a best friend that is so insanely jealous of the relationship be ...more
Racysteed
Aug 13, 2013 Racysteed rated it it was ok
The premise of this series is compelling and the author adds just enough twist to keep it interesting. However, this book did not live up to its more promising aspects.
1. Editors are a necessity. Spellcheck is not the same thing. There were so many spelling and grammar errors! For example, there is a world of difference between "tinniest" and "tiniest". My sympathies to all of the readers who felt the same frustration I did. This mistake happens multiple times and irked me each one. There are m
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Kimberly
Mar 07, 2011 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
Just like Branded, Forsaken pulled me back into the story and I couldn't put it down! The last sentence has given me a drive to hope time flies by faster so I can get a copy of the next book! Since I finished reading my hardcopies of Branded and Forsaken, I've also bought them as ereads and downloaded them onto my phone! That way I can take Jessica and Alex's story with me where ever I go! Keary Taylor is definitely on her way to big success and making a worldknown name for herself as an author!
Kiersten
Dec 27, 2013 Kiersten rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-reads
Rating: 2.5 stars

After reading Branded I was anxious to see how the ending worked itself out in Forsaken. There was a lot of mystery and "what's going to happen?" involved in this book for me but the way the information was revealed wasn't paced very well.

While Branded was strictly from Jessica's point of view, Forsaken alternated between Jessica and Alex. I enjoyed getting Alex's point of view - he had a lot going on that a reader would not get from Jessica's perspective. Also, it shed some lig
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Asia
Jan 06, 2016 Asia rated it liked it
It's between 3-3.5 stars

So basically, the whole book was about her throwing tantrum because she wanted a shiny, little thing and he had his reasons for not giving it to her.


Jessica should sing this all the time :P

She reminded me a bit of a particular character


I must say I liked the first book better than this one. Emily was stupid, Cole was a psycho, Jessica was acting like an emo and Alex, I didn't have problem with him, to be honest.

I guess, I'll finish the trilogy tomorrow.
Harman
Oct 18, 2012 Harman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Omigod! Omigod! Soooooo good! I really think that if the next book is like the first two then this will be the first series ever to get all 5 stars since Twilight. Twilight has been the only series that all the books have gotten 5 stars. If this ends up being the next one, then Keary Taylor. I will probably have to stalk you for the rest of my life, read all your books, own them all, then try to know the most about your life then even you do. *Sigh* I think I'm already a stalker. I'm sorry Keary ...more
Tabitha Rowland
It’s rare that I actually purchase books due to many reasons. I, often times, wait and think over the idea of spending the money to continue to series.

The Fall of Angels series was a no-brainer. After reading ‘Branded’, I immediately went online and not only picked up this book, but I bought the third book and the little 3.5 novelette. I was very pleased with this story and I knew that this book and the remainder of the series would have to be read or I would be going insane without knowing the
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Maija
Aug 20, 2011 Maija rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA
Shelves: january-2011
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Andrea
Jun 16, 2011 Andrea rated it liked it
Forsaken is the sequel to Branded, written by self-published author Keary Taylor.

When I read Branded a little over a year ago, I thought it was pretty original. Jessica has had awful dreams for years where she sees the final judgment of the deceased. When she wakes up, she has the brand of the condemned on her neck. It's terrifying and painful, and she does her best to avoid sleep. Branded ends with Jessica not having to deal with the nightmares anymore, and she's no longer alone.

Forsaken fell a
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Ari
Feb 07, 2013 Ari rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So Forsaken was not as good as I thought it would be, because ending of Branded being so powerful.

Jessica and Alex are living together now. Jessica has a job, but she still doesn't feel right.

Jessica and Alex fight so much and Jessica distances herself too often. She wants their relationship to work, but she doesn't help with anything herself, she just becomes depressed and mute. (view spoiler)
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Jennifer
Jun 13, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This sequel did not let me down. This story picks up where the first book left off. There was a semi happy ever after vibe from the first book but this book squashed that feeling. Alex gave up everything to save Jessica. Jessica doesn't have her nightmares anymore and thinks that life can get back to normal but she soon realizes that Alex is holding back. Jessica finds that she has changed physically and can't really understand what it all means until Cole lets her in on a few things. Alex and J ...more
Abby
Feb 18, 2014 Abby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Need the next book

Need the next book

Forsaken lived up to my expectations! I was super excited to read the second installment of the Fall of Angels series and I need to get my hands on the next book. In Forsaken everything is not what it seems. We finally get answers to Cole's past and you may even see yourself falling for him. I find some of the situations Jessica and Alex find themselves in super predictable, but I still love the book. If you like the Mortal Instruments then you would love this
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Mackenzie
Mar 07, 2015 Mackenzie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a fantastic sequel, if a little cheesy. Each of the characters received more backstory, which was great. Emily's character, for being in it as little as she is, has a depth that is not often encountered in lesser characters. Her past would make an intriguing short story. Amber's role in the story felt a little forced and unnecessary, though I imagine she will act as some sort of bridge between Jessica and her mother in Vindicated. My only other complaints arise from the gramma ...more
Jess
Mar 05, 2011 Jess rated it liked it
I love the first book and this is still very original but really boring. You meet a new angel and I really liked that and you get deeper into both Jessica's and Alex's family life and also Alex's mind as some of it is written from his perspective. Had a cliffhanger so once the next one comes out I will probably read it.
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Michelle
Jun 16, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Branded.
OH ALEX. WHY ARE YOU SO FREAKING PERFECT?! AND WHY DON'T YOU EXIST IN REAL LIFE?!

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On to my review.
Forsaken picks up a few months after the events in Cole's basement. Alex and Jessica are having issues over the whole non-proposal situation, Cole's still missing - and so is Emily. Alex is still fighting to stay with Jessica and not go back to the Afterlife, and to complicate things, Jessica's little sister comes to visit -and ends up staying. So how will Alex & Jessica last through all their
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Melissa (i swim for oceans)
Jessica's life should be perfect. Alex gave up everything to save her life, and her troubles are over...but are they really? In a world where her reality has been turned on its end, secrets are coming into the open and Cole is determined to show her that these secrets mean something but the past and just how they might change her future. And, despite the hope that Jessica and Alex might just be together forever, something dark is brewing beneath the surface, and it's almost like destiny is comin ...more
The BookWhisperer
Dec 27, 2010 The BookWhisperer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
Keary Taylor offers a story that will emotionally touch her readers. Forsaken is the second in the Fall of the Angels Series. After loving the first story I was certain that I would enjoy this one as well. Taylor surprised me by crumbing my expectations, and creating a story that was even better. The emotion pushed out in this novel I find to be occasionally overwhelming, but never a downfall of the story. I find myself so enraptured by her story that I feel like a character within the book. Jes ...more
Marianne
Jessica is angsty: Cole is seemingly gone, Alex is back from the dead, shiny angel feathers and all, but he won't marry her, because circumstances have changed. No real explanations as to why, even though Jessica begs and pleads with him to tie the knot anyway.

At the same time, she is tormented by one question: Why did the leader of the damned pick just her. Old letters from Cole's motal life start popping up. They hint of a reason, and Jessica wants to learn more.

I can't just help but feel tha
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Anna (Enchanted by YA)
3.5 STARS

I have never been a fan of dual narratives and when I saw that this was the premise for Forsaken I was apprehensive to say the least; and it was exactly as I thought because every time it said Alex’s name I was desperate to skip and go to Jessica’s POV (even though at times her moaning got on my nerves, she complained loads! And while it was understandable I think she went overboard). Anyway, the good thing was that it was easy to distinguish between the 2 voices, even though it could e
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Jagged
Jun 09, 2012 Jagged rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-have
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Kelly
Jan 14, 2014 Kelly rated it it was ok
I've had this series on my kindle for quite a while now and finally decided to just read them and get it over with. I think this series has an interesting story line and interesting (but underdeveloped) characters. I just don't feel a connection to them and the connections between them feel quick and forced. I wasn't a big fan of the first book because, well, not a lot happened. It seemed like it was just the same thing over and over but a little different. Oh, and the use of the phrase "all the ...more
Casey Keen
Nov 12, 2013 Casey Keen rated it liked it
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Jennifer
Apr 28, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
I apologize in advance for my lack of detail...I read through this one and immediately started the third! Whoops.

Picking up four months after Branded, Forsaken delves further into the lives (past and present) of Jessica, Alex, Cole, and the rest of the crew. Jessica's obsession with the proposal is rocking her world, which she already hangs onto by a frayed thread. Knowing that Alex will never truly be hers forever is bad enough, but not to have him for the time they have is her own private hel
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Baileigh Chadwick
Sep 19, 2013 Baileigh Chadwick rated it really liked it
I am not even kidding right now, I was crying when I finished this book! I was so shocked with the ending and how ironic it had to be. To the end of it I almost through my phone (I was reading it on my kindle), because I was so mad/ sad/ frustrated/ and done. But it wasn't because it was bad. It was because it was great, sort-of. You know like the "cool" look of a broken bone or something? Well this was "cool", so I guess interesting in a way. I sacrificed my sleep and sanity for this book. I wo ...more
Karlyn
Apr 09, 2016 Karlyn rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. I found it engaging and yes a bit formulaic but sometimes the formula works, right? I'd consider it light reading. The story weaves around the characters and drew me in. It's not the next great novel probably more on par with twilight than Tolkien but in my opinion there is a place for reading just to enjoy. I listened to this and the other out now in this series at 1.25 speed and was able to maintain the story with no problem. Not sure if that is a good or bad sign but for ...more
Roxanne
Nov 15, 2013 Roxanne rated it liked it
Ok so I did enjoy this book ... However there were some constant little annoyances for example - grammar and spelling mistakes, jumping from Jessica's to Alex's take on the story which in first few chapters was annoying but about half way through book to the end I didn't mind it as it seemed appropriate, some parts of the story had no lead up to when it happened or it was a case of your reading and the author just stopped and didn't elaborate which made things a little confusing at times and fin ...more
Lacole Kinter
Nov 23, 2013 Lacole Kinter rated it liked it
In the second book of Keary Taylor's series, Fall of Angels, we pick up a little after the first book ended. In the first book Alex has risked his life to save Jessica after learning it's her 'time' to go. Alex now is an angel, who at any moment, can be taken from her and sucked back into the afterlife.

I'm not sure if I'm going to continue this series. I enjoyed Jessica in the first book. She was going through a lot and she was kind of a loner. She did manage to make one friend but in this book
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Keary Taylor is the USA TODAY bestselling author of over a dozen novels. She grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love. She now splits her time between a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest and Utah, with her husband and their two children. She continues to have an overactive imagination that freque ...more
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“I didn’t feel like I fit in anywhere, except with Alex. He was home; he was everything that was right with my world.” 1 likes
“I didn’t want these wretched things to be in my past. But they were; nothing was going to change that fact.” 0 likes
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