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Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell
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Feb 18, 11

did not like it
bookshelves: young-adult, ebook, read-in-2011, did-not-like-it
Read from February 16 to 18, 2011

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 is trying to be responsible, I guess, tells Ellie: "Ellie, please believe me when I say that I’m stopping only because we are meant to be together. And this is just the beginning". Ellie, of course, feels rejected because he's not trying to get into her pants after one date. I mean woah.

You know that thing you can do, when you see two people talking, but you can't hear what they are saying so you and somebody else make up their dialogue? You say the most ridiculous crap and you try to make it as funny as possible. I think this is what the author was trying to do. Minus the funny. The dialogue between the two main characters was badly written and felt forced. It was bad. Cheap-porn-movie-bad. I will illustrate with an example, because I don't think I can explain it any better than by showing you.

Cue the candlelight setting, the dramatic soap opera music, close-ups, the whole nine yards.

“Please, Ellie. Just listen to me for a second.” I couldn’t pretend any longer. Turning around, I stared into Michael’s pale green eyes. Keeping hold of my arm, he whispered to me in a rush, as if he was scared I’d run off. “Ellie, I’ve never been more certain about anything than my feelings for you. In fact, they’re so strong that they shock me sometimes. I pushed you away the other night because I wanted you too much. And I was afraid I’d scare you if I gave in to my feelings.” Michael stared into my eyes as he spoke, never wavering in his gaze or his words. His confidence made me feel doubly mortified. How could I have refused to give him a chance to explain over the past few days? I broke our connection and looked down at my feet. I wasn’t sure I deserved his persistence. He put his finger under my chin and lifted my face so he could look into my eyes. But I kept them averted. “Ellie, you did nothing to be ashamed of on Saturday night. I wanted you, too. I slowed us down only because I wanted things to be perfect between us.” My cheeks turned bright pink, and I continued staring down at the ground. “Me too, Michael. I was just so embarrassed. I’ve never behaved like that—felt like that—in my life, and then to have you—” He placed his finger over my lips and whispered. “Shh. Ellie, I’ve never behaved or felt like that either. And I’m sorry I pushed you away.” “Really?” I asked without shifting my gaze, too scared that if I looked at him he might just disappear like a character from one of my dreams or suddenly rebuff me again. Once again, Michael seemed just too good to be true.

I'm so tired of seeing how often the concept of soul mates gets abused. Apparently, you don't need to build relationships any more because, oh! soul mates! I'm getting tired of this crap.

I noticed the ratings for this book look like somebody is giving this book the finger. *insert meaningful silence*
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15.0% "I can't stand the best friend. "Why don't you tell me every single detail of your life Ellie? Why? I thought we were friends Ellie? Best friends tell each other everything Ellie! EVERYTHING."" 4 comments
35.0% "I'm this close to setting fire to this piece of crap." 3 comments

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message 1: by Kim (new) - rated it 1 star

Kim Zero expectations.

~Tina~ Tehe! Good luck;)

message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Kim - you have had a run of bad luck with books lately. You need to read a "sure thing" to make you all bubbly again. :)

~Tina~ HA!!! I don't know whether I should pull out the book and see this for myself or bring it straight to my libary donation bin.

Sorry this one wasn't for you sweetie. I'm not sure what to do with it now.

~Tina~ LOVE the pics btw XD

message 6: by Tatiana (last edited Feb 18, 2011 12:31PM) (new)

Tatiana LMAO to this cat.

The excerpt sounds exactly like some cheap bodice ripper.

message 7: by Arlene (new)

Arlene LMAO Kim! I play that dialog game!!! I do! Great review! Love the pics. :)

Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead Just moved this book to the bottom of my TBR list. Great review.

message 9: by Morgan (new)

Morgan F The finger observation was quite astute, Kim.

Love the review :)

I play the dialogue myself.

message 10: by Lora (new)

Lora Absolutely love your review, Kim! I've become very sick of the whole "soul mates" theme, myself.

~Tina~ Funny enough, I'm not sick of it yet. I'm a sap, so I'll probably end up liking this. Maybe.

message 12: by Kim (new) - rated it 1 star

Kim Sunny, I agree! I really need something good ^^ I don't like tearing down books, but I'm not the kind of person who can be dishonest about something.

Tina, thanks! And give it a try if you already have a copy. I can cope with that kind of romance if the book was well written. But it's not, so there was really nothing to keep me going.

Tatiana, with a bodice ripper there would have at least been some action. This was just holding hands and cutting up each other's tongue to taste each other's blood.

Arlene, I love doing that, especially if the people react in a way that's funny to your own story ^^

Michelle, thanks, I don't think you'll like this much either...

Hehe, thanks Morgan ^^ By yourself of with somebody else, it's always fun!

Thanks Lora! Like I said, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It really didn't, this time...

message 13: by Nic (new)

Nic ~Tina~ wrote: "Funny enough, I'm not sick of it yet. I'm a sap, so I'll probably end up liking this. Maybe.

Tina, I have heard from another friend that like you and me is a romantic fool, that this was completely crap!

Kim, love your review! Love those pics. The last cat really knows how to look bored!

~Tina~ Aw well, I own it so I'll read it eventually...just not anytime soon;)

message 15: by Kim (new) - rated it 1 star

Kim Thanks Nic!

Hehe, I'm glad, don't waste time on this. ^^

message 16: by Janina (new)

Janina Yeah, lolcats!

Great review, Kim. Sorry you had bad luck with your books lately, but I love reading your reviews on those ;). I certainly won't be reading this. The title alone makes me suspicious ...

message 17: by Kim (new) - rated it 1 star

Kim Yeah, there's a lolcat for every occasion ^^

Thanks! I shouldn't complain, I had a lot of luck last month with my books.

message 18: by Jessica (new) - added it

Jessica ROFLMAO! Another perfect review! XD

message 19: by Kim (new) - rated it 1 star

Kim Thanks cupcake ^^

message 20: by Stefanie (new)

Stefanie HAHAHA. My day has been made.

message 21: by Milly (new) - added it

Milly LOL! Mine too. Got my laughs for the day!

Thanks for another EE (enlightening & entertaining) review Kim! You never seem to disappoint unlike the books you've been reading lately. :)

message 22: by Kim (new) - rated it 1 star

Kim Rofl, thanks Stef =D

Aw, thank you Milly ^^ Love the EE part. I really need to stop reading stupid books soon, it's a drag.

message 23: by Stefanie (new)

Stefanie You really do need to punish yourself. You're like our book martyr. And for that you should be rewarded...[image error]

message 24: by Kim (new) - rated it 1 star

Kim D'aaaaaaaaaaw ^^


message 25: by Patricia (new) - added it

Patricia Ahahaha xD I love this review! Got that book from a friend, who liked it and daaamn, don't know what to think about my friend after this review xD Needless to say I won't read it in the next few weeks.

message 26: by Erin (new)

Erin Thank you for saving me from reading this.

message 27: by Jazmin (new)

Jazmin I think that's exactly how I feel. plus some more. I shake my head that I even allowed myself to read this. BUT this made my DAY.

message 28: by Daphne (new)

Daphne Delacroix Thanks I am SO not gonna read the book! I mean I'm a sucker 4 romance but your sneak peek totally put me off...

message 29: by Kim (new) - rated it 1 star

Kim Lol, glad I could be of some assistance ;)

JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko I was going to read this since I have this thing for Angels however I am thinking not now.

message 31: by Daphne (new)

Daphne Delacroix Ya totally! :P

Mizznysha true at firs it was pretty good then the flying just threw me off then she hardly knew the boy

Pandionhalatius37.6 Excellent review. Unfortunately, I found it after I started the book. It had to get better, right? Wrong. It got worse.

message 34: by Aces (new)

Aces Um... this is so not related to the book although I had the impression that I wouldn't like the book myself either and your review is funny as hell but can I ask you something non-related to this book. Um, how do you put pictures in your reviews? I'm kind of new to that but your help would be appreciated :)

Lovebooks I'm a sucker for fallen angel books

message 36: by Kim (new) - rated it 1 star

Kim Then I hope you'll enjoy it :)

Lovebooks thanks :)

message 38: by Frosted (new)

Frosted Butterfly Wow glad I didn't read it. Thanks!

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