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Since she was four, Elle’s life has been nothing but pain and death, so it’s not surprising she ended up jaded.

When Elle’s absentee father kidnaps her from her own mother’s funeral, Elle is forcefully enrolled into Fallen Academy, a school for nephilim like herself.

Mind readers, seers, and elementals? Finally, Elle is with other freaks like herself.

Except, Elle soon fin
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Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published March 2020 by Embrace the Fantasy Publishing, LLC
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Annette
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copies
When I pick up an Erin Bedford I actually know what I get. And I like that. I like it when I know what kinda book something will be, even when I don't read the blurb on the back. I like it when I know in what kind of mood I need to be to read a book, or how much time and energy I will need to read it. When it comes to Erin Bedford I've discovered that her books are easy to read, light hearted and most of all addictive.

This book is exactly that. Right away I found it easy to connect with our hero
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Penny
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am behind on reading this author, and many others, because of the shelter-in-place order and all of family needing to be online. When I saw this book, though, I had to grab it because I was missing her writing. TBH, I am not much of a YA/NA reader anymore since my kids are teens, and the characters remind me too much of them. LOL! Anyway, I was glad to dive into the book, and I really felt for Elle, although I admit it was hard to get to know her. The book took a very interesting turn at the e ...more
Lene Blackthorn
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the best book by this author I have read in a while.
Elle has many issues in her life, starting with her being considered a freak - what with seeing the death of everyone who touches her and all. Her family is broken, with dad being always absent, and due to her touching issues she only has one friend. Now after her mother's death, she is taken to an academy for other like her.. only, she stands out also among the gifted.
I absolutely enjoyed the darkness in Elle. Her pain and conflicts
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Véronique Laplante Grenier
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Death in her eyes is the first book in the new serie by Erin Bedford, Children of the fallen.

Since she was only four, Elle life was surronded by death. When she touch people she have visions of their death. That bring her nothing but pain and confusion. Later, at her mom funeral, her father that was absent all her life kidnap her and take her to the Fallen academy. There she learn thats she no ordinary human. She a nephilim. Her father is an angel, a fallen angel. Like all the other person of he
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Jennifer
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Elle sees the death of those she touches. When her mom dies as she predicted she sweeped into a new world where nephillium exists, angels are battling the fallen and everyone is a chess piece in the game. She finds herself attracted to Dex, but then another mysterious guy, Cass, comes on to the scene and with her powers growing she's seeong all kinds of hot future events. I couldn't put this book down and I really need book 2 now! By far one of the most intriguing series I've started. I voluntee ...more
Brenda Moser
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a fascinating story with strong characters and an intriguing story line. The author does a fantastic job developing the story and pulls you in with all the twists along the way. It's well written,moves fluidly and is a great start to a new series. I was hooked from start to finish and left with wanting more. I loved and highly recommend this book and am looking forward to the next one!

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
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The Mysterious Reader
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Death, pain, powers (our Star here, Elle, can predict a person’s death by touch), discoveries that are shocking (that her school is full of angel’s children - and that the angels still exist and are out to kill them), and do much more. All perfectly put together in a powerfully great, and superbly written first series book. Such is Erin Bedford’s Death In Her Eyes (Children of the Fallen Book 1), and it’s easy to highly recommend.
Debbie Eyre
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG I loved this! A fantastic first book in this series which I got totally lost in the minute I picked this up! The world building is incredible, the storyline addictive and the characters are superb! Along with the danger and drama there is a ton of twists and turns to keep you on your toes and that ending! OMG I need the next book like now please!
Ben
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, read-in-2020
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Death in Her Eyes was a journey. Overall, CAWPILE concluded that this was a 4-star read, which I agree, but also disagree. To me, the first 50% was 100% a 3-star read. HOWEVER, the second 50% of this novel was AMAZING, 5/5, 10/10, I LOVED IT. But it’s not
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Cath
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book one of the Children of the Fallen series and the main character is Elle, who is now almost eighteen and has been tortured since she was a toddler, by a strange ability she has. If she touches someone, she sees their death and none have ever been a gentle death! She avoids people as much as possible in her life, but school is hell since she has been considered a weirdo for years, after innocently saying what would happen to someone’s pet. She knows how but not when, those close to he ...more
Aimee Bower
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Elle has a gift that no one would want. Every time she touches someone, she will see her death. One day a police officer comes to tell Elle about her mother. She has seen this day coming for years, she is numb for it. Her bestfriend Nikki is the only friend she has, helps her through these times. While at the grave yard, she sees her father, she goes to him. Cass is telling him what she thinks, when her scar starts to bother her, her father takes her away without a second thought.
When she comes
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Kristy
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Elle sees allot of death but can't do anything to prevent it she has one friend. And her mother but when her mother dies her very absent father shows up and takes her away from everything and her only friend. Elle will do anything to get back. She makes friends and enemies quickly she believes Fallon Academy is keeping things from her and everyone else. She will face family disappointment when she learns some hard truths meet two very different men both Angels Dex and Cass both fighting on diffe ...more
Kaye
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
⚔️⚔️ONE EXPLOSIVE ADVENTURE⚔️⚔️
Holy hell tigger! Erin flat brought it with this action packed, hard hitting, block busting thrill ride, breaking out the heavy artillery and tagging targets, keeping you riveted on a razors edge and frozen to your seat, wrapping this baby up sleek, shiny and tight. A tumultuous wild ride chocked-full of vexing circumstances and dubious mishaps, kick those churning emotions into play, booting this baby into the eye of the storm, propelling it into a tailspin with a
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Jennifer Pierson
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Erin Bedford has me completely in love with her new series from the jump after experiencing Death In Her Eyes, and I'M HERE FOR IT ALL! Poor Elle, she's got this little gift of seeing people's death the moment they touch her, and there's not anything she can do to stop it. After she loses her mother, her father, who has been absent for many years, kidnaps her from the grave side service, and she lands in a school for people like her called Fallen Academy. it's here that she learns all kinds of c ...more
Andrea Green
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ok i always enjoy reading anything by Erin but Wow this new book takes things to a different level as i really couldnt put it down at all!!! Overcoming adversity to be strong is the staple of a lot of books but one Erin does so well and I really like this new female MC and you are quickly drawn to her emotionally pulling at your heart strings with what she has had to overcome and feeling proud of her as she is today.
There is lots of intrigue, sub plots. twists and turns plus some interesting an
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Catknipnd
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, academy
Elle has just turned 18. She is estranged from her father and has no use for him. She has a talent she’d rather not have...she can see how people will die; not only see it but experience it as well. She’s seen her mother’s death and is dreading the day it happens.

On the day of her mother’s funeral, her father kidnaps her and spirits her away to a school for Nephilim (the child of an angel and a human). Things just get weirder from there.

The author does extremely well with descriptions of the ch
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Douglas Williamson
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Our heroine is not like other girls and it turns out there is a really good reason for that, but it doesn't make life any easier. Then getting shuffled off to a paranormal academy upon her mother's death just heaps on the issues.

This is book one of the series.

This is an urban fantasy story with an academy setting. The story is well written and easy to read, which I expect from the author. Similarly, the characters are well developed, with solid back stories and distinctive traits which makes the
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Margarita Rose
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Elle has dealt with death her whole life. If she touched someone she can see their death. She has seen her mother's death so many times that she has to act to be mourning for her. On the day of the funeral her absentee and uninvolved father arrives and kidnaps her to a school for her safety. She was looking forward to going to college with her best friend and now her dad has destroyed her plans. Is he helping her or really using her for his own means. Does she choose Dex the treacher or Cass the ...more
Reena
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm a big fan of Erin Bedford, and I couldn't pass the opportunity for this book. This first installment in a new series is a intriguing and captivating as all her books. To some it may look that it starts slowly, but to me that's the beauty of it. We get to learn a bit of the background story, but without giving away everything. There are juicy details that haven't yet come to light. What's the deal with Elle? Why does she only see death? And why when she's with Dex it's not the only thing she ...more
Ashley
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of Erin Bedford and jumped at the release of a new series. This did not disappoint. The only thing I am disappointed about is that I can't dive into book 2 yet! Elle is special, or as she sees it cursed. She has the teenage angst and prudently goes through a lot of trauma and finds out her life isn't what she thought it was. Everything she thought she knew about her parents is false and she is a Nephilim. On to the Fallon Academy where she finally knows shes not the only person w ...more
Barbara
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have read many of Erin Bedford's stories and she has a fun writing style, even when dealing with danger and drama. In this series, you've got Elle who has dealth with the ability to see other people's death when she touches them - not a fun skill to have. When she finds herself snatched unceremoniously from her mother's funderal by her absentee father, she discovers there's more to the story than she ever knew. There is plenty of drama and danger to this story as it ends with a cliffhanger. Wh ...more
Badh
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is going to be a really interesting series to watch. It looks like there is going to be all kinds of conflict going on, which well definitely keep me interested.

I like Elle. I like her sarcasm and her strength. I think that she's been dealt a bad hand, since she has had to deal with so much in her life. I think that she's done a remarkably good job at keeping her sanity in place because I think that I would probably be considerably less sane than she appears to be.

It's a slow burn, but th
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Ashley Bullock
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this Female character, she was tough, stood up for herself, and is strong to deal with her powers on a daily basis. Even though she comes off cold and uncaring to others, I as a reader definitely understand why...who wants to see every person they touch death scene. Her dad is a douche and a complete dead beat and never even tries to explain to her why he wasn't around, just expects others to do it. I still trying to figure out the other characters and how I feel about them. I lik ...more
Tricia
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in what looks like it’s going to be a great series! Elle has an unfortunate gift, she has always been able to see a person’s death and all she has to do is touch them. Poor girl, I just can’t imagine that, so she tries her best to keep everyone at.a distance and lives. Although almost everyone called her a “freak” she could always rely on her mother to be there for her, but when her mother dies everything changes and Elle is left all alone.

But after her father, whom she ha
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Caroline Doig
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing story it’s about Elle who only has to touch people to see their deaths it’s been happening since she was just a small child no wonder she has grown up jaded like she has. At Elle’s mothers funeral her father shows up he takes her to Fallon Academy for her protection it’s a school for children of angels which Elle never knew her father was he also blocked her powers. ♥️♥️♥️ this start to a new series Erin Bedford is an amazing author who always gives us amazing stories and she’s a ...more
Maria
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a good find. It offers a new way to look at the story behind nephilim, how they came to be in our world, and what their purpose is. Since this is the first book in a continuing story-line, it does end in a bit of a cliff-hanger. However, this book easily set the foundation for the world in which it was written and the characters the story portrays. I was a little disappointed to realize that the I would be cut off so completely "just before the good stuff." However, I am now looking for ...more
Nan
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an intriguing beginning to a series about the ongoing war between fallen and the angels. Elle discovers she is a nephilim, daughter of a fallen, at her mother’s funeral. Whisked off to Fallen Academy by her absentee father, she is thrown into the middle of things and told she is to stay there for her own safety. The more Elle finds out the more conflicted she becomes, especially about her teacher/mentor Dex. When charming Cass, an angel, shows up she has no idea what to do. Elle is a gre ...more
Kay Spriggs
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing


Ellie has lived with knowing how her mother would die for years she just needs to touch someone to see how they die .
The day her mum dies she is informed by the police and she has to pretend to be in shock which is hard as she’s been living her death for years . At her Mums funeral her Dad turns up and when Ellie goes to face him he whisks her away and that’s when her life gets even stranger . Ellie is flung into a world of Angels and Demons and she’s expected to take sides in the coming war and
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Theresa Masker
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read many academy series. This one kept my interest. I could not put it down. Sometimes reviews are hard to do because you don't want to give the story away.
Elle is a Nephiilim. At her mothers funeral she is basically kidnapped from her mothers funeral by her absent father.
She is put in the Fallen Academy by him for supposedly her own good. Se doesn't get any answers. believe me this story is full of everything you are looking for. For those of you who love these types of books you will
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chloe gumble
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy s**t I need more this book was brilliant !
Think this may now be my new favorite book by erin bedford I didnt want it to end it was so good I loved elle and dex I need to know what comes next the story line had me guessing the whole time when I though I had it figured it something unexpected came along and blew my mind and that ending damn I was not expecting that I cannot wait to get my hands on book 2 im gonna say it again BLOODY BRILLIANT!!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprou
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