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The Fallen (The Fallen (Original Numbering) #1)

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Aaron Corbet isn't a bad kid -- he's just a little different.


On the eve of his eighteenth birthday, Aaron dreams of a darkly violent landscape. He can hear the sounds of weapons clanging, the screams of the stricken, and another sound he cannot quite decipher. But gazing upward at the sky, he suddenly understands. It is the sound of great wings, angels' wings

ebook, 272 pages
Published March 5th 2003 by Simon Pulse
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Apr 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-and-owned
EDIT: I tried reading the second book which I also own, but I just wasn't liking it; I don't like the direction the story went, and I just can't find myself caring enough, so I'm done with this series here. It's fun, but you're not missing out if you give this one a skip.

This was a fun, fast read. It's pretty darn cliche for a YA supernatural story; things happen in a really predictable manner and pattern, but I still enjoyed it a lot. The protagonist is male and he's a likable guy, and the writ
Jan 18, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was so boring, nothing interesting really happened. I am not looking forward to the others but I already purchased them years ago so I am going to suck it up and read them. They will 100% be going into my yard sale pile once I am done. I really have nothing good to say about this book. Read it and and see what you think. Oh and doesn't the guy on the cover look like Stephan from the Vampire Diaries?? So I just found out that is Stephan and this book is a movie??? Crazy!
Janie Johnson
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-challenge
I did not know what to expect with this book. I love angel stories ever since reading Angelfall. So take that story and add some darker elements to it and you have The Fallen. It was pretty fast paced for the most part, but it was also pretty dark and violent as well.

In this book we have Aaron who has his 18th birthday and who also is hearing strange voices in his head. Fearing he is going crazy he is not able to confide in anyone, not even his foster parents of whom he lives with. He then meet
Oct 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-my-bookshelf

Finally everything was working out for Aaron, his foster family really loved him. He was in his senior year and had a bright future and even the cutest girl in school was finally paying him attention. But on his eighteen birthday everything starts to change for him, suddenly he can speaks any languages known to men and he can understand his best friend named Gabriel, his dog. Soon he learns that he's not like any human but Nephilim, half human, half angel who's part of ancient phophecy, a few wo

Dec 30, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mediocre
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Dec 17, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I've tended to avoid the YA surge of urban fantasy as revisiting teen angst is something I leave for watching the more comically ameliorative episodes of Buffy, but every once in a while I will dip back into those dank waters and find a fun novel such as Sniegoski's. I was first drawn to this title through some oddly convoluted Goodreads recommendation and the angel imagery of the cover. Being fairly obsessed with angelic images, I ordered the book, thinking that the story was likely not going t ...more
Mikella Etchegoyen
So, I rented this move from the RedBox called Fallen, staring Paul Wesley (you know, the guy who plays Stefan on Vampire Diaries) because I remember hearing about it a long time ago when it was on ABC Family. Yeah, it turned out to be a six hour mini-series-esque movie trilogy. Three two hour movies. All about the Fallen (fallen angels) and the one Nephilim (child of a mortal and an angel) with the power to redeem them.

I really enjoyed the movies, but I wasn’t really paying attention to the fac
Aug 05, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like a decent story that might get better rather than worse
If Becca Fitzpatrick and Lauren Kate didn't read this before they wrote their books and added all the ridiculous and unneeded unrealistic teen romance, I would be shocked. This was published years before either of Fallen and Hush, Hush, and frankly, it is geared towards a different audience.

I liked that there were NOT paragraphs literally describing the shape and leanness of chest muscles. Also appreciated was the lack of smirks, knowing glances, half-smiles, and all that silliness.

This one, w
The book is fast paced, and it is very easy to like the main character, Aaron. I love that a dog plays a big role.

It is very much like his more recent book, A Kiss Before the Apocalypse. I can't decide if it's distracting or enjoyable. I generally like when a premise is created and carried throughout different books by an author. I did enjoy Apocalypse and the premise. Some of the questions raised:

-- What happens to angels when G-d stops talking to them?
-- Will we/they recognize His messages wh
Gwenn Wright
The very long drive from StL to AZ did provide enough time to finish reading Sniegoski's "Fallen". I have to say, this cover that shows makes a lot more sense than the one on the book I bought. That one has an angel boy with no shirt on which makes it look like a book geared toward females of the species. But it's a story about angelic battles and flaming swords that cook your insides. That is not typical "boy gets girl" stuff. It was ok. The end of it was so offensive to me I nearly ...more
Clearani winchester
well first time i saw this cover , i believe that the story will be good . and when I start to read this book. omg my first though is "aaron a cool boy ever" beside lucas ross (boy in evernight story's). ok and when i knew that he is nephilim it really amazed and gorgeous :) . and you know who is the one who I really like :D yeahhh gabriel. :D omg it is the best dog ever. cute , nice, kind and love aaron and could have conversation with aaron , but the annoying one is the power and the leader of ...more
Jun 25, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: angels, sniegoski
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Jul 21, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
This was written before Kiss Before the Apocalypse, and is aimed at young adult rather than adult, but the world view/cosmology is pretty consistent. However, I have to say it had a higher body count/collateral damage than I might have expected for its target audience. Not as good, but I'll probably read at least one more in the series as it has potential.
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
Excellent book! A pretty tough awakening for the Nephilim in this book, a lot of danger, and not understanding what's going on. Very exciting, and heart-touching at the same time.
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had trouble getting through this book.
Mostly becuse 90% of it is exactly like the movie, which obviously isn't the authors fault, but also because all the spelling and grammar mistakes. Which again isn't the authors fault, but the editors.

It's a good book though.
Sniegoski takes existing lore and makes it his own, and makes you believe in the world he creates.
I'm convinced that Angels, fell in love with humen females and created a new breed, Nephilims.

We get to know Aaron Corbett, an orphan
Helen Vilaranda
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome! Even better than the first time I read it! Aaron Corbet, after turning eighteen, finds out that he is a fallen angel! At first, he wants nothing to do with it. He wants a normal life-finishing high school, going to college and finding a girl! But the powers that be have a different life for him!
Oct 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This book was ok but not what I expected. I thought this would be an amazing fantasy book that I would be able to put down but I really struggled to get through it. This series was a letdown and not what I wanted/expected to read. I don't recommend that you read this book if you are looking for a thrilling fantasy series
Yossy Wahyuni
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
dan sejak saya tau dari blurb bahwa karakter utama dari buku ini adalah 'Aaron', saya sudah jatuh cinta.
Kathy Davie
First in the Fallen urban fantasy series for young adults and revolves around Aaron Corbet, a newly awakened Nephilim.

My Take
The start to this was very confusing, although it certainly did up the tension. I couldn't read fast enough to try to figure out what was going on. But all it does is set up the tension for what will happen once you get past the prologue.

That was disgusting. I don't care if Zeke is an angel, fallen or not. He killed Gabe! Just to make a point! And it does weird things to G
Stella Rupfutse
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Apr 23, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
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Mar 05, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: age-ya, 2010, paranormal
I found this book as I was checking out various YA publisher websites for forthcoming releases. Apparently SimonPulse is re-releasing this four-book series in two megavolumes. I'm not sure what it was that tipped me off that it was a re-release as I hadn't heard of this author/series before, but something about the covers (very similar to the re-covering of Christopher Pike's Last Vampire / Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, Red Dice, with the white cover)... maybe it was also that it ...more
Gita Ganesha
Yang setengah-setengah memang selalu lebih seru. Setengah penyihir, setengah vampire, setengah werewolf, setengah putri duyung, setengah dewa, dan sekarang setengah malaikat. Ya buku ini bercerita tentang kehidupan dan nasib seorang Nephilim, setengah manusia setengah dewa.

Aaron tidak menyadari bahwa dia seorang Nephilim hingga ulang tahunnya yang ke-18. Dia bisa mengerti bahasa asing yang tidak pernah dipelajarinya, dia bahkan bisa berbicara dengan anjingnya, Gabriel. Aaron tidak menerima kenya
Ella Fisher
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My thoughts on The Fallen was that it was great because all the characters had interesting traits and the book didn't go into too much detail but it didn't have too little detail. This book is about how a boy named Aaron thinks he's going insane because he starts hearing voices and he can understand all different types of languages. Aaron has difficulties trying to get people to understand but the only person he has told is his therapist, Mr. Cunningham.

The main character in this book is Aaron.
Apr 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
review by SarahBella

*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*

The Fallen 1 (which contains both The Fallen and Leviathan) is an amazing story about Nephilim, fallen angels, and absolution. The Powers are an elite force of angels, doing God's bidding on Earth. During The Great War of Heaven, Lucifer and his followers were cast out of Heaven, destined to walk the Earth among the mortals, until the time that The Powers searched them out and destroyed them.

While they were on Earth, they ‘consorted’ with hu
Jul 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fallen-Angel lovers, Talking animal lovers
Recommended to Tajanator by: Lyndsie Satterfield-Miss
I wanna say, 3 ★'s...
This book surprised me. I bought the omnibus version of the book with book 1 & 2 because I liked the cover:
The Fallen Omnibus, Vol 1 (The Fallen, #1-2) by Thomas E. Sniegoski

I wasn't sure if I would really like the story or not, but I have to admit that the story was pretty good. I especially loved the stuff with Gabriel (view spoiler). I really liked that Aaron not only (view spoiler). That was super cute.

I was kind of
Aaron jest zwykłym nastolatkiem, chodzącym do liceum, ma psa- Gabriela i wspaniałą rodzinę zastępczą. Ale czy na pewno jest taki zwyczajny? Od paru dni męczy go jeden i ten sam koszmar, z tym że codziennie jest urozmaicany o nową scenę. Nagle w dniu jego 18 urodzin, w szkole męczy go potworny ból głowy. W pewnym momencie ból znika i Aaron zaczyna rozumieć obce języki. Nie wie co się z nim dzieje. Zgłasza się do jego psychiatry, a ten tylko potwierdza go w przekonaniu, że coś z nim nie tak. Na do ...more
Milkweed Augustine
Now that I finally read ther es tof this review for "THE FALLEN" [The Fallen] Part I" I knew I liked it for a reason. It is highly benedictive of my own nonfiction book of rare religious prophesies that is now in the clutches of the Holy Vatican-"The Milkweed Prophesy; Epitaph of the Apocalypse." It describes great and graphic prophetic visions as said, which are likened to my own book just mentioned. The author, I personally believe, is highly sensitive and knowledgeable of the world, but just ...more
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THOMAS E. SNIEGOSKI is the author of more than two dozen novels for adults, teens, and children. His teen fantasy YA series Fallen was adapted into a trilogy of monstrously successful TV movies by ABC Family Channel. His other books for teens include Sleeper Code, Sleeper Agenda, and Force Majeure, as well as the upcoming series The Brimstone Network. The author's first adult novel, A Kiss Before ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Fallen (Original Numbering) (7 books)
  • Leviathan (The Fallen, #2)
  • Aerie (The Fallen, #3)
  • Reckoning (The Fallen, #4)
  • End of Days (The Fallen, #3)
  • Forsaken (The Fallen, #4)
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“Told ya you were special.” 6 likes
“What was a surprise was when the dog answered his question.
'Want to play ball now,' Gabriel [the dog] declared in a very clear and precise voice.
Aaron opened his eyes and gazed up into the grinning face of the animal. There was no doubt now. The day's descent into madness was complete. He was, in fact, losing his mind.”
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