The Fallen (The Fallen (Original Numbering) #1)
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
I really enjoyed the movies, but I wasn’t really paying attention to the fac ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
The main character in this book is Aaron. ...more
*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 ...more
This book surprised me. I bought the omnibus version of the book with book 1 & 2 because I liked the cover:
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)[ the dog (hide spoiler)]. I really liked that Aaron not only (view spoiler)[understands all languages, but had full conversations with his dog, Gabriel (hide spoiler)]. That was super cute.
I was kind of ...more
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'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.”