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The Fallen and Leviathan

(The Fallen #1)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  14,978 ratings  ·  901 reviews


On his eighteenth birthday, Aaron begins to hear strange voices and is convinced he is going insane. But having moved from foster home to foster home, Aaron doesn't know whom he can trust. He wants to confide in the cute girl from class, but fears she'll confirm he's crazy.

Then a mysterious man begins following Aaron. He knows about

Paperback, 517 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Simon Pulse (first published January 1st 2010)
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Julia Hardly. Only similarities is that there are angels and the theme of redemption. Fallen focuses more heavily on the romance aspect. This is more action…moreHardly. Only similarities is that there are angels and the theme of redemption. Fallen focuses more heavily on the romance aspect. This is more action based. (less)
Julia No. There are a few scenes containing a teenage crush.…moreNo. There are a few scenes containing a teenage crush. (less)

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1.5 stars... it got rounded to 2, and 1.5 was really generous.

I couldn't finish it. I read the first part and that was about it, really boring! Normally a book does not take much to please me, it needs:
1. Romance
2. Action
3. Cool back story
This book had all of this but together they were all really crap. I bought the book for $15 and am now really regretting it. The only reason I read it was because I wanted to read it before I watched the movie. But truthfully really not worth it! Don't
Apr 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
What can I say about this book? The first part was dull and the second part was, while admittedly more entertaining, a bit bizarre. And not in a creative, original way, but just in a "wtf" sort of way.
And then there's Verchiel, our villain. And at times, he can be a pretty bad-ass one. But most of the time he was around, all I could do was scratch my head and wonder why. What's his motivation? I get what he's SUPPOSED to be. He's that self-righteous villain who thinks God wants him to do evil
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It's about a boy (Aaron) who discovers he is a nephilim, half human and human angel. At the beginning, he was just a regular kid. But soon he discovers he would understand any language - as well as animal languages. I was over the moon when they included some Portuguese dialogues! Everything is always in Spanish or French nowadays. I could relate to the character, because it's my dream to be multilingual, and what's funny is he didn't even have to work hard for ...more
Lynn Spinks
Nov 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it
If you like Supernatural, you will like this book. But for me, this book is dry. For Aaron who just relaize he an angel, his reaction is dry, predictable and bland. His character is shallow and boring. The only reason I give 3 stars because I love love love Gabriele the dog. he is such adorable. I want to kidnap him and have him as my own dog.
Jul 22, 2011 rated it did not like it
I struggled with reading this book. I read a lot of the YA stuff. And lately, I have really been enjoying the stuff related to angels. This was hard to read though for me. I think for 2 primary reasons.

First - The Fallen:

First, I read somewhere the the author got started in comic books. If that's true - I totally see it. The abruptness with which chapters jumped between our main character, Aaron, and others was hard for me to handle. The character development was almost non existent. In fact,
Apr 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018, in-czech
This was my first book about angels and it was not a good pick. I didn't like the writing, the level of repeated words on one page was too high. The main character, Aaron, wasn't interesting at all and his talking dog was annoying af. The story was dull and it didnt keep my attention.
I really struggled with reading this book. It was boring. And the final battle against Leviathan was the most boring. I skimmed it.
Mar 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: my-books-i-own

I've been on this since basically the beginning of January and even though I don't do supernatural type books and this did end up sounding pretty good, I feel now that I have to force myself to read this, I wasn't getting into it much, and it got a bit weird for me when I got into a little into Leviathan and had to quit at chapter 3.

Also it just got too slow, too confusing, and just kept getting into a reading slump and I hate not finishing a book. But I want to get to other books and
Apr 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Aaron Is An Average Teenage Guy, Until He Turned 18. A Foster Child With Quite A Temper, He Begins Having Terrible Nightmares. Two Men Appear To Warn Him About His Destiny. And So Begins An Adventure You Will Never Forget! Aaron Learns He Is A Nephilim, A Child Born Of A Human Female And An Angel. There's A Group Of Angels That Are Out To Finish Everything They Feel Is Ungodly. They Are Called The Powers. They're Seeking Aaron Out Because According To The Prophecy, There Is The ONE That Will ...more
Beagle Lover (Avid Reader)
3.5 stars

Read quite a while ago. I remember these books as interesting and good reads.
Nov 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-not-on-shelf
This omnibus edition of the first two books in Sniegoski's series about fallen angels is both entertaining and thought-provoking. In The Fallen, we are introduced to Aaron, a lonely seventeen year old boy who doesn't feel like he belongs in the world, and in the sequel, Leviathan, we follow Aaron as he finds out more about his Nephilim heritage.

The Fallen

The first thing that stuck me about the book is Aaron: despite all the angst and woe-is-me stuff, he is a genuinely nice kid who is just trying
Sep 01, 2010 rated it did not like it
I wanted to love this book so bad! Aaron was a vision of pure perfection and I was so excited to dive in and get to know him and everything he was about.

After the bore of the firt few chapters I kept trucking along thinking that at some point it would have to get good. About halfway through, I realized that nothing good was going to come out of this book but I insisted on finishing since I have already spent the money on the book and invested my time. Unfortunately for fallen angel lovers
Danielle (Arabbitinwonderland)
2.5 Stars.

To enjoy this book you need to have a reasonable working knowledge of Christianity else half the terms aren't going to make a lot of sense to you.

The Fallen isn't at all a bad series however it is difficult to read, the POV jumps around frequently and can be difficult to remember who's point of view you're reading, and you're going to miss points about both the characters and the terms if you don't already know you Christianity, but it does have an interesting story line and is far
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was good and took me two weeks to read though
Melissa Marlow
Jul 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Supernatural is the way to go these days, but this is not the vampire scene. He (Aaron Corbet) is untouchable, but only because of his destiny. He has the worst day on his 18th birthday,which turns out to be the beginning of a new life to which he tries to deny. His ability to understand all languages, yes... I mean all including animals, and it drives him to the point of going crazy.

With the help of fallen Angles he is able to crossover into his new found heritage without being eliminated by
Oct 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing

I was immediately hooked on these from the very first sentence in the first book and read all the way through to the end of the second omnibus. They are a FANTASTIC series of four WONDERFUL books with losts of unexpected twists(and a few expected ones) and turns. DEFINITELY a must read for anyone who loves the supernatural! Yes, there are strong Catholic and Christian overtones in the books(it IS a series about angels, after all), but they don't beat you over the head
Briar's Reviews
Dec 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
What feels like eons ago, The Fallen by Thomas E. Sniegoski was a VERY popular book among my classmates. Me, being the closer Avril Lavigne-esque bookaholic, decided I was not going to read what the popular kids like. Now that it's 2019, I decided that it was time to see what all the fuss was about... and I was right in my original decision.

I did not enjoy this book. It was well written and truly intriguing, but I just couldn't get into it. I was going to DNF this book, but I decided to finish
May 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
THE FALLEN is a wildly entertaining, dark, yet hopeful read. Aaron is such a great character he loves his foster family, does good in school, works at a local veterinary cliniches normal. Except when he isnt. I really connected with Aaron and the trials he has to face. The story really revolves around Aaron and his journey. Yes, theres a potential love interest, but its realistic and not the overall point of the book.

The plot moves along wonderfully, and theres some great action
Abigail Shotwell
Jul 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Sep 13, 2010 rated it liked it
When it takes me 2 weeks to read a book, it's either because it's really heavy and I need to read it slowly, or it's only mildly entertaining. This definitely falls into the second category. The version of the fallen angels theme is much more involved and speaks more of religion. This volume is composed of two books and I would rate the first one (The Fallen) 4 stars versus the second one (Leviathan) which I would probably give 2 stars. Hence the average rating of 3 stars. The first book was ...more
Jan 09, 2011 rated it liked it
It's not really one of the best books I've read, but it was definitely an interesting read. I'm going to write the review as a whole, which means I'm including Volume 2.

The whole journey was a bit so-so. Not that exciting but there's a sense of intrigue. I don't know, perhaps I wanted to see what would happen to the Morning Star ...(I mean, c'mon, we all want an insight on the ultimate villain's head...) the writing is consistent and I could really see where things were going..although
Jan 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Fallen was a rather interesting text and I am pondering upon how I should review such a book. The writing was, well truly breathtaking, however, gore seemed to be a main theme within the plot (which is to be expected). Sniegoski did a phenomenal job writing this book, the writing was fluent, detailed but carried the story along nicely. Im not sure I would have written it in any other way if given the chance.

The thought of fallen angels, Nephilim and among other things including angels and
Libby Wyatt
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015-reads
2 should have been 1.5 stars. This was an absolute let down for me. I've never been so disappointed in a book before in my life. I love all things angel and nephilim and I had hoped that this would be a great read. It has been sitting on my TBR shelf for almost a year and I'd finally picked it up only to wish I'd never bought it. Not only was the whole villain/evil doer bizarre and hardly explained the fucking dog becomes all human like and has his own chapters in his POV. Umm. No. WTF. Now ...more
Yianna Yiannacou
Aug 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
This was such a garbage book. I expected more but I got worse than less. I do not reccommend this book to anyone. I would say it was a waste of my time. It took me so long to read it since I couldn't be bothered to find the time for it. Blah! Wont buy No. 2!
Dec 05, 2012 rated it liked it
It was outstanding writing but the plot, I wasn't too impressed with. At the beginning it was very interesting, then it became more boring. I will not read the second book because I don't think it is worth it.
Jul 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Jay Sydnor
Honestly I dont know how I feel about this book.
2.5 stars because the parts of the book that didn't require him to act or think were good.

Just finished book 1:1 and I'm not too jazzed to continue reading 1:2, but the ending was promising and that little candle of hope kindled.

The one thing I despise most, is when there is a leading character and they are vehemently against accepting their fate, even when they have proof that it is in fact their fate, they still choose not to acknowledge what it is they have to do or become. Aaaaahhhhhhhh!

Aug 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012
The Fallen and Leviathan

I wanted to read these books because I enjoyed the tv miniseries Fallen where I first discovered Paul Wesley of Vampire Diaries fame. I'm not ashamed to say that I struggled through reading this book. It took me about two years! This is just the first combination of two books. The series has four. You would think that a series about angels and demons would have a lot of action but I didn't find this to be true. It was slow. It was wordy and too descriptive of
Mar 06, 2010 rated it liked it
Growing up in foster care, Aaron Corbet never meet his real parents. Taken in and loved by the Stanleys, he finally found a place to call home. On Aarons 18 birthday he had a strange horridly vivid dream that he doesn't know what to make of. Later, at school, he gets an enormously wicked headache, that suddenly just...stops.
When it does Aaron starts to discover strange things are happening to him, he seems to have developed some abilities that shouldn't even be possible...

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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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