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(The Fallen #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  4,726 ratings  ·  476 reviews
Kristina Douglas’s sexy new series introduces a realm of fallen angels and ruthless demons, where an eternal rebellion is brewing . . . and one unsuspecting woman can change the fate of the Fallen forever.

She was just an ordinary mortal . . .

“You’re dead” is so not what Allie Watson wants to hear. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like the dark, angelically handsome man
Mass Market Paperback, 355 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by Pocket Books
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
This book captivated me. It started out kind of strange, with the shifting 1st person POVs, and the fact that the heroine gets hit by a bus at the beginning of the story (not a spoiler, trust me). But, I have to say, I couldn’t stop reading. It’s the honest truth that I would read the phone book if Anne Stuart wrote it. When I heard she had written a fallen angel paranormal romance (under a pseudonym), I was there. I mean, she’s the Queen of Bad Boy Heroes. She didn’t disappoint me with Raziel, ...more
Blacky *Romance Addict*
Edit after reread:
It's really strange how I have a completely different opinion on this book now. Maybe I just got used to the angel/vampire combo that was weird when I first encountered it. I don't know. But I really enjoyed this one, the world building and the romance as well. Great humor, witty too. Me likey.

I LOVE fallen angels, well, they don't even have to be fallen, just angels is enough for me :) But I didn't like the vampire/angel combo in here, it just doesn't go together in my head.
Boredom :(

Raziel is the first installment in Kristina Douglas's adult urban fantasy series titled The Fallen. I like angels. I like vampires. Reading about angels that drink blood? WINNER!

It just bored me to tears. I wasn't expecting the blood sucking element so my interest was grabbed during those parts but unfortunately it didn't last. Personally, I can't recommend this one based on my own experience but I encourage you to read some more positive reviews and weigh the pros and cons for yoursel
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fallen angels are the new black

fallen angel

I loved this book! I mean I LOVED this book. And I'm pissed that the next one in the series is $15 for an ebook. Then again, who am I to put a price on a book? What do I know about what goes in to writing, publishing, etc? So, I should get over myself, right?

Setting / Time / Genre: Current

Length: novel length

Series: Apparently. See above.

Sexy times: Yep and they were delish. Nothing with a kink on, mind you.

Plan on reading more by the author: I'd really like to
Stephanie  G
3.5 Stars

Allie Watson has just died and has been pulled back from the flames of hell by a dark and mysterious man. Now she finds herself in a place that is hidden from the world. This is the home of the Fallen, beautiful angels who fell from heaven and are now cursed to drink blood, and they see her as an intruder into their world. Raziel felt something wasn't right when he saw that Allie would be going to hell so he saved her and brought him back to his home. Even though he was the one to save
Nov 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I was kinda worried about this book. The reviews were so mixed. But seriously I thought it was so funny. There were a couple of times where I almost dropped the book from laughing. Maybe I am just easy to please. lol

Raziel is a fallen angel. One day Uriel wants him to transport a women who has died. But he gets more than he bargained for thats for sure. The book opens with his thinking about how he never wants another mate and the damn job he has to do that day. Allie is running late. Stops to
Aly is so frigging bored
02 FEB: Foreigners do it better!

Too many books, too little time, so I DNFed this one.

This story had so much potential: it has angels, fallen and not, demons, interesting settings... Unfortunately, I just couldn't make myself read more. I didn't like either character and the pace of the book is so damned slow!

I read so much monologue and inner thoughts to last me months! Who the hell cares of your comfort food and why do you have to talk a whole page about it?! And after that you go on describi
Neyra ♦
Feb 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
No, I just couldn't do it. One more read into Allie's POV and I'd happily toss myself out my window just to get away from the damned book. Frustrated is an understatement when it comes to how I felt about it. And I had such high hopes too. I mean, come on, a twist on the Angel PNR genre, where angels feed on blood and need sex to sustain themselves? Count me in! But, man if I didn't want to pull my hair out.

In the beginning of the book, we're introduced to Raziel, one of The Fallen. It says, the
Serena (The Book Comedian)
2.75 Stars
Dropped at 56%


One time the author said to me...

"Let me tell you about this book that I'm about to write with great background story, lots of potential, but here's the kicker, NOTHINGS GOING TO HAPPEN, HEHEHEHE sounds good right??"

Yep, true story.

Jan 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Didn't enjoy this one much, too slow paced for my liking. Basically about a group of fallen angels called the Fallen. It's about Allie who had an accident and died. So Raziel was the appointed angel to escort her soul to the 'next' place.

But for what ever reason, he couldn't let her go and ended up taking her to his home. And hence she lived there and experienced and learned the everyday lives of the Fallens. Not much of a going on really, more of a background introduction for future installmen
Dark Faerie Tales
Apr 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Quick & Dirty: Well written with a solid plot, Ms. Douglas delivers a unique world with an unforgiving villain and chilling danger.

Opening Sentence: I am Raziel, one of the twenty fallen angels spoken of by Enoch in the old books.

The Review:

Raziel is a fallen angel. Cursed by God, he doesn’t have many options. Raziel serves Uriel by escorting the dead to their final destination: heaven or hell. Unfortunately, Allie’s number has been punched. Raziel sets out on just another delivery assignmen
May 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have always enjoyed tremendously books about Angels...
There's just something so intriguing about them, something extremely captivating. But Fallen Angels are even more interesting. Why wouldn't we want to analyze the reasons that made a 'superior' being fall from perfection? To comprehend that maybe perfection comes from imperfection, to see them craving more, as we mere humans do. I can't help to be fascinated about them. I adore to read their mixed feelings, the consequences of doing things
Mar 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: giving-up
Didn't finish. What to say about this book? The answer is fuck. From the beinning of the book all I read from the both POV is fuck. Explains:
Raziel: Thinks: It has been a long time since I got laid. But enough, got to go to work collecting death souls and dumping them in hell or heaven. Oh, I am late better go before my scarey fuck up boss fires- er kills me.
Allie: Thinks:Hurry I am late.
Later: Allie dies and Raziel collects her soul. Saves her from hell.
Some slow boring stuff happens.
Allie: H
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
I thought this book would never end, and it was less than 200 pages on my e-reader. Let me preface this by saying I had no problems with vamp-angels or angel-vamps, however you want to look at it, they call themselves "blood-eaters." That seemed to be off putting for a lot of people, but it was just another paranormal-y thing to me. The problem I had with the book it was sooo boring. I didn't like the heroine, it's all from her POV (I think, I'm trying to purge my memory of ever having read this ...more
Hmmm, well I have mixed feelings about this book. It really hooked me about a quarter way into it. For the majority of the book, Allie drove me bananas, but her actions were drowned out by the utter hotness of the angels, most especially Raziel. I really liked him in this book, and I also kind of have a thing for Azazel. The world is interesting, though I have a bit of a hard time reading books about angels...I'm deeply religious and sometimes feel a little put-off by author's interpretations. I ...more
Apr 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, pnr
Fantabulous! Loved it!
Apr 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: vampires, angels, fantasy
This book was a lot of fun because it was just enough wrong to be entertaining. Vampire fallen angels? That is just all kinds of twisted, sick and wrong! Yes, please!

sick and twisted photo: ~ You're Perverted Twisted & Sick ~ perverted.gif

So, we begin with Raziel, a fallen angel whose job is to escort Allie into her afterlife destination. But, when he sees that she is condemned to hell, he pulls her back and saves her. So, he is stuck with her. And, he doesn't like her - he doesn't like humans at all. He's kind of a prick.

But, that's okay, Allie - whose full name is
Jul 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Raziel (Fallen (Pocket Books)) Raziel By Kristina Douglas was much better than I had expected. I usually don't have much luck with books about angels, with the exception of Angelfall and now Raziel, apparently winged hotties are just not my thing. There were some elements of this book that reminded me of Angelfall which I LOVED, and which initially drew my interest in reading this book. Raziel is definitely for adults and has some pretty detailed erotic scenes which I was so happy to find were n ...more
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
This is another book written in first person, ah, but with a twist. The hero and the heroine are covered in this format. Can you say PERFECT?? I loved this book. The hero Raziel is a fallen angel, who is cursed to immortality on earth, along with his fallen brethren. The heroine, Allegra/Allie, is an author of Old Testament mysteries with a very secular sarcastic bent. They meet when Allie gets hit (and I mean splatted) by a NYC bus. If you have a dark sense of humor, this is your book. These p ...more
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
I hate that I have this "disorder" for finishing books even if I really didn't like them. Sadly, this book fell into that category and it was a long four days trying to complete this. Usually, I can find several things within a story that are high points and i just couldn't with this, The world building left a lot to be desired and I'm not sure I could even begin to explain the setting at all. The romance was heavily lacking and even at the end, I still wasn't 100% sure the hero wanted to be wit ...more
Not bad, but it could be better

So my quest to find a fulfilling adult angel series continues, which heavily factored into my decision to read Raziel, Book 1 of The Fallen series. Allie Watson, a modern working woman in the city, bumps into a handsome stranger during her morning commute. All is well until she steps off a curb...into the path of a bus. She next finds herself in a different land and confronted once again by this stranger.

It turns out he is Raziel, a Fallen angel who guides the so
Alicia Jespersen(BehindThePicketFence)
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Angel Fanatics
Shelves: favorite-books, i-own
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Jul 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Adult PNR fans
Recommended to Nicole by: Kate Douglas
This book was FANTASTIC! I really loved it! I should have written the review right away so it was fresh in my head!

Here is the description from goodreads

Kristina Douglas’s sexy new series introduces a realm of fallen angels and ruthless demons, where an eternal rebellion is brewing . . . and one unsuspecting woman can change the fate of the Fallen forever.
She was just an ordinary mortal . . .

“You’re dead” is so not what Allie Watson wants to hear. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like the dar
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
2.5 Stars

This book had potential, it really did! The storyline was there, it was interesting, but it felt a bit under developed. The pace of this book is SLOW. It really only got interesting to me towards the end, which is the only reason I might consider reading the next in this series if it comes out. Might.

Allie was not my type of heroine. She was a bit self centered and at times annoying. And I think the author could've been a bit more creative with how she dies. I mean, of all the ways some
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I picked this up at the AFFES bookmart ( Military store ) just by chance really...I was in a rush saw the sexy cover and the name caught my attention so I grabbed it and headed home. A day later I finally got around and started reading. By the 4th Chapter I was glued to the pages I couldn't put it as my amazing kids were taking mac and cheese and throwing it at me and my brand new carpet I still read and answered their questions lol I just finished it 13 hours later!! I FREAKING LOVE ...more
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is HONESTLY, my favourite book of all time.. I could not put it down I literally felt drawn in- it was AMAZING! I fell in love with the characters; the writing and I cannot think of a single flaw whilst reading this glorious masterpiece, you may think I'm over exaggerating but really.. I'm not. I have forever loved fallen angels/ angels or anything of the sort, and this was perfect, everything I wanted and needed in one book I just can't stop thinking about it! Arghh, the ending was absolut ...more
Kristina Douglas is Anne Stuart writing paranormal fantasy genre. And whichever genre that Anne Stuart chooses to write, and if there is romance in it, its definitely a reason to pick it up. I’ve been meaning to give this series a go and finally managed to do so and ended up getting wowed beyond my wildest imaginations.

The Fallen series is focused on the concept of the fallen angels that is believed by Jews and Christians. Though I found reading about fallen angels which is not something we beli
Jan 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Raziel by Kristina Douglas
Paranormal Romance – Jan. 25th, 2011
3 stars

Raziel is a fallen angel and an immortal. His life is an endless mass of dreary days. The fallen angels’ main duty is to ferry the souls of humans after they have died. It is his turn but when a young woman is killed and he transports her to her 'destiny' (either Heaven or Hell), he finds that she is destined for Hell! Raziel doesn't know why but he is troubled because he can easily tell this young human is not evil enough to
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Jan 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-club-reads
Just when Allie Watson meets a beautiful man she dies, what luck. But when the man turns out to be a fallen angel and saves her from the fires of Hell she doesn't know whether to be relived or apprehensive.
Raziel doesn’t know why he pulled the human woman from the gate when Uriel ordered her there but now he’s stuck with her and that is the last thing he wants. He gave up human women long ago and doesn’t plan to start hanging around them now. But until he can figure out what else to do with her
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