Wednesday, October 30

Review: Fallen by Traci L Slatton

Title: Fallen
By: Traci L Slatton
Series: After Trilogy #1
My Copy: Ebook from Author for Review
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When the world ends, all that is left is love....

As chaos descends on a crippled Earth, survivors are tormented by strange psychic gifts. In this time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test. One woman with mysterious healing power guides seven children to safety. Charismatic Arthur offers her a haven. Slowly Emma falls for him. But at the moment of their sweetest love, his devastating secret is revealed, and they are lost to each other. Will Emma stay with him?
The first in a romantic trilogy set during the end times.

Wow! What can I say, but WOW! This is not just a story, but an adventure. It is a dark and dismal journey that will not leave readers unscathed. Following this post apocalyptic story is far from just entertainment; it is absorption. The first glimpse into this book is this woman with a mess of children. It is a life altering moment of selflessness to accept the fact she is getting ready to take her own child's life to save her. Not from death, but from the slow and agonizing pain that will accompany her upcoming death. I was captured in the words, and carried throughout the remainder of the story. Sometimes frustrated, but all together enraptured in the story line and the untold future. Arthur and Emma are the light in the darkness, and I found myself clinging to their possibility for the duration of this novel. The story is very creative, and nothing that I really anticipated. The mist is a villain that we have yet to see in any other story, but it worked perfectly here. I am a fan, and will be wrapping myself quickly into the next two books. As an avid readers, it is unusual for me to find a story that hold no predictability. That is what I have here: unpredictable, shocking, and at times overwhelming. This is another story that is not for the light hearted. It is gruesome, dark, and deadly. Fallen is a story for something bigger than themselves, and something with just might tilt the world on its axis for you. 

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