Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

June 20, 2011 4 flames 0

Author: Gwen Hayes
Source: Gifted

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: NAL Trade (March 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451232682
ISBN-13: 978-0451232687


Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she’s seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.

As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.

And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia’s not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.


I have no idea where to even start with the review of this book!  There were countless times I felt confused in this book.  There were many Oh My Gawd moments as well.  I felt as though the author had me trapped on a roller coaster with this book. I was pulled in many directions, and at times it didn’t make sense to me.

Theia for me was not much of a character.  She was distant and weak in my opinion.  Yes, she gets stronger near the end, but for the first half of the book I couldn’t stand to read much about her.  Her Father was a piece of work as well!  Talk about a distant Dad!  The rules he makes Theia follow were pretty strict and I didn’t think she deserved to have them.  She was talented in music and did well in school, but her family life was disappointing.  

Her friends on the other hand were great!  I loved Donny and her attitude.  She was one who would speak her mind and didn’t care what you thought about it!  Ame was more of a nut case spiritual friend that would make you want to grab all the organic stuff you can find!  Together they are a riot when they bicker and carry on around Theia.  Varnie was my favorite character by far in this book! I seriously hope we get to see more of him in future books!  A surfer dude in drag was definitely the funny character this book needed since there is a lot of dark and demon things going on in the book.

Overall not a bad book to read if you are looking for a dark young adult book instead of a light romance in this genre.  Definitely not a cutesy book, but one that will keep you guessing!


Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS

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