Thursday, February 17, 2011

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

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.


Time to be honest, this story took me by surprise. With all the Paranormal craze in the YA right now, you’d think you’ve read every possible story. Not “Falling Under.” From the very beginning, the story pulls you into a world so unexpected and wicked that you wonder if you should keep reading. I litelarly had to put the book down a few times because it was making me insane. I was right there with Theia as she tried to figure out what was going on. I like both Theia’s and Haden’s characters. Gwen writes them in a way that compels you to read the next page, and the next, and the next. Haden’s actions were driving me just as much up the wall as Theia. 
Gwen’s descriptions of the world Theia is pulled into made me gasp more than once. I was reading the book at work, and had to read parts out loud so that my coworkers could understand the random comments that kept escaping me. 
I expected this book to be a stand alone novel, but it’s not. I cannot wait for book number two to come out! I have to wait quite a bit! :) 
Falling Under hits the stores on March 1, 2011. For those of you who enjoy darker edgier read, I recommend this book to you! :) 
Happy reading,
PS If you have read Falling Under, let me know what you think!! :)