Saturday, April 30, 2011
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
Age Group: YA
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.
When I was on GoodReads looking at new and upcoming books, Falling Under by Gwen Hayes popped out. Everything book around it seemed to have vanished and all I was looking at was Falling Under ... and its exquisite cover. I could not take my eyes off of it. Now I know it's never good to judge a book on its cover, but this one was a must have for me. I kept on thinking to myself how amazing it would look when I would actually hold the book in my hand.
When the book did arrive to my doorstep, I was thrilled! During the beginning of the book, it was a bit slow, but that was only for a couple of pages and then the book takes off when Haden arrives. This book is filled with mystery, forbidden love (which I love!) and something called the Under in the book which I thought was a totally unique idea Gewn Hayes put in her book.
Falling Under is not like most paranormal books. It stands out on its own and that's what I loved about it even more. Hayes has put in a new concept in the YA genre that doesn't involve the usual vampires and werewolves.
Overall, if you're looking for a book that's new in paranormal and one that has an amazing cover that doesn't disappoint inside and out, Falling Under is for you!