Thursday, December 19, 2013
Book Review: Falling by Linn B. Halton
NOTE: I received this eARC via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
I'm not sure I've got a whole lot to say about this one. Mainly because it was only a hundred pages. It was a quick read, if not an amazing one.
I honestly believe that the trilogy this novella is a part of could've just be compiled in one book, so everything would have had more sense. But you know, author/publisher choice, so yeah.
To be frank, I'd forgotten what this novella was about. I remembered it being about angels, but the rest was a bit foggy so I had to go back and look at some refreshing materials.
Now that I'm certain I know what I'm talking about, I can say with a hand on my chest that this book both touched and infuriated me. It touched me because I really liked this deja vu thing that was going on with Ceri. I mean, she was pretty useful to whoever she was meant to help through her visions and I liked how she wanted to feel needed. To do something good for others, you know? And I had an idea of what she was and I liked it.
But then her unhealthy life disappointed me. And her turning toward meditation and Eastern practices disgusted me. I mean, seriously? If she was really what she was, how could she do what she did?
I don't know. I guess the angel theme speaks in a more personal level to me, as a believer. I just can't accept the unnatural stuff that angel-themed books try to sell.
Still though, it was a good enough read, so I'm not giving it a bad rating.
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