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Fallen Mass Market Paperback – September 30, 2008
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Montgomery is an angel sent on an earthly mission, under the guise of working for the police. Lilia is a woman trying to solve the mystery of her husband's murder. Both have information that the other wants, and share a mutual and growing attraction.
The Redeeming Parts:
It's obvious the author put a lot of time and imagination into this book. She does a fair job of creating an interesting world and developing interesting plot lines.
As said above this book is not what it seems. Because of the futuristic setting, you expect some technical information and world-building. But instead we are inundated with repetitive passages describing the state of this future world--the laws, government, society, technology, science, all sort of half explained over and over again. It's confused, vague, ridiculous, and boring.
And weirdly enough it actually seems more historical then futuristic at times. Women are severely oppressed in the name of their own protection. Prejudice is a legally protected concept--the 'shades' a group of people with birth defects, are not even allowed the courtesy of names. This is not what I wanted to read about.
If you like futuristic science-fiction, this is the book for you. But do not pick it up expecting a nice hot paranormal romance--it falls short.
It took me a while to get into this book, not because I didn't like it but because it wasn't what I expected. This book felt more Sci-Fi than Paranormal Romance. It is set in the future after there have been nuclear attacks. People born with birth defects are labeled as Shades. Shades are looked down upon and are not even considered humans. Lilia is a Shade hunter. Instead of turning them in and having them become slaves or medical experiments, she takes them to the circus where they are paid, allowed to have names and a sense of normalcy. I really liked Lilia's compassion towards the Shades and the strong opinions she has for those who mistreat them. Adam is set on fulfilling his mission so he can get his wings back and go home. Of course the arrival of Lilia in his life starts to make him change his mind. I didn't care too much for Adam's character. I did not dislike him but he just felt kind of bland. He did his duty whether it was for the police department or his mission and that's about it. I had a hard time feeling the love between Lilia and Adam. I knew they lusted for each other and their scenes together were hot but it didn't come off as love to me. Maybe if they appear in future books, I might change how I feel about it.Read more ›
Fallen is the first book in a series, with more Fallen angels to come. The story itself was an eclectic mix. There are some familiar futuristic elements in the world that Delacroix has created, with the repressive `big brother' government and opressive codes governing women's behavior. Though throwing in the angels and the appearance by an evil supernatural element gives this a odd twist. But I liked the angel masquerading as police dectective Adam, shorn of his wings struggling to fulfill his mission without the information or experience necessary to succeed. At the same time Adam must try to avoid attracting attention of the government, because to be labeled as different would mean a loss of freedom or death. I also liked the shade hunting scientist Lilia, who courts danger as she gets closer to the truth behind the `accidental' death of her husband - the details surrounding his fate just don't ring true. Like Adam, Lilia has some very interesting secrets of her own.
I enjoyed Fallen even though it took me a little bit into the story to get past my initial expectations.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This story is a who-done-it mystery wrapped up in a post-apocalyptic package with romance and passion thrown in to spice it up. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Heather E. Fowler
I had to grit my teeth to get through the first half of the book. Thankfully after reaching ridiculous lows (honestly why is there even a romance?) it started picking up. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
FALLEN is the first storyline in Claire Delacroix's (aka Deborah Cooke) dystopian/sci-fi /futuristic fantasy series-The Prometheus Project. Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by Sandy S.
This book was an odd mix of Victorian values and fashion and futuristic dystopian. Society is super conservative with Victorian fashion and strict rules surrounding dress and... Read morePublished on March 1, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Kept putting this book off for the sake of reading my others. I was skeptical at first, but once I read the prologue, I was hooked. Read morePublished on January 6, 2012 by ITTOD
Really more of a 3 1/2 stars book. Interesting setting, great characters. But at times it was hard to follow. It was such a complex new world that it took some adjusting. Read morePublished on August 26, 2010 by Donna Simmonds
I'd just like to start out by saying that I absolutely loved FALLEN, the first in the fallen angel trilogy by Claire Delacroix. Read morePublished on October 31, 2009 by Ellen
In 2099, the eyes of the Republic are everywhere. But are they really wearing the pseudoskin - or is the Society of Nuclear Darwinists? Read morePublished on September 3, 2009 by Tez Miller
First off, let me say that I would classify "Fallen" by Claire Delacroix as science fiction vice paranormal romance. Why? Well, the romance is really a side bar in this plot. Read morePublished on April 23, 2009 by jjmachshev