- File Size: 1350 KB
- Print Length: 499 pages
- Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing (January 6, 2015)
- Publication Date: January 6, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00RZU0972
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,815,117 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Nope, nope, nope!
I was wrong and I was glad for it! Because this book was nothing short of exquisite.
To be frank, I'm not sure I really have the words to describe this story and just how deep it goes. So I suppose I'll start with the dry facts.
The MC is Abbey, a young teenage girl on the brink of adulthood who suffers the loss of her twin brother. Feeling alienated from her family in the wake of their grief, Abbey finds solace in a new group of friends that lead her down the rabbit hole of every drug and alcoholic beverage imaginable. Chaos ensues as well as the only comfort and family Abbey feels she has to save her.
What's nuts about this book is that even while reading about all of the horrible things Abbey and her friends do, I was sort of rooting for them. They were like the Scooby Gang of Buffy or the Gryffindors of Harry Potter, but in an inverted way. I don't condone any of their actions, but I really felt the love and bond they share and when Abbey has to grapple with choosing between them and what she knows is morally good, well, it was sort of hard for me to blame her no matter which way she decided, if I'm being honest.
And can we talk for a moment about Alex?! THIS BOY.
Even as I sit here trying to type this out, it's hard. His journey with Abbey is so heartbreaking!
Alex and Abbey have a beautiful and complicated relationship. It's pure and it's messy all at the same time, and yet it's simple.Read more ›
After the loss of her brother, Abbey and her family move to Leeds to make a fresh start. Living in Leeds myself I loved the fact that the story was set there as I could easily visualise the areas the author was writing about.
Abbey is a very vulnerable character. She is devastated by the loss of her twin brother Ryan, it also isn't helped that she feels pushed out by the majority of the rest of the family as they also try to come to terms with their loss. Having to deal with her loss and also deal with moving house and school, Abbey understandably feels very much alone in the world, so when Lucy, Nathan and Liam befriend her, she is more than happy to let them take her under their wings.
Through her new found friendship Abbey starts to rebel against school and her family. She is beginning to enjoy life once more and even more so when she meets Alex.
Alex reminded me very much of a father figure even though he is only in his late twenties. Him and his friends have a very close bond and they very much look out for each other, this also includes looking out for Darren's younger sister Lucy and her friends also. Alex isn't to happy at first when Lucy introduces her new friend Abbey to him. Dealing in drugs he is very wary of anyone new on the scene but it is obvious from them meeting that there is very much an attraction between them.
Even though Lucy and her friends introduce Abbey to the drug world and probably are not the best influence in her life, I couldn't help liking them.Read more ›
This book was pretty interesting to me. Abbey is a young girl who moves to a new town after a horrible tragedy strikes her family and it is irrevocably changed. Along with the move comes starting a new school and to say that Abbey has some anxiety about this is putting it mildly, while trying to adjust she catches the eye of the resident bully and after a extreme confrontation in the hallway Abbey meets Lucy and she invites Abbey to hang out with her group of friends. Seeing a chance for her social situation to improve Abbey starts hanging out and following the lead of Lucy and the others to escape her strained family relationships. She ends up skipping school regularly, drinking, staying out till all hours of the night and even succumbs to peer pressure and begins taking drugs. It's so far out of her character that her family begins to wonder what is going on which leads to a massive confrontation and Abbey leaving her house and moving in with the crew. Which becomes a surrogate family of sorts and her relationship with Alex deepens. Things end up falling apart and then Abbey begins the journey of returning to her old life. The ending of the book was so heartbreakingly beautiful but made me a little upset to (always an interesting combo isn't it?) The only thing that really bothered me was in the first few chapters we are introduced to characters but we are told everything about them instead of either being shown in flashbacks or having the characters give their own backstory. It's more like character descriptions in a theatre production script. But towards the end of the book you see why it is written this way so there is actually a point to it being told this way haha.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Even Angels Fall by F.L. Darbyshire is such an amazing, intense reading. I loved this story right from the start and could actually relate with Abby’s Mum. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Diana's Book Reviews
*Contains Instances of Drug Usage*
I was given this ARC for an honest review free of persuasion from the author and anyone else affiliated with this book. Read more
I recieved this book from a NA book club in exchange for an honest review. This is not a NA book but it is an honest and raw book about a young girl, who is grieving and lost after... Read morePublished 12 months ago by D Price
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
While I wasn't a huge fan of the first person perspective(I very rarely am), I did enjoy the writing of... Read more
You can read my full in depth review on my blog! http://thehopelessreader.blogspot.com/2015/06/even-angels-fall-by-fl-darbyshire-review.htmlPublished 13 months ago by Ivey Byrd
After reading the synopsis, I was prepared for a long, boring read on a depressing topic. BOY!! Was I WRONG!!! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Books On Fire Tours