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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Book Review! Falling Light by Dayana Morency

Falling Light by Dayana
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: March 8, 2016
Publisher: Self

This will be the summer of love . . . and death.

When seventeen-year-old Rosalynn Young pictured her summer vacation, she didn't think she would be spending it working as a maid at the Millennium Hotel. She imagined painting and gardening. But soon, in spite of her disappointment, she meets Victor Gregoire. Wayward and enigmatic, he sends a chill up her spine. Everything about him feels foreign--unearthly.

Dangerously drawn to Victor, Rosalynn willfully ignores his volatile mood swings. When she impulsively enters Victor's room, she finds a journal dating back to the 19th Century and a photograph of him from August 14, 1874.

He's hiding something sinister and she's desperate to find out what, even if it means risking everything. But Rosalynn fails to realize that her attraction to Victor comes at a price and she soon learns some secrets are better kept hidden.

She's in for the summer job of a lifetime. 

Falling Light by Dayana Morency was a pretty fast paced story, unfortunately there were so many Twilight similarities, it was distracting. I don't know why, but I thought this was going to be about vampires.  It was actually an angel story. So, that was a pleasant little surprise. I like some of the angel lore that was brought in. These were a different kind of angel, not your people loving protector angels, at least not all of them. They were pretty vicious. I didn't get the romance. At all. What was the appeal for either character? Victor took a very long time to grow on you, and I'm still not really sold on him. I like Rose's bestie better. Rose didn't strike me an as overly intelligent young lady. I kept asking myself "How can she not know that?" or "Why in the world did she say that?" She was a little quirky though. So, there was that. The story had some promise. I really wish it didn't parallel Twilight so much though. That's what really hurt the story for me.

Falling Light by Dayana Morency was kindly provided to me by YA Bound Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Dayana Morency discovered her passion for writing at the age of ten. Drawn to magic, mythology and legends, she began writing short stories in the fifth grade. FALLING LIGHT is her debut novel and she is an author of paranormal romance books for teens. Aside from writing, she's an occasional blogger with a passion for traveling, double fudge brownies, and all things literary. She currently resides in Miami, Florida.

To learn more about Dayana Morency and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads.

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