Book Review: Fallen Angel by: Heather Terrell


Harper Teen

Publish Date:
December 28, 2010

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Trade Paperback

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Ellie was never particularly good at talking to boys—or anyone other than her best friend and fellow outcast, Ruth. Then she met Michael.

Michael is handsome, charming, sweet. And totally into Ellie. It’s no wonder she is instantly drawn to him. But Michael has a secret. And he knows Ellie is hiding something, too. They’ve both discovered they have powers beyond their imagining. Powers that are otherworldly.

Ellie and Michael are determined to uncover what they are, and how they got this way . . . together. But the truth has repercussions neither could have imagined. Soon they find themselves center stage in an ancient conflict that threatens to destroy everything they love. And it is no longer clear whether Ellie and Michael will choose the same side.

In this electrifying novel, Heather Terrell spins a gripping supernatural tale about true love, destiny, and the battle of good versus evil.

Review: Ellspeth Faneuil has always dreamed she could fly and she also sees glimpses of people’s lives when she touches them. At least she thought they were dreams and ‘hallucinations’ until she met Michael Chase. Ellie has always felt like an outsider, except with her best friend, but she feels an overwhelming sense of connection to Michael. When Michael tells her that her dreams are not dreams, but reality and that she can actually fly, she distrusts of him. She finally comes to believe him, but what are they? Then a stranger arrives, someone who claims to have answers, but is Ellie willing to pay the price for the answers she craves?

While I enjoyed the story and the mythology of the fallen angels, which this time includes a bloodlust, I felt like the characters fell a bit flat. Also, the book is YA (which I love),and if it’s being marketed to 12 and up, there is a bit of language barrier. I’m not sure if it’s to set Ellie and others like her apart from the ‘normal’ humans, but there is an old-fashioned feel to the dialogue. There’s not a lot of action, until the very last few chapters, so it can be slow-going for a lot of the book. However, the story is compelling enough to make me want to read the next book.

Fallen Angel Series: Fallen Angel (1), Eternity (2)


  1. I've seen so much negative, I'm glad to see a positive review!

  2. Great honest review. I so so so want to read this.

  3. I agree -- the language was pretty off-putting. It didn't seem realistic as a teenager. But I too wondered if it was supposed to represent their Nephilim status. Great review!

  4. This looks promising. I will be sure to check it out.


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