Tuesday, October 29, 2013

They All Fall Down & Neverlove Reviews & Giveaway!


Out from Under You
They All Fall Down
Angela Brown

(Shadow Jumpers #2)
Publication date: October 1st, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

(Goodreads)
Abby and Basil: New love reaches new heights as they finally give in to their lust and desire for each other.
Q: Consumed by the Devourer within and his base need to claim Abby as his own.
The crave: What it all boils down to. A crave for souls. A crave to keep love intact beyond betrayals. A crave for a second chance. A crave for power and The Fall of mankind.
“Love can conquer all” is put to the test and salvation may be impossible when they all fall down.
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BOOK 1
Neverlove by Angela Brown
(Shadow Jumpers #1)
Publication date: October 8th 2012
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance


Synopsis:
For seventeen-year-old Abigail, one rash decision leads to an unexpected chance for redemption. At V'Salicus Academy, a unique institute where she trains to become an agent of heaven, she struggles with the pain of her past, the changes of the present and accepts a loveless future until her path – and heart – crosses with Basil’s.

Basil's off-chance slip of the tongue binds him to a life of servitude to the Devourer, the master of hell. His existence has no upside until a chance meeting with Abigail brings new perspective.

Keeping the truth of their present lives from each other brings disaster when secrets are brought to light and the life of Abigail’s mentor is put on the line.

Can Abigail and Basil save her mentor and salvage their love amid the chaos? Or will they lose it all, destined forever to NEVERLOVE?



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Jasmin
 
 
Neverlove
by Angela Brown
 
 Jasmin's Review
 
5 of 5 
 
 
 


Neverlove by Angela Brown tells about the meeting between Abby, a Cleanser, and Basil, a Harvestor. Even though both are deeply in love with each other, love between Cleansers and Harvestors is strictly forbidden. They are eternal enemies. So their love won't stand a chance, right?

Abby can't be described as your usual protagonist. (It is interesting to have ethnically diverse people as main characters. That doesn’t seem to happen often), but the shocking fact about her is her relationship to her family. Her father abused her, since she was 12(when her brother died), and no one seems to believe her, not even her mother. So in the end she sees no other way out, than to attempt suicide.

Actually this happened all in the first chapter, so it's not a spoiler, but to me it seemed like a quite shocking way with a big impact to start a novel. I felt (still feel) totally sorry for poor Abby, who had to go through so many hardships already. Luckily her live becomes better(well, at least she is as far away from her father as possible!), when she survives and is brought to V'Salicus Academy, a school for people like her, who tried to kill themselves (Honestly it's kind of shocking, that there are enough people to fill a whole school). There she is supposed to find a way to be happy again and is trained to become a Cleanser.

In contrast to her Basil seems to be perfect. He is a little bit of an asian stereotype character, because his mother taught him to always be perfect and won't even accept a B on a test. Even though Basil is an excellent student, he is a social wreck.

When I first read about the whole academy setting, I thought it might be just that again: Another story, about a person, who is trained to do something in a academy It could have turned out to be boring, since I'm a little tired of reading about a setting like that :( But Neverlove turned out to be something entirely different and refreshing. Actually the reader doesn't get a lot of information about the school itself (just the basic stuff) and the story almost never takes place inside the school.
My favourite place was probably a Starbucks, near the academy. There Abby and Basil meet for the first time and honestly, who doesn't love Starbucks :)?

The most shady character in this story is probably Father Quannon, a teacher and recruiter in V'Salicus Academy. He is not a bad person, but he gives off a vibe, that he won't be far off from becoming a bad guy. Through him we get to know a little bit about Abby's and Basil's past though. As it seems they were both Cleansers before, but were reincarnated. As to how and why, we don't get to know a lot. That's actually a little bit disappointing for me. I'm dying to get to know more about their past!! Hopefully light will be shed in the next novel.

Overall this was a great read! I loved how every character is kind of unusual. And actually the book was way too short :(. I started reading and suddenly it was already over again.. At least it felt like that! So I can't wait to read more about Abby and Basil. :)

They All Fall Down
4 of 5


They All Fall Down  is a great successor to Angela Brown's Neverlove. The story continues smoothly, where the first book ended.

I have to say I totally love Angela Brown's Shadow Jumper series, but I was a little bit disappointed in Abby this time. Q, who is now the new devil and this time he is really completely evil, attempts to destroy Abby's and Basil's relationship, while Basil is kind of kidnapped. However instead of trusting Basil and maybe thinking a little bit, Abby decides to believe Q's lies. That's sooo disappointing :(!! She should have know better, Basil would never kiss someone else, but her! Well.. He did, but it had a purpose and at least to me it was clear right from the start: Basil is still craving souls! But Abby simply failed to see it and just got angry. In my opinion that made her kind of look stupid...

It's kind of hard to express why exactly I liked this book, but I definitely enjoyed reading it a lot. Basil and Abby are just so cute.(even though Abby is a little bit dumb this time lol) Also there are a lot of exciting things happening, no one would have guessed.(I don't want to spoil here though!) So I recommend They All Fall Down  to everyone, who loved reading Neverlove. And to those who might be curious now,  but didn't read Neverlove yet: Start reading Book 1!


This book was provided free of charge as part of the tour for an honest review.


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AUTHOR BIO:

Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home.

Reading and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time she gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that she really took writing seriously. After all, how could she teach her child to follow her dreams if she hadn't tried herself?

As a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, she favors the magical, mysterious, the darker side of life...even harbors a secret fright for things that go bump in the night.

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6476148.Angela_Brown


3 comments:

  1. Great review, Noella! It sounds like a really good series and Academy settings are actually my favorites but I love that it was also original!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Giselle! I can't take credit for the review. This was all Jasmin, a German College Student who reviews for the Share My Destiny Book Review Crew. To read Jasmin's profile and meet the rest of "The Crew" just click on the link in the signature at the bottom of the review. Thank you, Jasmin for your wonderful contributions!

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  2. Thank you to Jasmin and the whole crew for reviewing Neverlove and They All Fall Down :-)

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