Hi, there! It’s time for another book review, but a very short and not very pleasant one. I was lucky to receive a copy of Falling Light, from Dayana Morency, from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, guys! I wish I could say that I was the right audience for it.
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.
Just remembering that those were my impressions and opinion as a reader 🙂
This book was so disappointing in so many levels. I felt the risk when I first read the blurb, as it has a strong Twilight appeal, but I decided to give Falling Light a chance. I loved Twilight, I could love this one too, right…? Wrong. Oh, boy, I was so wrong… You see, I first read Twilight when I was 12 or 13 and, as the next books were released, I saw that I only liked the first and decided it was an excellent standalone by itself. I’ve never re-read Twilight since then and I’m not sure I will someday, as life is short and there are tons of wonderful books waiting to be read for the first time. But I digress, sorry. My point is that this book is too Young Adult for me, in a bad way. Everything was too obvious, the main character was insufferable and the hot guy didn’t even gave me butterflies in the stomach. Maybe if I was 12 or 13, I’d have loved this book as much as I loved Twilight. As a 21 year old with the mind of an old lady of 80, this book only annoyed me. The twist in the end was mildly interesting, so I end up giving it two stars.
The narrative is first person styled from Rosalynn’s point of view and we didn’t got along… At all. So my problems started there. I absolutely hate not getting along with first person narrators, it makes the reading so unpleasant. That’s why I generally prefer third person – less chances of the main characters annoying me to death, haha! But I hate to say that Falling Light in third person would still have a bad effect on me.
The plot was exactly the same as Twilight’s, with a different paranormal creature that won’t be mentioned due spoilers. And there is a huge instalove on it and I’m not a fan of instalove. Not even on mating cases, like it happens with werewolves and other shifters, for example. Desire, lust? That is instant. Love? Not. At. All. Anyway, despite a nice twist in the end that had me arching my brows (I wish I could do the cool lifting only one eyebrow thing, but I sadly can’t), everything was predictable and in a very boring way. You know I don’t mind knowing how things will end, but being able to predict it in detail… Oh dear.
The characters weren’t able to hold my attention or even to make me care. Also, did I mentioned the amorous-square? Because you know, triangles are not bad enough, let’s add another end to it!
I really hate to say bad things about a book, so I’ll just wrap up this review earlier by saying that I was the wrong audience for it and that if you like mysterious guys, paranormal creatures, love squares triangles, beautiful covers to adorn your shelves and haven’t read Twilight, you’ll love Falling Light 🙂 And, if you decide to pick it up, I honestly and sincerely hope that you like it. All books deserve to be loved by someone 🙂
Thanks for reading my review and I’m sorry for the shortness, but I regret nothing 🙂