Friday, June 8, 2012

Indie Book of the Week; The Light and The Fallen by Anna White

Once again I find myself a little behind of posting my indie book of the weeks, which does make me a little sad because I really do look forward to reading and reviewing new indie authors each week but a busy schedule in life and with my blog and put me behind so today, I am doing double duty to make sure that word of Anna White's book, The Light and The Fallen gets out there because this truly is a great series that I want more people to know about.
Not only is the series great but all proceeds (100%) of the first book go to the Water Project

Lucian isn't sure what to expect when he steps over the banister separating Heaven from Earth. He opens his eyes in a new body, one with no wings, no knowledge of the future, and no special powers. All he remembers is his mission: to find a mysterious key. When he meets a human girl that he can't ignore he is forced, for the first time in eternity, to choose between duty and the pull of his heart. The future hangs on his decision, but he's fallen into a world where nothing is just what it seems. 

My Thoughts and Review:

 There are a lot of angel books out there, it seems that more and more are popping up every day in fact and some are good, some are just okay and some are down right terrible.
So it was with a little apprehension that I approached The Light and The Fallen.

Don't get me wrong, I loved the synopsis but really, there is only so much you can do with repeat books about angels and demons and not start to be repetitious. So it was a great and rather pleasant surprise when I started reading this one to realize that it was in fact not an ordinary fallen angel story.

That White did indeed come up with something very unique and compelling. Something way different than other books about angels that are out there right now.

In fact, I had a really hard time putting this down it was so well done.

I loved Lucian's story and background and the very origianl approach White took with his story and the reason he was on Earth.

I found Samara's story and character just as intriguing and interesting as Lucian's and never once did I feel like I was reading the same old angel story. I was completely drawn into the story and was truly sad when it ended.

I really enjoyed White's writing style and the fact that we not only got Lucian and Samara's POV with different chapters but we also got the antagonist's POV as well.

It was very well done, never confusing and never left me feeling like it was overdone or that anything was left out.

I look forward to the next book in the series and will definitely be putting this series and author in my TBR pile for future releases.

Overall I give this one 4 Stars.

I really hope that you pick up this series and give it a try, you won't be disappointed!!


  1. I reviewed this book last week because I won it for free in a contest, so the author gifted it to me on Smashwords. I gave it a 4/5 as well! Glad to know the author is getting the recognition she deserves for a debut novel.

  2. I am so glad you liked it too Lili and congrats on winning it, that is awesome! :)