The Light and Fallen (Chronicles of the Nephilim #1) by Anna White

The Light and Fallen (Chronicles of the Nephilim #1)
written by Anna White          
published by Anna White

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*100% of the proceeds of this novel will be donated to The Water Project.

Why did I pick this book: The author, Anna White, contacted me about reviewing her book and I gladly accepted her request. (I received a copy of the book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: This was a good story and a fairly fast read. It took me about a day, start to finish. The last quarter of the book had all of the action…that’s when it grabbed me and I read every free chance I had. 

Even though the end had all the action, it seemed to end rather quickly with a quick explanation. This left me wanting more…which is a good thing since there is a sequel coming out. I will have to read that book – Divide the Darkness – to see what happens next. 

The two main characters were Samara and Lucian. Samara is the human girl who becomes the love interest. Lucian is the angel that has fallen to earth in order to find “the key” and save the future. Jack is the antithesis of Lucian, and also a cocky jerk who is abusive and a user who is rather full of himself. (I didn’t like Jack, if you couldn’t tell.) The relationship that develops between Samara and Lucian kind of reminded me of Edward and Bella – insta-love, he shouldn’t be with her but can’t stay away, he’s there when she really needs him to be, she doesn’t feel worthy of him, etc. The relationship works for this story and isn’t a bad thing at all. 

There were some flaws with this book. The story line was predictable to a point. It had quite a few typos…not enough to be distracting or to take away from the story, but enough to notice. There was one major mistake where the name of the nemesis, Jack, was replaced with the name James in Chapter 53. That kind of bugged me. There were also some missing words here and there as well. 

Would I recommend it: If you like books about angels, paranormal teen romance, and you like indie works, then, yes, read this book! 

Will I read it again: I will not but I do want to know what happens next so I will probably read book #2, Divide the Darkness

About the book – from Goodreads: 
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. 

Happy reading wherever you are and whenever you get a free chance!!!