Thursday, January 3, 2013

Joint Review - Fallen too far by Abbi Glines

Fallen Too Far - Abbi Glines
Kait: 2 stars / Beth: 4 hearts

 Kait's Review:
I wanted to like this book, I wanted to love Rush, but I didn't. I know I'm the minority here, but this was definitely my least favorite Abbi Glines book.

I have read the Existence and Sea Breeze series and I loved both, but much like The Vincent Boys this book fell short for me. There was a very rushed (pun intended) feeling to it and I just couldn't connect with the characters.

I found Blaire to be a pushover, Rush was a jerk, and everyone else was just background noise. The sex scenes were pretty steamy, but since I didn't care for the characters I didn't really enjoy them.

Toward the end, when Rush actually started showing emotion and saying more than "I need to bury my dick inside you" , I actually felt pity for him. I really just wanted to slap Blaire. She allowed Rush and everyone else push her around and degrade her.and then she just offers up her virginity to some asshole who makes her sleep in a freaking closet.

I think that there was some serious potential for this book, but the lack of character development killed it for me. I will probably read the sequel to see what happens. Who knows, maybe I'll fall for Rush, but I won't hold my breath.


Beth's Review: 
“Everyone always says that love was enough. It wasn't. Not when your soul has been shattered.”

What can I say about this book? Lets see, i'm gonna start off with I loved it and I hated it at the same time! I can't wait for the next book to come out in March. I will also tell you that I was an Abbi Glines virgin before this! I've heard many mixed reviews about this book. This is the first book that my blogmate [Kait] and I have ever partially disagreed on! so that's TWO firsts. ONE book.

When I first started this book, I read 3 pages... and decided on another book cause I didn't like it. Then I went back and said don't let me deceive myself. So I started reading more and more. I fell in love with the main character Blaire. I felt overwhelming sympathy for her and really routed for her. She's fierce and isn't afraid to kick some ass. At the same time, I felt she really should have stood up for herself more. I mean living under the stairs, and being treated like shit? Yeah... Not cool. Being naive was apparently just her style.

Rush was a completely different story. Yes.. being a typical female I was allured to his never-ending doucheness. However, UGH what a pig. I kinda came around to him at the end though. [Shh.] Besides that... As big of a douche as he was, he was still protective of Blaire. I wasn't a fan of the "hoop" earrings, but the tongue ring? Yum. Those steady silver eyes? I think I just fell from being weak in the knees!

All in all, I thought this was a good book. The ending was super packed with drama and yes, I will admit... I cried for probably the last 3 chapters. [Obviously I'm not going to tell you the HUGE secret!] I'm glad that this was my first Abbi Glines book, so I didn't have any expectations of her previous writing to compare it to. I think that the book may have been a little Rushed.[Haha on pun]

The secret that everyone was keeping... Honestly I felt that it was made into WAY more of a bigger deal than necessary.I mean I get it. He fucked up, but there's FAR worse things that could have been done/said in my opinion. There were still a few things that bothered me about their relationship, but other than that I can't wait for the second book. I'm nervous about what it's gonna be about though! So many crazy ideas running through my mind!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read an Abby Glines book yet but, I just haven't had the chance yet. I have had The Vincent Boys on my kindle forever. I like this review, it's interesting to see what you both thought and how different you felt about it. Great reviews!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven