Heaven-sent? Ellie was never particularly good at talking to boys-oranyone other than her best friend and fellow outcast, Ruth.Then she met Michael. Michael is handsome, charming, sweet. And totallyinto Ellie. It's no wonder she is instantly drawn to him.But Michael has a secret. And he knows Ellie is hidingsomething, too. They've both discovered they have powersbeyond their imagining. Powers that are otherworldly. Ellie and Michael are determined to uncover what theyare, and how they got this way ...together. But the truth hasrepercussions neither could have imagined. Soon they findthemselves center stage in an ancient conflict that threatensto destroy everything they love. And it is no longer clearwhether Ellie and Michael will choose the same side. In this electrifying novel, Heather Terrell spins agripping supernatural tale about true love, destiny, and thebattle of good versus evil.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 135 x 203 x 19mm | 249g
- 01 Jan 2011
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
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About Heather Terrell
Heather Terrell is the author of The Chrysalis, The Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare. Before she started writing, she worked as a lawyer, and she has more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms and for Fortune 500 companies. A graduate of Boston College and Boston University School of Law, she now lives in Pittsburgh with her family. Fallen Angel is her first novel for young adults.
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Ellie Faneuil has the most bizarre dreams. She dreams she is flying. Add to that, when she touches people, she can get a glimpse of their thoughts. It's because of this that she avoids contact with her best friend, Ruth. She feels funny about sneaking peeks inside her head. But then, a new boy, Michael, shows up at school, and immediately Ellie feels like there is some connection between her and Michael. Michael seeks Ellie out and reminds her that they met a few summers ago in Guatemala. Elllie's parents are professors and travel in the summers to remote locations to teach local farmers better ways to tend the land. This one summer, Michael's family was also there. But Ellie has no recollection of Michael. She asks her parents about him, and they make vague mention of recalling the Chase family. As the school days roll by, Michael continues to seek Ellie out and the two grow closer. Eventually, Michael drops the bomb on Ellie that she isn't just dreaming she's flying, she truly is. Not only that, he can fly, too. No wonder the two feel such a connection. Michael and Ellie try to discover what it all means and what they could be. Michael thinks they are vampires, but Ellie believes it's more than that. As Ellie tries to uncover the truth about who or what they are, her parents become more guarded, people start disappearing, and a strange man begins to turn up in various places. FALLEN ANGEL is more than just another story about angels. There is romance and tension in the story, and there is mystery and intrigue, as well. FALLEN ANGEL made a great beach read, allowing me to get lost in another world for a few hours. The story kept me engrossed and totally frustrated upon turning the last page. To find out what happens next, readers will have to pick up the second book in the series, ETERNITY.show moreby TeensReadToo
Fallen Angel is a suspenseful and romantic read! I thoroughly enjoyed it, and couldn't put it down. Though angels have been really popular lately, Terrell adds her own twist. The romance was a large part of the plot, but there were plenty of other things going on. The plot was well paced, and I felt like events unfolded in a manner to make me curious but not too quickly so that I was confused. The romance was sweet but I felt like it wasn't extraordinary. The way that they worked together to figure out the mystery of who they were and what their purpose was did make Ellie and Michael special. I really enjoyed the best friend, Ruth. I am glad they were close, and that their friendship was able to endure. She was funny, quirky and strong. There were the 'mean girls' and they were well written. I like that we got to see a bit of their motivations and history through Ellie's special power. This is a quick and easy read and I recommend it! I cannot wait to read Eternity and continue to watch the battle between dark and light, and the role that Ellie plays in the balance.show moreby Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)