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Saturday, March 20, 2010

37) and Falling, Fly by Skyler White

Olivia is a vampire and fallen angel of desire. Hopeless and damned since her fall from Eden, she craves love. Then she meets Dominic O'Shaughnessy, a man who has been plagued by visions most of his life. He is researching a way to rid himself and others of the memories they don't want anymore.

They meet in Ireland in a hotel of the Damned. Olivia and Dominic find each other and there is something between them that they both can't ignore. Even if it means it will destroy them both, they still want to find a way. Dominic and Olivia-the vision-touched scientist and the earth-bound angel, reborn and undead-encounter the mystery of love and find it is both fall...and flight.

Dark Fantasy is not a genre I have had much experience with. I guessed from the blurb for 'and Falling, fly' that it would be alot like Paranormal Urban Fantasy but from the start of this book I knew that I was wrong. Where I am used to action and mystery this tale took me on a deep and dark trip through a bleak underworld. Not like anything I am used to I struggled to adapt to this new style.

Halfway through the book I started to feel a little more at home. I still felt it hard to get used to the world but the characters kept my interest and I found I wanted to see what happened next and how it would all end. When it finally arrived I was pleased with the ending. This definitely wasn't my usual style of reading but it was very dramatic and the build up intrigued me.

The author has an unique writing style that may throw some readers. However if you find your way through the first half of this book you will be rewarded with a unforgettable second half. Dark Fantasy isn't a genre I will be seeking out but it is certainly one I will take a peek at now again. If you like drama, darkness and romance then you will enjoy this but if you are after action and adventure this vampire isn't for you.


Vickie said...

OH! I can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the review.

Patricia Altner said...

Hi Amber

I also enjoyed and Falling,Fly. Excellent review!