Friday, August 3, 2012

The Fallout: Guradians Book 2 - Review

This review may contain slight spoilers from Book 1: The Girl
And by "may" I mean "will' and by "slight" well I'll try not to say too much.

Guardians: The Fallout by Lola St.Vil
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published July 25th 2012

Just because she has wings,
doesn’t mean she’s an Angel…

It's front page news on every Angel gossip rag:
“Marcus & Ameana: Gone The Way Of “Brad & Jennifer.”
So, Who Is The “Angelina?” Emmy Baxter—a mere mortal!”

Ameana tries to avoid her ex and his new love by focusing
on the other evil out to destroy the team. But soon her pain
turns to fury.

And before the end…a girl plots revenge, a leader is on the edge
and an Angel falls.

You had me at Chapter One.

Yeah I'll admit I was a little hesitant when I saw the narrator this time around. I'm not sure why. I liked Ameana as much as I liked all the other characters, so why not look forward to her point of view?
But that might be the reason I didn't completely love it as much as I did the first.

Now hear me out, that's usually a pattern for me. I'll love the first, kind of lose interest in the second but get it all back by the third. So really we can only go up from here.
And also I'm not one for pining, wondering what went wrong. Well reading about it anyway, I'm probably team captain when it comes to the latter.
I meant that for the real world, but I have to admit after reading The Girl a few weeks ago, I spent a week pining over the death of a character. I reminded myself that if I cried about things I would have. It really stuck with me, the whole book not, you know, just the death ... that was a good week in books for me.

So many sequels just expect you to know what happened, but this one gives so much info and details it was like rereading the first. And I've been asked to review a lot of sequels without any knowledge of the first recently so trust me I know. Like I mentioned in my previous review it flows so perfectly, it starts and doesn't stop until the end.

And that end! I don't know how much of a spoiler this is seeing as how nowadays most sequels end in cliffhangers and the first also had somewhat of a sudden ending, but this one does too.
I know a lot of readers don't like that, especially when we have to wait so long for the next book, but I love endings like that. If anything, to me, that makes the book.

The writing is still amazing, especially the way it changes in point of view I loved getting in Ameana's head  and knowing what she was feeling. I know that's probably a total contradiction to what I said before but it's true. I loved seeing the story from a different perspective, it was like a whole new story that just added so much more to it over all.

This series has quickly become a new favorite, I need to go encourage people to read it so I'll have someone to discuss it with.

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