Author:Traci L. Slatton
Publisher:Telemachus Press, LLC (July 27, 2011)
Source:Received for review
Readling Level:Fiction with some romance elements
As chaos descends on a crippled Earth, survivors are tormented by strange psychic gifts. In this time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test. One woman with mysterious healing power guides seven children to safety. Charismatic Arthur offers her a haven. Slowly Emma falls for him. But at the moment of their sweetest love, his devastating secret is revealed, and they are lost to each other.
Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic.
I'm not going to lie, I hesitated to pick up Fallen but once I did, I was immediately drawn into its pages. Within Fallen you will find what is the end of the world, what caused the disaster, and those who were able to survive. Emma is with a band of chidden, fighting off what is the the mist. The mist will destroy everything in its path, killing everything in its path. When the mist gets to you, it is a very painful death.
The book opens up with Mandy, Emma's five year old daughter, about to get killed from the mist. Instead of allowing Mandy to be taken from the mist, Emma carries around a gun to end the persons misery. Right before Emma had to put a bullet in her own daughters head, comes a group of men to save the day. With the mist gone, the men are about to go their own way but Emma knows that if that happens, the group doesn't have much of a chance at surviving. So Emma does the only thing she can think of. She agrees to stay with the leader of the group, Arthur.
As Arthur and Emma's "relationship" progressing, they start to learn things about each other that the others didn't know. From the mist, people began to develop certain "powers" that help them on their way as they fight to survive. Bad guys are revealed, and not only true friendships are discovered, but possibly even love? The only issue, Emma is married. And Arthur will have none of that.
I adored both Emma's personality; the way she knew exactly what had to be done and did whatever needed to be done to save not only her and her daughters life but the lives of the people she's grown to love. With Arthur, he is your adverse manly man that wan't have any one defying him but has a soft spot for Emma. Even when it comes to her ridiculous demands for toothpaste and showers.
I can not wait for the next book in this series. If you have yet to read Fallen, it is a book that you must put on your to read list. While younger readers may not enjoy it as much, I know that older readers will find it as inspiring as I did.