Friday, January 4, 2013

Falling Angels Saga (#1-3) (Review)

(Books #1-3)
By: E. Van Lowe

*Welcome to my Tour Stop of the Falling Angels Saga (Books #1-3), Below are my reviews of each individual book! A fantastic series for anyone who loves angels with fun paranormal twists!!*
 *Presented by: Bewitching Book Tours!!* 

Boyfriend From Hell
(Falling Angels Saga, #1)

Release Date: August 13th, 2011
Genre(s): YA Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance

My Review: (4/5 stars*)

Boyfriend From Hell was surprisingly entertaining. I really enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Megan Barnett is a fifteen-year-old mathlete whose mother Suze gets a boyfriend before she does. And it doesn't help that she's practically invisible at school except to her two best friends Matt and Erin who she has known forever. Megan isn't thrilled that her mother is dating because she feels like she's losing the only person whose really ever understood her and now she's drifting away. But there's something not quite right about her mother's new attractive beau and she's determined to get to the bottom of it—even if it kills her. She starts noticing how off things are and what she uncovers chills her bones. Nobody is who they say they are; not even the people she thought she knew.

I immediately liked the heroine of the story Megan Barnett—she's driven, independent, and funny. This combination of traits make her very interesting as opposed to some leading ladies in novels who cower and hide while they wait for prince charming to show up and rescue them from danger. That never happens. She's on her own—herself against the world to face off with the ring leader of evil—the devil. She starts out shy and is easily manipulated but becomes a force of nature when she needs to. She takes the initiative because she has to and is completely bold and courageous which makes the book really engaging. I liked that a lot.

Then there's two new men in her life Armando and Guy who continue to draw her attention. One of them for the wrong reasons and the other for an inexplicable attraction. Both are charming, seductive, and mysterious which only makes Megan even more fascinated by them. I kept trying to figure out who these men were but in the end I realized I would have never concluded the truth. The mysteries of Boyfriend From Hell take a long while to progress, the first 50 some pages are intriguing and urge you forward but shortly after that you find yourself slowing because nothing much goes on for a long while which was somewhat disappointing, but every once in awhile a scene would pop up to lure you to read on again. Then the last 45 pages are where things start to pick up which makes up for the slow-moving plot. While rating I was going to initially give this a 3.5/5 stars but rounded up to a 4 because I really did like reading this book it held my attention for the important parts which made up for some of its flaws. E. Van Lowe creates a completely compelling story worth unveiling!

Some of my favorite characters aside from Megan were Guy—from what you got to see of him, and Maudrina. Guy is the very definition of a bad-boy whose irresistibly good-looking and confident. Normally the rebellious guys are the ones I end up disliking because I feel they are all the same but Guy was in his own way both intriguing and endearing. Maudrina is awkward at first but she grows into a more distinct role and she turns out to be very likeable and her and Megan's interactions are genuinely amusing. I'm excited to see how they develop in the next couple of books; I'm hoping for more depth. Also there was some really comical scenes which had me snickering in the late hours of the night which garnered much love from me. I'm the biggest fan of snarky sarcasm; it's quite literally the best and Boyfriend From Hell has that.

The writing is well done which is always an important aspect of reading—at least for me. The story itself was great and it wasn't very predictable which also made this book totally worth it. The ending sets up the next story which seems like it'll be even more interesting especially with more Guy in it which I'm really looking forward to. Overall this is an easy and fun YA paranormal fantasy that incorporates some awesome ideas. A nice beginning to what is sure to be an exciting series! 



 Earth Angel
(Falling Angels Saga, #2

Release Date: December 8th, 2011
Genre(s): YA Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance

My Review: (4/5 stars*) 

Earth Angel is a quick and fun read. I liked the sequel a little more than the first book because E. Van Lowe introduces a couple of new characters who are very interesting and entertaining. I felt like there was much more story and character development going on and many different things happening that kept it fresh.

The sequel is set shortly after Boyfriend From Hell (Falling Angels Saga); jumping to when Megan's already recuperated from her battle with the devil and her and Guy are finally a real couple. Megan is still coping with the loss of her best friend Matt who was also her betrayer for which she still has residual mixed feelings about. She tries reaching out to Erin but it seems she's strayed from her normal behavior and into darker territory. But Megan could not be any more happier since she and Guy are now official and they have a shot at a normal relationship--or as normal as can be with an angel. Unexpected problems arise that threatens to tear them apart along with some buried secrets, lies, and hidden agendas.

I felt kind of let down with Megan because in the first book she's a go-getter whose hell bent on taking down Satan himself to save her mother but in this book she kind of digresses into a scared girl who struggles to deal with everything that's presented. However, towards the end she starts being the more confident version of herself that I really liked seeing in the first book. Once again I enjoyed seeing Guy but his scenes are so few and far between, you see other secondary characters more than you see him--the cover is a little misleading in that aspect. But I loved the introduction of Harrison--Guy's angelic friend, he's arrogant, attractive, witty, and has an Australian accent to boot--he's just so awesome! You also get to see more of Maudrina whose become Megan's best friend and I loved reading the parts with them together--just like in Boyfriend From Hell they have there delightfully comical moments.

In Earth Angel Megan starts to shed her nerdy reputation and moves up in status due to her former association with Matt who was part of the Poplarati but it's not all its cracked up to be when she gets put in a strenuous situation that can easily destroy the popularity she's just gained. To top it off it appears she hasn't seen the last of Hell when its residents come looking for her. Between her social life, school, boyfriend drama, and otherworldly beings she has a lot on her plate. Earth Angel has its ups and downs but overall it's a nice amusing paranormal read. It earns a solid 4/5 star* rating. I'm looking forward to Heaven Sent (Falling Angels Saga).  


Just because Megan Barnett recently defeated Satan, has a fantastic new best friend, and has won the love of deliciously handsome, Guy Matson, doesn’t mean her troubles are overfar from it. For Megan doesn’t realize it, but in her possession is a powerful weapon, a weapon sought after by both angels and demons and everything in between. They will do ANYTHING to get it.

In E. Van Lowe’s humorous, romantic and thrilling sequel to Boyfriend From Hell, Megan winds up in a gripping life or death battle to save herself, the boy she loves, and all of mankind from unthinkable evil.


Heaven Sent
(Falling Angels Saga, #3)

Release Date: December 15th, 2012
Genre(s): YA Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance

My Review: (4.5/5 stars*) 

Heaven Sent was even better than the last two books in the series, there was more plot twists you won't even begin to predict and than there's Megan's darker side that's explored. This new side to her is one that's fascinatingly exciting and there's her new satanic powers to look forward to! I loved seeing how that played into everything--it's a real game-changer! Megan tries to move on only she finds that nearly impossible when her friend's life is at stake. Erin's dug herself even deeper into the pits of hell as she continues to spiral down a deep dark hole that she may not make it out of. Being the person that she is Megan Barnett won't let that happen so she makes it her mission to save her. Megan becomes everything that I've been waiting to see her become: independent, fierce, and utterly determined. I loved watching her develop into such a strong character who was willing to take risks for what she believed in. There was a lot of fantastically interesting works at play in Heaven Sent which definitely made it leagues better than the previous books.

Heaven Sent starts off 2 months later from where Earth Angel last left off picking up at the end of Megan's school year. She defeated Satan and Beelzebub but hell's not through with her yet, how could it be? Guy hasn't returned or left word ever since she received a cryptic letter that doesn't seem to make sense but she has a feeling that maybe she hasn't seen the last of him and hopes that to be true even if those thoughts are futile. Maudrina in my eyes stepped up a lot in this book and became her own character with a strong voice and an outstanding personality. She really has a pivotal role in helping Megan remain sane and pushing her through her dark times especially when everything seems hopeless. I was sad to see less of Harrison but I enjoyed what role he played immensely, he's really fun and has such wit about him. I also loved Megan's cat - the idea that her pet isn't quite was she seems was amazing. Cats are my favorite and what an imaginatively creative roll it played. Each character in Heaven Sent just grows additional layers of depth that have so many different sides to them and that was a great welcome to the series.

At first I couldn't really see where this book was headed because I thought the plot was going to wind up in a totally different direction but it really took me by surprise. It gets really twisted and it's a crazy ride full of demons, Satanists, and angels among other things. This novel was so compelling and I find myself really wanting to get my hands on the final installment of this saga; I'm hoping for a neatly tied up conclusion so I can have some finality because this series always has some loose strings that can unravel and turn up a new chaos. Heaven Sent was a very enjoyable read with great unpredictable twists and turns therefore earning a 4.5/5 rating. Bring on the last book! 


 Readers who devoured Boyfriend From Hell and Earth Angel will be captivated by the third book in the Falling Angels Saga.

As summer break for Glendale Union high begins, heartsick Megan awaits Guy's return while struggling to control her emerging abilities. Love is in the air, but can the new loves in Megan, Maudrina, Suze and Aunt' Jaz's life be trusted? Nothing is what it seems. Meanwhile, the Satanists are set to hatch their most diabolical scheme ever, and if it comes to pass, Satan may finally win out.

Megan has precious little time to unravel the cryptic message hidden in the riddle she received at the end of Earth Angel. If she doesn’t, the life of someone most dear to her will be lost forever, and Megan may yet find herself living in HELL.



  1. Hi, I'm a new follower from Book Blogs! Check out my blog here Bookish Whimsy, and hopefully you would like to follow back. :)

    I have the first book of this series on my TBR list - I'm glad to see that you enjoyed the series! I hope to read it soon.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to read my review and following! :)
      It's a really fun series, and the books get more interesting with every one :)

      & I am now following your blog :P


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