Book Tour Review & Giveaway; Falling From Eternity by Megan Duncan
27 December, 2012
Hey Guys, Today I am the tour stop for the Falling From Eternity tour. I’m here today to bring you a review of the book and to giveaway two e-copies of it! Details of this, and a giveaway on Megan Duncan’s blog is at the bottom of the post.
Author: Megan Duncan Publisher: Self-Published Published: Nov 28th 2012 Pages: unknown Format: ebook Source: Complimentary Copy from Author Add It:Goodreads, Amazon UK, Amazon US
For William, life was as wicked and malicious as the beast he was trying destroy. Decades spent living a life of extravagance, domination and ravenous hunger haunted him. But when you live forever, the past never stays buried. And that which wishes to control you, will never let you go. William thought he found his escape, his one and only love, but the thing he fears the most could be the only thing that saves them. Or, it could doom them all.
When You’re Stuck When I first read the synopsis of Falling From Eternity, I was instantly intrigued and curious. I have read so many vampire stories over the years and the idea of someone being trapped within the constant misery of their condition really intrigues me. I was curious whether or not this book would be like all the others or if it’ll be something new and exciting. Therefore, I was pleased when I found this book to be entertaining and interesting. I am really looking forward to the release of the next book in this series as I really do want to know what will happen next.
In Eternal Torment When it comes to romance, I am an extremely picky reader. I try not to be, but I just like reading my romance in a particular way, just as others probably do as well. Typically I’m not a fan of the insta-love kind of situation but when it is well written and seems to have a little more depth then what one may think, I definitely enjoy it a lot more. This book could have followed the annoying trend of Twilight where there is no good reason for the main protagonists to fall in love but fortunately this wasn’t the case. There was a sense of insta-love between them but there was also so much more underneath as well. It wasn’t an easy ride for them both and so the relationship felt more realistic to me. There were still a few things that I didn’t particularly like but overall, it was readable and enjoyable and I found myself craving to know what was about to come next. With this part of the narrative working for me, I was glad that the rest came about around it. This book was full of tension and emotion, twists and curves and I can definitely imagine that the next book has a lot more to flesh out, and I’m excited to find it out.
Destined To Be Alone The protagonist of this story, William, was a character that I really appreciated reading about. He had depth, complications and a brilliant voice. I fully understood what he was going through and liked how he dealt with everything throughout the book. It was all really well described and by the end of the point I truly sympathised with him and just wanted to reach out for him and help him. I wanted to be by his side, in a sense. This all leads to a statement that William was a really very well written character.
On the other side, I’m unsure of how I feel about Autumn. I loved her part in the story and the way her character personality was like. I felt like I knew why she was doing what she was doing and could really get to know her in a way that William couldn’t but I just don’t think I personally liked her. She seemed to just get on my nerves for some reason. I have a feeling, however, that with how things ended at the end of the book that this is something that will turn around for me when this story continues at it seems as though she will start to play a bigger part.
Feeling Like A Beast I am always very careful when it comes to reading vampire stories. Having read so many of them already, I struggle to find ones that are different than others and use a different voice. Fortunately, I feel that Falling From Eternity is definitely a book that is different from the generic vampire books out there. It has an interesting plot, a forbidden romance, and something much darker going on underneath that really caught my attention. I also found that the vampires themselves were really interesting and unique with how they dealt with all the “lore” surrounding them. They weren’t just the same old ones, and I found it to be quite refreshing to read how they worked and lived.
How Do You Survive? Overall, this was a book that caught my attention and kept it. I read it quickly because I struggled to put it down and it kept me entertained. It was well-written with good descriptions and really managed to make me emotionally invested in it. I am so curious about how the story will continue and I was truly fascinated by the vampires and the romance in it. This is a book that I would recommend to other young adult readers who love a bit of romance and some good vampires. I feel that those who want a good read and some good entertainment and are good with a light, easy read with a deep story underneath, would really enjoy this book and should pick it up to read immediately.
four out of five hearts
** I received this copy from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **
So, today I have a chance for you to win an e-copy of this great book. And this is a chance for two winners as I have two e-books to giveaway.
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