Today's review is on Fallen (After) by Traci L. Slatton
Because I'm not a huge fan of the post-apocalyptic and/or dystopian genres, I was a bit hesitant to read Fallen. But once I got started there was nothing that could have kept me from finishing this fantastically written story. Packed with danger and excitement, twists and turns, and an amazing love story, Fallen is one of those books that you just have to have!
A strange mist has destroyed most of the earth and has killed millions of people. Those that have survived move from place to place trying to avoid the poisonous gas while scavenging for food, clothing, and shelter. They also try to avoid the hostile bands of rogues and those people who have been driven to madness.
Along the way Emma, and her young daughter Mandy, rescue several children. And though they are doing well enough for themselves, Emma needs to find a "safe" haven for her "family". She needs more than just her to protect all ten of them. So when a group of men ride into the town she is currently in, she singles out the leader and offers up herself in exchange for their safety. She had no way to know that in making this decision, she would face unparalleled danger from Russians and cannibal rogue's and could find, quite possibly the greatest love she has ever known.
Though Arthur is good at protecting the men in his camp and wants to rebuild a better world, will he be able to face the ramifications of what he's done in the past? More importantly, will Emma?
Fallen is an intense and wondrous ride that you won't want to end. Thank goodness book two, Cold Light is already out! Please Traci, write book three quickly!!
5 of 5 stars
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