“Angels aren’t supposed to fall in love, especially with each other. But for the record, you were worth it.”
Grace Tate is a Protection Angel and Vampire Hunter, and she has always followed the rules. But some rules are made to be broken…
Until now the fight against evil has been simple, and falling in love was never part of the plan. So what happens when it’s beyond Grace’s control, and when she least expects it she falls for the wrong person?
All hell breaks loose, that’s what.
At Hopetown Valley High, not everything is as it seems, and the one person Grace thought was her enemy becomes her most important ally.
Blood will be shed, lives will be lost and friendships will be tested. It all comes down to one decision, and when Grace tries to save all those dear to her, she realizes not everyone can be -- or wants to be -- saved.
I found Fall For Me to be a very quick read. This was my first time reading a novel that had incorporated both angels and vampires into its storyline, and the result was quite interesting. I also admit that this was my first time reading a noticeably Australian novel, in that I was able to tell that the characters were Australian due to certain vocabulary used (i.e. saying "esky" instead of portable cooler, or "bitumen" instead of asphalt). So not only did I get to picture Australian accents on the characters, I got to pick up some new vocab words as well!
I think that my favorite character in this novel was Seth, as he was the most complicated. Seth was an angel like Grace, but he fell, and now spends most of his time on Earth attending the same school that Grace does. He also has a way of getting under her skin, and has even been known to work with vamps. I'm actually hoping that Seth ends up getting his own point of view told at some point in the later novels, as this first book alternated only between Grace and Josh.
Kudos to Ms. Last for combining angels and vampires in one story - she really made the idea fit well. If there was any downside to this novel, however, it may have been that I did not find myself growing attached to any of the characters. None, really (despite my interest in wanting to know more about Seth). I don't know why that was, but for some reason I just felt like the characters were all pretty distant, which was unfortunate as it kept me from really getting into the story. I also saw some insta-love in regards to Grace and Josh, which is why I found myself actually disliking Josh and hoping for more development with Seth instead, who seemed to have some more depth.
Nonetheless, I think Fall For Me is worth checking out - especially for fans of YA Paranormal Romance novels featuring angels or vampires, as seeing them existing side-by-side is really fascinating. I'm curious to see more of the history of their races revealed in the later novels of the series.
K. A. Last was born in Subiaco, Western Australia, and moved to Sydney with her parents and older brother when she was eight. Artistic and creative by nature, she studied Graphic Design and graduated with an Advanced Diploma. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she concentrated on her career before settling into family life. Blessed with a vivid imagination, she began writing to let off creative steam, and fell in love with it. She now resides in a peaceful leafy suburb north of Sydney with her husband, their two children, and a rabbit named Twitch.