Monday, June 6, 2016

Falling Light - Dayana Morency (Review)

Falling Light by Dayana Morency
Series The Lost Clan # 1
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Paranormal Romance
Publication date:
March 8th 2016

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Format: ebook, 242 pages
How I got it: YA Bound Book Tours for an honest review
Buy it: Amazon Barnes & Noble
My rating: 3/5

This will be the summer of love . . . and death.

When seventeen-year-old Rosalynn Young pictured her summer vacation, she didn't think she would be spending it working as a maid at the Millennium Hotel. She imagined painting and gardening. But soon, in spite of her disappointment, she meets Victor Gregoire. Wayward and enigmatic, he sends a chill up her spine. Everything about him feels foreign--unearthly.

Dangerously drawn to Victor, Rosalynn willfully ignores his volatile mood swings. When she impulsively enters Victor's room, she finds a journal dating back to the 19th Century and a photograph of him from August 14, 1874.

He's hiding something sinister and she's desperate to find out what, even if it means risking everything. But Rosalynn fails to realize that her attraction to Victor comes at a price and she soon learns some secrets are better kept hidden.

She's in for the summer job of a lifetime. 


My thoughts:

This book follows Rosalyn who takes her first job cleaning hotels for the summer.  During this time she meets Victor a guest at the hotel.  After meeting Victor her life completely changes.  Rosalyn was adopted after her parents where killed, but not before spending some time on foster care.  Rosalyn has a great caregiver who is doing the best that she can do for her.

Things I really enjoyed in the book was the friendship that we could see between Rosalyn and Derek.  He seemed to be wanting only the best of Rosalyn.  He was her best friend and tried to always be there for her.  I loved the way he would look out for her.  When I was first reading the book I thought that Rosalyn had feelings for Derek, but as the relationship between Rosalyn and Victor took off I wasn't sure if she ever had feelings for Derek.  In the end of the book though you could see that Rosalyn was very important to Derek.  This relationship in my mind was written very well and it made a lot of sense to me as a reader.

Other aspects of the book that I enjoyed was the ending.  At some points I wasn't 100% sure where the book was going, but towards the end everything fell into place and made complete sense.   I think the ending really picks up and makes you want to know what is going to happen Rosalyn.   Also, I wanted to learn more about what Victor was and the author did a great job explaining things to the reader so that it made sense. 

Things I didn't love in the book was certain parts of the story.  Some parts of the story really dragged along and could be cut out and other parts of the story developed way to fast.  For an example Victor drove her to a friends wedding, which didn't really make sense since she honestly just met him.  Also, during the trip we didn't learn that much about Victor except that he was a little strange.  I felt like this whole section could have been cut out, we did get to learn a little about Rosalyn as a child, but that didn't really effect the book.  In my opinion that section could have been cut out.  

Another example was that Rosalyn and Victor became close way to fast in my opinion.  It felt like there relationship just sort of took off and there was no background given to the reader.  It was like one moment they met and then she is digging up his past trying to learn about him.  I felt like way to many key details where left out on how the relationship developed.  I love when as a reader you can get the same feelings the author had while writing this relationship and I just didn't see this come through.

I would suggest this as a nighttime read.  It was easy to follow along in the book so it was easy to pickup and putdown.   The plot gets a lot more intense towards the end of the book since you want to know what is going to happen to everyone. 
I was received a copy of this book from the YA Bound Book Tours for the purpose of providing an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


About the Author

Dayana MorencyDayana Morency discovered her passion for writing at the age of ten. Drawn to magic, mythology and legends, she began writing short stories in the fifth grade. FALLING LIGHT is her debut novel and she is an author of paranormal romance books for teens. Aside from writing, she's an occasional blogger with a passion for traveling, double fudge brownies, and all things literary. She currently resides in Miami, Florida. For more information visit:
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  1. Glad there were things you enjoyed even if there were some thing that you didn't. Great review!!


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