The Fallen: Forsaken by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Current Mood: happy
Current Song: Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson
Half angel and half human, Aaron holds the weight of the world in his hands in the fourth book of the New York Times bestselling series The Fallen. Here's the official book flap summary:
The war between Heaven and Hell rages on. The devil has possessed Lucifer's body and is intent on unleashing unfathomable chaos in the world. But no matter the cost, Aaron and the other Nephilim are determined to protect humanity.
As the casualties mount around them, Aaron and his beloved Vilma's loyalty and faith will be tested. And in this next installment of The Fallen series, they're out to prove that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger...
As someone who has followed the series from the beginning, I'm really happy that the new volumes have taken off with readers, attracting both new fans and long-time Sniegoski loyalists such as myself. (I'm also amused by the title, because it's book four. Four-saken. Get it?) Puns aside, I must say that Forsaken kept me guessing, as the core group split off into smaller teams to battle evil in various locales. Alliances shift as the world dips deeper into darkness. Many of the characters are forever changed by the battles they must endure, and I have the sneaking suspicion they might not all survive the next (and final) book, Armageddon, which comes out in August 2013. Gabriel remains my favorite supporting character. If he doesn't make it to the end, I will be a mess.
My favorite line from Forsaken reads as follows:
Because she was now, as she'd been then, strong enough. - Page 271
The Fallen 4: Forsaken
Paperback published by Simon Pulse on August 14th, 2012
Did you know... Before he portrayed Stefan Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries, Paul Wesley starred as Aaron Corbet in the TV film adaptation of Fallen - and Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad played Lucifer!