REVIEW: Fallen Love, by Alex Stargazer

Fallen Love

Title: Fallen Love

Series: Fallen Book One

Author: Alex Stargazer

Genre: YA/Fantasy

LGBTQ+ Category: Gay

Publisher: Self

Pages: 328

Reviewer: Sharonica

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About The Book

Upperclassman Conall is rich, impeccably dressed, and set for a prestigious career in the Party hierarchy. He doesn’t lack for anything—except, maybe, love.

When he finds Mark, alone, abandoned and hurt, he doesn’t expect one act of kindness to alter the course of his life forever. There is more to Mark than Conall can even dream of. The beautiful, vulnerable boy Conall knows is not human. A dark power lies within Mark. It can make him immortal… but love might be the price.

Discover why readers are calling this book “nothing short of amazing” and “superb”. If you’re a fan of Cassandra Clare or Lauren Kate, you don’t want to miss this.

The Review

This is a dystopian world where America and Russia have fallen. China and a dysfunctional and unbalanced league of nations now make up the world’s political powerhouses and as such are enemies.

In Ireland where the story begins we are met with classes of people; the Upperclassmen, lowerclassmen, and the Fallen.

Upperclassmen run the various countries and are part and parcel to the running of things politically through influence in the political halls, with money, and “guile and cunning,” as Conall would say.

Under or lowerclassmen/ technical, as they are labeled, are the workforce. Doctors, police, businessmen/ women, and educators, etc.

The Fallen are the dregs of society and as such are not allowed in certain parts of the cities or quarters, as they are known, or with other class types, even if they are family. A person found in the wrong quarter, or trying to present themselves above their station can find themselves in even worse dire straits.

The people in this new world that have survived nuclear war also must contend with mutants who have but one goal… Destroy all humans!

Earth is a frightening and precarious world now, more than ever before, but a desire as old as time survives even here. The desire to be loved and accepted for your TRUE authentic self and to love in return.

Our young MCs are as different as night and day. It isn’t only their class distinction that separates them, though Conall is Upperclassmen and Mark a Fallen. They have different hopes and dreams and at the core, these two eventually discover a difference so vast no amount of love between them may bridge the divide that threatens to separate them.

To say this novel took me by surprise is a total understatement. This story surprised, astounded, and made me so happy that it is right up there with the top ten books I have read out of a few hundred in 2019.

Stargazer takes you on a slow journey through the streets of Dublin where you meet a cast of characters who tell what is happening in this world of the future, all the while a slow darkness creeps over your bones as you feel something sinister lurking and growing as the pages turn.

By the time “Part Two” of the novel opens, you are flying on wings at the speed of sound and the action doesn’t slow, and neither will your heart rate until the ride is over.

This was excellent! Imaginative, dark, playful at times, with a motley cast of characters who will tickle your psyche and leave you begging for more!

I am very much looking forward to the next book in The Fallen series.4.75 light-in-the-darkness-stars.

The Reviewer

I am like totally psyched to be a part of the PRG Family! (said in my best “Valley Girl” teen voice from 1984) I may be fairly new to the world of e-books, and audiobooks, but I am an old school girl so my print library reflects that. My sons call my reading room “The Dragon Lair,” with all the floor to ceiling bookshelves packed with everything from shifter romance novels to books on the Witches’ Goddess Hecate.

I love reading and read my first novel, “The Ring,” by Danielle Steel when I was in the 5th grade. While there were some things I didn’t “get” I completely understood the story as a whole and remember crying at certain times. While my friends read “Little House in the Big Woods,” I fell in love with ROMANCE! Decades later I am older, hopefully wiser, and still in love with romance. These days however my heart is captured by MM Romance, so that’s what I currently love to read and review…. 

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