throw in a bit about zombies and a tiny bit of well known FORBIDDEN LOVE and your all setI m not going to write a lot about this but it wasn t bad and it wasn t outstanding either.
I think its probably difficult to read something absolutely mindboggling in the paranormal genre any unless its something unique and individual Part of me feels like giving this 2 stars is too low but there s another part of me which just felt this story was a big meh.
I liked Moth, I really did She was funny and confident and clumsy and bad ass all at the same time But gah, I just couldn t get on with the story It feels a bit incomplete, like you re getting some details, but not enough to become fully immersed in the world You get tidbits of her relationships, but not enough to actually feel anything for anyone in particular Her relationship with Theo wasn t really clear either love to hate, lover to father figure But I m fairly certain he does love her Bah, it just felt a bit glossed over All of it.
Falling to Ash was a book that I hadn t even heard of until I was offered a chance to request it Of course, my love of vampires just wouldn t let me refuse and I just couldn t wait get started on it Marie, or Moth, as she now calls her vampire self was turned about a year ago when she was 18, but her maker, Theo, kept her hidden from the Family, for fear of repercussions to himself and Moth if they knew he had turned her without permission from them The Family, are a vampire council who rule and police the vampires Theo, is the head vampire of Boston, a hot young looking vampire, who wooed and dated Marie before losing control one night and then turning her, rather than letting her die He claims it was a lapse in judgement, but now, must face the consequences from the Family Marie will be allowed to live if Theo can kill Thomas Murdoch, a notorious vampire hunter, and produce his head for the Family Otherwise, Moth will be ended, taking a little bit of Theo s soul with her He has one week.
Someone is killing teenagers who are connected to Moth in some way The first guy, Rick, is a guy she went to college with When Moth gets a visit from the police because the dead guy has her name and address on him, she senses something fishy and knows she needs to look into this herself It appears to be a vampire attack so if she can get to the body, she may be able to pick up the scent of the vampire If Theo gets wind of this she ll be in trouble She heads to the hospital, only to run into Jason Murdoch, son of Thomas, the vampire hunter After a brief tussle, he decides to check things out with her He can t let a vampire stroll freely around a hospital They arrive at the morgue just in time to see Rick, sitting on a slab, chewing on an arm, the nurse dead at this feet All of a sudden, Moth and Jace are on the same side I truly loved this book Moth is a spectacular heroine, brave with a smart mouth but extremely caring when it comes to people she cares about She s not happy about what she is but accepts that she has to get on with it Despite Jace being a hunter, she can t help but find him attractive He is definitely swoonworthy While a romance doesn t actually take off between the two, the tension is there and when the two of them are together were probably my favourite times in the book.
Theo is Moth s maker, and therefore, she has to do what he says While she complains about him a lot, I could feel a caring, compassionate relationship between them.
This is my first book to read by Karen Mahoney but I will definitely be looking into others Falling to Ash is fast paced with sufficient action to keep you on the edge of your seat I didn t want to put this book down As yet there is no information on the second book but I really hope we re not going to be kept too long waiting.
5 stars spoilers The plot was unimaginative and very average newly turned vampire, Moth, investigates a bunch of deaths at her old college and yea, stuff happens Moth was a decent heroine although she was quite dull for the most part the only times I found her entertaining was when she was with Jace Theo and when she was angsting over her family She needed to get some life in her, she was just so blah I d rather read about an annoying, alpha bitch Mary Sue heroine than a heroine who bores me Jace was a decent enough love interest The flirting and banter between him and Moth was pretty good, though I was put off by how quickly they went from enemies to friends They would have been interesting had they slowly started to open up and trust each other A slow build up in a relationship is always fun to read about I did like Moth s relationship with her younger sister and I m glad that they were other female characters besides the heroine that was decent I would like there to be insight into Moth s relationship with her older sister dad and why they re such dicks to her Moth and Theo s dynamic was quite interesting there was a weird daddy master lover vibe going on It s obvious they won t be endgame but if there s going to be a love triangle then Theo needs to be made a real contender Half a star for Jace, half a star for Theo, half a star for Moth s interactions with them and one big juicy star for Moth not being a virgin.
although I wish she d had sex than once and that the one time she did have sex, it didn t end up with her being attacked, killed and turned into a vampire.
watch out girls.
bad things happen when you have sex with someone Oh well, at least she wasn t a wide eyed, blushing virginal twit I ll be reading the next one because I m attached to some of the characters hopefully the plot will be exciting and Moth will be a little fun.
From the cover and title, nothing about the first impression screams Vampire Story , and yet, Falling to Ash is, in fact, a fun vampire story Not so different from others I ve read in the past aversions to light, silver and wooden stakes, with turnings being a tricky experience but I ve always been a fan of vampires books and I really enjoyed this one I really liked our leading lady, Moth I liked her life a fledgling vampire living in Boston trying to find her place in her new Vampire family while avoiding the local vampire hunters and keeping her distance from her human family Moth was an interesting character curious and strong, and is aware that she probably isn t the most knowledgeable vampire in the city, but she pushes through her problems when she has to Vampires and hunters form a big part of the story, but not the only focus When dead bodies start turning up in random spots around Boston, all having strange connections to Moth, a mystery needing to solved becomes the big plot in the book To make matters worse, these bodies seem to be coming back from the dead and not as vampires What I loved most about this was not the extra supernatural aspect of the story, but the action that came with fighting them Lots of punches thrown and weapons used I loved the pop culture reference in the novel Sometimes I fear that pop culture can really date a book it sits in that time frame for life but it s fun to see lines thrown in that make you giggle because Indiana Jones or Veronica Mars was just mentioned Karen Mahoney did a really good job in Falling to Ash the pop culture doesn t seem out of place or awkward It worked really well.
Unsurprisingly, there is slight romance plot to the story, but I found it a bit confusing It was almost a love triangle between Moth, her vampire Maker, Theo, and the vampire hunter s son Jace But Moth never really admits to having strong feelings for either guy I wasn t sure what was going to happen next Because Moth doesn t commit to either option straight away, you re sort of detached from the romance It exists, but not strong enough to react passionately to one, or both, guys.
I really enjoyed this book, looking forward to seeing what might happen next 4 5 stars
I have to admit, I m a bit fed up with vampire stories But Falling to Ash didn t bore me at all For starters, Moth is a little rough around the edges as a vampire She wears a leather jacket, steel toe capped biker boots and is extraordinarily witty It kind of made me feel good though that even as a vampire, Moth wasn t unnaturally perfect all the time The fact that Moth could still feel pain and had to overcome that to get things done made her character tougher and somehow humane Having been turned against her will, Moth is undergoing the emotional turmoil of trying to reconcile her new vampire life with with old life and family Her protectiveness of her younger sister was really sweet Moth may be a kickass heroine, but she will capture your heart.
Although the murder mystery was easy to predict, there was plenty of action and twists to the story Surprising things happened after the murders, which I won t tell you about but were a little gruesome and made some interesting links.
I loved the relationship between Moth and Jace and the fact that they already had a backstory that affected how they interacted at the start of the book Jace, following in the footsteps of his fathers, was a monster hunter And Moth was considered the monster Despite the fact that Jace had been brought up to kill vampires, Moth and Jace were perfectly balanced Both in strength and charisma When they both start investigating the murders of local teenagers they form a tentative alliance And as Moth is so down to earth, Jace slowly started coming around to seeing her as a person and not just a human blood sucking killing machine The fact that he could overcome all the believes his father had instilled in him was impressive and endearing.
This may sound patronising, but it isn t meant to be in the slightest As Karen is a British author, I was really impressed by how authentic the writing was to the American setting OK so I haven t ever been to Boston, where the book is set, but the locations described felt so real And the language and style really did make me believe Moth was a born and bred American With Irish roots Dark, witty and with a dash of romance, Falling to Ash is a refreshing addition to the vampire genre.
10 10 12 This one came with these two other books in the mail.
Thanks so much Random House U.
K XD 18.
12 My Review Also posted at my blog you Random House U.
K for the review copy.
While Falling to Ash did not have that one of the best books I have ever read effect on me,it wasn t half bad.
The story had a relatively good character buildup,and the narration was pretty good as well.
The book also has a drop dead gorgeous cover which everyone can already see but it s just that the book did not actually reach my expectations.
Don t get me wrong.
The book is quite well written.
It s just that it had so much potential.
If only the book had a better plot,I would have given it a five star rating on the spot.
What I liked most about the book was probably the character building.
I loved the voice of the main character,Moth.
She was the one character who made my day with her good sense of humor.
And there is this other character who reminded me of some good old times.
That would be Jace.
Even though he s really different from Cassandra Clare s Jace in The Mortal Instruments series,he still reminded me of him.
Reading about the new Jace A.
A wannabe vampire hunter according to Moth was an absolute delight.
So here s the thing.
While I may not have liked this much I d still ask people to give it a shot,specially fans of vampire books and paranormal romance since I have a feeling that they might like it better than I did.
Trust me,while it might not be one of the best books you ve ever read,it s still worth a shot.
Borrow from a friend or a library if you re still unsure.
firstly, this book was amazing.
it was confusing to me at rare occasions, but probably because i didn t read the prequel novella even so, the recaps clued me in enough.
i rarely give vamp books a chance nowadays, but the synopsis got me plus, my friend had a copy lying around it was exactly what i expected, and.
the heroine is so kick ass, i instantly liked her no college drama, either it seemes a bit too fast paced for me, but maybe that s why it kept me turning pages its like the author took the idea for my ideal heroine, put her into words, and turned her into a vampire as an added bonus.
the hero was interesting enough, but i feel like i need to read Moth to really know him but the first novel was good enough to make me want the sequel, Hunting The Dark, which comes out in 2014.
the villain was obvious to guess, but his motives were fair enough the villain s sidekick was way too predictable, but necessary, i guess.
Theo, the maker, made me like him by not using his trainee as blood or sex supply.
overall, i recommend it to everyone and anyone who wants to read a good vamp action book with little but satisfying romance even the ending, though not a HEA, is gratifying.
Second I got this book Zip from the Library as I wanted to read some Gothic Vampire books and this one looked really interesting out of the list I found on Goodreads Not that that has anything to do with anything So when I picked this book up I had a open mind and wasn t biased about I wasn t going to like it or anything even though I ve never really been all that into vampires Until I watched Hotel Transylvania so my rating was not at all because of that But then after reading aways into it I found out, whoa, we have zombies Now if you ve read my reviews you know that I absolutely HATE zombies HATE, HATE, HATE Get the point Never have never will like them and nothing on God s green earth will change that So it would have been NICE to know that it had zombies in it from the summary or something because than I wouldn t have even bothered picking it up But ah well.
So besides the zombies which obviously took down the rating a star or two Falling to Ash was just poorly done I mean the writing was ok for first person present tense A writing style I am not at all fond of as it is hardly ever done right but the story was lacking and I m still wondering what the point of it was What the plot was and what I was supposed to take away from it other than I HATE zombies Also if you ve read my reviews you know that I HATE love triangles I probably hate these as much if not than zombies but I won t even get started on that And as usual I felt that the heroine picked the wrong guy in the love triangle and while we are talking about the heroine she kind of sucked Not a lot of personality or character or voice she reminded me of Snow White on Snow White and the Huntsman, just dull and DIE ALREADY material The other thing that I thought was over done was the blood and vampires eating ripping people s throats out I mean I don t mind you saying once or maybe twice So and so ripped her his throat out but when every other freakin paragraph someone has their throat ripped out and we have to hear about it in vivid detail it gets kind of old and gruesome You know So basically this book sucked and the only good thing about it was Theo the Maker of Moth and all I have to say about him is Loki as a vampire OMG i m in love.
You Can T Choose Your Family Living Or DeadTrapped Between Two Very Different Worlds, Newly Made Vampire Moth Is Struggling To Find Her Place In Either Not Only Does She Have To Answer To Her Strict Irish Catholic Dad, But Her Over Protective Maker, Theo, Is Intent On Making Her The Star Attraction In His Powerful Boston Vampire Clan Moth Will Have To Pull Off The Double Act Of The Century To Please Both Of ThemAdding To Her Problems Is The Dangerously Attractive Jason Murdoch, A Trainee Vampire Hunter Who Loves To Play Cat And Mouse In His Spare Time But When The Teenagers Of Boston S Wealthiest Families Start To Disappear, It Forces Moth And Jace Into An Uneasy Truce Will They Be Able To Solve The Mystery Behind The Disappearances Before Someone Winds Up Undead