Sunday 17 July 2016

{Review} The Way We Fall (Fallen World #1) by Megan Crewe

8573632Posted by Donna
Release Date: January 21st, 2012
Finished Date: May 19th, 2016
Publishers: Disney-Hyperion
Genre: YA, Post Apocalyptic
Source: For Review
Format: eBook 
Pages: 309
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US / The Book Depo 
It starts with an itch you just can't shake. Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat. A few days later, you'll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends. Three more, and the paranoid hallucinations kick in. 

And then you're dead.

When sixteen-year-old Kaelyn lets her best friend leave for school without saying goodbye, she never dreams that she might not see him again. But then a strange virus begins to sweep through her small island community, infecting young and old alike. As the dead pile up, the government quarantines the island: no one can leave, and no one can come back.

Those still healthy must fight for the island’s dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest.

Because how will she go on if there isn't?

Poignant and dizzying, The Way We Fall is the heart-wrenching story of one girl's bravery and unbeatable spirit as she challenges not just her fears, but her sense of what makes life worth living.

The Review: Over the last few years I've keep seeing The Way We Fall pop up and it's always been in the back of my mind to finally read but I guess that's the case with a lot of books isn't it? So I'm honestly not sure why I never picked up this before but I'm really glad I can finally check this one off my TBR list. 

The Way We Fall follows Kaelyn, a sixteen year old girl whose life has been turned upside down since a strange virus hits her small hometown island and starts infecting everyone around her. Since she lives on an island, the government puts it under quarantine so no-one can leave nor come back until they can find a cure. But as Kaelyn try to deal with everything going on around her - mainly losing more people to the virus and trying to not catch it herself, the one thing she regrets was not being able to say goodbye to her best friend after he left the island - before the breakout- to go back to school. In order to try and stay close to him, Kaelyn starts to write him letter and this is how we find out everything going on around her and if there really is a cure out there?

I really liked The Way We Fall. It's been a while since I've read anything post-apocalyptic but this definitely ticked all the right boxes. For me, the way Kaelyn was telling her story though the letters, almost like a diary format was very unique and it definitely added to the emotional aspect of the story. By Kaelyn expressing herself through these letters it meant she was very honest and open about her feelings. However the only downside to the letters is that you only get the information that Kaelyn knows about the virus  as the story is only told from her point of view. But this didn't stop me enjoying the story any less.

The romance was a welcomed edition to the story and it's one I really liked. It showed signs of hope that no matter what the circumstance that love can triumph and brighten up the darkest stories. And I also think Kaelyn needed to have something good in her life when everything else was so bad. 

The ending came a little sooner than I like and it didn't really answer a lot of the questions I had. But knowing that the sequel is ready and waiting whenever I can get to it definitely helped because I'm definitely looking forward to seeing where Kaelyn's story goes next.

Thank you to Megan Crewe for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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