As chaos descends on a crippled Earth, survivors are tormented by strange psychic gifts. In this time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test. One woman with mysterious healing power guides seven children to safety. Charismatic Arthur offers her a haven. Slowly Emma falls for him. But at the moment of their sweetest love, his devastating secret is revealed, and they are lost to each other. Will Emma stay with him?
Fallen is set in a desolate post-apocalyptic world. The mists have killed millions, destroyed buildings and technology; the survivors fight to stay alive every day. It was refreshing to read a book in this genre that wasn't a young adult novel. I really enjoy dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels, and it seems that the young adult writers hold the corner on that market these days; still, I love them no matter what age they are geared towards.
The story takes place in France, although it feels like a wild west setting. The mist seems like tumbleweeds coming out of nowhere to hit the unsuspecting. Emma is a strong female protagonist with a powerful mothering instinct, as she gathers orphaned children along her journey.
Fallen is well written with twists that keep you reading. Traci L. Slatton does a good job describing the scenes, you feel like you're there with them. The characters were well-rounded, having good and bad sides, which helped make them feel real.
This is a solid, enjoyable story for fans of the post-apocalyptic and/or dystopian genres.
*Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher through Netgalley.com. I was not required to write a positive review.