Falling Fire: The Rise of Isaac Short Stories Parts 1 & 2

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Name: Falling Fire Part 1 & Part 2

Author: Caroline Peckham

Published: Part 1 March 9,2016, Part 2 March 16, 2016 by Caroline Peckham

Purchased: Received free from the author in exchange for an honest review, both parts $0.99 on Kindle.

☆☆☆☆☆/5

I’m doing these as one review on my blog because I gave them the same rating, I will be posting them separately on Goodreads and Amazon, as they are separate.

Part 1:

This first part was great. Honestly, as I was reading it, I was expecting to be bored what with it being basically of everyday things minus the continual use of magic. I think part of that is because it’s set in college and I can kind of relate to them, being in college myself.

This backstory of Quinn and Rogan was something that I didn’t know I needed until I started reading. This actually makes me like Quinn more and feel a bit differently toward her. It gives the reader more depth to her character as well as Rogan’s.

I already liked him in Creeping Shadow and Bleeding Snow but this gives the readers a different side to him. He isn’t completely the goofball I’ve come to love and now I love him even more.

These short stories that authors do, done right, is great, gives an in depth backstory that gives the readers the insight they need to connect more with the characters. Done wrong, they’re a waste of time, do nothing to further the story or give readers the why of things.

For example, Larkin. I’m still not a fan of his but his behavior in Bleeding Snow is starting to make sense and while he’s still not my favorite, I’ve warmed up to him a little.

Seeing Quinn’s home life, even if it was just a brief glimpse, explains her behavior in the first two books, I know when I re-read these I’ll feel better about her when Oliver meets her in Creeping Shadow.

The covers continue to be beautiful and while the writing isn’t too detailed, I think it works here. Gives more time for the plot and the whole deal thing gives it a more interesting twist.

Part 2:

This was just as good as the first part if not better because of all the drama. But Sam, don’t you hate drama? Yes, I know I’ve talked against drama in past reviews but that was against petty high school drama. This was real, life impacting drama which makes people grow and get better when everything is said and done.

This gives a little more depth to the characters and I think I’ve warmed a little more toward Larkin but I still don’t like him.

I can’t remember so if she is, comment and I’ll make an edit to this review but I do wish the readers had seen more of Katrina in the first two books, the drama would have been so good.

Now that the deal is in action, it is a little more interesting than the first part, it gives the readers a more in depth look into their emotions and if I could give more than five stars I would.

Larkin’s behavior in Bleeding Snow makes so much sense now, I was wondering what had happened between the times we saw the characters interacting.

Thank you for reading my review.

-Sam

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