Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

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  • So I’m feeling your review. I started this and I’m having trouble finishing it. I had to put it aside because it just wasn’t grabbing me. I’m not too fond of the characters either. I’d like to pick it up again and push through, we’ll see! I’m glad it’s not just me:-)

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    • I’m actually quite relieved to hear this from you too. I thought it was just me but to know that the issues I had are things others felt with it is good to hear, and also a bit unfortunate, considering we were both looking forward to this. Thanks for reading, Tammy! 😀

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  • I’m so bummed other readers aren’t enjoying this as much as I did. I’m thinking maybe it’s the humor that’s not registering? I felt like once I finally got to the meat of the story the humor kicked in, I enjoyed the banter between Matthias and Aaslo. 🤷‍♀️

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      • Eh. That’s the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. The truth of it is, I almost always have the unpopular opinion. People love a book- I usually don’t love it. People think it’s mediocre or meh- it’s probably perfect for me. I should be used to it by now.

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        • I find that pretty amazing but at least it’s really nice that you know that it’s usually the case, that way negative reviews don’t dissuade you from picking them up, and ultimately just brings you to be more wary about positive reviews from others hahah

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          • I wish that was the effect it had! I really just need to stop paying attention to reviews all together. It’s tough when you are a blogger lol. 🤪 the other book I had pretty much the exact opposite reaction to this year was The Gutter Prayer. People seemed to love that one and I think it’s going to go down as my 2019 worst book read.

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            • @ Sarah – I read the gutter prayer and I didn’t really like it either. @ Lashaan – I actually got it based on yer five star review. I haven’t written the review yet though because I am still mulling it over. So Sarah’s comment doubly entertained me. And of course I am going to make sure in me review to give Lashaan all the blame rather than the author. 😉
              x The Captain

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  • I figure I’m done with authors “surprising” me with a twist on the Chosen One once Sanderson wrote his Mistborn trilogy. I loved that twist but it really made it hard to read books by later authors without comparing them. And lets be honest, most other authors aren’t Brandon Sanderson 😀

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      • Well, if you take into account that I’m almost 42 and Sanderson is the first author to spoil me this way, you’re odds are looking pretty good. Of course, Sanderson is the measuring line now. I wonder what people will say about him in 100 years?

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  • Ha Lashaan too bad the events were not fleshed out enough because I loved the sound of that twist on “the chosen one”!!!

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  • The cover looks intriguing. There are so many different pieces that shouldn’t go together, but do. However, I’m not a big fan of non-title titles on the cover. It makes it seem like the author is a god and we should know what the story is entitled just by looking at the cover.

    Your review makes it sound like there is potential, but it does not go anywhere. Like others, I , too, enjoyed your corpse dragging line. I’m a little tired of the cliche of people from different worlds coming together to become partners (in crime).

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    • Actually, it’s an advance review copy, so the final cover isn’t like that. I believe it has the title and all like most books but I can definitely see what you mean by the author seeming like a God. I might have seen one or two books that does that but what it does for me is to WANT to pick it up to find out what the title is and who’s the author hahahah

      Thank you for reading. That’s exactly how I’d sum it up. It has potential but it doesn’t exactly achieve what it could’ve.

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  • *before reading the review*
    WAIT 3 STARSS?!? 😭😭😭🥺🥺🥺 When I saw this on your Twitter I was so sure that this one was a hit! 😭😭😭😭 I JUST LOVE THE TITLE SOO MUCHHH!!! 💔

    *after reading the review*
    Okay yeah now I get it! Whats even the point if the main characters – the hearts if the story – fail to entice us? Yeah, that’s definitely a miss!

    I also get that the threats seemed a bit well not-so-epic (i can’t think of a better word right now 🤣) With a title that grand and the plot that thick, there has to be something to validate it with. 😅

    I am so sorry this one was a bit disappointing Lashaan! 😕 BUT HEYYYY, AT LEAST YOUR READING IT GAVE US A WONDERFUL WONDERFUL REVIEWW SO YEAH, THATS ALWAYS A PLUS, RIGHTTTTT?! 🤣❤️❤️❤️😉

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    • I mean, some have really enjoyed this one too but I wasn’t as thrilled as them by it. I seem to just prefer epic’er stories where the world-building is much more complex. Glad you still enjoyed reading my thoughts on it and didn’t think it was somehow unjustified hahaha

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      • Epic’er! yesss!! THATS THE WORDDD!! AND MEE TOOOO!! 😍😍❤️ When the stakes are high, like END OF THE WORLD high, THAT’S WHEN IT GETS INTERESTING!! ❤️❤️❤️

        Nope, weren’t unjustified AT ALL! 💕

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  • When banter goes wrong for you it’s hard to save it. It seems to sour the friendship that is driving the story. I don’t really get this twist on the chosen one trope… sounds kinda dumb 🙈 I am sorry it didn’t work out better. Twists are some readers measure for a good book! Hope your next book is treating you better. 😉

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    • Indeed, some people really do hunt down books with a twist with loads of motivation but man, I wasn’t too thrilled by the chemistry between the two characters. Hopefully the next book will do better on all fronts, who knows. Thanks for reading, Dani! 😁

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  • It’s such a shame when you as a reader don’t quite click with the characters, it’s definitely something that has been happening to me a lot lately and I’m sorry to hear that it happened to you too with this book! Nevertheless it seems like there was still a lot to enjoy in this book although it didn’t quite deliver. Brilliant review as always, Lashaan!

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    • Thank you so much for reading, Darina. It honestly doesn’t happen that often but when it does, it sort of catches me off guard and has me slightly disappointed while reading, which is unfortunate. I just hope the sequel will deliver a much more engaging story with a much more refined characterization of these heroes. 😀

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  • Great review Lashaan!! The title sounded so promising and, I don’t know why I also really liked the name of the characters 😂 Too bad it wasn’t as good as it sounded 🙁 Somehow, the relationship between the two friends reminded me of Frodo and Sam! 😯

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