Series: Battle for Souls #2
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Published by Turquoise Morning Press on October 1st 2012
Also in this series: Rise from Darkness
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Gaby Moore’s powers emerge years too early due to adolescent hormones, complications with loving a fallen angel, and constant demon attacks. She is forced to deal with the guilt of believing she murdered Alexander’s “mother,” while trying to stop the demonic war before it begins. Only the love and acceptance of friends, family, and her beloved Alexander could save her from turning to her demonic side.
Quick Take: As the race to save heaven heats up; multiple forces attempt to tear Alex and Gaby apart. Overall, it’s a solid addition to the series and sets up an epic battle for Gaby and Alex to face.
Fall From Grace is the second novel in the Battle for Souls series. Although it is a solid read, it suffers from the dreaded “middle book” syndrome that is often seen in a trilogy, which seemed to drag the story out for me. Also, the strong, independent and intelligent female lead character, Gaby, seemed to have disappeared and become a self-centered, whiny, cliggy female (my least favorite type of character). However, delving deeper into the storyline, I was unsure if this was deliberately done by Knight to reflect the powers that Gaby is developing or not. Either way, I was unsure, which distracted me from fully enjoying the story.
Overall, I liked this story, although not as much as Rise From Darkness. Alex was WAY to protective for my tastes and Gaby not independent enough. I’m hoping that either Knight will explain this plot development more in Ascension of Evil or the characters realize their faults and resolve them. Recommended for middle aged readers (and older). However, there is some minor physical intimacy between the characters that readers should be aware of.