{Review+G!veaway} Mystery Falls by Marilyn Phillips

December 5, 2012 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews 6

Welcome to my stop on the Mystery Falls blog tour
I have my review and a chance to win a copy of the book, so be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post. 
Also, as a side note, sorry I have not been around as much lately. I have finals this week and next week and I have been SWAMPED just trying to keep up with everything on top of studying. But I did just find out that I passed the MPRE part of the bar exam that I took last month!! That was a nice finals surprise 🙂
ebook345 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Marilyn Phillips
Age Group: YA
Source: ecopy from Author
Series: Mystery Falls #1

Summary: 

Secrets. Lies. Deception. For the past six years, Samantha Hunt has lived with the belief that the untimely death of her parents was the result of an unfortunate accident—that by the cruel hand of fate, she had been left an orphan. But it was a lie, a terrible lie told to her by those who wanted to keep her in the dark. And the truth… when revealed, will change her life and haunt her forever.
Suddenly plagued by a series of events which find her in danger and in need of a savior, Samantha is repeatedly rescued by the mysterious and elusive Shadow—a stranger who seems to know more about her past and the tragedy which befell her family, than she does. Drawn to him despite the antagonism she feels whenever in his presence, Samantha soon discovers that Shadow is not what he appears to be. Determined to learn his true identity and why he has come to Mystery Falls, the small town in which she has spent all of her seventeen years, Samantha not only uncovers the secrets he refuses to share, but also the truth about her own past. A truth which forces her to acknowledge that things are not always as they seem, and sometimes, not even those close to you can be trusted. 
Resolved to seeking justice for the unwarranted death of her parents, Samantha embarks on a journey which brings her perilously close to her own demise. Can Shadow use his angel powers to save her yet again, or this time, will he be too late.

Before I started my blog, I hadn’t read a single angel book. Flash forward two years, and I have read quite a few of angel books. Personally, I enjoy the angel books that are heavier on the romance and lighter (or free of) religious elements. If you are like me, then you will LOVE Mystery Falls. It is a love story through and through and the angel elements are surprising fresh and different. I really enjoyed Mystery Falls. 
My favorite thing about Sam was how inquisitive she was. Plus, she was an awful liar, which I found really endearing for some reason. She always wanted to understand why. She didn’t take things at face value, and when Shadow wasn’t giving her the answers she wanted, she found out the answers on her own. A lot of people may think that she is stubborn, but I thought she was persistent and I absolutely loved her. 
Shadow was probably the most interesting version of an angel that I have ever read. He is innately good and really cares about Sam, but he seemed edgier than your average angel, which I really loved. And I love him with Sam. The idea of them together, and I am trying to anticipate any and all roadblocks they may encounter because I am super intrigued to see what the next book is going to hold. 
The story of Mystery Falls was deeper and more involved than I initially thought it would be. I loved some of the twists and turns Marilyn Phillips threw at us. The writing is great, the romance is the once in a lifetime, true love, soul mates stuff, and I just couldn’t get enough of Mystery Falls. It didn’t end as a cliffhanger either! But it did end making me really, really want to read the next book. 
4/5 gavels
About the Author: 
Marilyn lives on the outskirts of Melbourne (Australia) with her wonderfully supportive husband and two beautiful children. When not writing, she likes spending time with her family, taking long walks in dark forests and reading (anything involving paranormal romance / urban fantasy). Her favorite authors include Becca Fitzpatrick, Stephenie Meyer,Claudia Gray and Amanda Hocking. Mystery Falls is her debut novel and the first in a series.

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6 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} Mystery Falls by Marilyn Phillips”

  1. Marilyn Phillips

    Thank you Michelle for an awesome review. I truly appreciate your kind words and amazing support. Congratulations on passing the MPRE and good luck with the finals.

    Marilyn

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