After suffering an unthinkable loss, Abbey Miller and her family move to Leeds to rebuild their lives and start again, but the pain and grief that Abbey carries with her is impossible to escape. As she finds herself becoming increasingly isolated from her family, she develops a firm friendship with Lucy, Nathan and Liam, who introduce her to a brand new and exciting world, far removed from all of her problems. But will her new friends bring her the light hearted relief she has longed for? Or will she find herself getting drawn deep into their dangerous and intoxicating world?
Even Angels Fall is a story of loss, love and relationships. It also takes us on a journey of the highs and lows of being involved in the drug world.
After the loss of her brother, Abbey and her family move to Leeds to make a fresh start. Living in Leeds myself I loved the fact that the story was set there as I could easily visualise the areas the author was writing about.
Abbey is a very vulnerable character. She is devastated by the loss of her twin brother Ryan, it also isn’t helped that she feels pushed out by the majority of the rest of the family as they also try to come to terms with their loss. Having to deal with her loss and also deal with moving house and school, Abbey understandably feels very much alone in the world, so when Lucy, Nathan and Liam befriend her, she is more than happy to let them take her under their wings.
Through her new found friendship Abbey starts to rebel against school and her family. She is beginning to enjoy life once more and even more so when she meets Alex.
Alex reminded me very much of a father figure even though he is only in his late twenties. Him and his friends have a very close bond and they very much look out for each other, this also includes looking out for Darren’s younger sister Lucy and her friends also. Alex isn’t to happy at first when Lucy introduces her new friend Abbey to him. Dealing in drugs he is very wary of anyone new on the scene but it is obvious from them meeting that there is very much an attraction between them.
Even though Lucy and her friends introduce Abbey to the drug world and probably are not the best influence in her life, I couldn’t help liking them. Their little group is a very strong unit and what they lack in their home lives is more than made up for by their friendship.
I really enjoyed how Abbeys story slowly unravels in front of us. Towards the end I was going through so many different emotions and by the time I finished it I was an emotional wreck.
Even Angels Fall certainly isn’t a light hearted read. A storyline involving drugs is never going to be a happy one, yet I feel a better person for reading it. A brilliant debut novel by an author I will certainly be watching out for in the future.
Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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