Author: Marilyn Phillips
Series: Mystery Falls #1
Genre: YA Paranormal
Published: July 3rd 2012
I read Mystery Falls back in August this year and fell in love with the characters and the story line. When I was finished I used it in every Meme that I could because I enjoyed it so much. I hope you like my review and add it to your TBR list or even better, get your copy now!!
This is a beautiful love story where opposites do attract!! I really enjoy novels about Angels and Humans and this was definitely another great read. It wasn’t action packed (no fight scenes); it has a more romantic storyline, revolving around the growing relationship of Samantha and Shadow. However it has a little bit of mystery about it too.
After a tragic accident which resulted in the death of her parents when she was 11, Sam moved in with her Uncle Mike, Aunt Carole and Cousin Claire. Sam and Claire were like sisters prior to the accident, but after Aunt Carole moves away, the girls have a falling out. Sam becomes quite withdrawn and her only friend is Mia, who 5 years later, is still her best friend.
Sam is a very shy character who lacks confidence. Most of the decisions she makes in regards to Shadow are usually encouraged by Mia. She is always making plans for Sam and giving her the courage to act on her feelings.
Shadow is a very strong character and in one scene Sam describes him as “arrogant, egotistical, annoying, conceited, self-centered...” He, of course, is all of those things, but he is also very caring, especially towards Sam, not that she always knows about it. He appears to be moody every time Sam tries to speak to him and he is able to stir her emotions so easily!! Even I was getting frustrated with Shadow at times when he manipulated her feelings. Ahh... Men!!
Mystery Falls is an easy read and I was absorbed into the book so quickly that I couldn’t put it down. I love the cover, the mysterious blue of the falls and the feather (which gets a mention in the book). Marilyn has done a fantastic job writing her first novel; it is a great start to the series. I am eager to see where things go next!!
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Character Profiles for Shadow and Samantha
Human name: Kyle Thomas Washington
Human Birth: Oct 23rd 1839
Human Death: Aug 31st 1858
Reborn as an Angel: Sept 1st 1858
Age: Stopped aging just before his 19th Birthday. Considers himself to be 19. Actual age - approximately 170 years.
Place of Birth: Ohio
Physical Description: Height - 6'2"
Weight - 175 lbs.
Hair Color- One shade lighter than jet black.
Eye Color: Intense blue. Like sapphire.
Build - Lean, Athletic, Muscular definition visible.
Occupation: Avenging Angel
Special ability: Can manipulate the thoughts of those in close proximity to him. Makes them think what he wants them to think so that they behave in a certain way.
Favorite Food: Doesn’t have one.
Favorite Beverage: Soda - any flavor.
Favorite color: Black
Three words that best describe Shadow: Confident. Self-assured. Mysterious
Love of his Life / Soul Mate: Samantha Hunt
Best Friends / Family: Hunter and Celeste (Fellow Angels)
Who could be cast to play Shadow: Ian Somerhalder
Human name: Samantha Hunt
Birthday: May 5th
Place of Birth: Mystery Falls - Idaho
Physical Description: Height - 5'8"
Weight - approx. 130 lbs.
Hair Color- Ash blonde - long, straight, almost to her waist.
Eye Color: Hazel
Build - Athletic
Occupation: Senior in High School
Favorite Food: Pancakes
Favorite Beverage: Hot Chocolate
Favorite color: Blue (The same shade as Shadow’s eyes)
Best Friends: Mia Taylor and Tom Miller
Family: Jason Hunt - Sam’s father (Archangel)
Beth Hunt - Sam’s mother (Human) (Deceased)
Mike Hunt - Sam’s Uncle and Guardian (Human)
(Jason’s human brother - not blood related)
Carole Hunt - Sam’s Aunt (Estranged wife of Uncle Mike)
Claire Hunt - Sam’s cousin (Daughter of Mike and Carole)
Love of her Life / Soul Mate: Shadow
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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