Thursday, January 16, 2014

The next novel in the saga...a Review of Tijan's "Fallen Crest Public"

“Fallen Crest Public” 

(Fallen Crest Series, Volume 3)

By Tijan

Review by Wendy Dawn

“In Summation”:

Sam's first day at Fallen Crest Public doesn't go well. Some girls want to be her. Some girls want to destroy her. And some just don't like her.
All in all, despite being protected by Mason and Logan, it's still only the strong survive. Sam will not only have to survive, she needs to learn how to conquer too, but there's another battle growing.
Things are about to come to a disastrous end between the towns, Roussou and Fallen Crest.
Sam's other main dilemma? Keeping Mason and Logan from getting arrested or hospitalized.

“The Reviews are in”:

A storyline you will get pulled into with interesting young characters. The third novel in the series will have you on the edge of your chair.
It is recommended that you read the first two novels in the series, if you do not it will take you a little while to get into the story. Bear with it if this is the first book you have picked up in the series…it is well worth the initial confusion and wondering what happened before (at some point the past is brought up in enough details you understand).
Samantha is an interesting character. She is strong, loving and fiercely loyal. Leaving a private school for a public one has her seeing less sheltered lives. Her new classmates are brutal and very cunning.

“We go to school with a pack of wolves. It’s everyone for themselves.”
Heather grinned. “Only the strong survive here.”
~Sam and Heather discuss their classmates at Fallen Crest Public

Mason has Sam’s heart and she his, the way he describes her pull will have you longing. He is a senior preparing for his life next year in college. Right now he is the one every girl wants and every guy wants to be. Powerful and sexy no wonder every girl wants to get Sam away from him.
The town/high school rivalry is a bit too much. Fighting the brothers from another school and the cliques inside their own school…people get hurt.

As she headed back out, we heard her mutter to another nurse in the hallway, “They grow them like that nowadays? Sign me up to be a cougar. Holy crapola.”    ~Sam and Mason over hearing a nurse talking about Mason

Logan, Mason’s younger brother, has just as many issues as Sam. He is a womanizer and flirt. On the other hand, he is loyal and caring toward Sam and Mason, they are all he has to anchor him.
Mason and Logan protect Sam ardently. They have protected her from her own mother, so protecting her from their classmates and rivals is just an everyday thing for them. The boys have become her new family.

“Sometimes family hurts you more than they could ever love you. That’s a truth a lot of people don’t want to hear, but sometimes people get the opposite. They get the families that love you more than they could ever hurt you. Those people are the luckiest in the world.”   ~Malinda to Sam about families

High School memories and great loves, everyone has them. This story is full of both. It will definitely pull you into the world of Fallen Crest and have you wanting more. What will happen when Mason leaves for college? How will Sam and Logan survive without Mason? You will not be able to stand the wait!

(Personal note: Normally I don’t care for High School romances and dramas. I pushed thru the first of the book and thought about putting it down a couple of times…I wish I had read the first two books before this one, everything would have made more sense to me. However, I did keep reading until the son came up. I really got into the world of Fallen Crest that Tijan has created. It is an absorbing read; you won’t be able to put it down.)

The Ratings*:

Heros: 4.75
Heroine: 4.25
Story/Plot/HEA: 4.75

*The rating system is based on 1-5, 5 being the best and 1 the worst.
Hero - The main male character of the story. Heroine - The main female character of the story. Story/Plot/HEA (Happy Ever After) - The over all story line and culmination of the main plot or theme.

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