Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Review: Never Let You Fall by Michele G. Miller
Orphaned at 7, with no memory of her past or the family she lost, 17 year old Skye Martin is tired of being alone and afraid. After a hard night of partying, Skye wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel. All she can remember is the deep voice of her rescuer and his promise: “I am safe.”
Xander has been tasked with watching Skye from afar for the past two years, in order to keep her safe from the demons that hunt her. An easy job - until a pair of red glowing eyes reveal themselves to Skye, and Xander, in a moment of weakness, is forced to break his cover to protect her.
Never good at trusting people, Skye is inexplicably drawn to Xander and the immediate bond she feels for him. However, Xander is filled with secrets and ties to her past that threaten to thrust Skye into a world she could never imagine existed…
As she begins to unravel the truth about who Xander is and the details surrounding her family, she discovers that she might just be the key to saving everything...
And, most importantly, she finds that there has always been someone by her side who would never let her fall…
Never Let You Fall is beautifully written, a masterpiece in its own way, and will have your heart melting the entire time. I completely fell for it, head over heels.
Skye is a very strong character. It is so refreshing to have a character that made mistakes, and isn't someone who is this 'perfect' person, but is able to overcome that. She is real. Although many of us never had as much tragedy as she may have suffered from, she is a character that you can connect to.
I cannot criticize the 'instalove' that may have taken place in the novel, for I fell for Xander just as quickly as Skye did. Yes, we can say we are strong, independent women as much as we want, but he is the kind of character that brings out the romantic in you. Nearly every word that he says goes straight to the heart. (Not to mention, the fact that he is a Guardian alone sounds pretty sexy.)
The shift in point of view between the two characters really added to the story. I found my interest holding the entire time, and really felt a connection with these characters.
With elegant, clever, and heart-warming writing, Never Let You Fall is a novel that is sure to impress. Anyone wanting a paranormal romance (or, really, just about anyone at all) will immediately fall in love with these characters, and the novel as a whole. The ending (although I won't give anything away) set up for a possible sequel, and I am definitely hoping for more.
Would highly recommend.