Title: Deeper We Fall (Fall and Rise, #1)
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Rating: 5/5 stars
“Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to start forgetting the night that ripped her life apart.
Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.
Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie’s face.
Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. He loves To Kill a Mockingbird as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can’t help but listen.
The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie’s discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. Now she must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.” (description from Goodreads)
I’m glad I opened up Deeper We Fall. I read Cameron’s My Favorite Mistake recently, and was pleased with what I read, but with Deeper We Fall, I can say that I won’t be shying away from other books by this author any time soon. Near the end of this book, I went out and bought book 2, even without reading the last few chapters at the time. Once I did finish, my impulse to buy Faster We Burn was justified.
What I enjoyed from this book was that it wasn’t exactly the typical “bad boy meets damaged girl” storyline that many books follow. There’s nothing ultimately wrong with that type of story, but seeing it changed up even the slightest helped me enjoy this one a bit more. Instead of the damaged girl having something happen directly to her, it was her friend that was on the receiving end of a bad situation. Yes, this did affect Lottie, but at a different level than many books. It’s a similar situation with Zan, the male lead.
Another thing I liked was the dual POV. I’m not always pleased with dual POV books because some authors can’t write two different voices or keep the points of view separate enough while keeping the flow of the story going. Deeper We Fall benefited from the dual POV, though. Seeing what’s going on in both character’s heads was great. I also think it was done in a way that didn’t reveal too much as to spoil the story. That’s another obstacle when getting into one of the antagonists’ (Zan’s) heads. It also allowed me to sympathize with Zan, when in a book from just Lottie’s POV, I might be “forced” to hate him like she seems to.
I don’t want to discuss the plot too much in this review. It’s best to let the reader find out about that through reading the book itself. There are some nice plot points enjoyed, some fun moments, and also some very emotional ones. There’s a lot of punch packed inside this book. I’m hoping that in the next book, I’ll find even more to like about this series.
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About the Author:
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)
Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare, and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.
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