They All Fall Down (Shadow Jumpers #2) by Angela Brown
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Source: Review Copy for Tour
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Abby and Basil: New love reaches new heights as they finally give in to their lust and desire for each other.
Q: Consumed by the Devourer within and his base need to claim Abby as his own.
The crave: What it all boils down to. A crave for souls. A crave to keep love intact beyond betrayals. A crave for a second chance. A crave for power and The Fall of mankind.
“Love can conquer all” is put to the test and salvation may be impossible when they all fall down.
They All Fall Down picks up with Abby and Basil, along with Lisel, creating a life away from the battle between Cleansers and Harvesters. But Q, formerly Father Quanon, Abby's mentor, has other ideas. His love for Abby has become something twisted under the influence of the Devourer and he'll stop at nothing to make her his. His only obstacle: Basil. Will Abby and Basil be able to find their way back to each other with the Devil trying to keep them apart?
Since this is a novella, it was much more condensed than Neverlove, the first in the series (check out my review here!). In a lot of ways that made me enjoy it even more. It packs a punch and there are less lulls than in the first book: we have constant action, a lot of heart, and a fast pace that matched up with the characters' intentions perfectly. For what goes on, the length felt, to me, perfect.
Seeing Abby and Basil's relationship progress was one of the other really enjoyable aspects. Their love for each other is incredibly strong. The love of many lifetimes, as we know. But now they transition from a relationship that had really barely begun in Neverlove to something established that undergoes trials and strain as a result of the fallout of their quest to save each other and Father Quanon's decision.
Which brings us to Q. He was by far one of the most interesting, and at times even confusing, aspects of the book. It's obvious that some part of Father Quanon is present in Q, but just how much? Is that going to come into play later? The Father certainly wasn't portrayed as a pushover and I was almost disappointed how quickly the Devourer's essence seemed to overtake him. I often hoped for a comeback where he could start to regain control of himself. I'll definitely be interested to see how it plays out.
They All Fall Down was an action-packed, love-conquers-all, feel-good adventure that'll have paranormal romance fans excited for more!
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Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home.
Reading and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time she gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that she really took writing seriously. After all, how could she teach her child to follow her dreams if she hadn't tried herself?
As a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, she favors the magical, mysterious, the darker side of life...even harbors a secret fright for things that go bump in the night.