Thursday, May 1, 2014

[Musing Maddie's Review]: "Falling Under"

Falling Under by Jasinda Wilder
Publisher: Jasinda Wilder (March 13, 2014) 
Series: Falling, 3
Genre: NA Contemporary

My name is Colton Calloway. You've heard part of my story, but it turns out there's more. My little girl, Kylie, is all grown up. Seventeen, beautiful, and talented, just like her mother. And just like Nell, my daughter seems to have fallen for a bad boy, one with a lot of darkness and a lot of secrets.

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You thought you knew the whole story. You thought it was over. Happily ever after for everyone.

You were wrong. 

My name is Oz Hyde, and you’ve never met me. I’m part of the story, too, but I’m an aside, a quick line or two you’d all but forgotten about. Well guess what? I’ve got my own story to tell. 

Buckle up, ‘cause this is gonna be a hell of a bumpy ride.

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Reviews of Wilder's Previous Books:

Forever and Always (#1) -- MM
After Forever (#2) -- MM
Saving Forever (#3) -- MM

Falling Into Us (#2) -- MM

Stripped -- MM

Musing Maddie's Review:

Jasinda Wilder, I have said it many times now, but I will say it again: I am amazed at and thankful for your incredible talent in writing.

The series, which began with Falling Into You first brought her to my attention and I have never stopped reading her since. I was completely enraptured by both Falling Into You and then Falling Into Us. The characters, the depth of emotion, the strength and plausibility of the storyline, and the thought-provoking consequences. Wilder exceptionally captures the whole gamut of human emotion, the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly. Falling Under was another extension of compelling, captivating and heart wrenching writing.

So, can you continue a series, eighteen years in the future, and stay true to the characters, and provide a plausible conceivable life story? Well, yes, I have been proven that some can, and Wilder is one who can.

Falling Under was the story of Colton and Nell Calloway's daughter, Kylie, and her exploration into love, adulthood, and the world of performance. Capturing her heart was a young man, whose ostensible character resemblance to both Nell and Colt, caused haunting fears for her parents. They trusted their daughter, but feared she would become lost in the darkness that surrounded Oz. Here was another talented and dynamic lost soul, whose journey was realistic, sad, yet hopeful. I adored him.

We were also provided a glimpse into Jason and Becca Dorsey's future, through the eyes of their son, Ben. I do hope we get to hear more about him.

The alternating POV provided excellent opportunity to stay close to the emotions and experiences of Kylie, Oz and Colt. (yes, Colt too!) As with most of Wilder's books, expect intensity and to shed tears.

Cleverly interwoven throughout the story was the creation of music where lyrics will leave you a little breathless at times. Add in a few twists and turns, some delicious Wilder passion, and voila, another masterpiece to enjoy.


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Musing Maddie received an e-ARC of this book from the author in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, MM! :) I really must try Wilder's books, as you've been raving about them for over a year now, and you are not the only reader I've heard buzzing about them! 

Have you read Jasinda Wilder before? Do you have a favorite book by her?


Until Next Time,


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Pat Egan Fordyce said...

Wow Maddie, I can feel the love for this series in your words! Great review!

The_Book_Queen said...

I know, I keep asking myself why I haven't downloaded all of Wilder's books yet! One of these days soon, I promise.