On the remote shores of Lake Samish hides a woman losing touch with reality. Haunted by violent dreams of angels, standing judgment for the sins of others, Jessica has resorted to a life of solitude and nightmares. Can she hide the physical scars that follow her into the land of the living from the enigmatic and easygoing Alex? And why is her gorgeous and assertive new neighbor, Cole, so fascinated with her? A chance at love sits within reach, but the clock is ticking, and it might not be long until Jessica stands her own judgment and becomes the object of her greatest fear. It's been four months since Alex gave everything to save Jessica.
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I have nothing against Branded or the story within, but this book was boring and irrelevant. There was a lot of random exposition and transitions that made the story feel stilted and caused a hindrance in my reading experience.
Due to Taylor's writing choices, I was completely put off by the concept and uninterested in continuing with my reading experience. I'm currently trying to continue clean out my Kindle and the premise for this is promising, but. I'm currently trying to continue clean out my Kindle and the premise for this is promising, but the execution lacked greatly. I recently came across this philosophical concept that if you are under 50, give a book 50 pages to grab and if it doesn't put it down and that's what I'm doing with Branded.
Also the "love interest" I'm not sure if he is a love interest, but she can't breathe and finds herself smiling when he's around, so he most likely is walks in on her while she's in the shower without her permission.
That is not okay and it will never be okay. It's a complete invasion of privacy and it was the nail in the coffin for me deciding not to continue with this book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.
Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Branded by Keary Taylor. Alternate editions for this ISBN can be found here ebook , here pbk and here ebook Jessica's had the nightmares for as long as she can remember.
Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she's a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, an Alternate editions for this ISBN can be found here ebook , here pbk and here ebook Jessica's had the nightmares for as long as she can remember.
Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world. But when two men she can't ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn't be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them.
Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published March 4th by Createspace first published January 3rd More Details Fall of Angels 1. Bellingham, Washington United States.
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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Branded Fall of Angels, 1. The Good: Branded has a very interesting premise: angels are not the glorified beings they're hyped as. Instead, they are the cause for the main character's torment. The story line is decent as well. It kept me guessing until the end. It's not all that predictable except for the romance bit and the author keeps some semblance of suspense up until the very end.
The Bad: For one thing, the ending seems very rushed. Taylor manages to cram the entire resolution of the story into pretty much a pa The Good: Branded has a very interesting premise: angels are not the glorified beings they're hyped as.
Taylor manages to cram the entire resolution of the story into pretty much a paragraph. That's amazingly bad. The other thing is that Keary Taylor is in dire need of an editor. The writing is unsophisticated at best, with awkwardly stilted sentences and cheesy dialogue. There are some typos as well, such as "tough" instead of "though" and so on.
Speaking of which, the mindless repetition of certain words sometimes, though, etc made the writing style even clumsier. The kindle edition is also formatted badly. I don't know how much of this reflects on Taylor as I've never published anything for the kindle.
However, it's rather distracting to have random line breaks and indentations in the middle of sentences. There were a few indescrepencies as well. Not huge ones, but noticeable: after one nightmare, Jessica notes that her skin is almost as flawless as an angel's. Then Alex walks in and says that she looks awful, and she agrees. I thought her skin was flawless! Her father also sends her a letter in the mail asking where she was, as he apparently has no clue where she is.
If he has no idea what part of the country she's in, how did he send the letter? The romance was not fleshed out well at all. He's gentle and understanding to a fault, gorgeous, has a good sense of humor, filthy rich but doesn't have to work, tolerant of Jessica spending time with other gorgeous men, adaptable, an excellent kisser, enamored with her, single, and an excellent cook. And is so infatuated that he's willing to lay down his life for Jessica after only knowing her for a few months.
Wait, haven't I read this romance before? Oh, it's Bella and Edward without the stalking. Speaking of which, there's no reason given for why Cole and Alex both beautiful wet-dream men are so infatuated with Jessica.
Her awful appearance brought on by a lack of sleep is mentioned multiple times per chapter, she's unbelievably socially awkward, and is essentially a hermit. Oh, and she acts very distant with both of them.
Jessica Bailey, thy name is Mary Sue. Overall, a good idea, poorly executed. View all 9 comments. Well, I had to give my own work 5 stars right? Keep an eye out for Forsaken, the second book in the Fall of Angels, coming this fall! Jun 13, Shelly Crane rated it it was amazing. First off, let me say I finished I was wary to start it. I mean bad angels didn't sound awesome to me but I gave it a shot and was not dissapointed. The characters were not annoying as I find they are in alot of fantasy novels.
They were relateable and caring towards one another. Their relationship was sweet and believable, no patronizing.
I'm not turned on by female roles who are whiny and selfish. And the male roles are usually so arrogant b First off, let me say I finished And the male roles are usually so arrogant but they're hot so it makes up for it or he's broken and she has to fix him. Jessica was extrememly likeable and Alex was divine and they progressed together nicely.
The bad guy was well written and the situations were easy to understand and believe. Jessica and Alex didn't have sex in the book and I was ecstatic about that.
Branded (Fall of Angels #1)
I have nothing against Branded or the story within, but this book was boring and irrelevant. There was a lot of random exposition and transitions that made the story feel stilted and caused a hindrance in my reading experience. Due to Taylor's writing choices, I was completely put off by the concept and uninterested in continuing with my reading experience. I'm currently trying to continue clean out my Kindle and the premise for this is promising, but. I'm currently trying to continue clean out my Kindle and the premise for this is promising, but the execution lacked greatly.
Fall of Angels Series
By Keary Taylor. The scars that covered my neck and back suggested otherwise. They were permanent proof that I could never escape the angels. Even tell him the truth about angels and why I never sleep.