Thursday, October 18, 2012

Book Review: Falling To Ash by Karen Mahoney

Falling To Ash by Karen Mahoney

My Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Publication date:  September 27th 2012 by Corgi Childrens

Blurb:  You can’t choose your family... living or dead.

Trapped between two very different worlds, newly made vampire Moth is struggling to find her place in either. Not only does she have to answer to her strict Irish-Catholic Dad, but her over-protective maker, Theo, is intent on making her the star attraction in his powerful Boston vampire clan. Moth will have to pull off the double-act of the century to please both of them...

Adding to her problems is the dangerously attractive Jason Murdoch, a trainee vampire hunter who loves to play cat and mouse in his spare time (Jace = cat; Moth = mouse). But when the teenagers of Boston’s wealthiest families start to disappear, it forces Moth and Jace into an uneasy truce. Will they be able to solve the mystery behind the disappearances—before someone winds up undead?

My Review:

Thank you Random House U.K for the review copy.

While Falling To Ash did not have that one-of-the-best-books-I-have-ever-read effect on me,it wasn't half bad.The story had a relatively good character buildup,and the narration was pretty good as well.The book also has a drop-dead-gorgeous cover which everyone can already see but it's just that the book did not actually reach my expectations.Don't get me wrong.The book is quite well written.It's just that it had so much more potential.If only the book had a better plot,I would have given it a five-star rating on the spot.

What I liked most about the book was probably the character building.I loved the voice of the main character,Moth.She was the one character who made my day with her good sense of humor.And there is this other character who reminded me of some good old times.That would be Jace.Even though he's really different from Cassandra Clare's Jace in The Mortal Instruments series,he still reminded me of him.Reading about the new Jace A.K.A wannabe vampire hunter according to Moth was an absolute delight.

So here's the thing.While I may not have liked this much I'd still ask people to give it a shot,specially fans of vampire books and paranormal romance since I have a feeling that they might like it better than I did.Trust me,while it might not be one of the best books you've ever read,it's still worth a shot.Borrow from a friend or a library if you're still unsure. 


  1. I like the cover, no wait, love the cover! The story itself sounds good too. But, I'm sorry to hear that it wasn't spectacular. I do enjoy a good character building! Great review.

    1. Thanks Nina! And if you think this cover is gorgeous wait till you see this in paperback!The golden letterings on the cover makes the paperback version look even more beautiful than the digital image.Honestly when it comes to me,the saying never to judge a book by its cover goes completely to waste. >.<

  2. I love the cover of this book. It has been a while since I have read a "good" vampire book, I always compare them to Twilight, it's involuntary.
    I will add this to my TBR.
    Hopefully, I will like it more :)
    GREAT , honest review, Nobonita!
    Your constant reader,

    1. Aww thanks Soma!I know how you feel.I compare all vampire books to Twilight as well.Except that I didn't like Twilight much,so it turns out to be a really bad comparison.LOL!Really hope that you like it more than I did. :)

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