Book Review: “The Way We Fall (Fallen World #1)” by Megan Crewe
When a deadly virus begins to sweep through sixteen-year-old Kaelyn’s community, the government quarantines her island—no one can leave, and no one can come back. Those still healthy must fight for dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival.
As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest. Because how will she go on if there isn’t?
Megan Crewe crafts a powerful and gripping exploration of self-preservation, first love, and hope. Poignant and dizzying, this heart-wrenching story of one girl’s bravery and unbeatable spirit will leave readers fervently awaiting the next book in this standout new series.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I actually finished THE WAY WE FALL back in January, but somehow or another I forgot to actually post my review. Complete fail on my behalf.
Onto my actual review:
This is not a book you want to read when you’re sick. Unless, of course, you don’t mind driving yourself crazy with fear. THE WAY WE FALL has a way of getting under your skin. The story itself does start off rather slowly, but once it takes off, and the virus begins wreaking havoc, you won’t be able to put this book down.
The story is told in journal form. Sixteen year old Kaelyn, who hasn’t talked to her best friend Leo in sometime, decides to write to him daily via her journal. She details every moment – before the virus hit, and after. Her father, who happens is a doctor, tries to contain it. But when the virus begins to spread throughout the island, the Government decides that it is best to quarantine the island; forbidding anyone from leaving or entering.
Through Kaelyn’s journal entries to Leo, you can feel the panic and the fear spreading amongst the island. It’s heartbreaking because no matter how hard they try to fight the virus, only a few will manage to survive.
I genuinely enjoyed THE WAY WE FALL. Crewe did a fantastic job of creating characters that readers will care about and a plot that will lure them in until the very end. I absolutely cannot wait to see what happens in the next book.
The awesome book trailer: