Falling Night

Rated 4.85/5 based on 20 reviews
When Elizabeth Scott, a seventeen year old high school senior, first meets Leuken Bennett in the small town of Harrisburg Oregon, she has no idea the danger she places herself in by falling for him.

While she quickly discovers that he is one of the good guys, after he saves her life the first time, what she doesn't realize is that by being with him, she risks losing more than just her life. More

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About Lee Larsen

Lee Larsen currently possesses a B.A. from the University of Nevada, and lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife and four children.

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Review by: Kimball Davidson on Dec. 2, 2013 :
This story is great. I have now read it twice. Once electronically, and once through the paper book. I like romance, and the relationship between Liz and Luke is intense. This mutual attraction is understandable given their backgrounds and her internal dialogue and emotional state. She deeply needs someone to care for her, and he is drawn to her in so many ways. Their struggle in this book is made even more difficult when something believable happens in the plot that makes it impossible for them to be together. Figuring out this problem becomes paramount to Liz.
Even more interesting than the great story of their relationship are the hereditary twists and curses that make this book unique. I like how Larsen portrays this new side to our world, with relatively few info dumps and without using a canned old story (like werewolves or vampires). He develops a good reason for the main information sharing from Luke to Liz so it doesn't detract from the plot. Most Fantasy books I've read have to have a lot of information dumping throughout the book so readers can understand the rules and workings of this different world. The bad guys in this book are really unlikeable, but not just stock either. Their curse is downright cool while at the same time terribly dark. It snowballs to a head for an awesome finish, and with the second book published, you won't have to wait to see what happens next.
I was an English Major with a creative writing emphasis, so I have to admit that there are a few grammar or stylistic issues latent in this work, but many of them are things that a copy editor would need to find. Having written a novel myself, I know how difficult it can be to find all the errors that make it into a book. I enjoyed the dialogue, and while it isn't always perfect, Larsen, at least, isn't telling everything. I'm glad I didn't stop reading a good story because of a couple of errors. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. I just finished reading book two, and it doesn't disappoint either.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Review by: Alysa H on Oct. 28, 2013 :
This book has some promise - there are a few plot points ripped straight from Twilight but this heroine, Elizabeth Scott, is actually more appealing than Bella Swan by far. She seems like a real girl with a real life and real problems, and not a transparent Mary Sue figure. I was intrigued by the Bennett brothers regardless of romance, and the supernatural world here also has the potential to be fresh and interesting.

Unfortunately the execution's just not very good. The awful grammar, wooden dialogue with character voices that are inconsistent at best, and incorrect word choices (ancestor =/= descendant, perspective =/= prospective!) seemed to get worse and worse as the book wore on, almost as if the author had simply decided to give up proofreading. I got as far as the huge, awkward mid-book Info Dump about Luke's "Bloodline" backstory before I gave up. If I find out the author's done a massive reedit of the whole novel -- including lots of cuts, since the whole thing is a bit slow, repetitive, and far too long -- I'll give it another try. Otherwise, this is a DNF for me.
(reviewed 8 months after purchase)
Review by: Sabrina Desimone on Aug. 23, 2013 :
Loved it! I couldn't put it down and ended up reading it in one night. It kept me interested and wanting to know more. It was suspenseful, adventurous, and romantic. I love the characters especially the main characters Elizabeth and Luke
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
Review by: Clayton King on Nov. 19, 2012 :
I'm not normally a huge fan of anything with too much romance in it, and I almost gave this one four stars because of the mushyness, but in the end I had to go with five stars because of the last few chapters. They were absolutely sick! You can tell that most of the book is geared towards women, but I still thought it was a good read.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: Kristen Richards on Nov. 15, 2012 :
This one didn't dissappoint! The thing I liked most was the Protagonist. I hate it when female characters are portrayed as weak, and Liz definately wasn't. She is strong but believable. The story was good too. I finished it in two days.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: Kelly King on Oct. 3, 2012 :
All I can say is... Wow! That was pretty incredible. I heard about this book from a friend, who wouldn't shut up about it, so I skeptically bought it. Now I can see why she wanted me to read it so bad. They need to make a movie or something of this one!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: Matt Williams on Oct. 2, 2012 :
I can't believe how awesome this book was! To be honest, after the second chapter, I thought to myself "this is too much like Twilight", but then as I kept reading, I realized it was a completely unique story. I usually have a knack for knowing when surprises are coming in a book or movie, but this one had some unexpected twists. I don't want to give away too much, because it would ruin a great story, but this is one you have to read! No seriously, this book is a must read. If you don't have a few bucks, tell one of your friends to buy it and borrow their kindle. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: Kaatia Boyd on Sep. 26, 2012 :
Interesting story keeps you turning page after page...just when you think you have things figured out, something new and unexpected is thrown at you. Great suspense. Very visual. Easy to get lost in this world with the characters. I am anxious for a sequel!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Michael Boyd on Sep. 18, 2012 :
Enjoyable book with some great twists and turns. Clean language for the whole family, with enough adventure to keep any preteen to adult hooked. What happens to Liz and Luke next is sure to leave everyone wondering.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
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