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K. A. Last was born in Subiaco, Western Australia, and moved to Sydney with her parents and older brother when she was eight. Artistic and creative by nature, she studied Graphic Design and graduated with an Advanced Diploma. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she concentrated on her career before settling into family life. Blessed with a vivid imagination, she began writing to let off creative steam, and fell in love with it. She now resides in a peaceful leafy suburb north of Sydney with her husband, their two children, and a rabbit named Twitch.
on Sep. 24, 2013 :
I really wanted the book to be good because the cover is so breathtakingly beautiful. And fortunately, I wasn't let down. Fall For Me is a wonderful YA fantasy book, expertly written with a plot full of excitement.
Main character is Grace, a protection angel, whose single task it is to aid the Tate family with killing vampires. Each generation she is born as the twin sister of the vampire hunter, yet always stays in contact with the heavenly council through her dreams. She has done this jobs for centuries now and excelled at it. But now, there are troubles ahead that might lead to decisions that could change her life forever.
I liked the different characters in this book. As I said before, I had some trouble with understanding Seth's menacing mood and some of his actions (like siding with the evil vampires) when considering his history with Grace. I loved Archer, Grace's twin brother. They had a very unique twin connection which I think some twins actually do have (maybe without the telepathy skills). Even Ryan, Emma and other minor characters get a face and I can picture them quite clearly.
After the sequel, I was afraid the story would now be about Seth and Grace but it was far more complex, just perfect. The pacing was just right and the author wasn't afraid to even let some of her characters die. Yet, some aspects didn't make sense to me or weren't explained enough, mostly concerning the background of the story. If Grace "dies" around the age of 25 in each life and is reborn as a twin, she must be the daughter of her former brother. And she also keeps her complete memory... isn't that extremely weird, almost incestuous?
I also had a problem with the emotions. They were either over the top or I couldn't feel them at all, because the characters carelessly put them on and off like some piece of clothing.
Then, there was Grace. As much as I admired her strength and her will to protect the ones she loves, she was just too perfect. Like the absolute superhero, invincible almost impossible to even hurt. That was just too much.
Nevertheless, I will certainly look out for the next part in the series Fight For Me which will be published in 2014.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
on Aug. 20, 2013 :
I received this book I exchange for an honest opinion.
Grace is an Angel. Seth is an Angel until his fall... Why did he fall he loves Grace and its not allowed between Angels.
Grace is reborn into a Protection Angel, her twin brother Archer is a Hunter. What do they Hunt Vampires. Grace is regularly fighting against Seth now that he is a fallen Angel and hangs out with the vampires. Grace and Archer go to boarding school, they have a shed where they live just outside the school grounds. They keep pretty much to them selves with the exception of Emma, Graces best friend who doesn't know who they are.
Josh and Abby have been dating for 3 years. Until Josh breaks up with Abby. Ryan likes Emma but has never spoken to her. Charlotte is the new girl - but who is she. She is a vampire with a pure soul -how is that possible. Once Josh breaks up with Abby, him and Grace start to get close. Ryan and Emma hook up and things are ok until Grace gets called up by the council and told she is letting her human emotions get to her and that she must kill her new friend Charlotte. Grace refuses to do this sticking up for what she believes in.
I really liked this story. It constantly kept me guessing. It is a total different take on angels. I loved the ring that the angels wore. I liked that we got the story from both Grace and Josh's side. Everything was just right about this story, pace, style of writing, characters. I totally wasn't expecting Charlottes secret. And Seth No..... I am glad there is a second book. I will be reading it.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes vampire stories.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
on Aug. 07, 2013 :
I must admit when I read the summary off the I thought 'This is gonna be just like every other teenage book out there' and you know what I was right.
For example the main character Grace: 1st she's is an angel 2nd she kills vampires 3rd she is in love with a human (later vampire) 4rd she is the reason for another angels fall. You see here we have a good angel who is really annoying. Grace is simply too good, too perfect. Even if she falls it is for all the right reasons. I mean protecting her friend and love, come on? Where is her dirty secret? Where is her dark side?
This book, to me, is a clash of loads of other books: Shadowfalls, Halo, Hex Hall and Fallen and compared to this book they are all brilliant. If you liked this book you should really check out those mentioned above, but I guess what i'm saying is that this didn't hit home with me.
***i got a free copy for an honest review***
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
on Aug. 06, 2013 :
I was given this book to read for an honest opinion and into Chapter 1, I started and thought oh no, not another book where the characters are going to talk to me. I was pleasantly surprised when I found myself falling easily into the story of Grace and Josh. I didn’t even mind that the every few chapters the book switched between their points of views.
I identified mostly with Grace as in my mind she is the true main character in this particular book. I loved her butt kicking abilities, special powers but mostly it was her vulnerability that captured my heart. This after all is a story of a girl, a special girl who has to make decisions based on what she believes to be the right course of action and then deal and live with the consequences.
Grace’s struggles throughout this book are the same as ours, and for this reason it hits home
Do we do the right thing regardless of the consequences?
Do we stick up for those that cannot?
Will we allow ourselves to fall in love?
Will we allow ourselves to be vulnerable?
Do we forgive ourselves and those that have hurt our hearts?
Can we ever trust after a broken heart?
And can we allow love to heal the brokenness?
Would I recommend this book? With a resounding YES! I enjoyed it, and I am now a K.A.Last fan, eagerly awaiting “Fight For Me”. My next quest is to find these in hardback to add to my personal stash of books.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
on Aug. 05, 2013 :
I was given a copy of this book so I could do review. I liked the book, It has few great lesson for Young adults to learn about the world we live in today. This book was a fast past and a lot of different twist and turns! I liked all the new ideas about angles, it was a fresh read. Loved all the characters, even tho they are are angles and vampires they act just like regular young adults. I like the idea of switching the character POV's but wish they did not over lap so much though and I wish it was from all the characters not just two of them. The writing was great. I can not wait to read the next book in the Tate chronicles!!
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
on July 03, 2013 :
all for Me is a young adult paranormal fantasy about a girl named Grace Tate and her twin brother Archer. They are not your normal family but pair of vampire hunters whose sole purpose is to rid the world of evil. Living without a mother and father under the supervision of an occasional visit from a social worker; Archer is a hunter, trained at the skills of killing the supernatural and Grace is his protection angel, an angel assigned to a family for this purpose. The story is told from Grace’s point of view and from the beginning of the plot you can tell that she is an avid rule follower by nature and has always done her job perfectly... until she begins to fall for a human.
I received this book as an e-book for a blog tour a few months ago and have to say that it was a surprisingly quick read. It had interesting characters and all of the paranormal creatures that readers love: angels, fallen angels, vampires, and then completely unaware humans like normal.
Grace is a strong female presence and she knows it and her brother is strong willed and stubborn but overall entertaining and cute. The story is told from Grace and Josh's point of views and normally thy alternate back and forth. Who is Josh you may be asking? Well, he is the human interest of Grace; only she is not supposed to fall in love with humans.
The plot has multiple levels, which I really liked, so it wasn't just the swooning teenage love melodrama, but an interesting fighting/protection story as well. Grace and Archer have been killing vampires for a long time, and now they encounter a new type of vampire, one that can walk in the light and who does not kill people. It becomes their duty to protect her from the other vampires who are looking to steal her blood and make themselves all-powerful.
This was a good combination of an Angel story with a Vampire story. It was a good mix of both and not too heavy on either paranormal entity. The Angels were both majestic and brooding and the Vampires evil but also very standard when it comes to the vampire lore. The author uses a lot of the same vampire stories in the creation of her vampires and the idea of a light-walker as well. I found it fun to read but a little predicable at times. Grace and her protection angel duties were very interesting to me and I would have liked to learn more about previous protection angel experiences, why now that she wants a human? So I did have some plot questions.
Fall for Me was overall, a fast and normal Young Adult piece of writing with swooning girls, paranormal plotlines, and writing that was easy to read. It would be great for the beach if you need something to sit in the sun with. It is light and interesting.
(reviewed 62 days after purchase)
on May 13, 2013 :
I love how this story plays out. I love the characters. I hope to read her next book that comes out.
(reviewed 39 days after purchase)
on May 01, 2013 :
Wow. This book was sweet and sad and bittersweet. It simply grabbed my heart. I have easily gotten interested in the characters and the story. There was pretty much everything in it - action, love, dangers, secrets, tears, twists and turns. Also it had some new ideas about the angels.
And the cover is amazing and promising a good story. It gives me some kind of bittersweet feeling which makes me want to find out what this book is about. Oh, did I say it grabbed my heart? These characters and stories between them just make me feel a bunch of various feelings. And I want to feel this again. It leaves me egaer to know what will happen in the next book.
This book was provided from the author in exchange for honest review.
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)
on April 30, 2013 :
Reading the book description I was very intrigued by this book - Angels, Vampires, Fallen Angels, Hunters - sounds promising!
And the beginning was! I liked the first chapter, about how/why Seth fell and that there is an actual "before this story" life for Josh, who starts the school-year by dumping his girlfriend.
So we start knowing that every character has a little package of past to carry and that is about where the storyline stopped being great.
It goes on still being good and full of nice ideas for a few and then it gradually starts to get... stupid? overdrawn? cliché? ... probably all three.
As an addition there is a bad guy I barely even noticed! He has no depth, no story not even a very good evil plan. Meanwhile the main character, Grace, just jumps right into teenager-in-love mode only to switch to scared-little-girl and paralysed-by-grief once in a while - all of which would be totally okay and understandable for a real teenage girl, but we are talking a centuries old Angel who lived, died and was reborn over and over again on earth for 150 years (of course remembering everything)!!!
All in all the ideas are mostly great and the characters start with depth, but they "resurface" and become superficial instead while every cliché one could expect in a YA Fantasy novel is met and the good ideas end as decor.
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)
Carrie "Book Fairy" Fort
on April 14, 2013 :
Favourite Line I really wanted to believe him, but somehow I wasn't completely convinced.
I'm still reeling from this book. It was an amazing heartbreaking story that had my crying like a big baby. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT! Just whoa!
Grace is a protection angel who's job is to protect the Tate family line. She has always followed the councils orders but, that started to change when she met Josh. She gets all girly when he is around. Then Charlotte comes into the picture and she's a Vampire but MORE. You know I won't tell you more so go get the book. It's got a great story line, action, vampires, angels, and of course fallen angels. All if the characters are amazing, I know you will fall in love with them and this book. The ending broke my heart but, gave me hope for the future and Grace's future.
I was given this book by author for an honest review (LoP)
FIVE ANGEL FAIRIES
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on April 13, 2013 :
Okay, WOW!!! I really really enjoyed this novel, more than I thought I would!
This book's concept is a great mix of paranormal and romance and was a well-written story with many twists and turns that left me guessing until the end. It raises above all vampire/angel stereotype. The author wrote in an effortless manner, which allowed events in the novel unfold by themselves.
I enjoyed reading the POVs of Grace, Josh, Seth, and Archer; it will keep you enraptured as the pages turn. Each chapter follows the thoughts of the characters and the situations they are in. The characters are well described and are in the midst of a love triangle, which was probably one of my favourite elements in the novel..
Fall For Me is a great captivating story which was really hard to put down and finishing this novel has left me anticipating the sequel! It's definitely a MUST READ!
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)
on April 11, 2013 :
Love me some Angel stories, doesn’t matter, good or bad bring them on!! Fall For Me was no exception. I loved it! Here is why I enjoyed it….good plot, a strong female character that is bad ass, with a good story flow.
Grace & Archer are twins that look nothing alike. That’s because one is a human and the other is not. The plot and story line, I thought was unique. Yes… there are vampires (not nice ones) then there are angels that protect the humans, (not original) BUT, the way the story is laid out, the characters, the plot, all the twists and turns, that all put together creates a very interesting unique story. It’s written without errors or none that I noticed. I was able to understand the meaning behind the title Fall For Me which is very appropriate for the book.
A very good YA supernatural romance action novel, that flows (way better than my review) well and that’s also well paced with lots of twists and turns. It’s a quick read with lots of action and romance. If you’re a fan of angel stories than you will love Fall For Me. I recommend Fall For Me to all ages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion and review.
Title: Fall For Me
Author: K.A. Last
Format: ebook 70,000 words around 237 pgs
Cover: 5 stars
Main Characters: Grace, Archer, & Josh
Rating: 5 stars
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
on April 07, 2013 :
For these two angels, love is forbidden.
But he has chosen to make the ultimate sacrifice for his angel. His best friend who he loved but could not stand to have just out of reach. He said the words to denounce his title and fell. She was left bewildered and alone
Okay so the Prologue to this book brought me to tears!!
The pain was so tangible that I had to make myself move on to chapter one!
On a side note this was a great editing job no typos bravo!
Grace and Archer are twins. She an Angel he a Hunter. They have no one but each other. Grace has a best friend, Emma but she has no idea about Grace's true identity.
Then enters Josh and Grace feels the connection immediately but love for her is forbidden.
There are truly good twists and turns in this book. I love love the characters and the storyline is great. I was interested and obsessively reading this book.
It has love, laughter, pain and happiness and loads of action!
Hard decisions have to be made and Grace must decide what is truly good. And who she can trust. She has to decide how to break her own heart.....
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)