Saturday, June 3, 2017

Feel Me Fall by James Morris - Review


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I received a free copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Emily Duran is the only survivor of a plane crash that left her and her friends stranded in the Amazon rainforest. Help doesn't seem to be coming anytime soon and they begin to lose hope. The old high school hierarchy doesn't matter anymore and a new order falls into place and with that new order comes betrayals, secrets and lies, and plenty of power struggles. When Emily finally makes it home, everyone wants answers and she'll have to do her best to explain why she's the only one who made it out alive. How far was she willing to go to make sure she survived?

As soon as James Morris, the author, approached me to review his newest release I jumped at the chance. I really enjoyed his earlier works, What Lies Within and Melophobia, and he just keeps getting better, so I had I high expectations for this thriller. Luckily, it didn't let me down in the least. As it turns out, Feel Me Fall is my favorite of his so far! I was so hooked on Emily's story of what happened as she tells it from her hospital room. I loved the jumps back and forth in time as we put together more and more of the pieces. After having just recently read David Grann's The Lost City of Z, I might have had that in the back of my mind as well. Overall, as a fan of Lost, Lord of the Flies, and unreliable narrators, this YA thriller was a real treat. If you're a fan of any of those things, I highly recommend picking up Feel Me Fall by James Morris.



I read this book from May 19 - 22, 2017 and my review is also on Goodreads.

14 comments:

  1. Oh interesting, I'd not heard of this book before! Or the author... this is YA, you said? That's awesome that it's your new favorite of the author's books. Hopefully you enjoy many more to come. Great review, Lauren!

    Have a fantastic weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yes, this is a YA thriller. It's great to find a new favorite! Thanks, Alyssa. :)

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  2. Ooh I love the sound of this one! What does she have to do to survive? Now I wanna know!! :)

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  3. Looks like my sort of thing.. Thanks for sharing!


    Sassy

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    1. I bet you'd like it! Thanks for coming over, Sassy!

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  4. I loved Lost so this sounds really good. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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    1. No problem! You'd probably like it, Tammy. :)

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  5. Hi Lauren,

    As some of the author's previous books have been a little on the supernatural or fanatsy side, I was a bit dubious about this one. However 'Feel Me Fall' sounds so good that I am seriously considering adding it to my list.

    The plot actually reminded me of the book and film 'Alive'

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/401514.Alive?from_search=true

    However 'Feel Me Fall' is much more spooky, as Emily is the sole survivor - I wonder why and how?

    Thanks for sharing and I hope that you enjoy your next book just as much :)

    Yvonne

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    1. Hi Yvonne,

      This novel is doesn't have to sci-fi or fantasy elements - it's a thriller. :)

      I might have to look into Alive - thanks for sharing that with me.

      Let's just say things get pretty intense. :)

      Thanks for coming over, Yvonne!

      Lauren

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  6. Great review! I've never heard of this novel or author but from the synopsis it sounds pretty great!

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    1. Thanks, Elise! I hope you get the chance to try his work. :)

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  7. I haven't heard of this before but it sounds so good! I'm also a fan of Lord of the Flies so I have a hard time imagining that I wouldn't like this. Hopefully I'll be able to read it soon! Lovely review, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Thanks, Laura! Morris is fantastic - all of his are different genres and all have been great. Hope you can get your hands on the book!

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