Lissa's Review: Fall Back Skyward (Fall Back #1) by Autumn Grey
Released: May 7, 2016
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Length: 422 Pages
Eleven years ago, I saved her. I loved her. But they took me away from her and locked me up. For two years, all I could think about was her. She consumed me. Took up every room in my head and gave me something to focus on, knowing I would see her soon. Nine years ago, I watched her as she walked down the aisle and into the arms of a man who wasn't me. My brother. I left my home and never looked back. Now, I'm staring at seven letters, each envelope stamped with one word in bold, red ink: URGENT. I have no choice but to go back home. Seeing her will be the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. But in order to reconcile with my past, I have to face my present. Even if the thought of seeing her, knowing that she is out of my reach, kills me. I have no idea what awaits me, but I can only hope that the demons of my past will finally be buried and put to rest. **Due to possible triggering descriptions of self-harm, and some sexual situations this book is not recommended for anyone under the age of 17 years old**
Two Boundless Stars
Fall Back Skyward, was a story that I had waited a long time to read. I loved the cover and the synopsis sounded interesting. So I really wanted to know and get into to this story.
As much as I wanted to love it. It did fall flat for me. At first I did not like Cole at all. In the beginning he just felt selfish. He didn’t stop to think of anyone else. Or what was really going on between Nor and his brother Josh. So many people did love Cole, but he was so self-destructive, he didn’t give it a chance. At the beginning you learn a lot. There’s so much going on in this book, it was like at every corner you learned something different.
The story starts at the present and then your thrown into the past. Then again into the present. I felt it was really drawn out. I’m not much of a fan of the back and forth. But I understood that the author wanted you to go even more deeply into their story. What I did like is that one of the main characters was deaf. You don’t see that often in books, I was actually thinking about this recently. The author did a good job of portraying that throughout the book. Cole and Nor together were great. But I didn’t feel that deep deep connection they had. In order to really fully involve yourself into a story. You really need to feel what their feeling. I just didn’t get that.
There are a lot of topics throughout, that could be hard for others to read. But it really showed the strength that Nor had.
I thought this story was ok and that it could have been better. I don’t want to say no one would love this story. Because there is a lot of good stuff throughout. But it just didn’t do it for me.