Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.
As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.
And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.
I've decided to read this book because of a friend - and I'm happy I did it.
I've read some interesting reviews about Falling Under and there's one thing I must agree with - it makes you like it and hate it at the same time. But, obviously, like part is stronger in my case. The most annoying thing about it for me was language - luckily, this book isn't translated on my native language - I would hate it because of it. Somehow on English it doesn't sound that lame. It's a bit too much, but it goes with dark fantasy and gothic elements of the story.
Gothic part is the main reason why I loved it. It's scary and beautiful, and on moments it reminds me of my favourite fairy tale - Beauty and the Beast. I think it would be an awesome anime, so Hayao Miyazaki, please! Something like Spirited Away but with prettier characters!
Second book, Dreaming Awake, was published earlier this year.