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10 thoughts on “Branded (Fall of Angels, #1)

  1. says:

    The Good Branded has a very interesting premise angels are not the glorified beings they re hyped as Instead, they are the cause for the main character s torment Neat.The story line is decent as well It kept me guessing until the end It s not all that predictable except for the romance bit and the author keeps some semblance of suspense up until the very end.The Bad For one thing, the ending seems very rushed Taylor manages to cram the entire resolution of the story into pretty much a paragraph Wow That s amazingly bad.The other thing is that Keary Taylor is in dire need of an editor The writing is unsophisticated at best, with awkwardly stilted sentences and cheesy dialogue There are some typos as well, such as tough instead of though and so on Speaking of which, the mindless repetition of certain words sometimes, though, etc made the writing style even clumsier.The kindle edition is also formatted badly I don t know how much of this reflects on Taylor as I ve never published anything for the kindle However, it s rather distracting to have random line breaks and indentations in the middle of sentences There were a few indescrepencies as well Not huge ones, but noticeable after one nightmare, Jessica notes that her skin is almost as flawless as an angel s Then Alex walks in and says that she looks awful, and she agrees What I thought her skin was flawless Her father also sends her a letter in the mail asking where she was, as he apparently has no clue where she is If he has no idea what part of the country she s in, how did he send the letter The romance was not fleshed out well at all Paramour Alex Wright is blatantly Keary Taylor s wet dream Mr Right He s gentle and understanding to a fault, gorgeous, has a good sense of humor, filthy rich but doesn t have to work, tolerant of Jessica spending time with other gorgeous men, adaptable, an excellent kisser, enad with her, single, and an excellent cook And is so infatuated that he s willing to lay down his life for Jessica after only knowing her for a few months Wait, haven t I read this romance before Oh, it s Bella and Edward without the stalking Speaking of which, there s no reason given for why Cole and Alex both beautiful wet dream men are so infatuated with Jessica Her awful appearance brought on by a lack of sleep is mentioned multiple times per chapter, she s unbelievably socially awkward, and is essentially a hermit Oh, and she acts very distant with both of them Hm Jessica Bailey, thy name is Mary Sue.Overall, a good idea, poorly executed.

  2. says:

    First off, let me say I finishedno devoured the first two books in two days time I was wary to start it I mean bad angels didn t sound awesome to me but I gave it a shot and was not dissapointed The characters were not annoying as I find they are in alot of fantasy novels They were relateable and caring towards one another Their relationship was sweet and believable, no patronizing I m not turned on by female roles who are whiny and selfish And the male roles are usually so arrogant but they re hot so it makes up for it or he s broken and she has to fix him Jessica was extrememly likeable and Alex was divine and they progressed together nicely The bad guy was well written and the situations were easy to understand and believe Jessica and Alex didn t have sex in the book and I was ecstatic about that It s almost impossible any to read paranomal romance novels without it being littered with sex scenes All in all a good series The end will leave you buying the next book immeidately Can t wait for book three and book 2 ending was even sqeal inducing I frigging love it Can t wait

  3. says:

    Well, I had to give my own work 5 stars right Keep an eye out for Forsaken, the second book in the Fall of Angels, coming this fall

  4. says:

    First of all negative stars, a shelf created especially for this book, because it left such a bad taste in my mouth that the only stars I can possibly give are those below zero As you might have guessed, Branded made me angry, and therefore it will be impossible to review this without spoilers However, many of the plot is so obvious and unoriginal that the spoilers aren t that substantial Also, some explicit language will be used, because sometimes there is just no better way to express your opinion Note as well that this is a rant disguised as a review, so it s long You have been warned.I considered several times to just DNF this one, but a part of me hoped it would get better It did not.I originally had this one classified as high hopes , but after re reading the blurb, I honestly have no idea what gave me that impression I blame the cover because angst, love triangle, and insta love were already pretty much announced It s probably my soft spot for fallen angels retellings, although the only decent ones I have read this far are Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Angelfall Edit I can t believe I forgot Unearthly How did that happen I blame you, Branded.The basic set upJessica is a 20 year old runaway who is a housekeeper for an elderly couple She lives next door to Sally Thomas, a woman who has been the victim of spousal abuse, and spends her days shopping groceries for the two of them When she s not playing the good Samaritan, she s a general recluse who only sleeps one night every four days or so In her dreams, she s a proxy for a recently deceased person who is now being judged by angels and almost always branded, the sign that s he s condemned to an afterlife in hell She has the scars to prove it They include the branded X in her neck, which always throbs after her nightly adventures and then there is something with her having protruding shoulder wings Some random flashbacks break up the narrative even and then one night, yes middle of the night, a guy bursts in and takes up residence in the house she s a caretaker for Turns out he s the owners out of this world hotgorgeousdelicious grandson and the owners have died He s completely random, travelling the world to seem interesting and stuff When he conveniently needs to go meet with his lawyer for a week, because something is wrong with the will let me think, maybe the fact that the grandparents left loads of money to a girl that doesn t even work for them now, but can still live in the house because logic, convenience and vicinity we re introduced to the second love interest who has dark features and, of course, a British accent Legitimately evil that one is It s practically a given with him being European and all.On to the part that gave me so much rage that I almost started kindle throwing It s quite sad really, because my kindle was a Christmas present and I wanted to inaugurate it with an angel story, hoping it would be decent and enjoyable but lol no, the universe doesn t allow some reading relaxation when you re in the middle of exams because obviously you just need stress and exasperation in those times Anyway, the rage inducing factor.As I already said in my very objective synopsis, Jessica s neighbour used to be married to an abusive piece of shit Jessica tells us so repeatedly, but the causality within these passages is just off At times, it is used as a ploy to illustrate how good of a person Jessica is for helping out Sally, who is, by the way, so traumatised that she can t leave the house and lives in perpetual fear of human contact I m sorry, being nice to a victim of abuse shouldn t be used as character development, it s fucking basic human decency Worse, however is the passage that introduces Sally s abuse and its conclusion The conclusion is that the husband was reported good , had to pay even better and that s why Sally Thomas is so disgustingly rich that she can afford to just throw one hundred bills at Jessica WHUT It gets better Before we know how Jessica earns an income, this is given as the explanation why she can go shopping for groceries every single chapter before da boyz show up.And this is where I drop dead because I choked on my disgust.EXCUSE ME You know what, I m willing to chalk this fucking disturbing plotline up to a case of bad causality, in the sense of Milton wrote Paradise Lost His wife died He wrote Paradise Regained or my personal version I used to believe in God My sister was born I lost my faith , but let me just add that it is things like these that prove why self publishing doesn t work for everyone I m not saying self publishing should be banned, because I m actually very much in favour of new ways for people getting out the stories they feel the need to tell, but this wasn t the only reason Branded could have benefited from editing More on that later The bottom line here is that you don t exploit a trauma such as domestic abuse to justify why a character has money, and in extension, how the MC can provide without a decent income Again it wasn t yet stated that Jessica made her money by housesitting The only thing such a connection makes me think is how convenient and that is the absolute last opinion I want to have when it comes to abuse The rest of it was just plain annoying I have never read Twilight, but seen and read enough to or less come to the conclusion that Jessica is a Bella Swan rewrite Also, absolutely nothing happens, except for pretty creepy and disturbing stuff that I m sure was not meant to be read that way It had potential with the living on borrowed time arc, but the only thing that was used for was to say who was to blame for Jessica s nightmares Surprisingly, it was everyone but her I m not saying this needed a thorough philosophical examination of what time means to the human being to have merit, but this was just ridiculous.So Jessica This girl is one big chunk of interior monologue and it never ends She has no sympathy whatsoever Take Emily for example She considers Jessica to be her friend and confides in her So guess what Jessica s reaction is when Emily tells her that her stepfather used to abuse her and that that is why she has run away from home Jessica actually gets angry because Emily doesn t want to tell her how she made the dreams stop It s also so fucking annoying that Emily s condemnation was supposed to be a suspenseful revelation, while it was so very obvious what the one thing that guarantees you a front row seat to eternal condemnation is I don t even know my Bible that well and it was still easy to guess Hint it s not blasphemy, because apparently angels are free agents in this world, which is something I can get behind, but it s used to such ridiculous ends that it all feels so derivative.There s not even an instinct that tells Jessica to for one moment think of someone besides herself This also shows in her dealing with Sally So Alex creepily shows up and follows Jessica around, because apparently the twenty something gorgeous guy doesn t have a social life Jessica has a movie night with Sally, which she conveniently forgot because damn Alex and his delicious exterior He then tags along and both of them think it will be no problem for an unfamiliar man to show up on the doorstep of a person who is so traumatised she can t even do her own shopping No probs, because blonde and blue eyed Alex is such a good guy that Sally instantly trusts him and her status as the local guy o meter will be used when the second love interest shows up Indeed, it s fucking genius to put an abused woman in that role.The love interests are not all that great either It s obvious Alex is supposed to be every good girl s wet dream, but I m sorry, the moment a boy I barely know bursts into the bathroom when I m showering, only to ask if I d like to have dinner with him that evening, I d pack up my stuff after said shower and run Not so Jessica, who already knows she will have BIG FEELS for Alex after literally five minutes Cole is even worse, and his relevance to the story is so nonsensical that the only things you need to know is that he admits that he s been in love with Jessica since the first moment he saw her Besides the general yawn it has been done to death factor, the first time this despicable specimen saw our highly desirable MC was WHEN SHE WAS FIVE or around that age I m a bit fuzzy on the details, but it was young enough to earn you a one way prison ticket So yes, in addition to being physically too perfect for this world and constantly having to remind everyone he speaks in a British accent and always staring at Jessica, he is a legitimate pedophile Not gonna lie, that s kind of a turn on for me.Moving on There is absolutely no reason for Jessica to be living in that house after the owners have died I also find it strange that no one bothered to inform her they are dead, and that Alex thought it was okay to burst in there in the middle of the night and be like lol yeah, they re dead, but they left me a shitload of money and I ll pay you and we can both live here because I m the prettiest boy you ve ever seen so my plan can t possibly be creepy and I can t be a psychopath Of course, it s too far fetched to call ahead with that information but who cares about such details when we need to get the love story going And that element is shocking problematic When Alex and Jessica lock lips, it s all very orgasmic and pornographic, but they don t go further because they don t know each other that long well and it s still a bit too serious I can genuinely respect that However, when Alex gives her an expensive bracelet or buys her a fucking wedding ring, this is seen as normal behaviour for a new couple Hey, I know my brain works in weird and mysterious ways, but I ve always thought marriage to be a pretty serious ordeal and frankly, if you don t feel you re ready for sex, I don t know how much diamonds will help your personal comfort with the issue Finally, I don t like Jessica s relationships with women First of all, the girl barely gets out and the only time she uses the internet is to look up the people she had to play proxy for the past night Nevertheless, she regularly mentions that she hears from women that boys like this, or don t do that or want you to whatever I have a hard time identifying who exactly these women are, because Sally Thomas will definitely tell her to just stay the hell away from men Also, Jessica ran away from home because of her mother, she has no friends and I find it hard to believe she d just speak to random women she encounters in the grocery store Somewhere in the story she decides to take a yoga class and she feels it is necessary to repeatedly tell the reader that it s her big outing to society and why that is so It s annoying Then she gets mad at Emily for allegedly not wanting to help her, when the girl obviously has a hard time telling Jessica what she needs to know in the first place and I completely understand Emily for wanting to suppress such a trauma, certainly when you know you have eternity to pay for it Jessica hates her mother because she thought her daughter was crazy and hysterical, which, in a realistic setting, doesn t seem that weird I don t know Jessica, but if you so desperately wanted to prove to your mother that something is going on, why not show her your scars You can t use the excuse that you don t want people to think that you re in some kind of extreme body art , because I think that as a minor you still need parental permission for that, and let me just tell you, with your outlook on life, you need all the help you can get Anyway, who needs that when you have a father who is so awesome that he contacts you five years after you ve run away from home, telling you that he s always been on your side, while he conveniently dismisses the fact that he never stood up for you or tried to reason with that dictator of a mother of yours The fact that he tells you just to ignore your mother is even better, because there s nothing I want from my father than such a show of respect for the women in my family Oh, he wants you to write him letters and keep in touch Do it, he obviously deserved it after years of doing nothing and taking the cheap route in blaming your mother for it Such a nice guy He would make a perfect family picture with that admiring pedophile you ve got living a few doors down ZOMG I wish I had your life.I read reviews of the next books and it seems that it gets even worse And apparently Cole will be redeemed, because if there s one thing we need it s that the creepy and psychotic bad guy will be shown to be inherently good Obvies ftw Plus that we get angst and melodrama and from what I assume, the language will still be riddled with factual errors, typos and unfinished sentences and generally make no sense whatsoever I mean, when you have a first person narrator, you can t just go around writing that she didn t notice the opened window or something, because the fact that she didn t notice it when it happened, and doesn t have her attention drawn to it at a later moment, means that she can t possibly have any recollection of it So how is she still able to talk about it Because Jessica just fails at life big time, that s why.Oh and I wish I had enjoyed the privilege of buying this for free, but because I m an evil European Branded standards , this was not the case, and that makes one reason why I feel justified writing this angry rant Needless to say, I can t recommend this to anyone, but luckily, most of it is so mind numbing that I won t be scarred for life by this.

  5. says:

    Jessica Bailey is tormented Every time she falls asleep, her nightmare begins The first chapter got me into reading the book It was different It started where most books end on judgment However, after a couple of chapters, the story goes downhill FAST The author tends to overelaborate on everything, leaving nothing to the imagination There are a few pages full of just descriptions of surroundings, and feelings I gets boring fast when every detail is explained and explored The book feels like a very long prologue That everything could have been explained in 3000 words or less The events are uneventful, the villain is easily defeated and love conquers all yet again But the struggle wasn t clear The message wasn t clear If it s love, and the sacrifice of someone, the story did not warrant such devotions Alex and Jessica s feelings for each other resemble that of teenagers and puppy love There s no basis for the love, no foundation, aside from mutual attraction But attraction is where it starts, not where it should end SPOILERS The main character, Jessica, doesn t have character For someone who is too cautious and too shy, she admits to falling in love with a guy she barely knew Trusting him with her secrets as when he did not do anything to warrant the confidence This goes to Alex as well The characters fall in love, in a snap of a finger I really don t get that, and how people like the idea of love as an immediate thing It isn t There are characters that doesn t need to be there, adding very little or nothing at all to the story Jessica s flashbacks offer very little add on to the story or her character.

  6. says:

    WARNING SPOILERS SLIGHT Initially I was really into this book I loved Jessica s character The premise intrigued me The writing was decent Then Alex happened.I did not like Alex, at all He was too chipper Too eager At least, he is in the beginning He and Jessica fall in together way too quickly for my piece of mind I mean, Jessica hasn t known him a day and already she s okay with him walking in on her in the shower Not only that, but he thinks its okay to invade her privacy this way Ummm, hello She barely knows him For all she knows, he could be a crazy rapist Not to mention, a stalker He can t seem to leave Jessica alone Within 24 hours of meeting her, Alex wants Jessica to come into town with him he barges into the bathroom while she s taking a shower he cooks dinner for her and he follows her to Sal s I mean, what gives All of this was done with a puppy dog manner that was completely unappealing This is the point where I stopped reading.Alex is what ruined this for me Whenever he was present I couldn t constrain my eye roll This severely hindered my reading experience Also, I sort of cheated and read the descriptions for the next books in the series without finishing this one Alex turns out to be the major love interest the proverbial one He didn t make a good impression on me, and I m not willing to commit the time and money to see if he grows on me No, thanks.

  7. says:

    review by Megsly Warning possible spoilers ahead Branded follows 20 year old Jessica Bailey, who is a teenage run away who never sleeps She can usually reach almost 100 hours with no sleep before her body starts caving in on her The reason she doesn t sleep is because she has night terrors, extreme night terrors In her dreams, she finds herself locked in a room, awaiting trial An angel she calls Adam, with gray eyes which is apparently indicative of whether or not they are fallen or not Gray means he s neutral territory , retrieves her from her cell and takes her to face a jury of ten five condemned angels, and five exalted angels decide her fate If she passes, she is thrown upwards into the heavens, and if she fails a hot bar of metal shaped like an X is pressed into the nape of her neck, branding her before she is hurled down to the pits of hell by the condemned She s never tried as Jessica Bailey though, it s always someone else s name that is called out.Sometimes she s tried as a man, sometimes as a woman Sometimes she s young and sometimes she s old Every once in a while the good list far outweighs the list of bad things the person has done and sometimes she is lifted to the heavens, but most of the times she s thrown down Every time, however, she feels the excruciating agony of wings bursting forth from her back, no matter if she s being sent to heaven or hell Funny thing is, the nightmares aren t just nightmares Every time she wakes up, Jessica finds a fresh brand on the back of her neck and an outline of wings tracing her shoulder blades and down her side, raised ever so slightly from the rest of her skin Not surprisingly, because of these nightmares, Jessica has an intense fear of angels She hates them, despises them with a passion that most people reserve for murderers and child abusers at one point she has a melt down over someone making snow angels I did kind of laugh there I love snow angels randomobservations After finally giving up on a strained relationship with her mother, Jessica runs away from home at 16 and makes her way north, where she quickly finds a job caring for a house in a small, wealthy community in a town in north western Washington state At 20, Jessica savors her alone time She s awkward around others and doesn t want anyone living near her, for fear that they ll hear her screaming at night She socializes with only one person Sal, her reclusive neighbor who is barely able to live on her own after suffering extensive injuries from an abusive husband years prior So when the owner of the house she cares for randomly shows up in the middle of the night, she is less than pleased not but unhappy enough to overlook the fact that her boss is a hottie One thing leads to another, and Jessica is forced to deal with the company of Alex, her young employer who enjoys having her around She stays in her apartment, but as time progresses the two begin to spend and time together It s a rather cute relationship development, especially considering it s near impossible for her to hide her nightmares from him with only thin walls separating her basement apartment from the rest of the house Once he knows the truth, she lets it all come tumbling out and surprisingly, Alex never questions her claims of the trails In the meantime, a new neighbor has moved into the house next to Sal, which has disrupted the woman s way of living At the same time, in an attempt to find some form of normalcy to balance her relationship with Alex, Jessica has begun attending yoga classes in town which leads her to become friends with Emily, and introduces her to Cole, who is Sal s new neighbor.Strangely enough, everything seems to tie together very neatly There are literally only 5 characters Jessica, Sal, Cole, Alex and Emily The way these 5 characters wrap up into one another is a little too neat of a package for my liking It seems a little too ideal, however, I still enjoyed each of the characters Cole is seemingly obsessed with Jessica, and shows up at all the right times to help her in times of need when Alex is not around Emily and Jessica find a common connection that I was never anticipating, and Emily holds the answer to ending Jessica s nightmares but will she tell her And then there is Cole, who both Jessica and Emily find vaguely familiar but neither can figure out why And then Sal, who s so disrupted by Cole s presence that she attempts suicide, is a dark shadow of worry in Jessica s mind In the meantime, while Jessica s previously quiet life is becoming fulfilled with the presence of others, her nightmares are growing worse, her scars burning longer, and strange, perfect feathers are appearing in unexplained places, such as Sal s hospital bed and the edge of Jessica s windowsill The way this story unfolds is very enjoyable The author writes very well, there are minor errors in the print, mainly having to do with tense changes which really annoy me, so perhaps that s why I always zone in on tense errors but for the post part, the plot carried me past that I enjoyed the resolution to the story, I thoroughly enjoyed the twist on angelic lore and the way Taylor depicts angels as nothing purely innocent or purely evil I also found it fascinating the way she handles the judgment of sins against humans It s a war between good and evil until the very last second before an individual is casts up to heaven or down to hell The character development is believable, and it s easy to understand why Jessica ran away from home and why she chooses to live in solitude The changes she makes in herself after meeting Alex are also believable, because of the way the author presents them to the reader Over all, though I probably won t be going out to add this book to my physical bookshelf, I ll enjoy it on my Kindle and will be looking to add the second book in the series to my Kindle soon as well.Below is my rating of Branded Fall of Angels by Keary Taylor These are reflective strictly of my opinion of the novels I ve read and reviewed, and are not necessarily reflective of the other staff members of MVF Story Elements plot 7 Character Development 7 Grammar Punctuation 8 Prose 7 Paranormal Element 8 Total Score 7.4 10 total score is derived from the average of the 5 individuals scores

  8. says:

    The story and the characters definitely kept me reading I purchased this book on a whim I love to read the work of local authors and jumped at the chance to help support a local up and coming when I saw this book at a bookstore near my office, in Seattle I read every day on my way to and from work on public transit, and sometimes, while reading this book, I d almost forget where I was Once, I almost missed my stop The story is compelling, the scenery and set building very full without dragging down the pace of the story Jessica often notices the weather and its effects on her surroundings, but then, living in this part of the country, it s hard not to notice, and the weather plays as big a role in this story as it does in the real lives of those of us living in the Pacific Northwest There were a few issues with word choice and repetition of descriptions that lent itself to the writing feeling just a little bit amateur, but the fact that those issues didn t detract from the story on the whole is testament to great world building and wonderful character development I wanted to know about Alex Why is he so quick to fall in love with Jessica Why did he spend so much time traveling what was he running from Why was he so willing to offer up his own salvation but I have a feeling that of him and his background may be coming in the next book I am also hoping that the next book helps make the ending of Branded feel less clipped short.

  9. says:

    So I did enjoy the story in this book, but I am not sure I liked how it was executed The idea was fantastic and very original I am not sure if this was the writer s first book, but the flow of the book was off There was so much build up and not enough character development to fill the pages While I liked there characters in the book okayI didn t feel like I knew enough about them to love them There was so much room to get you emotionally involved with the characters but since you didn t really know much about them it kept them as strangers With the character development being a little lacking in this book the love story also fell slightly flat It just wasn t believeable enough for me I also had a big problem with the fact that the characters said ya all the time For some reason this bothered me to no end I would actually start to cringe when I read it If you read the book, I am 100% positive you will know what I mean by that That being said, the last 40 or so pages of the book actually almost completely make up for the fact that alot of the book was lacking The villian in the book really begins to blossum as does the main character The emotions that are written towards the end of the book are portrayed so much better than in the beginning Your connection to the characters begins to develop much So because of this I am hopeful that in the next book that strong connection continues and the writer continues to improve and have acutally found myself excited to see where the story goes.

  10. says:

    I received a copy from Smashwords as a freebie This was an enjoyable read The story was well written and interesting Also, the characters were great I really liked Jessica and Alex I thought their relationship was perfect Their chemistry was great I thought the ending was great I cannot wait to see how the series unfolds Keary Taylor is now on my favourite authors list Overall, a great read.

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