Monday, December 21, 2015

Fall of Heroes by Jennifer Harlow [Review]

 Fall of Heroes by Jennifer Harlow
Fall of Heroes (Galilee Falls Trilogy #3) by Jennifer Harlow
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: December 16, 2015

Galilee Falls Trilogy
1. Justice
2. Galilee Rising
3. Fall of Heroes - Paperback | Kindle

Jennifer Harlow
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
"Show me a hero; and I'll write you a tragedy." -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hero and Villain.
Good and Evil.
Love and Hate.

Would that the world were that simple. Nothing is ever simple in a world filled with superheroes and villains. She may not wear a cape or have superpowers, but no one would say Joanna Fallon isn't a hero. At great personal cost she's saved the city of Galilee Falls from two supervillains, but has finally found a measure of peace. But whatever rises often falls, and even the city's champion may not be able to fight the cataclysm about to befall not only her city but the whole of the world...or even want to.
Thoughts on Fall of Heroes: Holy crumb. This is one of those books I had to quietly put aside a time or two to give myself a few moments to catch my breath. SO MUCH HAPPENS. Heartache and betrayal and OHMYGOD JOANNA IS ALL KINDS OF MESSED UP. I just... whoa. *reminds self to breathe*

Joanna, of course, stumbles more than once with the crazy thrown at her. She makes some bad choices and she lashes out at those who hurt her. Man, she's brutal at times. And I get why. Totally. She had something fundamental ripped from her and it wasn't pretty. Finding her balance again took time. Coming to terms with the reasoning behind why that something was done took even longer.

But as explosive and hardheaded as Joanna can be, she also can't walk away when people need her.

So she ends up in the middle of the crazy without really trying. And it is glorious.

These books are heart wrenching and painful at times, but they are SO FUN. The heroes may be good guys, but they don't always make the best choices. People get hurt in their battles against the villains. Cities fall. The citizens bleed. And yet, they still keep fighting, because the alternative is to do nothing.

And, like Joanna, they can't walk away when there are people in need. *slow thumbs up*

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