★ SYNOPSIS ★
Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn’t care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent’s divorce. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.
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★ MY REVIEW ★
Fallen Crest High is the first book I’ve ever read by Tijan. It’s part of the Fallen Crest High series and it can definitely be read as a standalone. Fair warning though, you’ll want to read the rest of the books after! It is told mainly from a first person point-of-view by Sam, the heroine in the book. It does have an HEA, with no cliffhanger, but it also has a continuation story to it. So if you wanted to stop reading at this book, you could. It’s a choice to pick up the rest, but not needed.
This book threw me off my rocker! I can’t even joke about it. I thought I’d just pick it up and start it at 11:30 at night. Bad idea because I didn’t put it down until I was done with it, which means I was literally up all night long reading it. I’ve learned my lesson with Tijan novels. 😛
The story itself is completely immersive. If I had to sum up Fallen Crest High in one word, it would be dramatic. There is so much drama in this book that it’s insane, but you can’t stop reading. The characters themselves extremely complex… even though you’re only reading the book from Sam’s side of it all, you still get a sense of the rest of the characters. I would love to tell you that it’s the main characters that are the drama, and to an extent they are… but no joke, I think their parents take the cake.
Despite the insane amounts of drama though, and the situations. I loved this book.
Sam is, well she’s different. She deals with things in her own way. Her own way being running, a lot. She comes off as uncaring and not phased by anything, but in reality, she’s far from being kosher about it. It’s more not knowing how to express it or really just being so fed up that she’s beyond caring.
The Kade brothers on the other hand, they are intense! At one point I sat in horror like, “Wow, they are extremely manipulative.” because they are, but then when you look at it as a whole, and you see what they are dealing with, it makes sense why they are. It’s how they protect each other and people they care about. They don’t let things stand in their way to do it either and they don’t seem to be afraid of anything. They party, they are wild, they do things that I don’t even know how they get away with.
Mason absolutely grabs me. He’s strong, silent, keeps to himself. He comes off as mysterious at first and I was really unsure of him. He seems to always be there, and be watching but you don’t get the creeper vibe from it. To be fair, I was unsure if I liked the Kade brothers at all, but they are the epitome of bad boys. I’d actually come close to calling them anti-heroes but that doesn’t fit either.
Logan is the wise-cracking, laughing manwhore of the bunch. I’m going to guess that he has deeper issues that you don’t get to in the first book. He doesn’t try to hide it either, with him, what you see is what you get. He’ll be the first one to tell you that he’s a bed hopping bad boy.
Truth be told, I wasn’t sure how things would turn out between Mason and Sam, I held my breath for a good bit of the book on that front. I’m going to again state that there is an HEA in this book, but I don’t want to go more in-depth on it because I don’t think their story is done yet. What I could tell you at this point, would be def spoilers. So I’ll leave it there.
Would I recommend this book? Oh heck yes, I would. It’s engrossing, riveting, dramatic, insane… you have jaw dropping moments and even times when you’re just like, “Really?”. I’ve given the book at 5 star rating and I can’t wait to start the rest of the series.