Annike: Hey guys, I actually read this book last month but totally forgot to put it down on the wrap-up and can’t believe I haven’t reviewed it yet. Anyways, I am here to make up for that now with a review on the book Feel Me Fall by James Morris which I actually received from the author in exchange for an honest review back in July (sorry about that) and while it took me a little while to start, when I got into it I couldn’t stop! Let’s get onto the review…
Emily Duran is the sole survivor of a plane crash that left her and her teenage friends stranded and alone in the jungles of the Amazon. Lost and losing hope, they struggle against the elements, and each other. With their familiar pecking order no longer in place, a new order emerges, filled with power struggles, betrayals, secrets and lies. Emily must explain why she’s the last left alive.
But can she carry the burden of the past?
So I do have to say, the blurb is a little bit vague on the storyline but yeah as it says, Emily is the sole survivor of a plane crash, a fact that we find out at the beginning of the story and then we look back at some of the events that happened prior to Emily showing up alone after weeks in the jungle. I thought it was really interesting to have Emily shown as the only survivor at the beginning of the novel and then flick back to the 6 kids making their way through the jungle together because you knew that something was going to happen to the others, just not exactly what.
A majority of the novel focuses on Emily and 5 other kids (Molly, Ryan, Viv, Nico and Derek) as they are the survivors of a plane crash and they find themselves in the depth of the forest, not knowing what to do or how to get help. I thought it was interesting that all of the characters embodied their own unique characteristics. For example, Molly was known as ‘Mean Mollie’ and she was a very tough and large girl who was rather unlikeable while Derek was the weird kid from school who knew a whole lot more than anyone else about the environment around him. So even though they all had their stereotypes, these were all very different from the typical jock, princess and nerd like you usually see.
I really found myself disliking a number of the characters but this didn’t put me off at all. They were all so weird or rude but it was so engaging to read about them anyways which is rather unusual for me in a book. I also found Emily recounting both her life before, during and after the crash very engaging. I really liked Emily and found her a very interesting character. I don’t want to give anything away because I am definitely recommending this book to you guys but I can say that the story definitely tips on its head at one point and after that there is no going back. It is safe to say that it gets a little crazy and wow… just so many twists and turns that I did not see coming at all!
Anyways, so yeah that is really all I have to say for this one without letting you guys know too much. I really do recommend this book cause it was super good and everyone on Goodreads has loved it so far. It is very much a mystery and thriller type book that also has a particular focus on different types of relationship. You get to watch the characters handle their own crisis and deal with the idea that maybe the wouldn’t get rescued both in their individual lives and also their interactions. Very well written by James Morris so definitely give it a read and let me know what you thought if you have read it!