'An Angel Fallen' is basically a story about a psychopathic animal killing teenager, his best friend, and the kinds of things that remaining silent lead to.
Honestly, I'm not sure what I was expecting from this book. It could have had wide reaching good vs. evil themes.. or intense inner conflict on the part of the friend. It really had neither. It is a fast food serving of the synopsis.
There seemed to be pages filled with words that didn't need to be there. I get that the repetition was taking place in someone's mind, but you can't even really argue it was a battle for redemption. Entire scenes would abruptly end, only to start fresh ones as characters woke up the next day, confused.
Again. I understand what the author was attempting to do. It just failed on a colossal scale. Those sudden endings and quick new beginnings just came across as incoherent, leaving me feeling like the author simply had no idea how to transition between scenes.
There's literally no one to root for. There's one character with intrinsic value and like all the others in the book, the details you get about her are just given to you in a dump. Everyone else is an absolute waste of space.
And that's really how the entire novel proceeds. Information dump, characters going somewhere, potentially interesting scene, abrupt ending, eyes opening, new scene, begin again. There's actually probably enough potential plot material throughout the book to make a compelling story, but this author can't do it. If you took all the paragraphs containing that material that actually made it onto the pages, I'm convinced you could fit them all into the first chapter.
Just, don't waste your time.