Book Review: The Fall

Cover of "The Fall: Book Two of the Strai...

Book: The Fall

Authors: Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Recommend: Although it’s not quite as good as the first, it is still worth taking the time to read.

I read the first book in this trilogy, The Strain, a couple of weeks ago. I had been wanting to read the next two but had to wait a bit since my book buying budget is rather low at the moment. So I requested this one and the last book in the trilogy from the library.

This book continues to follow the main characters as they fight against the vampire virus that is beginning to take control of their world. The cities are beginning to shut down and no one is trying to hide what they are fighting anymore and the niceties of society begin to unravel into chaos. The question shifts from ‘how do we stop it’ to ‘are we too late to stop it.’

While this book was a fun, great read, it was missing something that the first book had. The pacing in this one is a bit slower than the first. While the authors attempt to keep the action and pacing as quick as the first book, there is just no way to maintain it through the second book, which is by necessity, development into the third installment of this series.

Definitely worth picking up. I know that Barnes and Noble just got a new display of these in paperback form. While I don’t know that I’d pay full price for the hardback, I have a feeling that the paperbacks will end up a part of my collection in the near future. I just hope that the third book picks back up!

Final Rating:

Get it used…

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