Book Review: The Whispers of the Fallen – J.D. Netto

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Name: The Whispers of the Fallen
Author: J.D. Netto
Publisher: Oftomes Publishing
Release Date: October 31, 2016 (first published 2012)


Ever since the dawn of days, rumors about the Diary of Lucifer echoed throughout Elysium. Hidden from all human knowledge, the Diary was kept a secret, locked away in the small village of Agalmath.

Isaac and Demetre find themselves in a dangerous journey as they uncover the truth about the Diary and those who guarded it for all these years. However, for Isaac and Demetre, danger lies at every step, hidden in the most unexpected places.

Hunted by the Nephilins and the Fallen Stars, they must find others who will join them in the battle against the coming darkness.

Book Cover Comments


hi hello now I finally know why there’s a lion on the cover and the significance of it in the book hehe

before that i was confused and curious as to why its a lion in a fallen angels tale

The Actual Review


That’s the word I’d use to sum up this book.

The Whispers of the Fallen is EXTREMELY fast paced. No exaggeration there. EXTREMELY. The fastest I’ve ever seen. It picks up a pace that can span across probaly a few books (that’s its potential) rather than the first book in the series- that’s how interesting it gets. And I somewhat feel like that caused a problem- there were scenes or possibly details that I either missed, was too tired to process all of it, or were just omitted completely because of the entire pacing of the book. There were parts that felt like it could have been inserted there but just wasn’t there completely which would lead to an entire expansion on the scope included in this book.

One example would be when our main character Issac got into some dark trouble, all of a sudden returned stronger than before- but what happened in the middle was completely omitted because the POV changed and we don’t hear Issac’s POV for the last third of the book. Issac’s best buddy, Demetre was also very, lack-luster because of how little he actually appeared in the book. 90% of the time Demetre was actually taken over by somebody else, and I kinda thought he’d play more significance in the book (excluding the posess-er, that’s a different character) but he was really just there for the sake of the body rather than the highlight given in the synopsis of the book.

But I did enjoy the book to a certain degree- I agree that it was interesting, the way the lore of the fallen angels work was definitely slightly different from the previous one or two that I’ve seen. Yes, it’s all sad, but this fallen angel story turns tragic and a bit more dark. This leads to a lot of vulnerability in the lead and main characters in this book, adding a very nice touch to the stake of emotions that J.D. Netto wants to bring to us readers. There was this one part I vividly remember when Issac was in conversation with Devin, one of the nephilin. That was one of the most broken-down and vulnerable conversations in the book, and I can’t help but just cry tears of sadness in my mental mind.

I definitely rushed through this book- I was kinda ready to move on despite its fast pace. In a sense it went too quickly and I felt like I missed a lot of details- in a sense it can also get too meta, and I was losing track of it by the time I knew it.

I hate to DNF things so, so long I have the book I’d force myself to read it anyway- I do hope that the next few books will be amazing and that I’ll bring myself to enjoy it.

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Joanne Lumiere

Joanne is the narcissistic founder of her book blog, Joanne Lumiere. Born and raised in Hong Kong, this 18 year old brat is currently attending college in Los Angeles, and still doesn't know how to read books with sophistication, and yet she runs a blog.

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