**This review shouldn't contain any spoilers**

Fallen was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. Let me just say that all of my reviews are 100% honest all of the time, and I try to avoid spoilers for the most part. Now, on with my review...

Fallen, first and foremost, is a retelling of the Princess and the Frog fairy tale. Now, for me, I was intrigued, but that story had never been one I cared for. However, I was curious to see just how this story could be retold. All I can say is, I was very pleasantly surprised.

The story starts with Sylas Mortas, a prince who decides he's tired of being told what to do, when to do it, and basically having no freedom in how he lives his life. My first thought? Understandable, but you're a prince, so you just have to deal. Sylas, though, doesn't want to deal. So he runs away. Seems like a perfectly normal thing to do, right?

Along the way, he stumbles across a band of robbers who decide they're going to kidnap him and hold him for ransom. The ringleader of this little group happens to be female, and she warns Sylas not to fall in love with her. Easier said than done. One kiss is all it takes, after all.

Returning to his kingdom, Sylas is told he is to be married to a young woman. Although he loves the girl he met in the forest, he accepts his fate. What he doesn't know, though, is that this woman he is betrothed to will become his one true love.

Fate, however, has other things in store. When a banshee comes calling for his grandfather, Sylas strikes a deal with the woman. He goes in place of his grandfather, believing that once he fulfills whatever duties he is tasked with by the old hag, he will be able to return to his kingdom and live happily ever after with his bride.

Silly Sylas, unfortunately, has no clue that he's just made the biggest mistake of his entire life.

Now, I won't say anything more, as I'll get carried away and spoil everything for you lovely readers. That's one thing I don't want to do.

As for characters, I'll admit that the most intriguing one, and the one that happens to be my favorite, is a chicken. Yes, you read that right: a chicken. Trust me when I say that you will quite like said chicken, too.

Sylas is likeable enough, although he does have his moments where you want to smack him. Mostly because he tends to let his emotions rule his decisions, and that never turns out well for anyone, now does it? I definitely found myself drawn to Sylas, and I rather enjoyed his story.

Laittie, too, is a very likeable character. She's sweet, lovely, and you cant help but either want to be her, or just be her friend.

The banshee, Crwys, is probably the most easily hated character in the book. She's got secrets, and she's basically an all-around awful person. But she's also someone you kind of love to hate.

And lastly, Ros. Ros is just...she's wonderful. That's all I can say about her. You have to love her. No way around it. She grows on you.

The plot moves along at a nice pace and keeps you intrigued throughout the entire story. It's filled with action, adventure, love, loss, heartache, and death. It's a modern day fairytale mixed with hints of Shakespeare(think Romeo and Juliet, but slightly different) and something from The Brothers Grimm. That's how I see it, anyway.

I also want to quickly add that I absolutely adore the font on the cover. It's fun and fresh. I quite like it.

I can honestly say, without a doubt, that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It made me love the story of The Princess and the Frog so much more now. I highly recommend it, and I'd rate it a solid 4 stars.

Pick up a copy and start reading it today. You won't regret it.