In Tumble & Fall we fall three characters as Persephone is circling back to earth’s orbit with its intention of wiping out the planet. NASA is sending up a nuclear rocket to blow up this asteroid in an attempt to deflect it from hitting Earth and with it being the only option left, it is risky but it’s the only way. Caden has been tracking this asteroid for years as he has been following the news. Living with his mother, Caden is accustomed to his meager lifestyle since his father walked out on their family for a younger woman. When suddenly Caden is kidnapped, he is face-to-face with his father which he has not seen in years. Fantastic accommodations and a lavish lifestyle are his now for the taking. Caden is overcome with emotions. Sienna is hanging out with Owen, who has teamed with a group of individuals working on a boat which they hope will save them from the impending disaster when it strikes. Going against her father wishes, she finally feels like she belongs to something as she sneaks out to be with Owen and do something rather than just wait for the impending disaster to strike. Zan is helping Nick research a receipt she found in a book in the remains of a car accident that took the life of Leo, her boyfriend. Nick is hoping that the mystery girl Vanessa and her connection to Leo will answer some questions she has about the last days Leo was alive. With only three days before the missile is released, a few individuals are on edge, while others party and others live like it is just another day. It really makes you think, what would you do?
I think the author did a great job with character development. I liked all the characters and sometimes, I had to remember who was connected to whom but I knew them and I could relate to them. What I didn’t care for was the impending disaster. I didn’t think it really needed to be in there. I waited for something big or tragic to happen to bring a couple of the individuals together in the book and it didn’t happen till the end and I just did not get it. I think it would have been a better book if it would have been a fiction book without the asteroid feature. I’d read another one of Alexandra’s book but please no asteroids, give me a fiction book with just great characters and some catching drama. The cover of this book caught me this time.
Thanks Fierce Reads for the copy of this book. I appreciate it!