Book Review: Fall by Michelle Chow


Title: Fall
Author: Michelle Chow
Genre: LGBTQIA, Romance
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Published: 20th April 2016
Available Edition(s): Ebook
ISBN: 9781620047668
Date read: 10th June 2016
Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars

I received this e-galley from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.


Jeremy’s always looked after his little brother, Callum, and it’s his responsibility to make sure he’s safe. When Callum wanders too far into the woods, and finds himself at the mercy of two wolf shifters, Jeremy’s forced to act quickly.
It’s not ideal waking up in a strange house, with two shifters that scare him more than he’ll admit, but it’s temporary. Or it should be, until Jeremy realizes getting rid of the wolves is far easier said than done.

When I read the summary of this book, I immediately wanted to read it. I love books about shapeshifters.

I didn’t expect to love this book so much, especially since it lacks a plot. However, I was hooked after a few pages. I read this book in one sitting.

I think, what made me like this book is that, despite being a romance LGBTQIA book, it didn’t really focuses on the romance and it didn’t have a sex scene. Haha. Yeah, I was having a “LGBTQIA Reading Day” and the previous two books I read all have sex scenes in them.

Aside from that, I also like that this book wasn’t like what I predicted. From the summary, I thought Jeremy would be kind of like Derek from Teen Wolf, all serious-brooding-big-brother type. But I was wrong. Jeremy was so adorkable, especially when he was with his best frind, Duke.

That is what I love the most about Fall. Jeremy and Duke’s friendship. They’ve known each other since kindergarten, so they know what each other want even when they couldn’t communicate with one another (Jeremy was stuck in his bobcat form for a month because of his broken leg, and Duke is now a human thus he does not understand “cat” language). There was also one conversation between Jeremy and Duke that just made my heart melt. I can’t quote it because my copy of the ebook has expire, but it was something like this.

Jeremy, Duke, Callum, Sam and Thom had just finished watching Pacific Rim, and Duke (or was it Jeremy) said that he and Jeremy (or Duke) are definitely drift compatible. And then Jeremy asked Duke what will Duke do if he (Jeremy) dies. And when they were alone (if memory serves me correctly), Duke answered, “I will die with you.”


Another thing I like about this book is the “courtship” thing between Jeremy and Sam, even though Jeremy was oblivious about it at first. It reminds me of all the Alpha/Beta/Omega fanfictions that I love to read, so I really liked that. And so, the romance was subtle, due to Jeremy’s obliviousness, but I we get to see Jeremy gradually becoming friends with Sam.

In conclusion, this was a fun read. It was funny and adorable. Despite lacking a plot, I was totally hooked. I’ve never really loved a short story this much before. I give this book 4.5 over 5 stars, and highly recommend it to anyone who likes LGBTQIA YA books (because Jeremy didn’t feel like a 20 year old to me), and who wants a quick but fun read.




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