REVIEW: The Fall of East by Nana Malone
Updated: May 8
Disclaimer: I won free ARCs of the 'Hear No Evil' trilogy in a giveaway.
Nyla and East are back on track, but they still have to deal with Francis Theroux, Interpol, and the London Lords' mission to avenge their friend Toby. And that's of course without all the interpersonal drama between the London Lords and the women they're involved with, Nyla's ex-boyfriend being dangerously close to unveiling the Elite, and Nyla and East's respective issues with their dads.
All East wants to do is keep Nyla safe—and all Nyla wants to do is the freedom to do her job without being hindered. Understandably, this causes some issues between them, but it was really lovely to see them work through this as a couple rather than get stuck in a fight and break-up cycle. It took a while for them to really understand each other, but I loved seeing them grow together. Malone does a brilliant job of balancing their raw, physical attraction—and some seriously fiery scenes—with a genuine, emotional connection and some beautifully tender moments.
The narrative itself is also incredible, and Malone manages to use her large cast of characters to brilliant success. The foreshadowing is so well done; there are enough clues that I thought I knew where things were going but I wasn't entirely sure, which kept me hooked to the very end.
That said, I TOTALLY called it in regards to Theroux.
I did feel like some things didn't entirely get wrapped up—mostly what was going on with Drew because that didn't quite feel resolved to me—but I'm hoping that will be revisited in future books, as the London Lords definitely aren't done with seeking vengeance just yet.
All in all though, I loved The Fall of East, and I can't wait for future books, whenever they may be!
Final verdict: Thrilling to the very end, The Fall of East is an absolute joy. 🍯🍯🍯🍯🍯/5 honeypots!