I don t even know how to rate something this fucked up heart breakingly tragic.Edited to add Okay so I m rating this on the quality of writing and the story told rather than on the plot specifics Because how is that even a possibility no ratingWhat an unrelenting nightmare I made the mistake of reading this late at night, couldn t put it down, hoping for the best for the young protag, and woke up still disoriented and deeply disturbed Built around sex trafficking and horrific abuse and torture, this is ultimately about the darker side of human nature We all know there are very disturbed, evil people out there, we hear about it every day on the news kidnappings, abuse, torture, beheading in the name of religious fervor it s really about ego, power lust, and the bottomless well of human cruelty.Arkady he no longer remembers his real name has the face of an angel he is sold into slavery at fifteen to pay his father s debt the story starts three years later His life of prostitution, porn films, continual rape and abuse, where he never sees the light of day, turns into being sold as a slave, with My thoughts during reading and at the moment I finished it I was expecting something depressing and disturbing.Damn, that is Cari Waites You have to know what you re getting yourself into But NO Sorry.I need at least a tiny ray of hope, even if it is an invisible oneBut hereNever again. Terrifying and HEARTBREAKING I was craving a HEA ending. I am too stunned Sigh Its a very small story and I really don t want to write anything about the story apart from suggestingplease read the blurb.If you are strong enough read the book its highly recommended.This book is intense.It made me sad really sobbing sad but still I couldn t put it down as I wanted to have my happy ending the one I always look for while This was a very disturbing read for me I may have gotten through it a bit easier is the slaves were grown men instead of poor young boys I had to read this story as a documentary for educational purposes as I took no pleasure from it It sickens me that such things go on in the world pretty Chose this for a reading challenge to push my limits and yes, I knew it was beyond them, but stupidly read it anyway To say I didn t enjoy it is an understatement, and the underlying theme of hopelessness and futility is just the cherry on top Zero happiness. A sad story of human trafficking, populated by monsters and victims The torture is truly horrendous and there s a sense of hopelessness throughout that s a bit heartbreaking A compelling and thought provoking read. My friend Noah, who s quiet as a church mouse on here, rec d this to me What a twisted, naughty beast you are turning out to be, Noah Smooches, dear one.Will Falling Angels be for everyone Not no but HELL NO It s crazy dark and twisted as fuck Arkady has been trafficked He was 15 when he left Russia in a box and landed with the sadistic Marcus Marcus sells him out to the highest bidder every chance he gets and films it all which has turned him into somewhat of a legend He s also got him hooked on heroin Lovely.D.A.R.K The sad thing is Mr Grace, who Arkady gets sold to, makes Marcus look like Gandhi Mr Grace is a monster No two ways about it Troy is the detective who s obsessed with Arkady He s watched all his videos, trying to find some sort of lead to his whereabouts at least that s what he keeps telling himself Troy is also burned out, but has he lost all sense of a moral code Will he be able to save Arkady And what will he be saving Is there such a thing as too damaged Ms Waites sure has a twisted mind to come up with this I ve not read anything by her before I ll be sure to gird my loins prior to the next read of hers yet, as disgusted and uncomfortable as I was, I couldn t stop I had to know It s not pretty It s nowhere near sweet If you re Arkady Is A Legend Arkady Is An Angel Arkady Is A Slave Troy Is A Voyeur Troy Is A Rescuer Troy Is A Monster This 12 600 Word Story Includes Explicit Content, Including M M, Non Consent, Slavery, Violence And Torture All Characters Are 18 Years Or Over.