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Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Sep 30, 2011

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her



452 Pages 
Delacourte Press




I wish I know who did the cover for this book. I find it haunting and yet amazing at the same time.  Most of the book was told through Luces perspective. I found at times that I would have love to get Daniels take on the situation.  But for the most part the perspective worked for me. I knew that Daniel was an Angel. I got that much from reading the blurb on the back of the book. 


And I especially liked the three way tug that Luce experienced between Cam and Daniel. Although I would have to admit that Cam was more to my liking through out most of the book. Daniel was stand offish towards Luce, and I get that he wanted to stay clear of her for fear of her dying again, but I wanted a bit more of their romance. Which I know we will get more in book two and three. 


The other characters in the book didn't hit me until the very end. Well Gabbe did but she was an easy target to figure out it was some of the other characters I was introduced to that through me for a loop. 


The reform school Luces went to was a bit dreary but I think that is what the author was going for.  Although  how they all ended up at the same school was never explained.  There were a couple of points on the story that had holes in them, but I have to be honest I didn't really realized until just now. So that says that it was small enough not to be notices. ((SCORE!!))


I am currently reading the second book in the series Torment. Not very far into but its in a different setting. 
 That reminds me if anyone has read the book, did you feel strange about the shadows?  I didn't not entirely grasp that concept and hole that there will be more to their explanation in the second book. I thought they were harmful, but it seemed that they were almost protective of her? (Ponder moment)


I was pleasant surprised that I enjoyed this book as much as I did. I didn't loose interest, and I found my self wanting to take read the book even while at work. I was utterly distracted. Who wouldn't be? Daniel has a chance now to keep his love instead of re-living her death every 17 years. 

2 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

Elise Hepner September 30, 2011 at 8:02 AM  

I also loved this book and can't wait for the 4th one to come out. I devoured these books, didn't sleep for three days reading them. Very rare for me, especially with Young Adult. I couldn't tell you what got me about them, but I enjoyed them way more than Twilight.

Victoria September 30, 2011 at 2:18 PM  

I've read the entire series so far and have really enjoyed it. I think you will too. The shadows make much more sense in the third book.

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