Friday, June 25, 2010

Review Fallen by Lauren Kate


Title: Fallen
Author: Lauren Kate
Pages: 452
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Series: Fallen #1
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchase

Description:

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

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, FALLEN is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story.


My Thoughts:

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 Sword & Cross boarding school in Savannah. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are screwups, and security cameras watch every move. Except Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret...even if it kills her. Dangerous, exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

I really enjoyed this book, although parts of it seemed like Twilight it was clearly very different the main character Luce is sent to boarding school as a last ditch effort to save Luce from pending doom of being a bad seed. Not that she is bad per se, bad thing happen around her that she can't explain or justify. Upon entering the school she falls into a tug of war between Cam, herself and Daniel. She feels pulled toward him, even though everything in her says he's not interested. Cam seems way too into her, making her feel good, but when that good turns bad Daniel is the one to save her time and again. What I found thrilling is the love story aspect of the story. And the character of Penn who's been attached to the Sword and Cross since her father was alive. She is able to show Luce things about Daniel, and geniounly becomes a friend to Luce.
I was saddened when the ending came about. And I don't get sad over most things, but for some reason this ending for one of the characters made me feel so bad for Luce. Over all a great read, I wish some of the bad characters got what they had coming, but like any book they love to keep you hanging.

Lauren Kate's next book Torment will be out in Autumn and I for one can't wait! I gave this one a five stars I could definitely read this over and over again.

2 shout outs:

anachronist said...

Was it better or worse than Twilight books? In your opinion of course. I was toying with the idea of buying it but I preferred to wait for a review or two.

Paula said...

In my opinion it's better than Twilight, not to take anything away from Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight Saga I like the aspect of Fallen Angels as opposed to vampires.