Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Title: Fallen

Author: Lauren Kate

Published: Delacorte Press, 2009

Pages: 452

Series: Book 1, Fallen

Snippet: "All she knew was that when the shadows came they were usually accompanied by a cold chill under her skin, a sickening feeling unlike anything else."

Summary: 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.
(Taken from Goodreads)

Review: I love the cover of this book. I actually spent a lot of time just looking at the cover trying to figure out just what I loved about it. While, I did absolutely love the cover (and still do) I didn't entirely love the actual book.  Don't get me wrong, I didn't entirely hate this book either, I just didn't love it.

The first half of the book is pretty slow. I just had so much trouble getting into the book. And then when there were interesting parts they didn't last too long. But when there were interesting parts I have to say that they definitely kept me turning the pages and wishing for more.

Luce wasn't an entirely great character. She annoyed me quite a bit and she just wasn't an engaging character.  Daniel, Cam and Penn all intrigued me however. Especially Daniel. I think I would've been even more intrigued by him if part of the plot hadn't been spoiled for me.

Overall, I did like Fallen. It wasn't too bad but hopefully because it was the first book in the series the second one, Torment will be even more interesting. I'll definitely be checking it out.  I think that Fallen is a really interesting book. It's worth a read if you have a chance.

Source: Library


  1. I agree about part of the plot being spoiled. The original summary for this one gave faaar too much away. I also agree in regards to Luce. She wasn't my favourite either and started to annoy me as well once Daniel was more in the picture. I did however really like this book as a whole. It kept me on the edge of my seat which I loved. :)

  2. Luce isn't one of my favourite literary characters either. Even still, the story line is different, and I can't wait to see what's going to happen in Torment.


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