Book Review: Fallen

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Releases: December 8, 2009
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 452
Source: Publisher
Series: Fallen #1

Rating: 4 stars
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.

This was a fantastic story, with a very intriguing and original plot. It was a little slow moving, but there was enough mystery and exciting twists and turns to keep turning the pages. The writing was spectacular. The way Kate describes Sword and Cross, and even some of the events, makes you feel as though your there, seeing the events unfold along side Luce.

The characters were great too. Each character was well-developed and I found myself questioning who some were and whether or not they were good or evil. I can say some characters I was right about, while others had me in shock – wasn’t expecting that.

This was a great start to a new series. I can't wait to read more. The next book, Torment, doesn't come out until September 2010. So far away!



Tales of Whimsy said...

Great review. Such a gorgeous cover too.

Sara said...

Great review... I've been hearing mixed opinions about this book, I guess I'll just have to read it to decide for myself whether it is great or not. One fact that is undisputed: the cover is awesome! ;)

Nicole Settle said...

Nice review! I'm very anxious to read this.

Cindy said...

sounds like a great book :) awesome review!

Dahlia (TheBookShopaholic) said...

I'm going to buy this when it comes out!

Jamie said...

I soooo want to read this one!

tannawings said...

Love the cover of the book- it so looks like one of the deviant artists I used to follow (wondering if it is hers) Great blog!

Lauren said...

I have to agree with you on this one - fantastic writing, but I'm not sure how I'm going to survive the wait for Torment!

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