Fallen by Lauren Kate

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: December 8, 2009
Pages: 452
Source: bought
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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. --Goodreads
 Luce sees strange things, shadows that she can’t explain away.  After an incident at her old school, her parents send her to this school of screw-ups, some more dangerous than others.  There, Luce meets Daniel who is nice to her one minute and cold the next.  Daniel has some issues and they are all about to get involved with them.

I simply do not know why it has taken me this long to crack open this book.  If I had known it was going to be great, I would have definitely read it sooner. 

I loved the characters; they all had a distinct image about them.  Roland was so sleek and cool, what with his dreadlocks and laid-backed-ness.  Arraine was unusual and I could not quite figure her out.  She has a past that no one quite knows about, but she is very friendly which makes her extremely likeable and almost trustworthy. 

The writing was fantastic.  The shadows really set the tone of the novel, when they come onto the page.  There was beautiful imagery that, at times, took my breath away.  Fallen gave a certain edge to everything with its nonstop action and likeable characters.  Not to mention, there are a considerable amount of hunks in this novel that you will not was to miss. 

However, there will always be questions that are not answered.  Especially in a book series, of course the first novel will leave us hanging and wondering about some things.  The last chapter wraps everything up all nicely, and then the epilogue sweeps on through and unwraps it again.  I will definitely be reading the next installment and eagerly awaiting any of the books that release in the series.

These are one of those books that you can read over and over again.  It is built in such a way that allows for an easy and fast read that you will never get tired of.      


Writing Style: 5
Cover: 5
Characters: 5
Plot: 4
Ending: 5


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  1. LOOOOVED this book so much ... actually I love the complete series! I will always remember Daniel when he flipped Luce off when he first saw her.. He won my heart in this moment! Yes, I'm strange that way :)

  2. Mind-blowing, eh? Someday soon I really DO need to go read this one. It'll probably be a library read. I had just read a similar book when this one came out and I wasn't ready for another reincarnation love story, but I think by now, I am!

  3. Hey lady! It's Tiffany here (the girl you shared pizza with standing in line for some really wonderful books at BEA!). Anyway, I just wanted to say hi and that I liked what you had to say about Fallen. It's been on my- 'need to get to at some point- shelf =) I'm a bit more intrigued now! But I'm standing on that cusp of just finishing a book last night and not sure which direction I want to take for my next world visit =p I got so many wonderful books at BEA that are just glaring at me on my shelf, but then there's those other ones too.. haha. Ahh the dilemma.

    Anyway, as I saw in your 'about me' section, you particularly love movies based on books- here's a link to our blog (going directly to our movie section)- as Fallen is on the list of upcoming adaptations I thought you may be interested in. Either way I hope you're well and that the rest of BEA worked out for you! I'm sure I'll be in touch as we've subscribed to your blog =)