Fallen by Lauren Kate
452 Pages (Hardcover)
December 8, 2009
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.
I saw this gorgeous cover at Borders a while back and picked it up immediately (what? I’m a sucker for pretty covers). There were many parts of Fallen that were very intriguing, however, there were also parts that were a little dry.
Lauren Kate goes into a lot of the history behind the fallen angels and all of the myths surrounding them. I, personally, was really interested by this. I found this especially cool, because this was the first book I’ve read that deals with angels. So when aspects of the mythology started popping up in other books, like Melissa de la Cruz’s Blue Bloods series, I was excited because I already had some background. However, I have heard that a lot of people did not like this as much as me, so I guess it depends on what you’re into.
The novel follows Lucinda (Luce) Price, association with mysterious events gets her locked up at Sword & Cross boarding school. The school it itself was intriguingly off. The security, students, and overall gloominess seem to be hiding something. For me, the setting was the one thing that made me keep reading. There was just something about it, and I needed to figure out what.
There was a draw back about this novel though. At times, there was just not enough going on. This book seems to be a set up for future books, so a lot of the content is drawn out and a bit bland. Condensed a little from 452 pages, this book has the potential of being amazing.
That being said, the ending was amazing. It almost made up for all the dry spots, and I was actually looking forward to the sequel.
I don’t want to give away the plot (because amazingly, only a little action was split over 452 pages, so giving away a little is actually giving away a lot), I will say this: angels, demons, love, curse. So if those four words intrigue you, give Fallen a shot. I can say now, (Because I have already read Torment), the sequel is definitely worth it.