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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Title: Fallen
Author: Lauren Kate
Pages: 452
Release date: December 9th 2009
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
Source: Borrowed

Seventeen-Year-Old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce’s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasant—even evil—history.

It’s only when she sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, that Luce feels there’s a reason to be here—though she doesn’t know what it is. And Daniel’s frosty cold demeanor toward her? It’s really a protective device that he’s used again . . . and again. For Daniel is a fallen angel, doomed to fall in love with the same girl every 17 years . . . and watch her die. And Luce is a fellow immortal, cursed to be reincarnated again and again as a mortal girl who has no idea of who she really is.

There was just something about this book for me. It was like magic. I Just wanted to read and read and read. It was filled with mystery and romance and angels. It grabbed me by the hand and wouldn’t let go, even after I finished it. I didn’t want it to end.

Luce was an interesting character. She did, however, have a lot of qualities that I dislike in a protagonist. She was troubled, misunderstood, damaged and indecisive. Despite all this, I liked her. I felt her pain, her frustration. I could empathise with her.

The male characters were again pretty typical. Charming. Swoon worthy. A little bit dangerous. Cam and Daniel kept me on my toes though. I always wanted to know more about them. I kept jumping between the two, never quite knowing how I liked more. I liked that.

The plot wasn’t hugely original. The love triangle was overly appealing. But it had that something that captured my attention. The ending, however, was completely and utterly overwhelming. I was not expecting it at all. I was completely on my toes at the end. And I loved that. That made it original.

The cover was just fabulous. It definitely captured the essence of the book. Haunting with a hint of mystery. The font is gorgeous and I love the little accent below it. The light behind her the girl illuminates her yet is not bright enough to lighten the book. A great reflection of the book.

5 out of 5 stars


  1. Great review! I've read mixed things on this book but I could totally see where you're coming from and your point of view when reading this.

  2. Awesome review! It seems like most folks either totally love or totally hate this book. This makes me think I would really like it. :)

  3. Aylee: Thanks. I'm so glad I enjoyed it. The faact that there were mixed reviews really made me want to read it!

    Logan: Thank you :) Definitely a love it or hate it kind of book!

  4. Thanks for the great review :D I bought this book ages ago, but I was wary about starting it as I've heard mixed things. And I keep buying other books that I want to read more, haha.
    We have similar tastes on most things, so I think I'll be reading it soon :)

  5. You're more than welcome :) haha! I do that all the time. I think you should give it a go and if you do, I hope you love it as much as I did :)

  6. I've read this and liked it waaay better than the Torment. Great Review I do agree with you in many parts. I don't have a review up on this though because I read this before I started my book blog. Thanks a bunch for the review. :D

  7. Was Torment still good though? You;re welcome for the review :) Glad you liked it!

  8. great review! ive heard both good and bad things about this book, so i think im just going to pick it up for myself :) thanks for sharing your thoughts!


  9. Thanks :) I think it is one where you have to read it for yourself and see. No problem :)

  10. I like it, but it seems very strange to me... I can´t explain it well. Something was just weird, but I still like it xD

  11. Oh I love Fallen! Specially Daniel but I didn't like Luce very much...Plus love books about angel!!! Good review

  12. I definitely had a harder time with Fallen. I really loved the story in general, but Luce's (lack of) character was too annoying for me. Plus, I found her inexplicable attraction to Daniel a bit trite. However, your review makes me want to give it a second chance! :)
    - Alyssa of Redhead Heroines
    Book Review of "Fallen" by Lauren Kate


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