Monday, July 12, 2010

Book Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Genre: Young Adult

Published: December 8, 2009

How I Got the Book: Library

Synopsis (from b& 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.

My Thoughts: This book had a lot of potential. The opening scene is great. It hooks the reader right in I feel. Though, I pretty much guessed what was going to happen throughout the novel because I was reminded of that opening scene so much. But it was pretty strong regardless. Then we meet and narrator follows around the main girl, Luce. She is so boring and cardboard I can't remember anything at all that stood out. Actually this book and Fallen really blur together for me. This one involves reincarnation, which I LOVE. One thing I was not impressed with was the dreaded love triangle. I had no clue why she liked the 'other" guy Cammore than a friend. I just completely missed the chemistry, if there was any. It got annoying and I wished it would have just fizzled out. But I did really like the relationship between Daniel and Luce. It was a very nice relationship and developed at a great pace. The end didn't thrill me as much as I thought it would have. It wasn't as epic as I anticipated. (I'll definately never give away blatant spoilers in this blog!!)

Characters: Luce...needs character, depth, spice...anything! Daniel was alright to me. The author spent a lot of time developing him and her angel world and it showed.

Cover Art: Incredibly beautiful and stylish! But I have no clue how it relates to the story at all....?

Overall: ★★★


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