Written by: Lauren Kate
Release date: December, 2009
Part of: Helluva Halloween 2010, All Hallows Eve
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.
Talk about cover love! I only looked at the cover once and immediately fell in love with it. It has a dark romantic Goth feeling about it. One look at the back, and my mind went..oh no..again! It does sounds pretty much the same as Twilight. So I didn’t bought it for a long time and then I saw the book again in London and I thought why not!
Luce is not a very strong female character, she has a lot of baggage, sees shadows, is confused and her mind is a lot of the time occupied by the thought whether Daniel likes her or not. Honestly I could not see why she wanted a boyfriend so bad. She has a lot of issues that she needs to deal with, before she should be involved with boys. But besides that, she’s still very likeable.
Then there’s Daniel and Cam. Daniel is the mysterious one, the one with a big secret. He was indeed very mysterious towards Luce. I could not see what he was holding back for Luce, beside that he was obviously a creature with wings! Oh no, did I say too much!
Cam is the one who’s straightforward with his feelings for Luce and looks to be the popular one. I loved that he was in the story, totally swoon worthy. Even though in the end it all changed. But that’s for me to know and for you to find out.
The pacing of the story is very slow and not a lot happens during the previously 350 pages. When it all does finally begins the story picks up it’s pace and the questions to your answers will be answered. Unfortunately not all of it will be answered, but that’s why there’s a second book!
I enjoyed Fallen, but I know a lot of readers will not enjoy this. Why? It was a little predicable and it has been done before. If you are a fan of angels, mysterious boys, secrets and even like to read something that feels like Twilight, give it a try.