Friday, January 21, 2011

Review: Fallen: Lauren Kate

Title: Fallen
Author: Lauren Kate 
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 really loved this cover. It's so beautiful and kind of pulls you in.

My Review:
So this book was about a 3 1/2.  Normally when I rate a book a 3 it was decent but not interesting enough for me to continue the series. But strangely enough I think this series has enough potential for me to continue reading.

What i really hated was the slow pace of the book . I get the author wants to create mystery but come on I was on page 350 im still trying to figure out whats going on and no one is talking about anything. I felt like there was a good 100 pages that didnt move the book forward. I felt that it wasnt going anywhere.

I didn't like how Luce was so weak. She really wasn't that likeable. There wasn't anything that made her relatable. I did like Daniel though he was very interesting. I believe my favorite thing about this book was Luce & Daniel's destined love to fail.It was heart aching in a way that you just want everything to get better. I did like some of the other characters.I was guessing whos bad or good and all that, which i feel is important because you know a book is good when you are rooting for certain charcters.

The book had an interesting twist. I hated how they really didn't explain the shadows, and what the angels are fighting for if no one can really win.I believe the only reason why I will continue to read the series is because I was left with unanswered questions. Im hoping the series gets better. I'm not too big of a fan of the author's writing but I like the storyline and Im hoping more gets revealed. I was dissapointed with the book but I will read Torment to see if things get better.

                                                                                      3 STARS

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the lovely book review. I have read both "Fallen" and "Torment" and completely understand your rating for "Fallen".

    I too, liked the book. It was interesting but didn't have me crying or flipping out over the next book.

    It was just interesting enough to keep reading onwards but "Torment" was dreadful.