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Review - Fallen - 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 have been very keen to read this since I saw in in the bookshop. The cover is awesome.

This series has potential but you really have to stick with this book as it is very very slow to get going.

The book starts by introducing you to Luce and the situation she has suddenly found herself in, arriving at a boarding school for "troubled" teens.

The first two thirds of the book crawl along. It is vaguely interesting but not all that original or different to be anything all that special. I didn't warm to Luce all that much as I thought she was a bit dull. I did feel a little bit for what she went through as she clearly is surrounded by a load of head cases. I did love the character of Penn and thought she was really sweet.

Where the book does finally pick up is in the final third. Eveything starts to come out and loads and loads of questions are thrown up. I don't think I fully got any of it or really even know where it is going but I am very very interested to see where it is going.

A book which is worth sticking with it - a potenially exciting series - I hope it delivers


Hi Kirsty
I definitely agree with you about it being slow to start with but once you get past that it's a very enjoyable book. I can't wait to read Torment. I'm loving your blog and thanks for joining mine :)
I agree that it was very slow starting but Torment is so much better!