Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fallen (Lauren Kate)

Title: Fallen
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte
Length: 464 pages
Rating: 3.5/5

Luce has been sent to Sword & Cross boarding school, a place for screw-ups, after an incident she can’t quite remember that left her last boyfriend dead. The one bright spot at her new school is the mysteriously handsome Daniel Grigori. But he’s avoiding Luce like it’s his job, while Cam, another mysterious boy, won’t leave her alone. Literally overshadowing Luce's attraction to these boys is the dark shadows that have always followed Luce around, and which seem to becoming more prominent.

Let's review this Pro/Con style:
Pro: Star-crossed lovers, and a dark, handsome boy who is both hot and cold.
Con: The dark, handsome Daniel seems to be hot and cold for no reason. What’s with the mood swings, buddy?

Pro: I liked Luce’s female friends at Sword & Cross. They were all pretty hardcore.
Con: Luce herself was waaaay too passive. (“These boys like me so I’m just gonna do whatever they say.” Terrible idea, Luce, terrible idea.)

Pro: Quick read with more books in the series to follow. Definitely worth a read to find out more about Daniel and Luce’s shared past.
Con: This book raised a lot of questions (presumably to be answered in the following books).

I can only hope Luce grows a backbone and Daniel is explained in the upcoming books, which yes, I will probably read. 


  1. Let me tell you this: she doesn't grow a backbone, but she becomes a bit more intelligent. Sometimes. The series is definitely not bad, but there is so much I would like to see different. I'm looking forward to see your thoughts on the next one :)

  2. Thanks so much for the insight! It's so frustrating when a book could be so good, but doesn't reach it's full potential. Hopefully I'll enjoy the rest of the series more.