Fallen by Lauren Kate
- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (December 8, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385738935
- ISBN-13: 978-0385738934
Some Angels are Destined to Fall
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.
Luce Price has been through a lot after her “boyfriend’s” mysterious death. Now she has to go to Sword & Cross -a boarding school for kids who are on probation—where they are watched 24/7. Here she meets many different kids who, like her, have been sent to keep a watch on them. A charming young man, Cam, likes her and wants her to be with him; but Luce likes Daniel Grigori, someone who apparently does not return the feeling. Weird things start to happen and what she thought were normal people turn out to be something else- creatures she never thought existed.
First, I have to talk about the cover- one of the most beautiful covers I have seen. The characters are well developed and the plot is pretty solid as well. The writing is not confusing, Ms. Kate gives a good amount of details so we know what is happening, yet we want to found out more about the situation she is presenting us. I liked most of the characters, but Cam and Arriane were my faves. And the love triangle between Cam, Luce and Daniel is quite interesting.
The story starts slow, and it is that way for at least half of the book [which might be in order to give us a good background on the story]. But trust me when I say that it is worth it when you reach the best parts. Throughout the whole story Ms. Kate keeps you thinking, giving you bread crumbs of information that connect to each other.
Fallen was an enchanting story, and I cannot wait for the next book to see what is going to happen. I must admit though, I do have conflicting ideas about this book, but I cannot post them here [spoiler-ish.] But all in all it was an enjoyable read. I would love to see where Ms. Kate goes with the story.
You can visit Lauren Kate’s website-> HERE!