Saturday, 28 August 2010

Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Title: Fallen
Series: Fallen (Book 1 of 4)

Author: Lauren Kate
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Fallen what? Angels, of course!
 The cover is made of awesomeness. While I was reading it, nobody could resist from plucking it out of my hands for a good ogling! Definitely one of the prettiest covers I have ever seen.

Blurb (randomhouse site):

"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.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story."

Book trailer - quite awesome, a must watch!



Review:

Fallen is a haunting romance set in a reform school, where the world of Luce Price collides with the mysterious life of the beautiful Daniel Grigori.

We are immediately plunged into Luce’s world, with her first day at reform school. I can safely say that the setting for this book is vastly different to the others I have read – reform school in a cemetery setting. In this aspect, it was very unique and unexpected.

The writing is quite exquisite - I enjoyed the vivid descriptions, and the way with which Lauren Kate approached writing from two vastly different eras.

However, I felt that this book spent too much time trying to building up to the final scene. Luce spends a good chunk of the book getting accustomed to the school, and making tiny, predictable discoveries about Daniel.

As a result, I felt like Lauren Kate had started many mysterious plot elements, but then promptly left them hanging. By the end of reading the book, I hadn’t learnt much about any of the characters, leaving me terribly confused.

But the amount of romantic tension in this book is invigorating. The words took off from the page and merged into my own emotions. I yearned, with all my heart, for Luce to be with Daniel. I look forward to reading Torment, he book that will hopefully contain answers to all my questions about Fallen.

Overall, I felt that despite what I have said above, the book was a good read. I recommend it, especially if you lovedTwilight.

This book is due to become a four-part series.
Book 2, Torment, is being released on the 28th of September, 2010.
Book 3 is called Passion, and is due to be released in 2011.


Rating: ♥ ♥   -Sexy, scary, but similar.

Reviews of Fallen that I love:
Kelli at I'd So Rather Be Reading

●▬▬▬๑۩ Lots of love, Tina ۩๑▬▬▬▬●

4 comments:

libertyfallsdown said...

I really need to read this... Nice to see a review that acknowledges some flaws! So many books of the Twilight ilk are raved about and I read them and think 'well, what was all the fuss about'. I can deal with similar though :D Now if only my library would get it in....

anjohnston said...

I haven't read the book yet but I skimmed your review to find out your overall thoughts. It's in my TBR pile near the bottom because I just recently purchased it.

Thanks for the review and remind me to swing back by here if you see my review posted and haven't commented again. I love reading reviews on books I've finished!

Alison said...

Great review! I read Fallen and enjoyed it but thought it was an imperfect book. I think it was because I was so confused through the beginning.
Alison Can Read

Alison said...

BTW...new follower.
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