Mar 27, 2010

Book Review: FALLEN

Title: Fallen
Author: Lauren Kate
Good want something unique, scary, and romantic.

Summary (Amazon):
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.

My Thoughts...
(Insert dramatic sigh.) It's been a while since I've read a book that's reached 5 STAR quality for me--and 5 STARS is something I rarely give out--but this book totally did it for me. Move over Hush, Hush, I have a new Fallen Angel book at the top of my list.
So--let's get into the nitty-gritty of why I liked this books so much. First off, right from the start it was refreshingly original wrapped up in suspense. Lace starts at this reform school and you have no idea what she did to land herself into this awful place. I mean the kids are vicious and creepy and it makes for a wonderfully spooky setting. Then you mix in the plot, which takes you on this wild ride from start to finish with all these strategic twists and turns. Even once I thought I had the whole story figured out...then comes the epilogue at the end and, man, did not see that one coming! Then mix in the romance...OMG...and Lauren Kate's way with words. This book just had it all. I don't have one complaint and I can't wait for Torment--the 2nd in the series due out Sept. 28 2010.
Can't wait!


Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

Loved this book! I'm getting Torment next week and I can't wait!

Emma Michaels said...

I saw that you are a part of the Debut Author Challenge! That is so amazing that you are supporting debut authors and I only recently found out that I am going to be one!!! I wanted to ask if you wouldn’t mind heading over to my blog and giving me your opinion. As a blogger turned author I would really appreciate it and the publisher is still giving out ARCs so you might have a chance at a free copy! Thank you and I hope you will stop by and check out The Thirteenth Chime!

Emma Michaels

P.S.- My release date if Friday the 13th (August this year) isn't that crazy?

Swimmer said...

I agree it was everything and ten times more of what a book should be!

Chelsey said...

Okay, definitely buying this!! =)