Friday, February 26, 2010

Fallen by Lauren Kate

"Seventeen-Year-Old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce’s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasant—even evil—history.

It’s only when she sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, that Luce feels there’s a reason to be here—though she doesn’t know what it is. And Daniel’s frosty cold demeanor toward her? It’s really a protective device that he’s used again . . . and again. For Daniel is a fallen angel, doomed to fall in love with the same girl every 17 years . . . and watch her die. And Luce is a fellow immortal, cursed to be reincarnated again and again as a mortal girl who has no idea of who she really is."

Overall: 5/5

This book was beautiful. That's the best word I can come up with to decribe it. The writing, the emotion, the entire feel of the novel.... was just beautiful.

I honestly don't even know what more to say about it. The idea of the novel was unique and the plot continuously twisted in ways that I couldn't see coming. I had to literally stop myself from skipping ahead a few chapters- just for a glance- to see how on earth some of those situations were going to be resolved.

And it turns out, not all of it did get resolved. Because, unlike I had originally thought, this is not a stand-alone novel. I don't know if it's a trilogy or series or what, but this story is far from over, and I can't wait for the next one (which I hope has lots more of Arriane, who was the coolest character ever).

Characters: 5/5
Plot: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Ending: 4/5
Cover: 5/5
Happy Factor: 4/5

This is Lauren Kate's first book.


  1. Great review, can't wait to dig into my copy.

    BTW, just found your blog and I LOVE your reviews!

  2. Thanks! I'm so glad you like it!