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Review of Fallen by Lauren Kate

The movie adaptation of this novel is scheduled for release on January 1st, 2015.  I actually read Fallen a few months ago, but when I decided to read the sequel, “Torment”, I had trouble remembering much more than the basics about Fallen and felt lost and confused.  So, I decided I would re-read it and give a review as well, rather than jumping to the second book in the series.  Also, since I found out the movie was coming out, I was itching to read it again anyway.  I loved this book the first time I read it.  I was all kinds of caught up in the star crossed romance.  I still liked Fallen this time around, but it wasn’t as spellbinding for me as it was before.  Maybe that’s just because I already knew the ending though.  I don’t know.  I’ll tell you what bothered me about it this time though.  The love triangle thing has been used so many times, it annoys me now.  So, Luce’s involvement with Cam while she was pining after Daniel was a little irritating, but also understandable.  I mean, if the boy you like is downright rude to you, why wouldn’t you be tempted to be involved with another guy who actually notices you?  Still, it bothered me a little.  Also, the plot, once you get to it, seems really complicated yet really simple at the same time.  Basically, it’s a battle between good and evil, but the romance between Luce and Daniel is central to this epic battle.  Why?  Hopefully the sequels explain a little better.  I do like Luce as a main character.  She’s pretty true to life, I think.  She’s seventeen and she’s had to deal with a lot of scary, bad stuff already, so her confusion and moroseness is to be expected.  I’m having a little trouble understanding all of Daniel’s behavior, but I’m expecting that will make more sense later in the series.  I really liked Cam.  He seemed so much nicer than Daniel, but then of course, it turns out there’s something very wrong with Cam.  Hopefully that’s not too much of a spoiler.  Anyhow, despite the few irritations I had with the book this time around, I would recommend Fallen. 

From the publisher:  What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

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.

 

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