Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fallen by Lauren Kate

by Lauren Kate

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Young Adult

Luce must spend her senior year at reform school after her boyfriend dies in a mysterious fire. She suspects that the dark shadows that have tormented her all her life had something to do with it. When she meets supernaturally gorgeous Daniel, she feels a familiar longing, making her believe they have met before. Although Cam is clearly interested in her, Luce only wants Daniel, who runs both hot and cold. He tries to keep Luce at a distance, telling her that the truth would kill her as it has many times before.

Luce begins Sword & Cross, a run down boarding school, due to a troubled past. Upon entering, she is instantly drawn to bad boy Daniel and secretly continues to deal with her constant hallucinations of shadows. Throughout the tale, she begins to learn about her past which in turn reveals frightening glimpses of what her future brings.

I listened to this story via audio book during a long journey. If I would have been reading along in an actual book, I may not have finished the tale. It was quite predictable throughout and during other times . . . quite boring. I had hoped to get caught up with MORE of why she had such a
strong "love" for Daniel, but it didn't go there. The characters were somewhat flat, the overall story not engaging, and the main struggle at the end weak. Surprisingly enough, it's being made into a movie.

Likes: Daniel's remembrance of Luce's past lives.

Dislikes: Not really enjoying any of the secondary characters.


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