Author: Lauren Kate
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: December 8, 2009
I received this book for review from Random House/Delacorte Press.
Summary: 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.
Thoughts: On her first day at reform school, Sword and Cross Academy Luce see Daniel. From that moment she feels drawn to him. He is distant and makes it clear he has no interest in her - but that doesn't put her off.
Fate is an interesting thing. Beautiful & wondrous and at the same time torture and cruel. This is a love story that goes back years, centuries even. A dark, and dangerous romance that stretches into the past that is forever repeating itself.
I spent a good part of the story confused, much like the lead character Luce. Trying to figure out what was going on. Now with that being said, l loved this story. For me it's everything I hope to find when I'm reading YA fantasy. If your reading YA this a must read to add to your list.
Score: 5 Stars
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