Wednesday, November 25, 2009

[ARC Review] - Fallen

Title: Fallen
Author: Lauren Kate
Series: Fallen
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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Upcoming Releases:
Torment - September 2010


  1. This one sure sounds good, there is so much great YA out there right now. I am glad I started reading them

  2. I need to start reading more YA!! Nice review:)

  3. I've been seeing a lot on Fallen around the blogs. Must of been good, you gave it 5 stars. I might check this one out. Thanks for the review.

  4. I am dying to read this book!

    Great Review!

  5. The more reviews I read, the more I'm looking forward to this book. Thanks for the review!

    By the way, I gave you a couple awards on my blog. Here's the link.

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  7. Thanks for the review. Since reading your review I've went ahead and requested the book from my library. Thanks.

  8. I saw this book the other day at Walmart. I don't read YA, but I actually picked it up and read the back blurb. It sounds interesting. Is there a lot of romantic elements to it or not really?

  9. Yes, there is some romance in the book.



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