Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Characters: 14/20
Plot: 13/20
Originality: 11/20
Writing: 13/20
Recommendation: 14/20
Overall: 65/100 or D
Source: Gift
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.
This book was just so horrible that I am not sure if I can find words for it. Luce Price is the most idiotic character that I have ever met. She is creepy stalking Daniel, when she barely even know him. And will do anything for him, when she only recently met him. Daniel is also a selfish and a complete asshat to Luce. Wait he doesn't even deserve that word, because he is worst then that. I didn't really learn anything about the characters, because Luce was only obsessed with Daniel. What you do learn about the other characters is rather bland and repetitive. The plot is also extremely slow. The real action only takes place in less then one hundred pages and isn't extremely interesting.. This book was really similar to a lot of the horrible paranormal romance that I have read. I would love it, someone came with a book, with a brooding paranormal character. Kate needs to put more detail into her books and also develop the story arc and characters more. You might like this book, if you enjoy paranormal romances, but I would suggest getting it from the library if you must.


  1. I was beginning to think I was the only person in the whole world who didn't like this book :)

    I will read the sequel though, just to see where she takes the storyline, but I'm sure not going to pay full price for it!

  2. Yup, it was disastrously slow. I thought the ending was awesome and can't wait to read the sequel.

    It wasn't as bad as the Immortal series by Alyson Noel that's for sure but I see you liked that series.....

  3. Ha! Here I was thinking I was the only one who really didn't like it either. I mean the cover is awesome, but it really was a flat read. I just re-read my review and realized I gave it too high of a rating.

    I probably will read the sequel, to see if it is any better. Plus I have seen the cover and it is of course amazing.

  4. Wow, that's dissappointing. The cover is great. Isn't this going to be a movie?

  5. Gorgeous cover. I almost bought it today, but I'm not that into third person, and the first page didn't pull me in. I read Hush, Hush, and liked it a lot, so I wanted to give this one a shot. But not if it's just another average girl obsessing over a worse-than-asshat. Come on, ladies. Get it together.

  6. Couldn't agree more! This book is terrible. Unfortunately the teens at my library seem to devour it. I don't know why you'd like to be stalked or be treated like dirt. Doesn't make sense to me/

  7. It is soo true I'm already by half the book and I'm still bored, its just so repetitive


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