I don't know what is with the current obsession - comparing everything out there to Twilight, but I really don't see any themes here that make it the same thing. In its own right this story was quite captivating and well written, the characters weren't all black and white, you didn't know who to trust and it had such a great layer of mystery that it kept me turning the pages no matter how late it was at night. It has boys and girls and a bit of the supernatural (maybe? Who knows, have to read on to find out) to keep it going full steam ahead.
Luce is a young girl who was in an accident that killed a boy she knew and left her with slight amnesia ( or so she says) so her schooling has been revised to a very secure and austere place, an academy that doesn't tolerate any nonsense and a place where secrets seem impossible to keep. All that doesn't stop the Sword & Cross reform school from having a slew of dangerous mysterious happening that Luce simply cannot escape, her life is somehow connected to the strange things that are occurring, and when she makes some new friends as well as enemies, boys who fight for her heart and who act like total jerks that break it, she realizes that her life has just gotten harder and a lot more dangerous. Instead of being strict, her life turns into a crazy tornado of events that make her question what is in her heart and where her loyalties belong. When she meets Daniel she feel smitten but he rejects her over and over, when Cam, a nice boy who seems to like her takes interest in her the scale shifts and something strange starts to unfold. Luce realizes that she has to solve the enigmatic problem that keeps haunting her dreams and memories whenever she is near Daniel, no matter how much he tries to keep her away from him, she knows that her future depends on finding the answer at the school.
This was a fun read that lost some of its steam towards the end but proved to be quite entertaining, I loved the build up and would definitely read the next book in the series. I thought this was fun, it's always surprising seeing people hate a good book so much, I've read some really mediocre YA fiction in the past few months ( Beautiful Creatures to name one) and this was so much better, I can't even think that not reading it is an option.
In truth I bought this book thinking it was another one that I had wanted to buy. As I got to the quarter way point I realized this wasn't what I had thought I was getting myself into. Although I didn't fall in love with the novel at the first chapter I found that by the end I loved it! In the end I even ended up liking it more than the book I had originally intended to purchase. I am now waiting on the edge of my seat for the sequel that is due out in the fall, but I plan on re reading … more
Review: Fallen is dark, mysterious, and interesting (despite it's flaws). When Luce shows up at Sword and Cross, she makes only a few friends, and a couple instant enemies. Yet, she can't seem to stop thinking about Daniel (even if he is a complete jerk to her....repeatedly. But that's the new "sexy", right?), but then there is nice ol' Cam (maybe I'm the only one that gets the "creeper" vibe off this guy?). Needless … more
Ick ick ick. A friend recommended this book to me. I couldn't put it down, but that wasn't a good thing. It was like watching a train wreck, I just couldn't look away. As the story spirals to a close, all I could think was Oh, the world hangs on these two lovers being together? Riiiiiight. Really stretched the limits of my credibility. If you want to read about angels, read Sharon Shinn's Archangel series. It's much better written.
This book follows the current trend in teens and tweens writing. The lowest common denominator to bring sales. But instead of vampires...angels. This was a quick read for me. Just a day. The world that was created for this book is fantastic. The imagery and the description really draws the reader in and it is a page turner. This is a beach read. I'm patiently waiting for the next book despite not being in my teens anymore. I will give in to this guilty pleasure.
Review courtesy of [..] Another beautiful YA cover yields yet another beautiful read. Some Angels are Destined to Fall Why did the back cover have to have that statement? Talk about spoiling your own book. The fallen angel element of this book isn't revealed outright until much later in Fallen. I realize that with the success of Hush, Hush, many people were already talking about the inclusion of fallen angels in both books, but … more
Everything in Luce's life has been off since the accident in the cabin. She's always had to deal with the shadows and was on medication for a while because of them, but now she is being forced to attend a reform school, Sword & Cross. There, she is virtually cut off from everything she knows and cares about, her friends, her family, communication with the outside world. There are too many things in Luce's life that she doesn't know how to explain and being surrounded by other possibly crazy kids … more
Luce can't remember a time when she didn't see the shadows--dark black moving shapes that come and follow her, usually near water or in dark areas. After years of attempting to "fix" their odd daughter, Luce's parents send her to a northeastern boarding school where the worst happens and Luce ends up involved in a mysterious death. At this point in her seventeen years, it's reform school as the only option, so her parents enroll her in Sword and Cross, which would have been bad enough if the one … more
Although Fallen starts at a slow pace - the characters and its descriptions of the derelict reform school - will give you the feeling that you are walking down the halls with Luce, or hanging out at the cemetery or taking a stroll through the school grounds. I will confess that what originally attracted me to this book was its stunning cover art. Because yes, I'm fickle like that. But the story was captivating and I really liked its unique and clever plot twists (which I personally … more
Luce Price is still reeling from a terrifying night in which her boyfriend died. She can't explain what happened, and as a result, she's sent to a reform school where among her many odd classmates, she meets Daniel. She has a connection with him that she can't explain, but he seems to hate her. But the reason for his disdain is something she never could have guessed. For many teens that yearn for more mysterious beings and the thrill of forbidden love in their stories, Fallen … more
I really did try to finish this book but I couldn't. I chose this book from Amazon Vine because the summary pulled me in and it sounded different from all the vampire books currently in the market. The book has a really pretty cover but sadly it does not reflect the content of the book. FALLEN is just another book that wants to take advantage of the newfound popularity of teen paranormal fiction. There were many things that did not work with FALLEN. & … more