Monday, June 15, 2015

Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate (TBR Challenge #7)

This is my first experience with this author.  I purchased the book a while back, last fall I think, when I heard that they were making a movie.  I finally picked it up a few weeks ago.  All in all, it was a good read, I just don't know that it was anything so different and original than other things.  I'm not saying that is a bad thing, I still definitely want to see the movie.  It's just not anything that wowed me.

The main character is Luce.  She just got in trouble when a boy and a cabin caught on fire and she was the only one around.  All her life she has seen shadows, and these shadows are what attacked the boy and caused the fire.  Of course Luce couldn't tell anyone that because who would believe that?  So now she's been sent to a reform boarding school called Sword and Cross.  She makes friends pretty quick, although she also finds some not so friendly people. First is a boy named Daniel.  He's very good looking, and when she first sees him at the school on her first day, he looks at her like he's happy to see her, but then his expression changes to not so friendly, and he flips her off!  But she can't seem to forget about him, to stop thinking about him.  She feels as if she knows him from somewhere, even while he continues to push her away.  Then there's the other cute guy, Cam.  Cam is sweet, and flirts with her, and really seems to like her.  She tries to go with it, thinking if Daniel isn't going to be interested in her, maybe she can be happy with Cam.  But it just isn't right for Luce.  There are times that Daniel seems to be coming around, then he backs away again.  And weird things happen.  She and her new friend Penn find a weird book in the library that seems to be about Daniel's family.  And once that happens, things seem to really start to get crazy.  There's a fire in the library, and Daniel and Cam seem to fight over Luce!

In the end Luce and Daniel are meant to be together, as the little bit at the beginning teases of a former life where they were together.  Only there seems to be something different about Luce in this life, and it may help them to be together, while it may also begin a huge war between the fallen angels, both good and evil.

A fun read, and I can't wait to see the movie!

12 comments:

  1. I really liked this series, enjoy!

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    1. It was an okay read. Not sure when I'll get to the next book. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. I’ve read three out of four books, but I read it AGES ago, so a re-read is definitely required before the movie comes out. Haha, I read this one before the whole craze of paranormal YA, so it was pretty original then :P Great review!

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    1. Well, it reminded me a little of Twilight, which came out years before it did, so that's what seemed not original probably to me. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Despite this having a wonderful cover it doesn't sound like this was a brilliant book to read. I didn't know a movie was coming out either, so maybe I will try it before then? I'm not sure yet.

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    1. I would say maybe go see the movie and see if it seems like you want to read it. It was good, just nothing special to me really. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. It has been a long time since I read this series, and while you are right that it definitely isn't the most original, I still rather enjoyed it. It is one that I would be willing to reread, for the nostalgia effect! Thanks for the review!

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    1. It wasn't bad, just didn't blow me away. I'll probably read on in the series as well, just to see where it goes. Plus, I'm very excited still to see the movie.

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  5. Not sure how I feel about this. Luce is either a very special character or begging to be hurt. Daniel flips her off and she still can't forget about him? I think that would do it for me. :)
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    1. There's a reason for what she does. It comes out in the end, but yeah, I could see the same people having problems with her as they did with Bella in Twilight. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I liked the first book but couldn't get through the second . Looking forward to your review of the rest of the series and the movie. Maybe I'll give it another try :)

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    1. Hmm, interesting. I haven't got the 2nd one yet, so not sure when I'll get around to reading on. But I'm looking forward to the movie! Thanks for visiting!

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