Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Book Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate
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.
I know they say to never judge a book by its cover, but you'll find an exception to the rule. I saw the cover of the book, picked it up, read the synopsis, then decided I had to read it. So yes, I judged a book by its cover and it turned out to be another one of those books you can't put down. Got this during my vampire/werewolf craze and needed something new. And it was just the something new I needed. I found myself rereading it several times and forcing it upon others, who also fell deeply in love with it.
Who is this Daniel guy? Why did he flip Luce off the first day? What is he hiding? Those were questions that kept us reading just to find out! You can place yourself in Luce's shoes: you get annoyed when she does, you get mad when she does, and you are just as curious. The book keeps you wanting more and pick up Torment immediately, just to contiue the story.
Believe us, when you pick up Fallen, pick up Torment as well. It will ease the torment of finding out where the story goes.