Fallen is one of those books that you just can not put down until you are done and then when you are done with it you crave more. i loved it, Luce,Daniel and Penn were my favorite characters. Although at first i didn't really like Daniel until the end when i found out why he was being such a meanie to Luce. This book is romantic, thrilling, scary (in a way), and dare i say it heavenly. Originally i checked out this book from my school library thinking it was not a series, but it was at first i wanted to stop reading it (i'm trying to get away from series). But i could just not put the freaking book down. I read this book in 6 hours. (fast reader). My absolute favorite part of the book is when Luce sees Daniel for real for the first time. The end is really good to. I would recommend this to anyone. Who likes action, romance, and a thriller. This was one of the greatest books i have read.
Luce Price has arrives at Sword & Cross, a reform school for troublesome teens, and instantly knows that this school isn't like any other school, reform or not, this is a school that she could never have imagined existing. Such a dark, unwelcoming and prison-like place, where contact with the outside world is only allowed in 5 minute weekly phone calls, their uniform is to wear all black and there are security cameras everywhere to monitor your every move. Everything seems hopeless and depressing to Luce until she sees Daniel. The moment her eyes land on Daniel, she is instantly drawn to him and wants to run to him, but why the instant connection? Why does Daniel seem so familiar and comforting to her... and when Daniel wants nothing to do with her and goes out of his way to make sure that she knows he has no interest it only increases Luce's curiosity to find out why he pushes her away and what secrets Daniel may be hiding.
The mystery surrounding Luce and Daniel's pasts is consuming. A page-turner right from the start. We meet other students, Luce's new friends, Daniel's old friends, and at first I just wanted to dismiss them and wished that the story would just concentrate on their relationship. But as time goes on, these other characters play major roles in both of their lives. Not one person can be dismissed nor forgotten. Little by little, we find out why Luce was sent to Sword & Cross, what she can see, what her story is. We also find out why Daniel is so desperate to stay away from Luce. Daniel's story is heart breaking and you cannot help fall for for Daniel and want to hug him too. In the end, we finally hear the whole story that connects Daniel and Luce together... forever! because true love cannot be denied!
I did find that the book was a bit choppy at times because it doesn't go into great details that I would have liked to have seen. But it doesn't keep the story from flowing. We are learning and experiencing everything as Luce is and I really liked that the author followed through with that.
Now, let's get back to that first chapter! It's titled, In The Beginning and takes place in England, 1854. There are no names, the characters are referred to as "He" and "She".
She is drawn to him everyday. He tries to stay away, but has a hard time doing so. He comforts himself by drawing pictures of her, it's obvious that he cares for her deeply. She doesn't know how or why, but she knows that she loves him and wants to be with him and makes it impossible for him to not cave in to her. And then he doesn't... They have their moment and we are left with a huge, oh my god! What just happened?! and of course, you need to know why. I really loved how the first chapter just draws you in by giving us a sort of tease... I have a huge soft spot for forbidden love
The only word I can think of to summarize my review of "Fallen" by
Lauren Kate. Her debut novel not only sparkles, it charms to the core of
could not put this book down. Staying up past midnight, I turned the
pages, telling myself just a couple of more minutes. Reluctantly, I had
to go to sleep. But the next morning, I immediately picked up the book
to finish it -- that's good fiction! What makes it even better fiction
-- I can't wait until September 28, 2010 when the second book,
"Torment," is released.
only is the book cover one of the most stunning I've ever seen, but it
also feels like velvet (a trend I've noticed in recent hardcover books).
It definitely fulfills its promise of a thrilling book.
characters are engaging and unique, especially Luce Price, the
protagonist torn between mysterious Daniel Grigori and dangerous Cam
Briel at the boarding/reform school, Sword & Cross. Both of the male
leads oozed cool in their own unique way. Luce's back story is
extremely interesting, especially the scary shadows she's seen all her
life. I also like her parents and her loving feeling toward them despite
them putting her away for not being "normal."
residents of Sword & Cross are very clever. But the name of the
school confused me. I thought it was going to be a paranormal version of
Hogwarts which didn't seem to be the case. Nevertheless, I enjoyed
every word of the book, so much that I plan on reading it again.
The one plot twist I wish I hadn't known was that Daniel was a fallen
angel and his reason for not wanting anything to do with Luce. Obviously
the publisher's synopsis mentions angels, but nothing more, however if
you were to read the synopsis on Barnes and Noble's website, it almost
gives the major plot twists away. I'm glad I didn't see that synopsis
before I read the book. END SPOILER.
Scoop: "Fallen" is, currently, in development by Walt Disney Pictures.
Kathyrn Price and Nichole Millard of Mayhem Pictures (Invincible, Secretariat, Tooth Fairy) are signed on as screenwriters. Here's hoping they do it justice because Invincible was a very good film, but Tooth Fairy -- not so much.
So...am I Team Daniel or Team Cam? I really like Daniel, but he seems
like he's not telling the whole truth about Luce's past. Despite his
dark side, Cam appears to be more genuine, so it's Team Cam for me. But
I'm sure he's hiding some dark secrets too. After all, they're at Sword
& Cross. Which interestingly enough wasn't explained. Will more
information will be revealed in the second book?
was unlike any YA paranormal book I've read before. It goes on my list
of top fave books. "Fallen" gave me the same feeling after I read Harry
Potter for the first time: I want more!
Note: "Reprinted here with author's permission"
OK so I have to say that the whole reform setting I love . OK, so I'm a freaky but I love it. ok so I thought that this was the same old good girl fall for the bad boy situation, but I was impress of the whole plot was. I got to admitt I love the book. I've read books that right half way into you start toget tired of the characters. this book give you crazy and sanity. It a page tuner.. I love it .. down below youll find the real description. and don't miss TORMENT.
I was extremely excited about reading Fallen, I have seen it everywhere
and the cover is absolutely stunning. So, I recently picked it up at
the bookstore and I took it on vacation with me. I was able to finish
it within a few days and here is what I think. Fallen was a good book.
What is one of my favorite books? No. But it was good. I think the
story was very imaginative and I adore Luce. I found her very
realistic, her actions were always in the realm of sanity for a
seventeen year old girl. In fact, all of the characters were very fun
to follow - especially Daniel. I found myself wanting to find out what
exactly was going on in his mind and why he was acting the way he was.
However, my one and only real problem with this book is that it seemed
to drag. I found myself repeatedly skimming paragraphs and sometimes
even pages, especially those that dragged on about the particular shade
of the shadow Luce was currently seeing. That being said, I truly
enjoyed this book and I cannot wait for the next in the series!
Hooked again! Personally, Im a series reader&.when I fall in love with a really great book, I fall in love with all of it. The plot, the characters, and the world the author has created for them and everything in between. This is why for me, when I learn there will be a sequel to a book Ive just fallen in love with its a silver lining that I grab on to.
Fallen by Lauren Kate has done just that&.hooked me to yet another series that I will be dying to continue reading and counting down the days until the next installment hits the bookshelves (how many days until September 28th?).
Kate created characters in Fallen like Luce, and Daniel and Arriane, who were so full of personality and mystery on top of it that as a reader I was reading as quickly as I could hoping to learn their secrets with each turn of the page. Some secrets came out, others have yet to be revealed. Fallen had me guessing until the very end, even when I thought I was putting the pieces of the puzzle together, new questions were thrown in, it was fabulous! Keeping with the way most series work, Fallen left readers wanting more.
Kate was able to integrate so many different elements throughout the novel and yet I wasnt feeling overwhelmed with all the information she was giving her readers. I will admit to being disappointed that I was left slightly anxious and nervous concerning the characters fates and futures, but anyone who picks up this novel will agree that the frustration over unanswered questions was worth it!
Now were all just anxiously awaiting the release of the next installment in the Fallen series, Torment.
Flawed but well worth a look!
I picked this book because of it's cover. (I know, Don't judge a book by it's cover -blah, blah, blah-)But I love the cover! So beautiful. I loved the story it will kept you guessing at what's going to happen next. I didn't really like the beginning of the story. But, when I finished the book, I went back to the prolodge and read it and it made more sense. I loved the ending and can't wait for the next book (Tormant) to come out. (I'm adding it to Books to come out in 2010 post) I give this book 4.5 stars.
story talks about a girl called Luce Price who starts her senior year
on a reform school, where she will meet a mysterious guy called Daniel,
who is keeping a secret&
The book is really good. Maybe we are a
little tired of these mysterious guys& but I really like it! I mean, I
didnt know what was going on until the end! And I really enjoyed the
book in this way! The places and the background are very dark and fit
perfectly with the plot and the characters. And when I finished I wanted to read more.
I recommend this book to everybody who like forbidden romance. The only problem is that the second book, Torment, is awful.