From Amazon: What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours? 17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross ...only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart. Some angels are destined to fall...
I'm going to start this review by saying that I really, really enjoyed Fallen. Although it's a bit slow to start with, it moves along at a steady pace and is written so well that I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Angels never fail to interest me, and after looking forward to this book for a fair few months, I'm glad to say that it didn't disappoint.
My favourite part of Fallen was Lauren Kate's writing. All the time I was reading it, I was genuinely excited about the words on the page, and the style used. It was snappy and fresh, and I really hope Lauren can keep the same high standards for the next three books in the series.
Character-wise, I thought Luce was brilliant. She was intelligent and independent, and I really wanted to be friends with her myself. Bad boys Daniel and Cam were also fantastic, and I can't wait to hear more from them. For once in my life, I don't have a clear love-triangle-boy favourite, which is unusual. Daniel and Cam both have their charms, and although one may be more evil than the other, it's still not enough to sway my vote in a certain direction.
The plot kept me guessing for most of the book, and the unexpected twist at the end rounded things off nicely. I have no complaints about the story or pacing, as I do like slower books that build up to a great ending. Good character development is important, and if that means sacrificing action scenes on every page, then I'm all for it.
Fallen is a strong start to this series, and I really can't wait for Torment. It's very aptly titled, don't you think?