Monday, 14 December 2009

Fallen by Lauren Kate

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?

17 comments:

Chicklish said...

It's great to hear how much you enjoyed it and I loved your review! Good to hear about an intelligent and independent main character, too.

LovesSam said...

Great Review and yes, the sequel is aptly titled!! I agree about the low pace but I love her writing style!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Yay! I knew you'd love it! And Torment is SO aptly titled!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

OHHH Torment - LOL how she Torments us so - I cant wait to read Fallen! What an awesome review!

Becky said...

Oh yeah! Totally. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I love this book! Great review. Awesome!!!

Jo said...

Great review, Jenny! I absolutely loved Fallen, it was brilliant! :D Now I know you've finished, I am going to send you an email!

Kelsey said...

Glad you liked this! I haven't read many good reviews of this so am glad your enjoyed it!

I Want To Read That said...

Glad you enjoyed this - now I really need to read it:)

Thao said...

I've heard lots of negative as many as positive things about this book. Glad you liked it though, I'm very curious about Fallen.

Kate said...

Great review. Waiting for Torment is exactly that. Torment!

Anonymous said...

I've heard so many negative and hurtful comments it ticks me off,I loved the book!And it's killing me to have to wait for the second one.I'm so happy theres people who agree with me that it a good book!Great Review!

Anonymous said...

i heard that if you liked the twilight saga (THATS MEEE!!!) you will like this book too...is that true??

Anonymous said...

Totaly true! If you liked twilight you will LOVE this. Even if you didnt like Twilight you will still LOVE this. Just like Me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

Melissa said...

Really? I thought this one was really predictable and not very good... partially because it was entirely too much like Twilight (all I could think of was Meyer talking about "the angel was crying!")

Anonymous said...

i love this book is got me eging to read more and more and it had a surprising ending im eady for the 2nd book u decribed danile so well it was like i was wayching a move i find this book better then some of the House Of Night serise i thank the auther for getting me reading more and more fallen angle books mse of my family loved it but was surprised by how young i was(12) and drawing an atracson to such bigger books i love thus book and ready to move on to the next book hope it comes out soon...

Anonymous said...

I have heard a read a lot of bad reviews, but i honestly don't see where these people are coming from! I personally loved this book, and if you are into the who Angel/Demon kinda thing like me, I have a feeling you will love this book :)

Totally Lost In Music said...

Great review! I loved this book, so nice to finally see a strong, independent female character!
Becca x
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