AUTHOR:Lauren Kate AUTHOR WEBSITE: www.LaurenKateBooks.net
GENRE:Young Adult, Paranormal Romance PARANORMAL ELEMENT:Fallen
Angels PUBLISHED: December 8, 2009
- Delacorte Books for YA
MY SOURCE:Local Library
MY RATING: 2
A tragedy forces Luce to attend a reform
school in FALLEN. She’d grown up seeing spooky, shadowy things following her
around. Luce likes two different gorgeous boys attending the school
with her, Daniel and Cam. Cam is safe, charming and eager to win her attention.
Daniel is intense and rude to her. Luce makes a choice between the
two boys and finds there is much more going on than choosing to love one over
the other. The shadows begin to intensify as she researches about the boy she
As a whole the story was intriguing
and leaves me wondering what’s next for these two “star-crossed lovers.” There
is only a smidgen of background given on what is actually going on. It’s
interesting enough for me to want to read the second book,
The supernatural aspect was interesting
and I loved how it brought the biblical proof of angels into the
book. I’d like to see where the rest of the story goes, because it ends
abruptly. There are bazillions of unanswered questions. What is going on with
this school? What’s with the shadows? What’s with all the angels? Why does the
world seem to revolve around this one human?
One issue I had with the story was the discrepancies
with the motives of the angels and demons. I don't get why people think there
is such a gray area in the supernatural realm. Angels are good and have already
chosen to stay on God's team. Fallen Angels are demons who are bad and have already chosen
the "dark side." There's something weird going on in this book that I
just don't get. Why is Daniel portrayed as a good angel but called a fallen
angel? Fallen angel = demon. Why doesn't he know whose side he's on? Not
only that Angels wouldn't act so human and fall in love with one. Only a demon
would do that. It's called an incubus. (Look it up.) But Lauren Kate wrote a
fiction piece so I'll get over it--for now.
It is odd to me that this is the only
storyline in this book. There could have been more than just this love triangle
going on to make it more interesting. The supernatural discrepancies are kinda
awkward. But the cover is so darn pretty. I’d rate it at a 2.
Fair: Not quite worth it. I only liked a few things about it. Read if you dare.
I would have given the book a 4 but it
was so much like TWILIGHT. So I guess, if you loved twilight, you’ll like this