Thursday, April 8, 2010

F is for Fallen

This is a book about fallen angels. In my opinion, it's not as good as Hush, hush be Becca Fitzpatrick. I actually like the cover more than the book.
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.

Review: It was written in third person. So there went one star. I will say that the concept of fallen angels intrigues me. I just wish it described a little bit more on why they were fallen angels. Also, what exactly were Daniel and Cameron fighting about? They were on different sides, but what were the sides? (Here's a thought: they're fallen angels, how could one side be "good" and the other side "bad"?) I could've used a lot more details. Lauren Kate never actually tells you anything. She gives you a clueless protagonist. You don't learn anything. Also, Daniel and Luce are in love. Why? What caused that to happen? Who are they? why have they loved each other for centuries, etc. There was not enough. I'll finish the series. But only because I want to know. Lauren Kate took that from the readers in Fallen. (1.5)
Characters: The characters were okay. I liked Daniel. I guess. I honestly don't remember liking any of them so well. Daniel is the only one I liked. And even then, not a lot. He was too reluctant to share about his fallen angel status. There goes half a star. Luce, for being "smart", is actually not. She is so slow and passive. Things happen, and she's like whatever. Also, the most important part of the book? She wasn't even there! She could hear the fighting and everything, but she wasn't there! *Sigh.* (1/2)
Story: I liked the idea Lauren Kate had. It had potential. I didn't necessarily like how she wrote it. I think she could have written and described a bit better. (1)

Content: kissing
Stars: 3
Quotes: NONE!