Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Title: Fallen
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Doubleday
Year of Release: 2009
ISBN: 978 0 385 61801 4 (hbk)
Source: Purchased
Some angels are destined to fall. Instant. Intense. Weirdly familiar...
The moment Luce looks at Daniel, she knows she has never felt like this before. Except she can't shake the feeling that she has... and with him - a boy she doesn't remember ever setting eyes on. Will her attempts to find out why enlighten her - or destroy her?
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a thrilling story of forbidden love, centuries old battles and, naturally, fallen angels. Though I can't say that this was the best angel themed book I've read, it was still enjoyable. The plot of this book was incredible, it had an amazing story-line. This is a spoiler-free blog so I won't go into too much detail, but it was genius. Lucinda Price comes from a shaky past of anti-psychotic meds and strange shadows that seem to follow her around and always appear before something bad happens, but all she needs is a fresh start. After a fire that claimed the life of one of her friends, a fire that Luce can't even understand or explain, she gets transferred to Sword & Cross, a school for juvenile offenders, threats to society. She meets some new people and when things are finally looking up, she gets caught in a centuries old feud that could cost her her life and the lives of those around her. I hope that sums it up without revealing too much! The characters in this book are very well written. You get to know each one's personality within a few lines but then again, they are all keeping secrets, so you can't really know them until you get to the end of the book. 
It's been a while since I've had to thoroughly criticize a book, but there are a few concerns I need to express here. Though the plot of the book was great, the book itself was poorly written. It wasn't one of those books that captivates you and holds your attention while you read, I found that my mind was constantly wandering. Near the end of the book, when things are heating up, nothing is explained properly and readers are left confused. I was really disappointed that the fight scene didn't have much emphasis and it just was not expressed well. I didn't like it. 
I'm really hoping that the next book and the ones that follow will be better. Look out for my reviews on them in the coming weeks. 

I hope you've enjoyed my review!


  1. Wow thanks! I'll check out your blog and follow you back! :)

  2. Just bought this book on a whim and now I'm a little afraid to delve into it. My biggest pet peeve is poorly written books. Eek! Hopefully when I get around to it, I can get through it.

    Great review!

    Manda C.

  3. Hi Manda,
    The book itself has a great plot, I just didn't really like the way it was written. Compared with other books I've read, this one really didn't stand out to me. But that's just my opinion, you might love it!
    Thanks for the comment!