Fallen



Product Details
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (December 8, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385738935
ISBN-13: 978-0385738934

All her life, seventeen year old Lucinda Price has feared the shadows; feared what they might do, what they meant. Was she crazy? Had the shadows done it? Was it her fault that that boy died?
After an unexplained fire kills a boy in front of Luce, she's sent away to Sword and Cross--a boarding school for society's rejects. A place where cellphones are forbidden and Luce's every move is being recorded by cameras. It's there that she sees him, Daniel Grigori. Luce is drawn to Daniel in a way she can't explain. Even after he is repeatedly rude to her, she still searches to find answers to his secrets, to know him. To love him. No matter the cost.
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The cover is beautiful. It may not mean much to some of you, but in my opinion, a pretty cover is a plus. It even feels pretty. I liked the pace and the tone of the book and I loved trying to figure out who was on what side of the fence. I must say, it surprised me! FALLEN is book one of a four part series, and so of course some of the mystery needs to be left unsolved by the books end, but to me it feels like too much was left unanswered. Definitely makes me want to buy book two! All in all, I give it four stars and I can't wait until September 2010 to find out what happens next.

About the Author
Lauren Kate recently finished her M.A. in Creative Writing at UC Davis, where she also teaches. She lives and writes in an old farm house in Winters, California. Her first novel, The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove goes on sale one month before Fallen.

6 comments:

Laurie T. said...

I just started it yesterday. Beautiful cover. After Hush, Hush it is my second favorite cover of the year.

L.J. Boldyrev said...

It is gorgeous. I don't have Hush, Hush yet but FALLEN is definitely in my top 5 for covers this year. WINTERGIRLS is up there too.

Let me know what you think of it!

Jessica Kennedy said...

Eyes Like Stars gets my best cover of the year award. :)

I'm wanting to read Fallen but I'm not going to buy it if I can help it. I've read a few not so great reviews and I hate having too many lose ends left over.

Kristi said...

Lacey - love the cover. As you know, I just started Hush, Hush so I'll have to read this next. Also, I don't know if you follow Writing It Out but Beth is doing a YA book giveaway contest this week. :)

L.J. Boldyrev said...

testing*

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Thanks for the review. I'll have to check this one out! ;-)

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