Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she see him on her first day at 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.
First, I want to start by saying that the cover art alone was enough to make me want to buy this book. If you didn't know: I'm a sucker for a good book cover, and this one is absolutely stunning.
Okay, now that I've drooled over the cover long enough, we move to the important stuff...the story (and the hot boys).
After reading Becca Fitzpatrick's fallen angel novel Hush, Hush, (which is a fantastic read, by the way) I was extremely excited to get my hands on another fallen angel novel, and in this case it was Fallen by Lauren Kate. Fallen angels are new, mysterious, and are still untapped young adult, paranormal characters. (Hear that Carol??? You must keep writing because I can't wait to read your fallen angel novel, too!)
Laren Kate (a native Dallas, Texan, by the way) yanked me into Luce's story immediately. One can't help but to feel sorry for our heroine: seemingly innocent, grief-stricken girl, who is thrown into a literal hell hole that is far away from home and everything she knows, with a bunch of screw-ups. WOW! Now that sucks!
Only one thing that brightens her day, and he wants nothing to do with her (isn't that how most teenage girls feel at some point in their lives? I'm sure I did, too). This compelling story had great potential; however, at times I felt that it moved a little too slowly for my taste. Don't get me wrong, I really liked this book. And not once did I want to put it down, but maybe that's because I was anxiously awaiting the action, which unfortunately you have to read 3/4 of the way into the book to find. Now, those last 150 pages...WOW! They are crammed full of goodness (hot-boy kissing goodness! And what's better than that, really?).
Even with that being said, I would still recommend this book to anyone. Especially Twilight lovers because believe me when I say: the two have A LOT of similarities between them.
The second novel in the series, Torment, is slated to be released September 2010. I'm really excited to see what Lauren Kate will give us with Torment. Whatever it is...I'm hooked. The ending of Fallen only left me craving more (hot-boy kissing goodness, of course!).
So, be sure to pick up your copy of Fallen today! And, when you do, I hope you all enjoy hot-boy kissing goodness (I love this saying. I think I'm going to have to use it more often!) as much as I did.