Fallen by Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Released: December 2009
Fallen is a positively gorgeous read that blends boarding school with dark elements.
I’d heard great things about Fallen, so when my library FINALLY got a copy, I leapt at the chance to read it. I’m glad I did, because Fallen was thoroughly enjoyable!
Fallen is written in the third person, which is a nice change of pace for a paranormal YA. This allowed for very descriptive writing by Lauren Kate—she created a wonderfully gothic locale for her characters to mingle in. The characters, especially Luce, the protagonist, are written in a very believable manner, and I found myself wanting to join in their adventures! They sound like such fun people, despite being, uh, criminals.
One thing that I disliked about Fallen was the seemingly endless buildup to the climax. We’re presented with a flashback prologue, which takes away most of the mystery behind Luce’s connection to Daniel for the reader, and it takes quite a while for Luce to unravel the mystery herself. I kept reading, reading, thinking “c’mon, Luce, you need to remember!”
This is not to say that the chapters in which Luce is oblivious are boring—they are quite the opposite! I just couldn’t wait for Luce’s realization.
Still, I really loved reading Fallen. The love interests are smokin’, the boarding school atmosphere is exciting, and the mystery surrounding Luce and Daniel is intriguing. I think we have a winner! The book ends on a very dramatic note (which I totally loved—especially since it was super action-y), and we are left waiting for the sequel, Torment. I can’t wait to get my hands on book two to see what’s in store next for Luce and her friends!
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