Review on Fallen!
Author: Lauren Kate
Summary from Goodreads
Review by Kirthi
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.
After all the talk about Fallen, I was kind of disappointed. Really, all of Fallen was a mixture of ideas from other books.
Fallen Angel?- Hush, Hush and City of Bones
Bad Boy?- Hush, Hush and a lot of other books
Jealous other boy?- Other books
Immortal guy falling in love with the same girl (reincarnated) over centures?- Evermore
Forbidden love?- Evermore and lots of books
New girl at school- so over repeated in many books
Talkative, chatty BFF- lots of books Hot guy/bad boy/mysterious guy named Daniel?- The Dark Divine
Anyways, the list can go on and on, but I'll stop. However, I did like how smooth everything flowed together, all the chapters and events; smooth as chalk.
Beginning: Slow and boring and confusing. I had no idea what was going on until somewhere in the middle.
Middle: Gradually getting more interesting and juicer.
End: Abrupt and rushed
Characters: Luce is a plain, weak, and obscure. She played the old role of a shy new girl who obsessed over a dark and dangerous guy. I see no fury or vengeance, or uniqueness in Luce, her character just doesn't appeal to me.
Daniel is so cliche! His character is a rip-off of all the other male, hot, fictional characters out there. He's just like Damon from Evermore, who is just like Edward from Twilight, who is just like, oh you know what I mean! Daniel is also moody and has problems interpreting his emotions.
There were some good parts though. The romance, for one, and the fast-paced action at the end!
Overall: Fallen is an average medley of popular teen fiction from the past year
Conclusion: Not a must-read, just a read-if-you're-curious book.
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