Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fallen by Lauren Kate
Pages: 452
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: 2009

"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 Sword & Cross boarding school in Savannah.  He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are screwups, and security cameras watch every move. 
Except Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--he goes out of his way to make that very clear.  But she can't let it go.  Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desparate to keep secret...
even if it kills her.
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, FALLEN is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story."


This book isn't as good as you might think it is.  I mean yeah we all love those "dark thrillers" and "passionate love stories," but Fallen isn't what you should pick up for those things.  Don't be fooled by the last line of the synopsis.  Yes, there are some very well written parts and some very creative parts, but they're very rare throughout this book.  You don't get much action, and it's very slow to start.  Nothing made me laugh out loud, cry from complete sadness, or make me want to kill one of the characters.  Lauren Kate was not very imaginative with the plot of this story because it's like most other books I've read.  A girl meets a guy, he doesn't like her (or seems to not like her), they fight/argue a LOT, and they end up falling in love.  Blah, Blah, Blah.   

The main character Lucinda Price is quite boring and doesn't do much throughout the book, besides stalking the guy who obviously doesn't like her, and running screaming from shadows.  She tries to hard to fit in, and that gets annoying quite fast, also she self pity's herself a lot.  There are other people in that school that are worse off then her.  She just needs to grow up.  Daniel the other main character tries to hard to be cool, and avoids her to much. I mean avoiding is fine when you have a secret like his, but he does it way to much and in sometimes stupid ways.  He leads her on and then drops her.  Typical guy right?  And Cam.  *sigh* he's gorgeous, but he could use a personality check.  Guys can't be perfect all the time.  That's why the ending like it was. 

It took me several sittings to read this book because I just couldn't get involved in the plot, or think like the character.  I felt like an outsider intruding on people having sex. (*coughcoughMeghanandAsh*) sorry that's in another book. >:)  But it was kind of awkward throughout the entire thing.  it could have been thought up, and portrayed better. 



Reason for rating:
  • It was boring
  • The plot could have been better thought up
  • It was verrrryy cliche
  • The main characters were boring
  • There were only several spots in the book that had contained decent writing

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