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. 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 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 desperate to keep secret…even if it kills her. “
After twilight there have been a long list of books which are loosely based on the same concept found in that series. Fallen by Lauren Kate is one of them, it is the first book in the fallen series; the whole of which consists a total of four books. Now for the book itself simply said if you loved twilight you will love this book too, we all know that twilight wasn’t a literary genius well the same can be said for this book.
Instead of a world of vampires we find ourselves in a world of angles. This concept wasn’t so appealing to me but still I gave the book a try and well was disappointed. This wasn’t a bad book but it wasn’t good either and while it had the potential to be great it didn’t exactly reach that level.
The story, like mentioned earlier was okay, there is some suspense as to what the writer has in stored for us but more so it drags the readers along instead of capturing their attention.
There are some aspects of the book that could have turned the tables and we would have been given a wonderful read, alas Lauren Kate decided not to focus on those things and gave us well, this.
Besides all that, throughout the book we don’t get any answers as to what is happening, I suspect it was to keep it interesting but after a point it just gets annoying. The clues are clearly there but we don’t get know precisely what it happening.
Now for the protagonist Luce Price, I have to say there are some very strong female protagonist and clearly Luce is not one of them. She is a very unappealing female lead, instead of being strong and self resilient, she is portrayed as weak and dependent.
Luce Price who is in a reform school as she killed someone ans there she meets the male lead Daniel; who in short is utterly unbearing.
The only good thing is perhaps the covers and most people will agree.The cover though as great as it is, is thoroughly misleading. We expect a book with a great cover will be a great book but in this that is not true at all.
So for the book itself I gave it two stars, the third is solely for the cover.