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"I am going to be pushing this one onto friends and praising it for a long time to come"

She is only seventeen but Lucinda has already gone through so much. There was an incident or maybe it was an accident...all she knows is that a boy died and she can't explain what happened or remember what she did. The result is reform school. The dark, strange and grim Sword & Cross. Unusual and so much different to her old school but somehow interesting and frightening.

With some new friends in her new life, Lucinda tries to fit in as much as possible. However not everyone is new to her. She is sure that she has met Daniel before but he refuses to have anything to do with her. A little obsessed but trying not to be stalker like, Lucinda tries to find out more about the mysterious Daniel. What she finds out involves fallen angels and a lot more that Lucinda will find hard to comprehend. Will good and evil keep the two apart or will they manage to stay together?

It seems like everyone read this book months ago! I can't believe I didn't find out about this one earlier but I am extremely glad that I finally got to read it. There is something Twilightish about this one but with a nicer main character and a much deeper plot. Once I started this one it was very hard to stop. With the holidays and guests taking up so much of my time I was sneaking time with this book until I hid and finished it off in one gulp.

I don't want to spoil this book for anyone by giving too much away so I will only say that this one is, for me, a keeper. I am going to be pushing this one onto friends and praising it for a long time to come. I can't wait for the next book in the series and hope that someone will send me a review copy (hint hint) because I suspect this will be more addictive than The House of the Night and The Morganville Vampires. I already feel a film coming...

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted March 23, 2010

SUMMARY

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.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

 

Fallen
by Lauren Kate

Delacorte Books for Young Readers
December 1, 2009
Available: December 8, 2009
ISBN #0385738935
EAN #9780385738934
464 pages
Hardcover
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