"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