Monday, May 14, 2012

Jenn's Review: Fallen

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. ~product description

Review:  This has been on my TBR list for a while, so perhaps my anticipation ramped up my expectations, perhaps my recent reads have raised the bar, or maybe angels are just a sub-genre of paranormal that I don’t enjoy as much, but I was underwhelmed.  I wouldn’t say that I didn’t like it, it certainly held my attention, and at no point did I feel the need to put it down. 

I felt like I spent most of the book waiting for the reveal.  It’s not a secret that the book is about angels, but it takes three quarters of the book for Lucinda to be introduced to this knowledge.  Granted, lots of interesting other things happen in that amount of time, but most of the supernatural occurrences go unexplained.  There are some twists and turns when things come to climax, but most of them were predictable and I wasn’t engaged enough with the characters to be concerned, shocked, or upset at anything that happened to them.  That being said, I enjoyed Lauren Kate’s writing style and her ability to hold my interest.

I may be tempted to pick up the second book in the series the next time I’m looking for a light, quick read or when my TBR pile thins out a little, but I don’t think this will be a must read series for me.

Final Take:  3.5/5



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