Saturday, 21 May 2011

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Synopsis: Instant. Intense. Weirdly familiar… The moment Luce looks at Daniel she knows she has never felt like this before. Except she can’t shake the feeling that she has…and with him – a boy she doesn’t remember ever setting eyes on.
Will her attempt to find out why enlighten her – or destroy her?

I LOVED this book. So much so that I literally ran from my house the minute I finished it to go and buy Torment which is currently winking at me from my desk. I’m very excited to get started.

Fallen follows Luce, a girl with a troubled past, on her first day at Sword & Cross, a reform school for troubled, young criminals. As she struggles to adapt to her new surroundings and come to terms with her past, she meets two very different guys; Cam, sweet and charismatic, and Daniel, mysterious and silent. Both Babes ;) Luce soon finds herself in a strange love triangle with them both.

The paranormal aspect of the story is very well portrayed. The reform school is situated next to a large cemetery which gives a creepy element to the story. On top of that Luce battles with her visions of Shadows which have haunted her most of her life. And then there is Daniel and his mysterious behavior...?

"He felt her touch as though it were burning through his shirt, her hand laid gently on his shoulder, causing him to gasp. They had not yet touched in this life, and the first contact always left him breathless" Page 5

Fallen is a story of forbidden and timeless love and is so terribly romantic and tragic! I love the relationship between Daniel and Luce. The exciting ending left Luce (and me) with many unanswered questions of which I cannot wait to find out the answers to. The minute this is posted I’ll be starting Torment!
I definitely recommend this book! 5/5

Describe in two words: Dark and Romantic


  1. Thanks for a very informative review--I had wondered if it was worth picking up, even though it seems to be mentioned everywhere. Your review gives just enough details. Rae

  2. I certainly think it is worth it :) If you like YA and paranormal, this one seems to be one of the best. Although there are so many in that category that I haven't read yet!

  3. HI Lucy I found your post in Book Blogs and I definitely enjoyed the both books. My reviews can be found here:

    I have Passion on preorder too, definitely excited about it coming out!

  4. Hi Lucy, loved the review. I will have to check Fallen out. I'm a new follower you can find me at

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm now following yours :)

    I don't read much paranormal romance/YA, mainly because it's such a big genre and I don't know where to start.

    I'm in the very early stages of Middlesex, and it's very good so far. Everyone has told me it is amazing, so I hope it turns out as good as I'm expecting!

  6. This is my first time reading paranormal/romance since Twilight last year. It can be a pretty all consuming genre!

  7. I love the cover! I've been wondering about this book. Great review!