REVIEW - Fallen by Lauren Kate (Rant Edition)

Fallen (Fallen, #1)Fallen by Lauren Kate

Series: Fallen

Book No.: 1

Book Type: Own

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.

First Sentence: Around midnight, her eyes at last took shape. 

Oh my. Another angel book about a fallen angel and a human girl that fall in love and all hell breaks lose because of it. Oh look. I just made a pun. Get it? Hell? Fallen angel? Oh. I'm not that funny.

Anyways, avoiding my humor, (or therefore LACK of it) I cannot say that I liked this book as much as other squealing fangirls and romance freaks. I, for one, can say the very opposite and tell you that I dreaded to finish it. Ugh. . . I was fooled with the beautiful prologue. Darn me. . .

First, let's start off with the "romance". Girl meets boy. Boy ignores her. Girl has some creepy I-know-him-from-somewhere-and-I-just-HAVE-to-have-him moment. Drools over how hot he is. Some other dude comes in and tries to sweep the girl off of her feet. She ignores him and goes for the guy that OBVIOUSLY doesn't like her. He ends up loving her and revealing himself as some mythical creature. INSERT BIG EVENT HERE THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING. Then they're forced to be apart. Insert sequel here. This mostly happens in all of the fallen angel books I have come across. I. Hate. Those. With. A. Passion. Ha? You get it? It's the third book in this series.

Okay, so Daniel obviously doesn't want anything to do with Luce, so how does she respond? Oh I don't know. Stalks him until he reveals that he's some mythical creature. Oh wow. Hush, Hush much?

I personally liked Cameron because he was the most decent character, but, as usual, they have to turn into the bad guy. (I don't think that's a spoiler.)

Then you have these shallow characters that ALL OF A SUDDEN have something to do with the plot at the end, and the teacher isn't who you think she is. I saw all of it coming. All of it was predictable.

All in all, to avoid becoming some ranting blogger than everyone hates, I disliked this book greatly. I will not be looking forward to the next book.

Cover: A
As much as I didn't like the book, I have to admit that the cover is breathtaking.


  1. haha, yeah I think I'll be passing on this one. I've seen a few positive reviews but the majority are negative like yours. Thanks for the review.

  2. I appreciate your honest review. Sometimes it's hard to stand up and say "Ya know in spite of all the raving I thought this book sucked!" Going Bovine and The Chosen were my two big let downs of 2010.

  3. I so agree with you on this. I couldn't wait to get my hands on the book, partially because of the gorgeous cover and omg angels, and then BOOM! Horribad story, horrible shallow characters and utterly painful plot twists.
    Sequel - no thank you

    Borough of Books

  4. I appreciate your honest reviews. Honesty is refreshing. I will say though that I enjoyed Fallen very much. I was drawn in and didn't want to stop reading. Yes, there were some odd twists with the characters, a bit disjointed, but it wasn't enough to make me not like the book. I'm looking forward to reading Torment. Sorry it wasn't so good for you!


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