Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

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Title: Fallen

Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication date: December 8, 2009 
# Of Pages: 452 Hardcover 
How I got the copy: Library (Audiobook)


From Goodreads.com

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.

My Rating: 2/5 Stars

My Review:
þ Mysterious hot guys

þ Love triangle

þ Colorful characters

This was my first Audio book ever and I loved listening to it while I drove to work.  The only thing that annoyed me was when I needed to focus on going through a circle or something I had to rewind the cd because I missed stuff.  Sometimes when I got to my destination I didn't want to get out of the car, but this book was very slow paced so that didn't happen often.  I think if it had been something like Insurgent I would just sit in my car and miss work. 

Because it was so slow paced, I felt like I didn't have many emotions while listening.  Usually books take you on an emotional roller coaster which is half the reason I read in the first place.  But this one was pretty much Luce being confused about why Daniel hates her and wondering what she should do about Cam liking her.  Daniel is just so dreamy and mysterious, but Cam in nice and cute. Ultimately everything felt predictable and like I had already read it in another book.  


Now think back to high school when two of your friends have an inside joke and you have no idea what it is they're talking about.  They won't tell you anything and sometimes you don't want to ask.  So you just sit there clueless and feeling like you want to scream.  This is how I felt with this book.  The whole time Luce has no clue about Daniel and the shadows that she sees and we get a clue maybe every five chapters.  If I were her I would have been questioning everything.  I felt like the book ended and I still had no idea what was going on.  I understand that the author may have wanted it to be this way because the book is in Luce's perspective.  I think this is one of the only times I'd actually wished the book was in two perspectives so I could have seen Daniel's POV and figured out what was going on.  If there's anything I hate it's being in the dark about something.  


However,  I will say that I already got the second audio book Torment (Fallen #2) from the library and have begun to listen to it.  This series somehow keeps my interest.  I think because the first book was left so unresolved I needed to know what would happen next.  Do I suggest this book to a friend?  As a hardcover no, but as an audio book yes.  I think it's perfect for the car or tredmill because it is so slow.  Warning: the person who reads it enunciates ev-er-y syllable, but you get used to it after awhile.  



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About the Author
Lauren Kate

Quotes
“I've already had to wait so long."
"How long?" Luce asked.
"Not so long that I've forgotten that you're worth everything. Every sacrifice. Every pain.” 
― Lauren KateFallen

“The good news is" --he paused, carefully choosing his words-- "I kissed you, and you're still here.” 
― Lauren KateFallen



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