Friday, 16 October 2009

Fallen - Lauren Kate

Fallen - Lauren Kate

Pages: 452
Publisher: Doubleday
Release Date: 17th December 2009

Other Titles by this Author: The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove (12/11/09)

Daniel’s gaze caught hers, and her breath caught in her throat. She recognised him from somewhere. But she would have remembered meeting someone like him. She would have remembered feeling as absolutely shaken up as she did right now.

But what do you do when the person you’ve spent your whole life looking for keeps slipping out of your grasp? What if the person who are meant to be with can never be yours?

Dangerously addictive and darkly romantic, Fallen is the ultimate gothic love story - a page-turning thriller about fallen angels.

Fallen is everything I like in a book: mystery, elements of the supernatural and a compelling forbidden love. It was addictive.

This book blew me away. I found myself eager to get home so that I could read more and unwilling to put it down for even a second when I did. Lauren Kate has a beautiful, fluid writing style filled with intricate descriptions that made Fallen utterly compulsive. There were some parts of the book that nothing much happened in, but it didn’t matter. I was frantically trying to add up the clues and get some answers so it didn’t feel slow at all.

Fallen was full of mystery. I wanted to know what the shadows were, what happened the night Trevor died, but mostly, what all of the characters did to get themselves stuck in reform school! Although a few of the mysteries were resolved near the end, I still have loads of questions - mostly surrounding Daniel!

I really loved Daniel. He was gorgeous, mysterious, infuriating and utterly irresistible. but the other boy in Luce’s life, Cam, was so overly nice he put me on edge. Yes, I’m paranoid like that! He just seemed a little too good to be true. Arriane and Penn were awesome. Their quirky coolness set them apart from the usual best friend characters. I want to be friends with them!

Fallen is one of the best books that I’ve read in a long time and I’m literally aching for Torment, the next book in the series.

Sophie

46 comments:

  1. Awesome review, Sophie! I loved this book, it's just fantastic! I'll link to your review from mine! :)

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  2. Oh, it sounds fantastic! Great review - I loved reading that!

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  3. It's a series? Uhm, I have to try Fallen.

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  4. This book looks tempting, great review ! I read The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove and didn't really enjoy it, so this one might reconcile me with the author. :)

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  5. Fantastic! I'm so glad this one had you hooked. There is every chance that I'm going to enjoy this one. Great review.

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  6. Superb review. I am actually trying to speed through my TBR pile to get to Fallen!

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  7. This book sounds wonderful. I'm not sure whether I'll hold out and hope I find a copy in my Christmas stocking... or cave in and get it imported! I absolutely enjoyed your review, and I'm so glad to hear this one is really as good as I've hoped.

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  8. Awesome review! I am really looking forward to this one!

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  9. I finished this today - loved it! Cannot wait for the next book :D

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  10. by the review the book sounds fantastic but it does sound similar to the twighlight series....can anyone without wrecking the story tell me if its similar ?

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  11. Good review. can't wait to read it myself!

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  12. Great review! I am dying to read this book now! I am very into fallen angels myself; I think they're the upcoming "vampires" if you know what I mean. :)

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  13. One more thing; do have an RSS feed address? I'd like to keep up with your posts and I use Google Reader predominantly.

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  14. cool sounds great all i want for chraitmas is that!

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  15. hmm i want to read this. It does sound like twilight though, which puts me off a bit.. even though i like twilight.

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  16. yes and no... its similar in the way that she's in love with someone who doesn't seem to like her... but he's no vamp!! as far as i can tell... am half way through... HOOKED. had to come and see what other think of it!!

    great reviews so faaar :) and this one particularly great! :D

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  17. There has been a lot of twilight comparisons, but this book is so much more, in writing style and character depth. It sucks you in and keeps you guessing.

    I read it in one sitting, I just couldn't stop. You just need to know more, so many unanswered questions - I'm already hanging for the next installment, it'll be a long wait.

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  18. Im almost finished 'The Fallen' am loving it.
    Recently read a series of books the 1st of which was called City of Bones, similar subject matter was fantastic.

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  19. Sounds fantastic! I bought it today. The cover sucked me in; then I read the summary and thought it sounded great!

    Looking forward to reading it tonight.

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  20. I really enjoyed the book... but I tend to sway towards these reads personally. If you liked twilight - the yes - you will enjoy this one. Seems to be a rather repetitive theme in literature these days with the nonchalant, rude and aloof boy that captivates the heroine's attention (and ours) from word go. But hey! It's still a lovely read from the point of view of a love story/mystery.

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  21. LOVED THIS. i was hooked from the first page. i seriously need to read torment ASAP, i dony think i can wait nine months! (:

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  22. I got this book as a gift for christmas and at first i was relucant to read it as i thought it was another tragic vampire story but to my suprise it wasn't and found that the book held my attendion and read it in one go. I shall be waiting for tourment to be realsed

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  23. i got this book 2 days ago at 6 pm. i finished it the following day at 3 in the morning. i have never been so engrossed in a book. i am a huge fan of the 'Twilight Saga'-Stephenie Meyer and never thought i'd find another book that would pull me in with quite the same force. But then for christmas i was presented with 'Hush Hush' - Becca Fitzpatrick. My nan had gotten it me, hoping that she would introduce me into other books. i thought that as soon as i started reading it i would not be able to finish it, because it would simply be a let down. but i also completed that on the same day i started it. i founmd my self needing another book about fallen angels, which is when i came across Fallen. i made my dad search in about 6 book shops to find it. and i was sucked into it. it has to be one of the most amazing things i've read. the story line was amazing and the characters wre phenomenal. i immediately put myself into Luce's shoes and felt the same emotions that she did, which i'd only experienced in The Twilight Saga and Hush Hush. i was simply gob smaked and cannot wait untill Torment comes out in September.
    Thank you Lauren Kate for writing these books. i was hooked from the first page, and i think it takes an amzing writer to make a reader feel the emotions that are in the book. So thank you so much.

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  24. i bought it on a wednesday, i didn't start reading until 9pm that night, due to a friend being at my house. i finished it at 3am. When i reached the end odf the book i had tears in my eyes, it was a gorgeous book, i was sad to have finished it so fast. I am 15 and I DEMAND MORE.lol i loved it

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  25. i got this book for xmas and i realy liked it but i realy want the second book to hurry up and come out i can't stop thinking about it! the review was realy good i just wish the second book would come out before september... i'm going crazy lol

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  26. i want the drss that the girl has on the front cover, and the gloves. and her hair

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  27. Best book I've read in SO long. You can relate with Luce's thoughts and emotions. I couldn't put it down. September's just too far away. I'll have to write fanfiction about this to make time fly by faster... *sigh* I recommend this to all (and will force my sisters to read it, if need be).

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  28. can u plz suggest me some more novels like ''fallen'.i have read hush hush and avalon high

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  29. i loved that book danile is an angle!!!! at the end luce pickes danile

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  30. omg i AM LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVIN THIS BOOK ABSOLOUTELY AMAZING!!ITS sorta like twilight bt BETTER!!

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  31. the second book is called torment and it comes out in september 2101

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  32. I love the book it so good i can't wait for the second one Torment september 2010.<3<3<3

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  33. I dont think i have actually red such a good book and i dont understand how people can compare twilight to fallen, fallen is in a completely different league, its much better although i still like twilight. i wish i was on london when they were handing out the books so i would of had it straight away.

    This book was by far the greatest book, i read, fell in love with it and can wait for tortured, i know thats the second book ut whats the 3rd and 4th called?

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  34. i love this book i dont want to finish it coz its so could i wish the next book torment was all ready out best book i have ever read i want to read it 200000 more time so i know the words by heart

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  35. this book is so much bettr then twilight i hope its a movie it the best book i have ever read please please please if they say they want to make book in to the movie iam in love with daniel and luce the day i got it i started to read it and could not put it down i was all ways geting in trouble for not puting it down i finished last night at 12:40

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  36. this book is sooooooooooo much better then twilight and i was a huge twilight fan i have gone from team edward to team danniel realy want the next book to come out this book is no were as good as twilight MAKE THIS BOOK A MOVIE

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  37. The book was awesome!!! DEfinitely better than Twilight. Edward vs. Daniel??? I'll definitely pick an angel over a vampire any day.

    Nikki Vasquez

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  38. yeah! right!... this book is so WONDERFUL!!!..
    EVERYTHING ABOUT the book.. the cover is full of mystery the author is very good and the way the book was written.. absolutely fascinating!
    i love this book,vERy!...cant wait for the next series....



    maiy

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  39. I'm not done reading the book buy I'm lovin it already..

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  40. There making it into a movie. :)

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  41. Hi i've onli started reading it and cant even wait to see the new one, in this book it just makes you want to read it more and more and i can never ever put it down :L x

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  42. I loved your review I been wanting to read this book for about a week now and review really gives me an idea of what the book is like. Some people say it is like the twilight series and i really loved that so maybe i'll love this book too.

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