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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Luce has been expelled from her exclusive private boarding school due to an unfortunate incident that led to her being charged with manslaughter. She is sent to a reform school called the Sword and Cross where she meets some very interesting characters and manages to get in trouble once again. She is torn between two boys, Cam and Daniel. Cam is very tempting and makes it hard for Luce to say no, Daniel is very intriguing and leaves her wondering.
I liked some aspects of this book and thought that the actual writing was solid. However, some of the secondary characters were actually more interesting than Luce who came across as wimpy and wishy-washy. I didn't like seeing her make so many poor choices that led to her needing to be rescued. I would have liked to see her stand up and do what she knows she should instead of just going along with whatever someone else decides. I didn't really like her very much. I thought that the story itself was interesting. There seem to be a lot of fallen angel story lines lately. There were a lot of things that didn't get resolved because a sequel is coming out in September. I would have liked a lot more answers to things instead of being left hanging. The book tends to drag at times.
This one is definitely for teens, not any younger. There is a lot of sexual tension, some language, violence, and some scary intense scenes. Rated PG-13.

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