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The Compulsive Reader: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Fallen by Lauren Kate


Luce Price is still reeling from a terrifying night in which her boyfriend died. She can't explain what happened, and as a result, she's sent to a reform school where among her many odd classmates, she meets Daniel. She has a connection with him that she can't explain, but he seems to hate her. But the reason for his disdain is something she never could have guessed.

For many teens that yearn for more mysterious beings and the thrill of forbidden love in their stories, Fallen will be a good read. However, Luce's character seems to be just ordinary, and I never felt a true connection to her. The chemistry between Daniel and Luce is a little dull and forced; it would have been more fascinating to expand upon their past together, as it is only hinted at in a few places throughout the book. The other lead character, Cam, came off as a bit too assuming and his true role in the plot was easy to guess, along with a few other supporting characters. The whole book was quite predictable to me, and a bit too tedious for my liking. Die-hard YA supernatural fans and those who enjoyed Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick may enjoy Fallen, but rent it from the library.

Cover Comments: This cover is spooky and dark looking, which fits the content well. Very nice.

ARC received from Amazon Vine Program.

14 comments:

Thao said...

I have to give this book a try. Thanks for the review.

Anonymous said...

This is stupid., you prolly didn't even read it. Read good books, don't bash em..

Anonymous said...

I think I'll still give the book a try since I'm very intrigued by the topic of fallen angels. Since the only YA books that I read are supernatural/paranormal, I think this might work. But nice review nonetheless!

Beth F said...

I have an ARC for this and I've seen such mixed reviews. But it seems that the people whose opinions I respect are coming down on the negative side of things. I'll likely at least start it because I was given a review copy, but I don't have high hopes.

Anonymous said...

I had read this book by chance and I can say at the end I wanted to read the next one. Hope you guys give this book a chance.;)

Amy said...

The characters in this book were not properly developed, which leaves the reader disinterested. The main character's actions are strange, and I wasn't able to connect to her, on any level. The story is really obvious, and I knew exactly what was going to happen, though I was really bored, and barely bothered finishing it at all. Don't let the cover fool; you, the book is pretty bad. If you're looking for a great read, try Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Now there's some excitement.

Lishy said...

I got this book for Christmas, and it is really good! I love books that have to do with paranormal/supernatural, and since I'm a teenage girl the romance makes everything better ;) But, honestly, the book is good. No, not much is revealed, but there IS a second book coming out in the next year or so. I know that with all the suspense at the end of FALLEN, I will definitly be reading the next book when it comes out.

Anonymous said...

I have read the book and I loved it I mean yea it would have been nice to have learned more about daniel and luce's history and learned more about the characters but i still enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

This is my first time visiting your site and I checked out your take on Fallen first as a test. I'd read it and thought it was mediocre at best. I was happy to see you give it some really fair and dead on criticism. Nice review.

Casey said...

you shouldn't be so negitive, it was an amazing book!!!!

The Compulsive Reader said...

I most certainly did read the book--every review on this site is of books I've read completely. If for whatever reason I am unable to finish a book, I do not review it. It is neither honest nor fair to my readers to pass judgment on a book I was unable to read thoroughly.

I'm not trying to be negative, but in my opinion, this book just had no redeeming qualities. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, and this is mine.

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