Fallen Review

Topics: Attention, Georgia, Kill Pages: 2 (534 words) Published: February 19, 2013
Lauren Kate

“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.” - Google books

Fallen is a 2009 novel by Lauren Kate. The story is written in the third person and follows a teenage girl name Lucinda “Luce” Price as she arrives at her new reform school Sword and Cross in savannah Georgia. She is suspected of being responsible for a fire that Trevor died in. She meets many people at her new school but a few of them stand out. On her first day she meets two boys one who will put himself far away from her and one who has made it clear that he wants to be there for her. Daniel and Cam. Her new friends Penn, the gardener’s daughter, Roland and Arianne. A mean girl Molly. With the help of Penn and the librarian she uncovers her secrets and everyone else’s to. As she discovers the truth she learns why Daniel keeps himself away from her. She discovers that a curse put on Luce and Daniel has kept them apart for centuries. Whenever she gets close to her she dies only to come back years later with no memory of her past life except her love for Daniel. I think a lot of young adults will enjoy this book because it built up the story line instead of revealing all of it instantly; it has a sense of mystery which keeps its reader interested. The author was not afraid to kill of characters so it always keeps readers in suspense of who will survive and who won’t. When we discover that most of the...
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