Series: Fallen Book 1
Author: Lauren Kate
Published: 7th December 2009 (Australia)
My Rating: 2/5
Seventeen-Year-Old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce’s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasant, even evil, history.
I have mixed opinions of this book. I feel the first half just took too long and I just wanted something major to happen or for something to be explained. It took too long for the revelations to start. That said, the last 150 pages had me speed reading to see what would happen next.
I feel the sequel will be a lot more interesting and engaging now that the ground work has been laid, almost like this was a prequel. Keep an eye out for it in September 2010.
Essentially, not enough was explained, leaving me with many unanswered questions, and what was explained, took too long.
I really liked all of the characters except for Daniel as I just wanted him to help Luce understand what was happening. I found it frustrating!