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The cover alone of "Fallen" by Lauren Tate is exquisite. Beginning with that and following up with an intriguing prologue, I was hooked before I knew it on this story. I love love love books that are a part of a series because it means that when I love it, I will get much much more once I've turned the last page. And I will definitely be picking up the second in the series.



I won't give away too much of the plot in case you begin it with no idea, but you will read it knowing about as much as the main character, Luce, does. You learn about each person she meets and feel every horrible part of her time at the Sword & Cross reform school in Georgia. Luce goes there after an unexplainable death of a friend and the subsequent questioning she receives from the police, psychiatrists, her parents, and her peers that leaves her questioning if she is, in fact, "crazy." She doesn't know what happened or why, but she wants to understand in case she was responsible for his death. I found this flaw in her character and personality to make Luce more believable. She may only be a senior in high school, but she has been through a lot and she is ready to take on this new world of hers at Sword & Cross.


I think teens will eat up this story as well as anyone looking for a Twilight-like escape. I liked the characters and found myself becoming attached to some of them and downright rooting for others. I'm not sure Fallen, as the first in the series, will have the same success as Twilight*, but I do think the story is set up quite nicely for an extraordinary second novel!


*Only because, while the story is amazing, Fallen is also a set up to know who is good and bad, unlike Twilight where most readers immediately either hated or LOVED Edward.






by Tenrbe on ‎01-05-2010 03:25 PM

I loved this book!

by JcReader on ‎01-09-2010 01:10 AM

This book was a great read and I can't wait till the second one comes out. This is the 4th series I am in the middle of reading and frankly one of the ones I am most excited about.

by B&N Bookseller Scarls17 on ‎01-09-2010 11:45 AM

what other series are you reading? I'm on book 3 of The Immortals right now.

by tropicalchink on ‎01-21-2010 05:35 AM

Before I bought the book on December 8th, I was excited. I had a good feeling that this was going to be a great read. I went to my B&N store and had grabbed the last copy that they had for that day. I got home and started to read. I. Did. Not. Want. To. Put. It. Down! The story of Luce and Daniel was mind blowing. I really reccomend this book to everyone. You'll be like me once you've finished this book and can't wait until part 2.


by XxI_heart_manga_boysxX on ‎01-23-2010 12:14 AM
by XxI_heart_manga_boysxX on ‎01-23-2010 12:17 AM

I haven't finished Fallen as of yet, but so far it's really good! Right now I'm only on chapter 13 and I'm really rooting for Cam! I just love him! It's so strange that I say that because I know Daniel is the lead guy, but I still prefer Cam. I guess I haven't found that thing that pulls me Daniel

by krissajean7 ‎02-17-2010 09:38 PM - edited ‎02-17-2010 09:38 PM

This book was horrible. I hated it. The author tryed to hard to make the story interesting, she stretched it way to far. Spoiler alert, she made a NUN kill someone, which I think is to...... fake. The characters are fake and have no face. What I mean by that is that it is IMPOSSIBLE to invision these people, which made the book very boring. Im sorry if you disagree, but I think this book should have NEVER been published.

                                                                                           XO to you to Scarls17,


by Shannon_80 on ‎04-01-2010 10:09 AM

I've not read this book but to say that it should have never been published is a little harsh.

by JessicaRJR on ‎06-03-2011 07:34 AM

I just finish and did in fact thoroughly enjoy this book.


Not sure if I can agree entirely krissajean, why would, under the given circumstances, the nun not have been able to commit the actions she did? We are all still human after all.


This has made it on my "novel series" list of must reads!

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