Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Release date: December 8th, 2009
Pages: 464 (Hardcover), 269 (Nook e-book)
Publisher: Delacorte books for Young Readers
Received for review: Library e-book
Overall grade: A
For the past 12 years 17-year-old Luce Price has been haunted by shadows. They have caused so many problems in her life, including a major life changing incident with a guy that she likes. This causes her parents to be afraid of her and they decide to send her to Sword and Cross boarding school which is a school for delinquents. Luce knows immediately that she won't fit in the second she arrives at the school. But then something strange happens. Her eyes fall upon a guy, Daniel Grigori, who seems oddly familiar. She can't place him and she has no idea why she feels like she knows him.
Over the next few days she tries to mention it to him but he just keeps shrugging it off. Soon Luce becomes obsessed trying to figure out just who Daniel is. With the help from her new friend Penn they start researching him to figure out what his deal is. But soon things get a little too crazy and the shadows seem to get more intense for Luce. It doesn't help that another guy at the school (Cam) is trying to compete for Luce's affection. Everything is getting so intense and then finally Daniel confesses and Luce's life will never be the same..
Wow. That is the first word that comes to mind after finishing this. It is the first book in the Fallen series. I can't wait to read the next book, Torment. I really had no idea where this book was going. Everything seemed like a surprise to me, especially when I got towards the end. I knew writing this review would be tricky since I didn't want to give anything major away. This book was so great though and it ended in a place where it left me really wanting to read the next book in the series while still wrapping up this book nicely. It drives me crazy when stories just abruptly end and then you have to wait forever until the next book. But the way this one ended I was satisfied but still left wanting so much more. I definitely enjoyed that aspect. I would for sure check this one out if you're into a little bit of mystery, suspense, and of course love.