FALLEN by Lauren Kate
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (December 8, 2009)
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.
Lauren Kate also did a fantastic job of writing fleshed out characters that made them easily to recognize and associate. Yet, I could not know what they would do next. I was continually left on tender hooks anticipating every move. It all added to the lush mystery that was the heart FALLEN. A mystery that I would have enjoyed more if I was not given so much information about this book prior to reading it. It is the one disappointment that I have about this novel. Everyone that reads the synopsis will already have half of the story handed to them, but despite that it will still hold you captive.
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