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Recent Arrival: Fallen by Lauren Kate

by Ann-Katrina

I smell a fallen angel craze on the horizon. (It was inevitable once the teen vampire angst-ridden romance market became saturated.) And so far, it smells good.

Recent Arrivals chronicles the books that have made their way onto the Today, I Read… bookshelf. Here’s the latest arrival: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fallen by Lauren Kate

First line: Around midnight, her eyes at last took shape. The look [...]

Initial thoughts: I saw the cover for Fallen on another blog a few days ago, so I was super surprised and excited when a UPS man showed up on my doorstep with an ARC (the cover of the ARC is not half so lovely as the cover in this post, but I’m concerned more with what’s inside).

After finishing Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, I’m anxious to see what else is being done with the fallen angel theme. Plus the description sounds positively addictive.

Book description:

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.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

*******From the Back of the Book******

What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

Daniel’s gaze caught hers, and her breath caught in her throat. She recognized him from somewhere. But she would have remembered meeting someone like him. She would have remembered feeling as absolutely shaken up as she did right now.

They were still locking eyes when Daniel flashed her a smile. A jet of warmth shot through her…but then he raised his hand in the air. And flipped her off. Luce gasped and dropped her eyes. Her momentary delirium vanished. What was that guy’s problem?

Just before she ducked into her first class, she dared to glance back. His face was blank, but there was no mistaking it–he was watching her go.

Book Details: 464 pages; Delacorte Press; Pub. December 8, 2009

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Comments on Recent Arrival: Fallen by Lauren Kate

  1. # Belle wrote on October 22, 2009 at 8:42 pm:

    This sounds like a good one!
    .-= Belle´s last blog ..Incoming! Books About Words =-.

  2. # Olivia wrote on October 26, 2009 at 10:12 pm:

    I really like what I have read so far and can’t wait to buy the book.

  3. # Kera wrote on November 24, 2009 at 2:09 pm:

    I am so preordering it on amazon. lol. it sounds like a really good one.

  4. # Krystal wrote on November 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm:

    This book sounds awesome:) Really breathtaking.

  5. # migni wrote on December 2, 2009 at 9:11 pm:

    is this the first book in series ??

  6. # migni wrote on December 2, 2009 at 9:13 pm:

    also wanted to know if the story was similar to twighlight ??

  7. # Ann-Kat wrote on December 2, 2009 at 11:39 pm:

    Hi Migni,
    It is slated to be the first in a series, yes. As for whether it is similar to Twilight, I haven’t yet completed it, but for the most part, I have seen some similarities.

  8. # elizabeth wrote on December 9, 2009 at 1:17 am:

    i just started reading this book today and you are right its amazing!

  9. # Celina wrote on June 3, 2010 at 3:35 pm:

    REALLY GREAT BOOK, SIMILAR TO HUSH HUSH, LOVE BOTH TO DEATH LITERALLY ;) , cant wait for next book, read ‘em both

  10. # Ann-Kat wrote on June 4, 2010 at 7:31 am:

    I’m still trying to get through Fallen and it’s difficult. The story isn’t capturing me. At least with Hush, Hush the writing moved the story briskly forward, but I’m not getting the same thing with Fallen. I’m about halfway through right now and I’ve just set it aside. I might come back to it and give it another go since I do eventually want to review it properly.

  11. # Brooke wrote on October 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm:

    Amazing this book took my breath away. Great read!

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