389 Pages [Kindle]
Published 1 Jan 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. 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 Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce 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.
The first half of this book was great. It was fluid, captivating, and made sense. The second half was kind of confusing and choppy. It left me wanting way more and not really in the good sense. I will be reading the next in the series and hope that it is a little better than this one. It wasn't a bad read. It was just okay.
Lucinda, "Luce", is a 17 year old girl. All her life, she has seen these shadows and has been to various therapies, psychiatrists, medicated up, etc. In a freaky accident, her boyfriend (maybe?) is killed and she has no recollection of what actually happened. The police think she did it. It lands her in a reform school called Sword & Cross. She feels very out of place, but quickly makes friends with Arianne and Penn. Arianne is very likable right of the bat. She's kooky, quirky, and impish! Penn isn't actually at reform school because of a bad deed, but rather her late father was a groundkeeper at the school. Immediately, Luce finds herself drawing the attention of a good-looking jock-ish "popular" guy, Cam, and obsessing over the mysterious, brooding Daniel.
There are a lot of questions that never really get answered. The ending was packed full of random information, but none really that meaningful to the plot in the first book.
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