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.
Last fall I read so much about this book. I added it to my TBR list and wish list but didn't get around to buying a copy until recently. On my shelf already is book two, Torment, that I picked up at Border's when it was going out of business in our area last winter, but I didn't want to read it until I'd read Fallen. Neither or our libraries had copies. I used a gift card to buy this for myself last month. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down! It is definitely a page turner!
I wasn't sure what to make of Luce and Daniel at the beginning. Either I forgot what I read in the reviews last year or I skipped them, as I sometimes do when I want to be surprised by a book. I'm big on surprises and not knowing things ahead of time with both books and movies, it just adds to the fun! I kept thinking I knew what the secret was and I did turn out to be mostly right, but in the desire to not give spoilers I won't say what the secret was!
Luce was so driven that she started to seem almost a bit too interested at times in Daniel's past and his family. While it turned out there was a reason she couldn't let it rest, her obsession did start to worry me at times. I haven't taken it off the shelf yet, but I can't wait to dive into the second book to see where Luce and Daniel go from here!
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 9/28/2010
Age range: 12 - 17 Years
Series title: Lauren Kate's Fallen Series