Some Angels Are Destined To Fall
Instant. Intense. Weirdly familiar...
The moment Luce looks at Daniel she knows she has never felt like this before. Except she can't shake the feeling that she has...and with him - a boy she doesn't remember ever setting eyes on.
Will the attempt to find out why enlighten her - or destroy her?
I was really looking forward to reading Fallen but I'm sorry to say I was disappointed.
I think most of my disappointment stemmed from me not being able to help comparing it to Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Both books are about 'Fallen Angles' and after reading Hush, Hush; Fallen had a lot to live up to.
The main protagonist, Luce, didn't seem to connect with me. She was too dependant for my liking; for most of the book the other characters had to tell her what was going on and the like when she could have figured out most of it herself. I know I did. I felt like shaking her and shouting 'wake up and smell the roses' or white peonies in Luce's case.
Luce only started to wake up in the last hundred pages or so and only when Penn - a mortal who had nothing to do with Fallen Angels and yet somehow still figured out more than Luce -gave her a book that Daniel happened to have written years ago.
Another reason I didn't like this book is because nothing happened. Most of the story was just blindingly following Luce trying (and failing) to figure things out and me thinking she's just plain stupid. It was only until the last hundred pages that things started to pick up and even then it was so predictable it became really anti-climatic.
What I did like about this book however, was that it set the scene nicely for it's sequel Torment which is set to be released on the 30th of September. Not all of the plot was revealed in Fallen so it will be interesting to see how Torment turns out. To be honest, it can't really get any worse.
My Rating : 4/10
Author: Lauren Kate