Fallen by Lauren Kate

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16 Critic Reviews

I don't think you'll be disappointed when you read this book - it may not be the best book you have ever read but it is an enjoyable read! I rate this book 5 stars! I think is a girly book...
-Guardian

Synopsis

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. 
 
A #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller
 
One of NPR.com’s 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels
 
More than 3 million series copies in print!
 
“Sexy and fascinating and scary . . . I loved loved loved it!”
—P. C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author
 

About Lauren Kate

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Lauren Kate is the internationally bestselling author of the FALLEN novels: Fallen, Torment, Passion, Rapture, and Fallen in Love, as well as The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her online at laurenkatebooks.net.
 
Published November 19, 2009 by Delacorte Press. 466 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Erotica, History, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Fallen
All: 16 | Positive: 10 | Negative: 6

Kirkus

Above average
on Jun 24 2010

The Southern Gothic atmosphere, the best part of the book, is so well crafted that readers can easily picture Luce walking among the marshes and crumbling buildings...This would be no great loss, as Luce lacks personality...This angel story fails to rise above.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on May 16 2015

The remote gothic setting provides the standard backdrop for the crux of the story, first in a planned series—the romantic feelings Luce develops for the elusive, unpredictable, and rather unlikable Daniel.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by ABitCrazy on Jan 31 2013

I don't think you'll be disappointed when you read this book - it may not be the best book you have ever read but it is an enjoyable read! I rate this book 5 stars! I think is a girly book...

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by ABitCrazy on Jan 31 2013

...it may not be the best book you have ever read but it is an enjoyable read!

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The Bookbag

Good
Reviewed by Robert James on Dec 30 2009

When the revelation of Daniel's true nature finally comes, it's massively impactful, but the book seems rushed from then on in, despite doing a superb job of setting up what is going to be a must-read sequel...but make no mistake, it's a seriously excellent book, with a huge amount of really interesting characters

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Open Letters Monthly

Below average
Reviewed by Kristin Brower Walker on May 23 2015

As the first book in the series, Fallen comes up short in establishing the central conflict that will shape the remaining books...the celestial back story isn’t given nearly enough time to develop, which makes the ending less than satisfying...The rather formulaic depiction of Luce and Daniel’s relationship is another hindrance...

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Teen Reads

Above average
Reviewed by Jordana Frankel on Sep 28 2010

It’s the mystery that keeps the book moving. I, along with Luce, wanted to know why Daniel went from hot to cold, and why his history is so shrouded in obscurity. I also wanted to see a bit more of the romance between the two...Still, there is something very interesting about being fated to love someone and not knowing why.

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Teen Ink

Above average
Reviewed by NatalieMc on May 15 2015

“What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?” A quote by Lauren Kate, the author of Fallen. Fallen is one of those books to me that once you start reading it you cant stop reading.

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Fantasy Book Review

Good
Reviewed by Lee on May 28 2015

The author writes beautifully about the angels… their wings… every angel seemed to have a different kind of wing pattern and when they are tucked away and then unfolded again… it was quite magical. I totally loved this story. It was sort of oddly spiritual. I know that the author has planned two more within this series. I cannot wait to read them.

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Above average
Reviewed by Swapna Krishna on Dec 08 2009

Fallen sounded very interesting from the synopsis. I thought it would be another enjoyable teen romance, with an element of the supernatural...Unfortunately, Fallen didn’t quite cut it for me. The nature of Daniel and his secret was very interesting, but it wasn’t well explored.

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Story Snoops

Above average
Reviewed by Tiffany on May 17 2015

A love story spanning all eternity, Fallen is an intriguing and provocative read...The big dark secret discovered toward the end of the book is that the other teens Luce is surrounded by are fallen angels. There is some graphic and disturbing imagery...a love that has survived many past lives is at the heart of the story.

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Annette's Book Spot

Above average
Reviewed by Annette Mills on Jun 18 2011

I really liked this story. I liked the characters and, for the most part, I liked the setting. The only complaint I have is pacing. The story seemed to take so long to get going.

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I'd So Rather Be Reading

Above average
Reviewed by Kelli on Apr 30 2010

There are some definite flaws and weaknesses yet it was still an entertaining read. Fallen follows the girl at a boarding school entranced by cute but unavailable boy plot. There were some surprises, but these were outweighed by a lot of predictability.

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Miss Page-Turner

Excellent
Reviewed by Miss Page-Turner on Oct 25 2010

I like Lauren Kate’s pleasant writing style and the way she develops the story around Luce and Daniel, never giving away too much to hold the overall tension. She created a world in which every character seems to have an even darker secret than the other, you have to expect the unexpected every new page...

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Pure Imagination

Below average
Reviewed by Lori on Oct 29 2009

The premise was great. The setting was good. I can relate to the sweltering southern heat. It was the characters and the pace of the story that ruined it for me...the pace was slooow. The story didn’t pick up until about 250 pages into it. We could do without a lot of those pages in the beginning.

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Tara Calaby

Above average
Reviewed by Tara Calaby on Apr 05 2012

There are things to like about Fallen. Despite being an absolute brick of a book, it reads quite quickly, and whenever I picked it up, I happily read a good chunk of it before putting it back down...In the end, I didn't feel like I'd wasted my time reading all 452 pages of Fallen. It didn't change my life, but it was a pleasant enough read...

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