3 Jul 2011

Fallen by Lauren Kate

There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Lucinda Price's (Luce) attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. She is sent to that reform school as a boy mysteriously burnt to death while with her, . She see shadows in a different way. They follow her even in the dead night. The reason remains a secret..

Luce misses her previous life, her best friend, her parents.. But Daniel is the one bright spot in the school where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move of everyone. There is the other guy Cam who is so charming and flirts with Luce. She likes Cam but she is confused about the attraction towards Daniel. She also realises that Daniel is one other person who can see the mysterious shadows.

Luce with her new friend, Penn (the only one who is not a reform student at school) tries to find out about Daniel and in the process finds a very old picture (picture taken few hunded years back) of Daniel and hers in a textbook at the Library. She gets dumbstruck. Then the truth is revealed..

Daniel is an angel. He is madly and deeply in love with Luce who dies n comes back after every seventeen years. The story is always the same. She dies when they try to express their love. Her death is always mysterious. Again after seventeen years, somehow they get to meet and she falls for him..

But while she learns about her story, Cam turns into a demon and attacks Daniel and other angels at the school. The librarian whom Luce always adored offers to help the humans (Luce and Penn). But, the librarian herself turns against Luce and kills Penn for no reason and also try to kill Luce. But the gorgeous Daniel rescues her and sends her to a safe place temporarily.

This is not the end. Infact, its the beginning. Cam is not a demon. But why does he attack Luce who he always flirted and the fact that she is the one whose attention he always tried to steal remains true?? Why doesnt Daniel kill Cam?? Daniel doesnt reveal the truths to Luce. Why? Is there something which Daniel doesnt really want Luce to know?? What is their story and why are they destined to fall in love with each other over and over again??

Hopefully, U can get the answers for these questions in the sequel, Torment.

I personally chose Fallen assuming it a vampire-human love story like Twilight. But in the beginning of my journey itself, I understood its nothing to do about vampires. Even though it is not a completely interesting book, but it can take us to new angel-human love story.