Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate

Fallen (Fallen, #1)

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 wa...

Details Fallen (Fallen, #1)

TitleFallen (Fallen, #1)
Release DateDec 8th, 2009
PublisherDelacorte Press
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Angels

Reviews Fallen (Fallen, #1)

  • Kat Kennedy
    "In this lifetime you're nothing more than you appear to be: a stupid, selfish, ignorant, spoiled little girl who thinks the world lives or dies on whether she gets to go out with some good-looking boy at school. Even if your death wouldn't accomplish something so long-awaited, glorious, and grand, I'd still relish this moment, killing you."I'm sorry, was I supposed to agree with absolutely everything the evil villain said and wait, with baited b...
  • Penny
    First off, I'd have given this book zero stars were it possible, but since it isn't I gave it one star. This book is full of fail, end of story. There is no other way to describe this book, really. That's a lie. There is another way to describe how bad this book is. Take everything that sucked about the Twilight series and multiply that by any number (except zero. Or one. Or any negative number. Aw, crap, you know what I mean). Because really, th...
  • Haleema
    Evidence of this book's similarities to Twilight:1. New girl at school2. Mary Sue3. Girl attracts the hottest guys even though she has no personality or depth or anything remotely interesting about her4. Guy is extremely mysterious (because he stands at a corner and glares at everyone passing by) rude, and tells the girl to stay away from him5. Guy follows her around, and the girl isn't fazed whatsoever6. Guy is 100-and-something-years-old and gi...
  • Kiki
    Along with literally HUNDREDS of other people who read this book, I was completely brainwashed by the stunning cover. I literally walked into WHSmith, looked at it, had a massive aneurysm, and by the time I'd come round the book was inexplicably in my hand and my wallet was thirty dollars lighter.Gaiz. I should have known better. I should bloody well know better by now. I mean, just take a look at this thing:"She didn't usually get involved with ...
  • hayden
  • Lyndz
    I didn’t like this book the first time I read it, when it was called Twilight. I didn’t like this book the first time I read it, when it was called Twilight.
  • Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
    1 StarGeeeeez.This was quite the YA train wreck. And I probably should have known better. But, I saw this on the library shelf...its protective and majestic plastic library jacket just gleaming with promises of fantastical wonder...and I was drawn in like the total sucker I am. But then reality hit. Sigh. This thing was about 100 pages too long...while still simultaneously feeling like it was 100 pages too short of actual information. You know, "...
  • shady boots | #WatchPOSE
    A more formal review of this book is on my blog which is still new. xD Check it out! Updated: March 9th, 2012. Also everyone, click here. *sigh* A fucking movie. Just what I needed.Luce.Lucinda. Fucking. Price.You'd still stalk a guy even after he flipped you off when you first locked eyes with him? Even if he told you STRAIGHT IN THE FACE that he didn't want ANYTHING to do with you.Why? Just...why?I mean, he's hot. I get it. But what the fuck ...
  • Steph Sinclair
    Boring, lacking interesting characters, boring, terrible love interest, Bella Swan, boring. There are so many things I could rant about the 30% that I read, but instead I shall review this is one gif. Boring, lacking interesting characters, boring, terrible love interest, Bella Swan, boring. There are so many things I could rant about the 30% that I read, but instead I shall review this is one gif.
  • Annalisa
    Reading this book was like walking through fog, or to pull description from the book, with black shadows blocking my view of everything, only it's not the black shadows that got in my way but the MC, Luce, and the author, Kate. I have no idea what the school looked like (no more that a glimpse of this and that) or what the characters were like (same thing, just glimpses that don't add up to anything) or even what was going on in any of the action...
  • Elle
    UPDATE: In celebration of my good friend Saha joining GoodReads I am re-posting my review of Fallen.**********************************So... Who else was sucked in to this one by the cover?Actually, Fallen was recommended to me by a friend who had almost had a conniption whilst telling me how 'spectacular' it was. And because I value this particular friend to the highest possible degree I assumed she would never subject me to anything that would f...
  • Meghan
    *This review has some spoilers for plot!*Just as vampires are becoming old hat in YA literature, angels have swooped in to take their place in the pantheon of paranormal romance heroes--who knew? I was rather dubious of the whole trend (and still am), but boy, do I love me some Old Testament crazy, so I thought, "Let's see what they do with this." Even with my low expectations, I found this disappointing! We begin with Daniel Grigori (whose last ...
  • Carolyn Storer
    4.5 StarsI was really excited about reading Fallen, the cover is absolutely gorgeous and I just had to have it! Luckily I received an ARC, thanks to Random House Children's Books. This is another book that has had a lot of hype recently and, as with Hush Hush, it had a lot to live up to. I have read negative as well as positive reviews, so I went in with a completely open mind, and I wasn't disappointed. The story starts out a little slow at the ...
  • P
    “What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?” Firstly, I really loved the movie even though everybody says it's bad or a copycat of Twilight. Yes, I must admit Fallen and Twilight have many similar things. Daniel and Edward. Luce and Bella. The insta-love that ignites so fast. But nowadays, some books are written from that same plot, however, the narration and the writers' strategy are the most important to make their b...
  • High Lady of The Night Court
    The story follows Luce as she’s put in a reform school because well people think she’s a pyromaniac who killed a guy in a fire and is crazy. She goes to the reform school and meets let’s just say a bunch of weird people who have each been here for a long time for who knows what and decides to make them her friends. I know I would have either ran away from that school or never interacted with anyone because someone might just be a murderer. ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/Hmmmm, I wonder what my friends thought of this one???? ^^^^^“This should end well,” said no Mitchell ever.Let me begin by swearing to all of you that I’m not becoming one of those “rage reviewers.” You know who I’m talking about. They are the people who seem to only choose books they know right from the jump they will hate and then write up a huge rant only to repeat the ...
  • Jeff
    This book was pretty good!!! But after the next few books, THIS SERIES WAS DNF-ED. -_-So here's the average girl who gets sent to this mysterious school, and then.....you know it!!A HOT DUDE COMES IN AND SWOOPS HER AWAY.THAT'S IT.So yes, this is ur typical story about a girl getting hypnotized by a very bad boy. But don't worry, now's where the 'action' comes in! We've got a crazy girl, a hot sex god, and her awesome and ridiculous friends.(........
  • Arlene
    There's nothing I dislike more than a book that's just downright boring with less than intriguing characters. Oh wait, silly me, yes there is! I can't stand this new trend of shoving shallow storylines into needless series and trying to hook the reader with an annoying cliffhanger. Not right IMHO. This book came across as an incomplete story, where there were many questions left unanswered, and done so in such a sloppy manner that they came acros...
  • Thomas
    Fallen is one of those books that should not be judged by its cover. Despite the alluring, ambiguous plot promised by the book jacket, this book fell flat in way too many areas.The story is about Lucinda Price, who is sent to Sword and Cross boarding school after being suspected of arson. She also claims to have seen shadows stalking her, which only adds to the paranoia people presume of her. There, she meets some nice friends - but no one compar...
  • Kogiopsis
    EDIT: Forgot to add original half-started review at the end. Fixed!Some time back I postulated on Facebook that all YA PNRs were trying to be the Doctor and Rose, and that they were all failing miserably. I never meant that idea to make it into a review, and yet... well, here we are, aren't we? So welcome to a review in which I use Doctor Who to explain this burgeoning genre in general, and Fallen in particular. Even if you don't know the show, i...
  • Mel
    I know that constant cussing makes a critical review look immature and unintelligent... but you know what? FUCK that. A disgusting, awful, jackass-glorifying book like this deserves to be cussed out, especially after I sat through most of it. And I'm going to cuss this book out, in the style of the 'Fuck you' speech from 25th hour. And I don't care how stupid my review is going to look. FUCK THIS MOTHERFUCKING BOOK. Fuck this book, with writing a...
  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    This is a tricky book to review, for a very simple reason: I did not know what this book was about, or what kind of book it was, when I started reading it, and the slow reveal made for a pleasurable, interactive reading experience. So, I'm torn. On the one hand, I want others to have the same experience, which would mean I would have to keep mum about the plot etc. On the other hand, I really really want to talk about what actually happens. See? ...
  • xrysa
    This book was a bit comfusing for me. The first half of the book was a little boring but the other half was very interesting.I dont know why but for the first time in my life I was annoyed by the 3rd person POV. LuceLuce is new to the "Sword and Cross" school and everything is so much different than she expected to be. From the fisrt time she lays her eyes on him she has this weird feeling that she already knows him.DanielHe made it clear from th...
  • jesse
    the main character was incredibly boring, annoying and flat. (the others too, actually, but let's stick with the main character to get to the point) every few pages lucinda had to tell us how strong and mighty daniel was, how fascinating his hair was and how hurt and excited she felt, if daniel didn't even deign to look at her. let me quote from the book's only (sometimes) likeable character, penn (- yes, it was that bad):“my point is,” l...
  • SKB
    Oh my holy crap, this book was a piece of work. And by "work," I mean "steaming turd." I would have given this book one star, but I added another one because it was so shittastic that it was fucking hilarious.Several things. One, OHAI reworked Twilight fanfic, or sad homage, or search/replace copy. Second: I can't believe it was possible to find a stupider protagonist than Nora in Hush, Hush. Well, congratulations, Lauren Kate, you have made the ...
  • Steph Su
    If FALLEN is the future of YA supernatural fiction, then I fear for this genre. FALLEN is painfully dull and slow, with very little besides the concept of fallen angels and the suggestion of an impossible romance to recommend it to readers.If the plot of FALLEN were to race a glacier, the glacier would win. From the moment Luce arrives at Sword & Cross, the plot feels like it’s always tripping over its own feet in order to explain itself, and t...
  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    Horrible. Just horrible and unreadable. That is all.
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Fallen (Fallen #1), Lauren KateLuce is sent to 'Sword and Cross', a reform school for young adults, after she is blamed for the death of Trevor, a boy that Luce once had a small crush on. It is revealed that, although Luce cannot remember what happened exactly, she remembers kissing Trevor at her previous school's summer camp, Dover. After the kiss, Trevor is said to have spontaneously combusted, which leaves her with burned hair. Luce believes h...
  • Mizuki
    Edited@03/12/2016OMFG when a crappy YA novel like this can get a movie adaptation, then there really isn't any hope left for humanity!The trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykeA_... And here are some movie reviews from Rotten Tomatos: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fall...And...they are still making a movie sequel for Torment!?Note: The version of Fallen that I'd finished reading is the translated version, not the original English one.Out...
  • Charlotte
    I don't know if I should be ashamed to tell you that I'm one of Those People who occasionally gets overwhelmed with an uncontrollable urge to read or watch something that I know I'll hate, and then I hate it so much that I somehow end up deriving more joy from it than I do from things that are actually good. I don't know why I'm like this. I just am.Anyways, this was one of those "books." Better reviewers have already ripped this thing to shreds,...