What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?Seventeen-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross...only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart.
Get ready to fall....
©2009 Lauren Kate; (P)2009 Random House Audiobooks
This book lives up to its title in every way. The reader is drawn in from the beginning, and from there, it's a headlong plunge into the world of Lucinda Price. Beautifully written, with a colourful scope of characters, this book is a must for any lovers of the paranormal. The end will leave you literally begging for the sequel!
I was very pleasantly surprised upon finishing this book - I immediately wanted to go on to the next one to continue the story! I am sure I am outside the intended audience for this book, being a good few years older than a teenage girl, but I was hooked.
The writing is of a high quality, the story moves on quickly without being too obvious as to where things are heading ( I hate it when I can quess the ending a mile away) and the plot is not too unbelievable (crucial in a supernatural romance). The characters are fully realised, I feel I can picture them all in my head, which helps me to follow the story.
The narration is also very well done, pitched very well considering the age of the characters and the range required. I found it very easy to follow and well paced.
My only criticism is that the ending seems to come in a slight rush, which negates the excellent build up of tension that precedes it.
I have already added the next two books in the series (Torment and Passion) to my wishlist, and eargerly await the release of the fourth (Rapture) next year.
I get bored quickly so take ages choosing my books. Preferred authors are Sanderson, Rothfuss, Abercrombie, tho' C Harris makes me laugh too
it's hard to beat romance and angels....
Loses a star for being occasionally frustrating - I mean, I know Luce is only 17, but she can be pretty dumb when it comes to making the right call when it comes to boys. Also, plot a little too convenient/predictable at times, however, that said, if you're a fan of this genre, then this is another comfortable fantasy/romance.
Narration is good.
... but I wouldn't pay full price for it.
It was a good story to listen too but (and I don't know if this is because I've been tainted with the Twilight Saga's excellence) I found it a bit toothless at times and almost as though it is a story written to try and sail in the wind of Twilight. HOWEVER, I do intend to invest some more time in listening to the sequels but will be waiting until there is a special offer on.
Honestly this book is quite something. Great performance and quite gripping story, even if a bit soppy at times. Fantastic.
The story is cute. Gotta love a supernatural romance.
Very similar principle to twilight, but also it's own creation. It's a pretty good story.
AWFUL. DULL. TONELESS.
Sure. But then I have an audiobook playlist that goes on for 14 days straight.
Get a better narrator. She ruins a good book. It's hard to listen to her.
"Great audio book"
I would say it falls close to the Immortal Instruments and Twilight series audio books. Pretty high up there.
I loved the romance and the angel themes throughout the story.
She was expressive, brought tone, depth and allowed you to go on a journey with the characters. Great reader.
"Fallen: Into the bin"
One of the worst books I read. Reminds me of one of the stories I wrote at 14. I only finished it on the off chance it made sense in the end. It didn't.
"*YAWN* SLOW! DULL!"
This book is so slooooooow. torturously so. It took about half a book for the hero and the heroine to actually have a conversation! And the dialogue wasn't even that long.
For the majority part of it, this book consisted of unnecessary details. I do not need to know what's the color of her quilt or how many stains were on it. Or how many steps she had to take to the stairs. Or how many shades of blue was the sky. Or the color of her door! and how she felt about it.
Being taken through every details of this book in such slow pace and also seeing it all through a third person perspective from the heroine was just a pure boredom for me.
And what's with the language? They're ancient and super dull! i can see how the author's trying to approach this book in a literature sense, but boy do they sound boring! It's not at all the kind of language a teenager would use let alone teenagers in a boarding school?!
The narrator was also slow! at some point i screamed out in frustration for the woman to WAKE UP! I didn't feel like she's bringing the story to life at all (Most of the time that's the narrator's job to do so) no i felt like she's reading it just for the sake of it. "I see 3 apples. I see sky. I see doors. I see flowers." *Robot voice*
I can see the story can be very interesting.. Mysterious and almost captivating.. But the author string me along for too long that i just lost interest. Throw in this droning narrator and i caught myself planning my dinner, my day and wondering what's the weather's gonna be like tomorrow... until a nagging sound in my ears irritated me to presence when i realized i was still plugged in. BORING BORING BORING.
It does have some good redeeming quality though. The writing was excellent! Minus some of the ancient slangs and words she used. The scenes were smooth and well led. The author had done her research well. I think that's why i still toughed it out and listened to it for all the money it's worth.
I love the characters and how they are portrayed.
I love them all.
She gave life to the book, couldnt stop listening.
I covered all emotions at different times. Once you start listening you wont want to stop.
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