Series: Fallen 1
Published: December 8, 2009
Seventeen-year-old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce’s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasant—even evil—history.
It’s only when she sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, that Luce feels there’s a reason to be here—though she doesn’t know what it is. And Daniel’s frosty cold demeanor toward her? It’s really a protective device that he’s used again... and again. For Daniel is a fallen angel, doomed to fall in love with the same girl every 17 years... and watch her die. And Luce is a fellow immortal, cursed to be reincarnated again and again as a mortal girl who has no idea of who she really is.
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 4
I ventured into another new series, yet again this year. I admit I bought it because of the cover, and not because someone had recommended it to me, or I knew it was a good series or anything. Nope. I saw it, and I couldn't help but take it to the counter. Especially with that summary on the back; that had me totally intrigued!
So sadly, very sadly, this first installment turned out insanely lame in regard to the love story that was so promising. I'm not saying anything about the couple yet, because there really wasn't that much going on to really make up my mind about them, especially with that unexpectadly weird ending. I have hopes for them to develop accordingly in the next installments tough, and I'd be amazed to see them really grow together at a steady pace and to live up to this feeling they stirred in me when I read the blurb. To prove my point, I want to add that I thought Cam was the most interesting character up til now, and I am most certain that he will keep me entertained as the story goes on.
Other than that, I can say I liked the idea of starting out in a reform school for lost cases. A new idea, that I enjoyed in general, but I am not so sure if it was really the right place for this story. Anyways, I liked the place. The cemetery, the old church, the library, the whole feeling of it. The "secret spot" on the rock in the lake was very sweet, too.
Since the most part of the story moved at an agonizing slow pace, I thought the best part of the book was the ending. While getting into the final phase, I got surprised several times, probably the most about Luce being left out of the fight, and than that's kinda it. A clean cut, which struck me weird for a series installment, but I liked it.
Area Scan: Style: 4/5 -- Plot: 3.5/5 -- Characters: 3/5 -- Romance: 3/5 -- Drama: 3/5 -- Suspense: 4/5 -- Fantasy: 2.5/5
Discovered: 3 Hoods
Series: #1 Fallen | #2 Torment | #3 Passion | #4 Rapture