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Fallen (Fallen, #1)Fallen by Lauren Kate
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I left this book feeling exhausted to no end. Besides the fact that it should have been shaved down to 300 pages instead of 450+, I felt like I wasted a few days of my life on a story I knew would end the way it did. Ugh! I was hoping for a surprise but no, not one. The main character, Luce, is a foggy, confused 17 year old who is instantly drawn to Daniel, a mysterious boy that pushes her away, belittles and bullies her. Luce doesn’t heed his warnings because she is drawn to him in some strange way (you’ll be reminded of this for roughly 200 pages of reading before the boy even has a real conversation with her). Luce stalks him, pines for him (when she’s not seduced by and smitten with another boy). Yes, a dreaded cliche love triangle emerges. Add in a dose of angels (the good and bad kind) and you won’t need me to spoil it for you for you to know how this ends. Seriously, you know how it ends already. Your best guess is likely dead on.

I wasn’t impressed with the writing. I found it redundant at best and a bit over-described. Like I said, it could have been a lot shorter and covered the main points. I’m glad to be done with it and I’ve learned my lesson to never judge a book by its cover. Beautiful can be downright boring. (Slaps own hand)

Won’t be continuing the series. I didn’t find the characters or plot interesting enough.

– T.R. Horne, author of Breaking Möbius and blogger at www.ragingbookreviews.wordpress.com

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