I am enjoying this series and do recommend it for an entertaining listen.
Three-fourths of Fallen seemed to be character development. It had a few surprises and I wanted to shake Luce a number of times, but the major events were left to the end of the book. The big revelation about the Daniel, was anti-climactic...quite obvious very early on in the book. However, so much happened at the end, I felt that my patience was rewarded.
The development of her characters is one of Kate's strongest points. You really do feel like you know them from Luce's point of view. I really had no problem seeing this world from the main character's perspective, because of the descriptive text provided. I felt so in-tune with Luce that I was surprised when she did not react to situations exactly like I might have...and we have nothing in common.
I thought the narrator was good. I didn't care for all of her voices, but the distinction between characters was helpful and her performance never took me out of the story. I have heard better, but she did well.
T. R. Graves, Author
Let me start of by saying I love Fallen (Fallen #1)'s book cover AND the main character's name, Luce. Everything about this book is a welcomed surprise (including the fact that this is a quick read despite it 452 pages).
Lauren Kate did a great job at creating a mystery around Luce and the predicament that she found herself in; Sword & Cross was the perfect setting for the reformatory; and Daniel Grigori is the kind of person every young girl could be drawn to...even if their lives were not destined to be tangled together.
Of course, there's a whole host of other characters who round this story and each and every turn out nicely. The intriguing thing about Fallen (Fallen #1) is the fact that you don't know who Luce can trust. In the end, I'm left to feel like the color white instantaneously turned black and vice versa. Those I trusted were working against Luce and those I didn't trust were in her corner.
Without giving anything away, Fallen (Fallen #1) does a great job of setting the reader up for Torment (Fallen #2), which I'm reading now and enjoying enough to finish the series. Review to follow.
T. R. Graves, Author
Warriors of the Cross
Guardians of the Cross
Enemies of the Cross
Great love story. It's exciting, sad, romantic and funny. I was skeptical at first because it sounded to much like a remake of Twilight...the new girl, the gorgeous mysterious boy that wanted nothing to do with her, and Arion reminds you so much of Alice. But the more you get into it, the more different it becomes and it really is a good book, can't wait to listen to the others.
Penny Weather, she is such a great girl! And of course Daniel and Luce.
What a waste of a credit. Predictable. We're told the two main characters have a damned love, but it was never explained why.
i was bored listening to this book, and all of the incredibly unresonable things that happened at the end
i only listened to the whole book so i would not feel like i wasted a credit on it, but no i still feel that way i wasted a credit on this book, i guess the only thing worse would have been if i had spent my money on it!
This is my first download from Audible, and I am glad I picked this book! It was well worth the credit and I have just purchased the second book, Torment. My only regret it that I didnt realize this book was a series when I chose it, and the series is not finished yet! It drives me crazy not knowing what happens next, and to those of you who feel the same, wait until the last book is finished. Only the second book has been released and I have heard the third isnt due out for another six months. I just finished the Twilight series and I had waited until the last of the four books were out, although I read those the old fashioned way! Beware, the author does leave a lot untold, so it makes you want to buy the next book. This was a great story and although I am not religious in any way, I love the stories of angels and this is a great one!
I got this book and was a little skeptical about it. But I was pleasantly surprised. It does have parts that are cheesy and ridiculous, but what young adult book doesn't? It's a nice paranormal romance with surprises and an ending that left me really wanting more! I'm really, really hoping to see a sequel to this book soon!
I loved this book. I can't wait until the next one comes out!
Borring, Predictable, and enough cheezy moment it would help if you had crackers and wine to help it go down.
Serious they are going to make a movie out of this! I pass! the book was bad enough.
This was a pretty good young adult book. I would not say it was great and the narrator was just ok. I am not sure if I would spend another credit on any follow ups. I might check out the book from the library if I had nothing else to read.