I haven't read the book I have only listened to it.
Fantasy and romance.
Yes when Luc was rescued from the fire.
I followed through with the entire series, because the idea was interesting to me. The writing, however, is pretty shallow, and Justine Eyre is made for a someone else's listening pleasure, not mine.
It's loosely parallel to the Twighlight books.
Yes, both rather slow.
No. I had figured out the plot far ahead of the story line.
Rapture is also read by Justine Eyre bringing continuity to the series
Yes, Rapture. She does a beautiful job
I enjoyed reading and listening
I'm a DJ who travels a lot and listen to books while I drive 4 hours in each direction weekly. I've been an avid reader since the age of 5!
That the story would grab you earlier
Yes.. I'm reading the second in the series
The end where it all came together and also fell apart.
Yes, after the story got going...
I would listen to Fallen again after I've heard the whole series, to appreciate how the stories fit together.
Totally over the top, melodramatically romantic. It plays up that feeling you have when you're a teenager, that whether a boy likes you is a determines whether you live or die.
A much better story, less boring details, keep characters in character.
Most of the book.
Mostly boring, waste of a credit.
"Fallen" accurately describes my hopes and expectations for this book. I was disappointed to find the blurb and the cover art much better than the actual story.
Love to read and get lost in my books! I started listening to audio books about a year ago (as I work-out) and love it- keeps me exercising. I then usually buy the good ones and read them all over again.
Unique love story. Would not recommend for an "older" young reader. Great for a teen
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
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