Book Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

 *ARC provided by publisher*
Fallen is the story of Luce, who, after a tragic summer accident, ends up at a reform school.  While trying to fit in with the other reform school misfits, she finds herself inexorably drawn to Daniel, a boy who seems both interested and offended at her interest, but who also seems strangely familiar.  Cam, on the other hand, obviously likes Luce and she finds herself also drawn to his charm.  But, when dangerous things begin to happen to her again, Luce finds that there is more to both these boys than meets the eye.


Things I Liked:
Despite the rather slow beginning, it was really an engrossing story, with just enough details to intrigue and keep you reading without overwhelming you all at once.  I was pretty caught up in the story and wondering just what would happen next (or sometimes, what stupid thing Luce would do next).  I liked the quirky supporting characters, particularly Arriane and Penn. I guess it was like Twilight in that the story was quite interesting, but not much else.

Things I Didn't Like:
Near the end of the book, things seemed to fall apart a bit.  Despite the things Luce was learning, she was always in the dark.  Not enough was explained to make it feel even somewhat wrapped up.  It leaves plenty for the sequels, but I felt like I had no idea what was happening or why.  I was somewhat disappointed that the publicity and blurbs for the book all gave away the big "reveal" that Luce takes so long to discover.  Also, near the end, the love story began to be much too cheesy and cliche for me to enjoy.

Probably like Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (though I haven't read it, yet)

And it did feel rather like Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Reminded me a bit of the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

s-factor: !
a few

mrg-factor: X
really only some passionate kissing

v-factor: ->
some fighting with a few frightening images

Overall rating: ****

What are some of your favorite "light-weight" reads - entertaining, but not much else?
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