Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fallen by Lauren Kate (REVIEW)


Author: Lauren Kate
Category: YA Supernatural Romance (Angels)
Suitable for: teens+
My Rating: 2.5 Stars
Format Read for Review:  Kindle
Pages: 466

Description: A mysterious and confusing book about a teenage girl with a troubled past who is sent to a boarding school. There she is drawn to a boy who tries to avoid her and chased by another boy she has no interest in. All the while strange shadows stalk her and she fears for her sanity.

In Short: This book is incredibly drawn out and purposefully and annoyingly mysterious. The book ends without answering all of your and the main character’s questions because ‘it’s just too much information and too little time to explain.’ The entire bulk of the book is about a teen girl with a crush (which is very boring to read about). If you liked Twilight you might like this book, it is similar in many aspects. However I thought Twilight was better.

Pros: This book could have a good story if it was just a little more fleshed out and way less drug out. I imagine if more of this book series had been condensed into one book it would have been a lot more fun to read.

Cons: The most interesting aspect of this book (the parts about fallen angels) is mostly ignored and not at all exploited to its fullest potential. I was very irritated when I reached the end of the book and was left with more questions than answers. I still don’t get what was going on but I don’t care enough to read the rest of the series to find out more. There were some scenes that were just downright annoying and stupid. I really didn't get what the conflict was about, it seemed really pointless. The angels are very unlikable. There are definitely better YA Angel books out there like the Guardians series by Lola StVil.  

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