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There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel GrigoriMysterious and aloof he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah Georgia He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden the other students are all screw ups and security cameras watch every moveEven though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce—and goes out of his way to make that very clear—she can’t let it go Drawn to him like a moth to a flame she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret even if it kills her


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  1. says:

    In this lifetime you're nothing than you appear to be a stupid selfish ignorant spoiled little girl who thinks the world lives or dies on whether she gets to go out with some good looking boy at school Even if your death wouldn't accomplish something so long awaited glorious and grand I'd still relish this moment killing youI'm sorry was I supposed to agree with absolutely everything the evil villain said and wait with baited breath for her to kill Lucinda Price painfully on my behalf? This review has spoilers by the wayI have a list of rules for authors Kind of like a checklist to ensure that their novel is going to be good This book breaks them all For posterity I'm going to list exactly which ones and why1 Don’t assume that your audience isn’t as smart as you Statistically speaking you’re probably sitting on a fat old average like the rest of us Try to flex our grey matter Please Lauren Kate thinks we're idiots She really really does The prologue basically immediately informs the reader that Lucinda Price has been reincarnated and that black shadows follow her around ready to engulf her and take her away The title of the book is Fallen and at page 51 Daniel's last name is revealed to be Grigori Anyone with half a brain already knows the gist of this story That Daniel is a fallen angel and the Lucinda Price is his loved one reincarnated yet 389 pages later Lauren Kate pulls this out like it's some kind of massive reveal No Fuck no Having your main character come to a conclusion almost four hundred pages after the reader is just an insult You never learn than this by the way Other than a vague explanation as to the true function of the shadows that is it Kat's attempts to pierce her own eyes a la Jocasta2 Don’t cover up bad writing and plot with a sexy smoldering characterChances are they won’t be nearly sexy or smoldering enough It is painful to read badly written literature so just get it right the first time pleaseThe writing in this novel is terrible by the way The editing is even worse Perhaps the copy editor had a hard time focusing on the text while her brain hemorrhaged as well The sentences were choppy they flowed poorly and the word choices were sometimes just plain weird 5 Characterization is everythingThis doesn’t mean that your characters have to be likable at all times – or likable at all But they have to be interesting worth reading and fleshed out They have to react to situations within their character or in relation to their personal growth and they have to reflect the plot and the changes in your storyCharacterization where do I even start sighs okay Here we go but this is going to be painful and filled with profanitiesLucinda Price If I ever saw this girl in the street I would probably punch her in the face I have never read such a useless pathetic tragically stupid female protagonist IN MY LIFE Luce's first encounter with Daniel results in him flipping her off After that he ignores her rejects her accuses her of stalking him ditches her suggests that she is annoying accuses her of being an intruder the list goes on GET A HINT WOMAN HE DOESN'T LIKE YOU Only he does and why they fall in love or want anything to do with each other is probably the only fucking mystery in this whole book No wait I scratch that They DO belong together They're both prats I wouldn't wish them on anybody else She's a useless stupid idiot and he's a selfish moronic asshole It must be true love Daniel treats Luce like shit Luce accepts Daniel's treatment of her the fact that she does this causes ME to agree with Daniel's assessment internalizes it agonizes over it and still goes back for Again and again The ONE time I mean it ONE FUCKING TIME that Luce sticks up to Daniel and tells him not to treat her like an idiot the idiot that she is he kisses her probably just to shut her up for which I'm eternally grateful then she immediately stops requesting that he treat her like an adult and an equal and he goes right back to muttering cryptic things without explaining them because her puny female mind couldn't possibly comprehend themOh And ANOTHER thing She obsessively stalks him against all odds seeks him out again and again Finally when he DOES tell her the truth what does she do? She runs away That's right Like a big fucking pansy it turns out that her puny female mind really CAN'T handle information I feel like muttering that scene out of anchorman where Ron Burgundy saysI'm a man who discovered the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn That's what kind of man I am You're just a woman with a small brain With a brain a third the size of us It's scienceDaniel is crap Need I say ? Crappity crap crap CRAP Oh dear I love this girl but if I kiss her she's going to DIEWell here's a fucking idea dickhead DON'T KISS HER Or don't kiss her on the lips winks at least not the ones on her face Chuckles evilly when she shows up as she inevitably will run away Go to a club and pick up a chick and take her home for coffee or to show her your special angel wings Whatever floats your boat Don't stick around and interact with her and torture yourself by getting closeOther characters in this book are two dimensional If there were such a concept as one dimensional I'm sure Kate would have striven to achieve that instead They are stand in cardboard cut outs and easily forgettable and inconsequential 6 Your story needs to have an actual storyIt needs to have conflict resolution climax dénouement beginning and an end They don’t always need to occur in the standard order but something needs to happenCan you read that Lauren Kate? Something needs to fucking happen Not just 401 pages of stalking That's not a fucking story 7 ResearchKnow what the hell you’re writing about and put the work and research into your story Nothing is annoying then reading a book about an Anglican Preacher in the seventeenth century burning witches when you know perfectly well how very historically inaccurate that isThis author knows nothing about angels Or the Bible Or religion She shows no concept for the Biblical nature of angels their real function how they differ from humans It's Just So Fail Kill me now I felt like putting on my sexy librarian outfit pulling out my cain hyuk hyuk and giving a very interesting instruction about the Bible in both its modern context and the times in which it is historically acknowledged to be written as well as the spiritual nature or angels and demons and heaven Probably would have been a lot fun than reading this book because I look very sexy in my outfits and I give great feedback to my studentsAnd finally the last rule that this story broke8 Consider what message your story is tellingRemember that usually and historically stories don’t usually exist just for the hell of it Stories have messages and meaning They teach us and give us a perspective on life Storytelling carries a great responsibility because there are few things emotive to people than storiesMy husband and I have been together for seven years now and I can confidently say I love him I love him I think about him I know him Most of all I know WHY I love him and I know WHY he's perfect for me and why nobody else on this planet would ever doFallen seems to think it has something to say about Love Albeit I wonder if even it knows what its opinion on love is Maybe that love conquers all? No not really since in the book it doesn't Maybe that love is eternal? Well yeah maybe An eternal pain in the ass is the theme it really seems to be going forHowever I hate the version of love in this book It's some mystical unexplainable tie in this book Something that just is without any further information provided I can't help but compare Daniel's alleged sacrifice in losing Luce over and over again because he keeps selfishly kissing her when he kisses her she dies apparently with real love If he really loved her then he'd leave as soon as he caught a glimpse of her He'd move across the country He'd keep running from her until the end of time for her own good When I compare it to how completely unselfish my husband is with his love I can never excuse either Daniel or Luce for their actionsThe relationship in this book is so unbalanced There is SO much information that Daniel never gives her because she just needs to trust him and apparently her fragile little female mind won't be able to handle it Then of course there is the complete and utter power imbalance in their relationship This book is almost an argument against feminism To make the boy love you you must accept his treatment and patiently wait out his scorn and derision You're supposed to obsess over the boy of your dreams and imagine who he is in complete contradiction to the person he's shown you to be Somehow this is supposed to be romantic This is supposed to be real love Well I live real love I live it every day in its very boring mundane existence I live with my soulmate and we go day from day This book is nothing like love This book knows obsession hormones and drama It knows nothing about love It is devoid of respect attention tenderness and the freely giving love that I know to be realThe back of the book has a teaser for the next book statingCan you bear the TORMENTThe next book in the Fallen series by Lauren KateThe answer is No I really really can't bear it I'll leave it to people who don't mind having their braincells sucked into a black hole of anti feminist propaganda This review can also be found on my blog Cuddlebuggery Book Blog