There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious 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 move.
Even 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.
What I thought:
Lauren Kate, has done a great job writing this book! The book attracted my very "heart", I couldn't sleep at night without revising all the pages I have read -through the day- in my mind, and predicting what the other pages will be about.
The plot of the novel is yet another "triangular love" story, between Lucinda, Daniel, and Cameron (Cam). As Luce goes through her daily routine in a reform school, Sword & Cross, she finds out that she stuck between two, equally handsome, boys.
Daniel, whom although she is sure she has never seen before, looks familiar. She feels an irresistible pull toward him, but he acts ignorant, selfish, and pushes her away, without giving a real reason.
Cam, who is so open that she describes him as "Algebra" while Daniel as "Calculus", acts like he is totally into her. Although Luce likes Cam, and feels safe when she is around him, yet she knows that he is not Daniel and can never be.
Luce has been seeing shadows since she was a little kid, these shadows make awful noises, and appear when and where they are the least expected, that's why Luce associates them with the death of the boy she had a huge crush on, when she was back home. As the plot continues, Luce suddenly finds herself in a situation, where the two boys are fighting over her.
Luce finds out that Daniel, Cam, and many others in the reform school have some "supernatural" powers. Daniel tells her about their true-selves, and leaves her to find out that they are all fallen angels. Luce and Daniel have found and lost each other many times during the past centuries. As Daniel explains, Luce appears each seventeen years, but when her lips meet Daniel's in every lifetime, she burns into ash right in front of his eyes. But this time is different, Luce doesn't die and she finally understands everything. Well, almost everything...
What are the shadows?
What's the story behind the fall?
And will other angels leave this couple to live happily ever after?
We will find out all of this in the next "Fallen" sequel, "Torment"...
the myth of vampires with fallen angels, which is a very attractive subject for
novels! I would recommend this very much for Vampire fans and Fiction fans.