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Iíve put Fallen off for many many months, I won a giveaway for both Fallen and Torment last year and they have both sat there looking at me longingly ever since. I donít know why but I was scared that what I would find between the pages would be too cheesy, to insta-love and too, well not me. I was intrigued by the story and knew it was one I wanted to read but I still put it off... now Iíve read it, Iím glad Iíve got Torment there straight away!
The story is only just beginning in Fallen and I think this is the one thing that I didnít really like about the book. This book definitely suffers from ďfirst book syndromeĒ Ė as in itís just the set up for the rest of the series Ė and if I didnít know there was a series to follow I donít think I could have gotten through it. The whole fallen angel thing isnít even explored until the very end of the book and I was getting a bit pissed about not knowing what was going onÖ but also intrigued enough to realise that I wanted to know what was going on!
Iíve started this review off with a bit of a down point and I feel bad Ė I did like Fallen, I really did, but there are parts of me that wonder why. The book doesnít have a beginning middle and end, its not complete and I need to read on but I donít actually know what gripped me. The characters arent really anything special, Luce is a bit of a pain and Penn Ė the wonderfully funny and brilliant Penn Ė is the only character I felt any real connection too. However I need to read on. It might be the writing, it might be the idea of whatís to come but something grabbed me and forced me to carry on reading this book, and Iíd be damned if I knew what it was!
The story includes a love triangle and itís not one that I like, I donít fare well with love triangles anyway but this one really got to me. Cam seemed like an overprotective arse and I really didnít like the way he made assumptions about Luce and things, then again I didnít like the way Luce behaved around him either so thatís her own fault a bit! Then Daniel, he was a tool, always going hot and cold, I couldnít have been doing with him!
I think the thing I liked about this book is that the story is kinda mapped out from the start. The prologue gives you the indication that Luce and Daniel are linked and I think thatís what made me read on. I wanted Luce to figure everything out sooner but when she didnít I needed my own questions answering anywayÖ I think thatís why I want to carry on with the series so badly too, but I need my questions answered!
Overall I like Fallen, this review probably feels like I donít but I canít really explain it all! I loved some of the characters for their quirkiness, I loved that I had questions from the very first page and I loved that the writing just seems to suck you n and make you read for hours without realising. Iím just a really inquisitive person and I need to know whatís next for this series and I think Iím frustrated at the fact that not many questions were answered and the end of Fallen brought even more about!
Fallen is the first in the ĎFallení series and was published in the UK in July 2010. It was followed by Torment and Passion in March and June 2011. The fourth book in the series, Rapture is due for release in June 2012 and a companion collection of short stories, Fallen in Love, was published in February 2012. The books have been published by Random House Childrenís Books imprint Doubleday.