Details: Hardcover, 464 pgs.
Published: September 28, 2010 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
isbn: 0385739141 (ISBN13: 9780385739146)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Received from: Won in a contest
Series: Fallen #2
This is the second book in a series. If you haven’t read the first book then don’t read the description and review of this one!
How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for? In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean – and how to manipulate them to see into her other lives. Yet the more Luce learns about herself, the more she realizes that the past is her only key to unlocking her future…and that Daniel hasn’t told her everything. What if his version of the past isn’t actually the way things happened…what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?
I’m going to start with the negative first. And this is just something I’ve been noticing more and more and it bothers me more and more, but what is up with teenagers and their lack of communication?! Why can’t they just talk things out?! Now, I know that that is probably how teenagers are to a certain extent, but I really felt like Luce spent the little amount of time she had with Daniel fighting with him. She didn’t just trust him. Now I realize that it was hard to see things from her point of view solely because we know more then she does, but I still got irritated a few times and I very nearly skipped to the back to make sure everything worked out. I didn’t though. I struggled through those few rough spots and tried to keep in mind that she doesn’t know everything so she’s going to make rash decisions.
Other then that I really enjoyed this book. Luce ended up in a different school this time, and different it is! It gave us an opportunity to learn more about Angels and Demons, Good and Evil, and all that. But there are still a lot of unanswered questions that we’ll find out in the future.
We also met some fabulous new characters and even a new hot guy. Of course I wasn’t cheering for him because Luce and Daniel are meant to be together, but I still liked this new guy a lot and I hope we’ll see a lot more of him in the future.
Overall I enjoyed the book and look forward to seeing where the author takes it.
I give it 4/5 moons.
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