Seventeen-Year-Old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce’s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasant—even evil—history.
It’s only when she sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, that Luce feels there’s a reason to be here—though she doesn’t know what it is. And Daniel’s frosty cold demeanor toward her? It’s really a protective device that he’s used again . . . and again. For Daniel is a fallen angel, doomed to fall in love with the same girl every 17 years . . . and watch her die. And Luce is a fellow immortal, cursed to be reincarnated again and again as a mortal girl who has no idea of who she really is.
Fallen angels and reincarnation, need I say much more? Seriously, I love the idea of immortal love, it's so obviously romantic, but so interesting as well.
And the cover! Goodness, it took a while to track down on Google, but my, is it alluring or what? It's dark, gorgeous, and makes me think of despair...in a good way, I hope. It kind of reminds me of the band Evanescence, who has an album coincidentally also titled Fallen.
See the resemblance? No? Well, the cover art of both do have similar colors at least. I'm not that crazy.
I don't even mind that much that this sounds kind of like The Immortals series by Alyson Noël.
Releases December 8, 2009 from Delacorte Books for Young Readers .