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Fallen by Kate Lauren is Munch-Worthy


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 .

7 munch(es) :

Juju said...

Wow. Sounds coooool and I totally agree on the resemblance. In fact I think the lead singer wore a similar dress in one of their music videos.

Diana Dang said...

I really love the cover of this book but is not so keen on the actual story. Forbidden love with hot and brooding guys are being overused.

Sarbear said...

I thought of Evanescence when I saw this book cover -- but I didn't know her album was called "Fallen." I wonder if the author listened to her music while writing it, hehehe.

Ashley said...

This sounds really good! And the book cover is way gorgeous!

Jessica Secret said...

This is one that I've been dreaming about! And I definitely see the likeliness between the album and the cover.


Anonymous said...

I love the cover. This sounds really good!

Brenda Estacio said...


I have recently release my new children's fantasy book, "Gateway to DreamWorld. I think your young readers would enjoy this story.

The book is available at Amazon.com


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