“Fallen” by Lauren Kate is one of the worst books I’ve ever read. Ok, I’ll give it some credz for having a decent book cover and it might not be the WORST I’ve read, but I like to dramatize things. It was, nonetheless, a really bad book. “Fallen” is the epitome of the quote “don’t judge a book by its cover”.. as prettyyy and mysteriouss this cover looked, the contents inside was like a slap in the face telling me I should stop relying on covers for a good book.
For starters, the book was painstakingly slow.. a good 3/4 of the book is about strange events which could be stranger, and how the main character, Luce, is trying to find some background info on Daniel, who is avoiding her, who hates Cam, who is trying to win Luce over.. aka.. love triangle. Oh my god.. please wait while I let the originality waft over me.
The real action doesn’t start until chapter sixteen.. I think.. but even then the action is mediocre. There’s a battle.. someone dies.. people are trying to kill Luce, big surprise, and ergo she needs to leave to a more “secure” area.
I had no attachment to Luce whatsoever, and her stupidity just made it worse. The plot was boring, there was no “page-turning” action, and I didn’t like the idea of Daniel being some tan blond.. like those models Abercrombie uses on their bags. Shiver. Of course when Luce first sees him she thinks he’s gorgeous with the exception of a few flaws.. e.g. chipped tooth, cowlick? wtf is a cowlick anyway?, and a ‘beauty mark’ on his cheek. I didn’t know a beauty mark was even a flaw… maybe if you have in the wrong place but on the cheek? Uhmm HAI have you seen Ben Affleck?!?! (ok wikipedia’d ‘cowlick’ and its a weird hair thing)