Thursday, December 5, 2013


Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret...even if it kills her. (

Oh, this was bad. In so many ways.
I'm not going to spend a lot of time on this novel, since I feel I've wasted enough time on it already.
It's a horrible story about a girl whose got in a bit of trouble and is being shipped of towards a reform school. There, instead of dealing with the issues, she's constantly longing for a guy who also attends the school, while she's going along with someone else who shows a bit interest in her.
Life or death depends on whether the guy is paying attention to her.
Such depth (rolling my eyes). All the while I kept reading this, waiting for that inevitable cliff hanger which was so disappointing. Oh yeah, I'm an angel, but if I tell you more you're going to die because you just can't handle the truth. Sorry, but that's just plain lazy.

I realise it's written for a younger audience than myself, but the writing style makes it seem like its written for children under the age of 10 which I don't think are the target audience either.

I had borrowed the next installment (Torment) also, but I don't think I'm going to read it. Only the contents on the back is giving me goosebumps in a very unpleasant manner.

For all those 'Fallen' fans out there. This is my opinion, and only mine. If you don't agree, so be it. I didn't like it, and I'm not going to beat around the bush about it.

Personal rating: 1 star