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Publisher Comments:

Carbon County, Wyoming is like a current running through Daphnes heart.

When life gets too tough to bear in Detroit, Daphne flees to her Uncle Floyds home, where she believes shell find solace in the silent hills of her childhood summers. But Daphnes Greyhound bus pulls over in downtown Carbon County and its not silence that welcomes her. Its the sound of trumpets.

Daphnes desire to start again in simple country comfort is instantly dashed as the townsfolk declare that the End Times are here. And incredible occurrences soon support their belief. Daphne does all she can to keep her head down and ignore the signs. She works a job at the local oil rig, helps around the house, hangs out with her pregnant cousin Janie and gets to know Owen, a mysterious motocross racer and fellow roustabout at the rig. But soon a startling discovery shatters her resolve and calls into question all her doubts and fears.

               

Daphne landed in Carbon County for a reason. She only has to read the signs—and believe.

Review:

"Beautiful Lucinda (Luce) Price is banished from everything she knows after a mysterious fire leaves her friend Trevor dead and Luce shouldering the blame. She is forced to board at a decrepit reform school where students are under the constant watch of cameras and must go without cellphones or Internet access. Grief-stricken by Trevor's death and horrified by her new surroundings, Luce is also plagued by sinister, terrifying shadows that appear wherever she goes. The remote gothic setting provides the standard backdrop for the crux of the story, first in a planned series — the romantic feelings Luce develops for the elusive, unpredictable, and rather unlikable Daniel. Aside from the evil shadows, the plot can be summed up with a single word: pining. Luce longs for Daniel in various ways — dreaming of him, digging up information, trying to talk to him, experiencing rejection, then trying again. Some readers will pine right alongside Luce, but others may feel that Kate spends too much time on unrequited love and too little on forward movement in Luce's relationship with Daniel and the mystery of what, exactly, Daniel is. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Life turned upside down for Maddy Montgomery when she found out she was half-Angel and was catapulted into the scene of flashbulbs, paparazzi, and the fervent adulation that comes with being in the celebrity Angel world. She's trying to juggle her ordinary life—high school, family, friends—with the intense demands of being in the public eye as heartthrob Angel Jackson Godspeed's girlfriend.

And now Maddy must face the most difficult choice of her life. She's been offered the chance to become a Guardian. This means entering into dangerous and high stakes training, with no guarantee that she can succeed. But more than that, it would mean leaving her mortal life behind—forever—and allying with the Angels at a time when their relationship with humans is heading for war. . . .

Synopsis:

The Fallen in Love Boxed set contains all four hardcover editions of Lauren Kate's ridiculously romantic New York Times bestselling series. Fallen angels, demons, and a mortal or two thrown in for good measure . . . get ready to fall.

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About the Author

Lauren Kate recently finished her M.A. in Creative Writing at UC Davis, where she also teaches. She lives and writes in an old farm house in Winters, California. Her first novel, The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove goes on sale one month before Fallen.

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Laiiii, December 21, 2011 (view all comments by Laiiii)
If any series has been able to defy space and time, it's this one. This story really draws you in, from the first paragraph and keeps you reading until the very end, desperate to read the next book. This series may seem like Twilight at first, but it gets much faster and adds more elements than romance- like, for example, time travel. Vampires may have been the "big thing', but fallen angels are definitely next in the list of mythical beings. Lauren Kate does an amazing job starting off fast, ending strong, and keeping readers hungry for more Fallen.
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eeclarkson, October 18, 2010 (view all comments by eeclarkson)
I’ve come to not expect much from teen books over the last year. Some are spectacular, and some are spectacularly terrible. Hunger Games: the former. Evermore: the later. So to shield myself from disappointment, I try not to read too much about the books anymore before I read them. This was the case for Fallen, which I found through Amazon recommendations (not always the best place to find books, but every once in a while there is a gem). I guessed from the cover art and the title that it had something to do with the supernatural, and I knew it was a love story.

With that in my mind I jumped in yesterday. And then resurfaced again tonight feeling quite surprised and happy. The book was good, and it managed to surprise me, which was the really good part. At first I could see similarities to other teen series that I’ve read (Twilight, The Awakening, City of Bones, The Fallen), but the book soon asserted itself and went off on its own path. I intended to put it down about an hour before I did tonight, and I ended up finishing it when I thought that wouldn’t happen until tomorrow.

Here’s a little teaser of the plot:

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword and Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. 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 though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce—and goes out of his way to make that very clear—she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret … even if it kills her.

I’d say more, but again, the surprise of finding out all the little quirks in the story was the best part about reading it. In this case, ignorance is bliss.

It’s not Pride and Prejudice, but it was one of the better books I’ve spent two days reading. And I’m not cringing at the thought of reading the sequel (which happens when I want to know what happens next but kind of hate myself for reading on).
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moiraethefatesbookreview, September 24, 2010 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)
Fallen review by Moirae (the fates) book reviews. In Fallen by Lauren Kate we meet Luce Price and Daniel Grigori a pair of star-cross lovers…with a twist. Daniel is a fallen angel. Luce meets him when she is sent to a reform school for “problem” teens. She was sent there due to a fire at her old school, when Luce was in the room and the other student that was with her didn’t make it out of the fire.
When she sees him, she feels an immediate pull to him; however, she can’t understand why he is so rude to her.
Luce makes fast friends with Penn, her and Penn talk about Daniel like all girls do with their friends. Luce and Daniel are first able to interact a bit more when both of them have to do detention in the school cemetery.
The relationship that blooms between Luce and Daniel felt very organic and true. Kate never made it feel forced or like it was fake. The character development was amazing in this story.
I did see the book marketed as another Twilight, calling this book Twilight is an insult to Fallen. It was nothing like anything I have ever read before and saying it is like any other book, is calling it unoriginal. It is a very original book.
Daniel truly loves Luce and Luce truly loves Daniel. The pair make a wonderful couple.
The whole book is action-packed and Kate gives the reader a little snippet of information throughout the book and the reader can put it together like a jigsaw puzzle. The ending and the chapters just before the ending where jam packed with information and action. The twists and turns that Kate gives to the story is amazing and I never saw a few of them coming. This is going to be a four book series, the second of which Torment will be available on 28- September-2010 I would recommend this book to readers of all types.
Kate is an author to watch!

What parents need to know:
The book has some language, but not much, there is no sexual content so to speak in the book besides kissing, if one can call that sexual content.

Cover art:
The cover art is beautiful and the reason I first picked up the book, it reminded me of Amy Lee.

Over all rating:
My overall rating for Fallen is a ***** 5 out of 5 stars

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385738934
Author:
Kate, Lauren
Publisher:
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Author:
Lauren, Kate
Author:
Speer, Scott
Author:
Schumacher, Anna
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Visionary & metaphysical
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Beautiful Creatures
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Fallen
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.8 x 6 x 5.9 in 5.425 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 464 pages Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - English 9780385738934 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Beautiful Lucinda (Luce) Price is banished from everything she knows after a mysterious fire leaves her friend Trevor dead and Luce shouldering the blame. She is forced to board at a decrepit reform school where students are under the constant watch of cameras and must go without cellphones or Internet access. Grief-stricken by Trevor's death and horrified by her new surroundings, Luce is also plagued by sinister, terrifying shadows that appear wherever she goes. The remote gothic setting provides the standard backdrop for the crux of the story, first in a planned series — the romantic feelings Luce develops for the elusive, unpredictable, and rather unlikable Daniel. Aside from the evil shadows, the plot can be summed up with a single word: pining. Luce longs for Daniel in various ways — dreaming of him, digging up information, trying to talk to him, experiencing rejection, then trying again. Some readers will pine right alongside Luce, but others may feel that Kate spends too much time on unrequited love and too little on forward movement in Luce's relationship with Daniel and the mystery of what, exactly, Daniel is. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by ,

Life turned upside down for Maddy Montgomery when she found out she was half-Angel and was catapulted into the scene of flashbulbs, paparazzi, and the fervent adulation that comes with being in the celebrity Angel world. She's trying to juggle her ordinary life—high school, family, friends—with the intense demands of being in the public eye as heartthrob Angel Jackson Godspeed's girlfriend.

And now Maddy must face the most difficult choice of her life. She's been offered the chance to become a Guardian. This means entering into dangerous and high stakes training, with no guarantee that she can succeed. But more than that, it would mean leaving her mortal life behind—forever—and allying with the Angels at a time when their relationship with humans is heading for war. . . .

"Synopsis" by , The Fallen in Love Boxed set contains all four hardcover editions of Lauren Kate's ridiculously romantic New York Times bestselling series. Fallen angels, demons, and a mortal or two thrown in for good measure . . . get ready to fall.
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