Here is a review of Lauren Kate's Fallen, from our current featured Buzz Blogger: The Story Siren.
Three words; dangerous, dark & exciting!
This book was fantastic. I loved it. If this series is anything like what I am anticipating after reading the first novel, it's going to be epic.
It has all the elements of a great novel, there were just a few unsettling factors that I won't mention as to keep this spoiler free. But overall, I'm impressed!
The characterization is spectacular. Kate divulges enough about each character, allowing a sense of recognition, yet at the same time, you're questioning their very actions, wondering exactly who or what they are. Three dimensional characters, shrouded in mystery! I'm hoping that Luce regains some of her assertiveness as the series continues.
The writing was impressive. The drab descriptions of Sword and Cross transport you there along with the characters. Her descriptive writing is intense without being superfluous.
The plot was a little slow moving, but Kate was still able to keep me thoroughly engaged in the story. I had so many questions that I needed answered, and the pages couldn't be turned fast enough. And although a lot of my questions remained unanswered, it only added to the appeal of the story. There needed to be some remaining mystery. Twists that I hadn't anticipated in the least enhanced the plot as well.
Just an awesome story, I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.