Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fallen & Torment by Lauren Kate

 I wrote this up for another blog but decided to re-post  it here...

Fallen ( Book One RRP $17.95)

17 Year Old Lucinda Price is a new student at Sword & Cross, a 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 her new school where every student seems to have an unpleasant, criminal history.

Yet when she sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, Luce feels there’s a reason to be here — though she
doesn’t know what it is. Daniel acts cold and hateful towards her. Giving the impression that he wants nothing to do with her, which is really a protective device that he has used again...and again.. and again throughout time. 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.


Torment ( Book Two RRP $29.95)
Set only a few weeks after the final chapter of Fallen, Luce has been hidden away Daniel in a new school filled with Nephilim kids (the children of Angels and Humans). He promises her she will be safe and protected, although protected from what Luce doesn't know. Daniel is keeping secrets. One big secret in particular that he has been avoiding telling Luce since the moment they met at Sword & Cross. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean – and how to manipulate them to see into her other lives. The more Luce discovers about herself, the more she realises that her past lives are the key to unlocking her future, if only Daniel would tell the truth and help set her free.

What if his versio
n of the past isn’t actually the way things happened … what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?


Torment is published as a young adult series, but I really enjoyed them! There are so many YA Angel/Vampire/Wolf books on the shelves lately but these books really stand out with their gorgeous Gothic style covers and the beautiful love between the characters. If you like authors such as -

Richelle Mead
Maggie Stiefvater
Allyson Noel
Claudia Grey
Or PC Cast ....then you will eat these books up!


Check out the site dedicated to the series by Random House Publishers and see the little film clip they have put together.

http://www.fallenbooks.com.au/index.html