Book Review: Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate

Posted February 3, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: Fallen in Love by Lauren KateFallen in Love by Lauren Kate
Series: Fallen
Published by Random House Children's Books on January 24th 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Love & Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 256
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Also in this series: Rapture
Also by this author: Rapture

Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story.          And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories intersect over the course of a romantic Valentine’s Day in medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding and losing love. Arriane pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first—and last—time, Daniel and Luce spend a night together like none other.          Lauren Kate’s FALLEN IN LOVE is filled with love stories . . . the ones everyone has been waiting for. More than 3 million series copies in print! “Sexy and fascinating and scary . . . I loved loved loved it!”—P. C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author on Fallen

What makes your heart race a little faster? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, it’s FALLEN IN LOVE, four wholly original new stories collected in a new novel set in the Middle Ages by Lauren Kate. FALLEN IN LOVE gives fans the much-talked about but never-revealed stories of FALLEN characters as they intertwine with the epic love story of Luce and Daniel. The stories include: Love Where You Least Expect It: The Valentine of Shelby and Miles , Love Lessons: The Valentine of Roland; Burning Love: The Valentine of Arriane; and Endless Love: The Valentine of Daniel and Lucinda.


Okay, this book takes you back to the plot line in Passion.  You are taken back to Luce’s past in medieval times.  You follow the lives of Miles, Shelby, Roland, Arriane, and of course Luce & Daniel.  Each of these stories take place on Valentine’s Day.
When I finished this book I thought to myself, “That’s it?”  I liked the fact that we were able to take a peak into the lives of some of the other characters.  But I was left wanting more.  The story of Miles and Shelby was kind of dull, and expected.  Reading Roland’s story made my heart break.  That little snippet of time in Roland’s life allowed us to see why he started acting the way he does in present time.  I think Arriane’s story was the most touching, and shocking, part of this novel.  I felt the pain just as she would, and could never imagine having to go through what she did.  I was not impressed with Luce and Daniel’s tale.  It was the same thing we’ve heard before.  I was happy that they were able to share at least one Valentine’s day in one of their lives together.  So that was the only thing I loved about that story.
There is also a preview of the final book of this series, “Rapture.” I, of course, had to read it.  Now I wish I hadn’t because I definitely cannot wait until it comes out in July.  Cam’s smartass comments are bounding just in the first chapter.
I only give this book 3 stars because while I was bored with some of the stories, I loved being able to see other characters lives.  If you’re a fan of the series, you will like this book.
Happy Reading!
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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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