Publisher: Doubleday, 2009
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Rate: 2/5 – Not my style
Lucinda Price is a new student at a reform school in Georgia. She was sent there due to past events where her boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances in a fire. She carries the guilt, as she cannot explain what happened. She blames the shadows that follow her around everywhere. She meets Daniel, and Luce is immediately drawn to him of reasons she cannot explain. It is like she has seen him before, but where and when?
“Sexy, fascinating, and scary” is written the cover of this book by P. C. Cast. When reading this novel I did not come across any of these. It is rather sad as I was looking forward to something new. There are too many books circulating out there with vampires and werewolves, and whatever. But this book promised fallen angels, however, I had not expected ‘this’ kind of fallen angels. But we are picture something different in our heads.
I did not see any serious character development, as Luce just could not make up her mind. Daniel keeps leading her on, then suddenly he disappears on her, and she starts stalking him because she is obsessed.
Another dislike of mine is that is seems that the book is divided into 2 parts. The first part is the 2/3 of the book where nothing really happens, and no explanation for anything. Then we have the last part, which sadly is only 1/3 of the book, where everything happens and it happens so quickly. Simply too quickly for my liking. Everyone around her knows about her and her past. All the people from the school that is mentioned in the book are a fallen angel or know about it.
Maybe it is because this book is the first in the series that I have so many unanswered questions. The story could be good if there were some changes to it.