This is the second in a five book series and I don't know if I can make it through all five. I struggled with the first one's lack of depth and now with this one it is kinda the same thing. New information is revealed but at a trickle and I have to say it is like water board torture! Luce is still whiny and self absorbed, her and Daniel are fighting and she is attending a new school. Hum, kinda sounds like the first one huh? Not getting all the hype around this series but then I was not a fan of the pitiful writing of Twilight either.
This is the second book in Lauren Kate's Fallen series. This book takes up immediately after the last book ends, with Luce and Daniel fleeing from Sword & Cross reform school. Daniel has teemed up with Cam to take on this new threat to Luce, and has let Luce in on close to nothing of his plans. He also takes her to a new school, one where the children of angels and humans, called Nephilim, also attend.
Luce is there without Daniel, however, and that seems to sting a bit. In this book, Luce and Daniel have some problems, which was weird compared to last book. And in truth, I wasn't a fan of the way that there were times, when they have this multiple-lives spanning love, that they use the term "break up" a few times. I'm not sure that that would/could happen. But it seems that it might.
Luce also begins to learn about her past lives in this book through the shadows that we saw in the last book. This was a totally intriguing idea to me, and a totally cool one as well. Able to see past lives just by calling a shadow to you?
In the end, we're left on a cliff hanger, with Daniel and Luce still somewhat fighting, Luce having found out several choice things that Daniel and Cam, as well as the other angels, seem to have neglected to tell her.
All in all, this book was a good continuation to the series, and we see a lot more development of Luce, but we see very little of Daniel at all. The next book promises to be very interesting, and I can't wait to get my hands on it.
I loved the first book, but the second one fell flat if you ask me. Too many new characters that I wasn't that interested in was one flaw if you ask me. The other misstep was that most of the characters from the first book aside from Luce were not in this book much. No Cam, Luce, and Daniel triangle? Instead we get Miles thrown into the mix. Not a big fan of that! This book was full of fluff and I felt it held a lot of repetition. Probably done with this series if there was only one book left I might consider reading it. Since there are several I think I'll pass and move on. Sad that this story left me not really caring where these characters are going or where the'll end up. The journey is over for me.