Fallen – Lauren Kate (audiobook)

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Date Finished: 12/08/2016

What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart.

Get ready to fall . . .

My Take
I am completely disappointed after finishing this story. I’m so confused about what Lucinda’s role is in all of this. Daniel fell in love with her and she keeps being reincarnated but what’s so special about her? How did they meet? Was her name always Lucinda? What is the war about? What does Daniel loving Lucinda have to do with the war? Why is Cam trying to interfere? Why does anyone care that Daniel is in love with Lucinda? How are all the other people involved there at this particular time? Do they all meet up again when Lucinda appears? Do the good and bad fallen angels follow each other around and wait for Lucinda to show up every 17 years? If Daniel know’s she’s going to live for only 17 years why doesn’t he just seek her out every time she’s reborn instead of her finding him every time (he is an angel after all)? What makes Lucinda so special? Are there other reincarnates? Why did Lucinda keep seeing the shadows? Did her not being baptized cause her to be able to see them? I would think it would be the other way around, if you are baptized you should be able to see unsavory things. Was Cam trying to claim her soul? Why was he trying to lure her away from Daniel? Why would them telling her about her past kill her if she’s different in this existence? How does she end up looking the same if she’s born to different parents in each lifetime she has? Why is Lucinda a Fallen, as Ms. Sophia stated? If the cycle is already broken, why would Ms. Sophia need to kill her? AND MY BIGGEST QUESTIONS: If Daniel know’s she’s going to find him, fall in love, and then die, why doesn’t he leave??? What’s the worse that could happen? She’ll die again? LOL!

I don’t think I’ve ever read a story that I’ve had so many question about afterward and not want to read the next installment. This was so tedious, I’m afraid none of my questions will be answered and I’ll have more questions after the 2nd book. Intrigue and mysteriousness is always good in a story but not this one. It was too much secrecy and a build up that left nothing but questions for me. I will not be continuing this series, this one was enough torture.

The narration was great. The narrator did an excellent job with the male and female voices.

What I liked
Not much. I like the imagery. I was able to picture the scenes in the book. I liked Cam too. He was charming, demons usually are. Although, I don’t really know if Cam was a demon (another question), he was fallen and playing for the other team but I couldn’t determine if he was a demon or not.

What I didn’t like
Everything that wasn’t listed in ‘What I liked’, Lucinda and Daniel especially. Lucinda was awful. If a guy tells you to stay away from him, then do so. She doesn’t even try to figure out why he being horrible to her, she just keeps coming back for more. Daniel is no better, if you think the girl is going to die when you kiss her, then WHY WOULD YOU KISS HER? Stay away from her if you know she’s going to die. When you see her walk up to you, walk the other way. He has no redeeming qualities. He’s an angel, so what?! Being an angel doesn’t give you permission to treat someone you “love” like crap because you think she’s going to die if you’re with her.

Would I recommend?
Yes, just so someone else can waste their time like I did and we can bash it together. LOL!

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