Author: Lauren Kate
Genres:YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Published by Delacorte Press
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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 . . .
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This book legit has no story whatsoever. Does anything happen? Nope. It’s just Luce Price, who’s basically a stalker and Daniel- the ‘hero’, who, by the way, is an angel. No, I’m not joking, he is an actual angel.
Now, lets talk about the characters in this book. Luce is the most boring protagonist ever, even thought she is claimed to be really smart. Also, the fact that she got over the last boy she liked which she might or might not have killed so fast is pretty creepy. She is crushing on Daniel, who treats her like garbage for like half of the book. And what do you do when a boy treats you like that? You fall in love with him, duuh!
Also you become a stalker that goes through people files and wonders what shoe size they’re wearing.
I don’t even want to talk about Daniel and non-existing personality. He’s basically a ragdoll for Luce to play with. Now, the romance between these two? Completely unrealistic! Within the first week of meeting Daniel (not even dating!) and they are already cuddling and telling eachother they can’t survive without the other, and by this point I was ready to throw this book out the window and forgot it was ever written.
The only character I liked was Cam, the antagonist. He laughed at Luce and Daniel’s stupid romance (who wouldn’t) and was pretty much the only decent protagonist in this book. Also, his plan wouldn’t work on anyone else beside Luce- because meeting with the dude the kidnapped you is totally safe, duuh.
This book is a cheap excuse for Twilight, so you can imagine how bad it is. (no offense Twilight fans, you do you). Not even going to comment on the mythology stuff, which are, spoiler alert, not accurate (what a surprise!).
I’m going to end this by saying that I did finish the book and I gave it two stars on goodreads just for the cover and for Cam and not for Bella and Edward… I mean Luce and Daniel!