Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Book Review: Fallen in Love

Fallen in Love (Fallen #3.5)
by Lauren Kate
Hardcover, 201 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Source: NetGalley

Summary: 

Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story.


And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine 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. Arianne pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first -and last- time, Daniel and Luce will 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.


True love never says goodbye . . .

Review:

Fallen in Love is a collection of stories that happened on a Valentine’s Day. It includes the Valentine of Shelby and Miles, Roland, Arianne, and Luce and Daniel. To be honest, I had little hopes for this book. I was never that into Luce and Daniel and the other characters. I just liked to read the books because of the story itself. Fallen in Love didn’t exactly start after Passion. Miles and Shelby’s did. For Arianne, it happened during the medieval time. And for the others, it transpired during the travel.

The first short story was of Miles and Shelby’s. It started out quite dull, as expected, since they are my least liked characters in the books. After they separated from Daniel in Passion, Miles and Shelby stepped into an Announcer that was supposed to lead them back home, but instead, it led them to another place in the medieval era. I never pegged them as a couple so it surprised me how things between them developed. I thought it was a little too fast, but it also surprised me how I actually ended up liking their story.

The second story is Roland’s. At first, I thought all the stories would be fluffy, but his is bittersweet. But still, among the four short stories, his is my favorite. The third story is Arianne’s. I don’t read romance between two female, but strange enough, I also ended up liking her story. Like Roland’s, her story is sad and more tragic. She fell in love with a demon who wanted her to join Hell so they wouldn’t have to hide their relationship. But Arianne remained loyal to Heaven, and finally chose to follow Daniel.

The last is Luce and Daniel’s. Although each character has their own Valentine story, all of them happened on a single Valentine’s Day. This is the only Valentine’s that Daniel and Luce shared and it happened because Shelby, Miles, Roland and Arianne helped to make it happen. All in all, Fallen in Love, despite my initial impression of it, turned out to be a quite a good read.

Rating: 3.5 stars!

Disclosure: This e-galley was received from the publisher (Random House Children's Book via NetGalley) for free in exchange for an honest review.



9 comments:

  1. What's up with all these stories that are in between books? Sure it gives you more of the characters but I feel like there are enough books as it is that are part of series themselves.

    Anyway, I'm glad this turned out to be a better read than you anticipated. I've only read the first book in this series but I didn't think it was amazing or anything. It didn't suck either so lol that was good. Looks like I've got some catching up to do when I get around to reading the other books.

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  2. I wouldn't have thought by the cover that this is a series of short stories. How interesting.

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  3. I actually just got my hands on a copy of this one too! :) Like you, I wasn't so sure if I'd like it because the Fallen series is sort of one of my guilty pleasures that frustrate me like crazy, but somehow I still can stop reading them LOL. But your review convinces me to give it a fighting shot -- it sounds sweet and bittersweet all in one, which is exactly like Valentine's Day should be! ;)

    Thank you so much for the awesome honest review, Chel! It makes me really glad that you enjoyed this more than you thought you would, because I think I might too! :) <3

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  4. I need to get this book soon. While I don't like short stories, but since I don't mind the Fallen series I'll still read it. I'm more interested in Daniel and Luce's story than the rest though.

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  5. I haven't even started the Fallen series yet. But if one day I do start the series and like it then I'll probably be reading this too.

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  6. I love your review - very honest, thank you! I love the idea of this one but unfortunately I have slightly fallen OUT of love with this series. :(

    Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie @ Stepping Out of the Page
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  7. Im not a fan of Lauren Kate, but this one still sounds like a lovely read for Valentin's Day. great review!! =)


    Dazzling Reads

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  8. My dear... where are you? I miss you!! where have you been? are you okay? :'(


    Dazzling Reads

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