Saturday, February 25, 2012

Fallen in Love

Review Time! This week I took a reading/blogging/anything bookishly related hiatus hence the lack of posts although I did schedule some that didn't post- including this review! Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate is a collection of short stories written about characters of Kate's bestseller series, Fallen! Look out for Rapture which comes out later this year! Thanks to Random House for the review copy!

(Goodreads) 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 pats 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.

True love never says goodbye...

The Short Story? - A solid read, Fallen in Love is short and to the point. Kate has written a collection of love stories set Medieval England on Valentines Day! For the all the romance junkies and Daniel + Luce enthusiasts out there - this is the perfect novel to read in waiting for the eagerly anticipated Rapture! Looking for a one-sitting read? Look no further!

The Long Story? - I'm on the fence for this one, I enjoyed it but it wasn't overly amazing. It was clever of Kate to write a collection of short stories with different characters yet link one story to the next one but I would have enjoyed it more if each story was separate and focused entirely on each character instead of just one big lead up to "Daniel and Luce's Only Valentine's Day". Nevertheless, I enjoyed it especially Roland and Arianne's stories which really gave me a deeper insight on these characters. I'm a little disappointed that Cam didn't get his own story but to be fair we peeked into his past in Passion! Daniel and Luce's valentine's day was really sweet, even if I'm not a fan of the books, I've always loved the romance between Daniel and Luce! The writing is comfortable and it's a *really* short book ( only 200 pages and the font is quite big). One that can be enjoyed by everyone and anyone!

As far as characterisation goes, when you're 3.5 books into a series the characters really should be fully developed if not - you're reading a really crappy novel. What I liked about Fallen in Love was that the novel allowed readers to peek into the past lives of the characters hence, a deeper understanding of the characters. Roland is one of my favourite characters of the novel and Fallen in Love really allowed me to see a different side of him. The same goes for Arianne, what a shocker of a surprise! The past really has shaped these characters. Medieval Daniel was a huge sweetheart too, he clearly loves Luce and the Valentine's surprise he planned was amazing! Nuff said about the characterisation - it was just fantastic!

I apologize for the choppy review, I'm so torn about what to write about this novel and this is clearly a badly written review! I'm sorry! All I can say that - even if it was overly amazing, it's definitely worth a read because Fallen in Love gives a deeper insight into the characters of the series and who doesn't like love stories? Great addition to a widely loved best-selling series - check it out!

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Badass Bookie xx


  1. I have a flight coming up and I'm thinking I will read this since it's ok if I get interrupted mid book :-)

  2. Thanks for the great review. I have been thinking about getting this since I have all of the other books out so far. I have only read Fallen, and I didn't really care for it, but since I have the other books I will read them at some point.

  3. Love Lauren Kate! I have enjoyed the entire series of Fallen books. I will be looking for more of her work. Good clean entertainment that makes you pay attention and think about life. Yes I would recommend to all young ladies, or anyone who loves to read.

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