Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Book Review - Fallen In Love

Title: Fallen In Love
Author: Lauren Kate
Series: Fallen (book 3.5)
Publisher: Doubleday Childrens
Release Date: 2 Feb 2012
ISBN-13: 978-0857531643

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 . . .

My Review
I saw this in the library and first of all thought it was a gorgeous cover, I looked at it and read the blurb and was curious. I read Passion yesterday as I knew this one came after it and then went straight on to this one.
This is a book of short stories showing the romance/love story of some of the different characters, namely Shelby & Miles, Arriane, Roland, Luce & Daniel. It takes place I would guess about 2/3 of the way through Passion. 
I really enjoyed the short stories, it was a real look into their lives and let you see another side of them. The story of Shelby and Miles was probably my favourite, but Arriane's was the most sensitive/emotional. 
Each story is set during a  Valentines Day in Medieval England and they each lead to the next one, so it still feels like a progression through the story.
This is probably my favourite in the series so far as it digs a little deeper. I really enjoyed it and wanted to know more about the characters and what happens next. I think some of them will feature in the next book 'Rapture'. This copy also has the first chapter from Rapture in it - just enough to make you want more. I don't normally read taster chapters as they just annoy me because I know it will just make me want more and I can't have it, but with this one for some reason I couldn't resist and I read it. Boy I wish I hadn't as I really do want more now.
 For fans of the series this is a must, or even if you are looking for some sweet romance/budding love stories then this would be a great read.

My Rating


Celeste said...

I was looking forward to this book before and now I'm even more excited. I'm actually looking at it right now. I will start it today. I know what you mean about reading the sneak peeks. I tell myself I won't do it and then I do it and wish I hadn't because I still have to wait.

Have you read Delirium? I just got done reading Hana (available for free online through MTV) and it was really good. Also a sneak peak for Pandemonium, which I read.

barmybex said...

Glad you're excited, I hope you enjoy it.
they are very tempting but so annoying at the same time, it's like someone letting you smell a giant chocolate cake then not letting you eat any of it.

I have read Delirium, I thought it was OK, I'm curious about Pandemonium, i'll probably get it out of the library. I'll have to see if I can get a copy of Hana to try. :D

Celeste said...

Not sure for how long it's available free online.

barmybex said...

Thanks Celeste. Much appreciated. :D