By: Lauren Kate
Everything in Luce's life has been off since the accident in the cabin. She's always had to deal with the shadows and was on medication for a while because of them, but now she is being forced to attend a reform school, Sword & Cross. There, she is virtually cut off from everything she knows and cares about, her best friend and her family.She tries to fit in the school, make new friends, but all her efforts are distracted by a guy she's never met before but swears she's seen him before. She doesn't know why she can't stop thinking about him, why she's so attracted to his mystery. Luce has to be careful; though unaware, she is just a pawn in a battle of biblical proportions, fated to fall for the one she can't have forever.
I was reccomended this book by a friend at work since she knew I was a fan of paranormal romance. This wasn't the best book I've read from the genre but it wasn't, by any means, the worst. Angels are by far my favorite of the paranormal genre especially when it comes to star-crossed lovers.
The pace of the book was slow at times but it seemed like there was always some sort of action going on to keep me turning the pages. It's a pretty long book (about 450 pages) and the majority of the answers were given to us at the last 100 pages or so and even then we were still left wondering what the heck was going on. [ hello sequel ]
I wasn't really a fan of Luce as a character. She got on my nerves, and although throughout the book she is mentioned as to being a very smart girl she seemed to take FOREVER to understand the tinest bit of information and lacked the ability to think for herself.
I also was not impressed with the character development. I barely have any idea what Daniel looks like or what type of person he is. The same went for Luce's description. She has short black hair because she had to cut her long hair off so its in a "edgy style" really? Come on!
However, the good news is that I really liked the story, and I decided to give the second book a shot so hopefully things pick up, the character development leaps off the page, or I won't be giving the third book a chance.