Mixed feelings about this book. Anyway, Halleluja! Phury's found himself a girl. All that celibate thing was starting to get on my nerves :)
Re-reading...moreMixed feelings about this book. Anyway, Halleluja! Phury's found himself a girl. All that celibate thing was starting to get on my nerves :)
Re-reading this. Maybe because I wasn't hooked up the first time. Ok. I enjoyed it more after a second reading and maybe,maybe, it deserves 3.5 stars. I understood both Phury and Cormia better and oh, I so liked the girl's naiveness. But I still don't like the way the other story-lines tend to take up more room than the main one.(less)
Now, I would really like to understand why so many people like this book.
The story itself isn't too bad, maybe a little (read: a lot) predictable. I'm...moreNow, I would really like to understand why so many people like this book.
The story itself isn't too bad, maybe a little (read: a lot) predictable. I'm not going to say all the things that really bothered me, there wouldn't be enough space - or time. So here we go with the main ones:
1) Dear authors, can you write decently? Because most of my friends could can write better than that. 2) All that slang was boring, irritating and inconsequential. 3) Vampyres. Oh, I know it's stupid, but I just don't like it. Period. 4) What is it with exclamation marks? Are you telling me! that Zoey! thinks! like! this! Dude, all those things gave me a headache. 5) Obviously, the poor loser (also known as the main character) gets the attention of the hottest boy in town. And after one day, he's head over heels in love with her. Yeah, right. 6) Let's get to the blowjob thing. Why? I mean, it was useless, and the way it was constantly mentioned through the book really pissed me off. 7) Four elements? Seriously? Go read Vampire Academy. You might even learn something.
Sooo, thank you for trying, see you...never again. Even though, being stupid, I might give you a second chance. I still don't get why I'm so charitable.(less)
Some of you might wonder why I'm giving Fallen only 2 stars. Some of you might wonder why I gave it 2 stars instead of 1. I choose to answer the second....moreSome of you might wonder why I'm giving Fallen only 2 stars. Some of you might wonder why I gave it 2 stars instead of 1. I choose to answer the second.
The first star, though I feel slightly embarrassed to admit it, is for the cover: cover slut that I am, Fallen mesmerized me from the start - until I opened it. Too bad I'd already bought the book.
The second star, and this is even more embarrassing, is for the main hero's name. I'm so in love with it I even used it for the male character of the bookthing I started writing a couple of months ago. So, yeah, the second star is for you, Daniel.
I actually wanted to use the three empty stars to list the things I didn't like/could't stand/hated, but I would need something more like three hundred stars, so I'll sum it up in few sentences:
I loved the first chapter. The rest of the book is another story. Lauren Kate just screwed everything up. If you like plotless, useless, unrealistic, senseless, badly-written fictions***, then go ahead and read this.
Good luck with that.
Oh, and never trust pretty covers.
Edit 04.27.2011: Thinking about it, this book doesn't deserve two stars. Bye bye, second star.(less)