I read many of the reviews for Lauren Kate’s Fallen. Some of them quite harsh. Others quite enamored. Surprisingly, I agreed with all of them. There’s a lot here that seemingly tries too hard. And yet these criticisms, at the end of the day, are what gave this novel a human touch. For, we all try too hard. We all seek the attention and adulation of others in some shape or form.
As a character, Luce is far from perfect. She might be the most stalkeresque heroine to ever grace the printed world. Although fulfilling the role of our protagonist, she was not the gripping heroine I needed her to be. She was a passing star in the evening sky, solely there to illuminate our hero in her burned and flickering light. That being said, she could be your story. She has most assuredly been my story! So very human. So very fallible. And as such, perhaps a little unforgettable?
Daniel Grigori is the real prize of our tale. Caché behind cameos, rival suitors, and asundry villains, Daniel almost escapes our notice. What little we do learn about him is clouded in an eternity of secrets and regrets. Although he prefers to live in the shadows, hidden…unnoticed…attitudinous…
Wait for him. He might be one of my favorite characters yet!
And that is what cinched this book for me. A fallen angel, a beautiful disaster and a history as old as time.
What would you do if the person you were destined to love, could never be yours? Would you fall anyway?
❤️🍸Happy New Year 2016! xoxo🍸❤️
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon Lyle's Golden Syrup (or as much as you prefer)
- Heat the milk to a slow steady simmer. When warmed through, stir in the Golden Syrup and sip whilst reading Daniel and Luce's tale!
- Treacle is a British term referring to any uncrystallised syrup rendered during the refining of sugar. Traditionally, there are two types: black treacle, or molasses, and white treacle also known as golden syrup. This recipe calls for white treacle as I personally found dark treacle too strong for such a simple drink.