The first book in an intensely addictive series about fallen angels and forbidden love, ideal for fans of Stephenie Meyer.
What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?
17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart.
Get ready to fall...
Get ready to fall...
What I liked:
- I read this book because I'd seen good reviews of it on other blogs and the beauty of the cover and the premise of the book drew me in.
- From the start I found the sense of mystery, edgy characters, and foreboding setting mesmerizing.
- The writing was clever and well-done. I loved the descriptions, dialogue, and action.
- Near the latter half of the book I wished the main character would do something more proactive to change her circumstances though. She seems to be helpless and in need of rescuing by other characters frequently. And she stands by as horrible things happen to her friends and others fight to save her.
- I didn't see a lot of growth in her from the beginning to end, but it's hinted that she has some special powers that will probably come out in the other books in the series.
- I wasn't exactly sure why she and her love interest were eternally bound to each other, other than the fact that they were both physically attractive and inherently good, even if they were misunderstood and mistaken for delinquents. For me there needs to be more than just physical attraction in a romance to make it interesting. Something stronger and more emotional that binds them.
- I also didn't get why the destiny of the world rests on their shoulders. There needs to be something special or important they've done. Maybe in the past that happened and it's explained in the other books, but I only see bits and pieces of it in this first book.
All in all, it's definitely worth reading and I'm sure the other books will resolve some of these issues. Have you read this book? If so, what did you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. Disney is making the series into movies.