Book review by Debra Bogart, Common Sense Media
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age 13+

Fallen angels are the new, more charming vampires.

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age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 41 reviews

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age 14+

Don't hate me, but it was okay, not the best book ever...

It has a great plot, just they swear a lot and so on. Oh, yes, and there is death, voilence, and it is great at the beginning of the book but slows down for a while. Forunatley, it picks up speed again soon! (It slowed becuase Luce [the main character] infuriatlrying obsessed over Daniel and sometimes Cam way too much and far too intensley.)

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 14+


In this book Luce is an extraordinary girl who can see shadow’s and doesn’t understand it. To her it seems like when she’s the most happy they come and take that happiness away. When her boyfriend was killed by the shadow’s everyone believed it was her who killed him so she confessed about the shadows. When she did this everyone thought she was crazy, so in result to this they sent her to sword & cross school for the mentally insane. There she meets Daniel and her whole world gets turned upside down. To me this song explains how she feels throughout the book.

Book Details

  • Author: Lauren Kate
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publication date: December 1, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 452
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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