Author: Lauren Kate
# Of Pages: 464
Publication Date: December 8, 2009
Level: Young Adult
Rating: 3 Hearts
There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.
There was something strangely addicting about this book! Even though I didn’t care for any of the characters and found the plot rather monotonous, I couldn’t stop reading. I don’t know what it was about it, but something kept me turning pages.
I found Luce to be a pretty annoying protagonist, she bounces between Daniel and Cam like a ping-pong ball. Oh my gosh Daniel, oh Cam is so sweet, look at how handsome Daniel is, oh my gosh Cam. That was pretty much her thought process the whole book.
I felt like I was intended to turn into a pile of mush over Daniel like Luce did but I really didn’t care for him either. The one character out of the whole book that I actually did like was Luce’s friend Penn who was funny, quirky and the only true friend Luce had, in my opinion.
My favorite thing about this book was probably the setting. I always enjoy books where the characters live at boarding schools, it gives the author the ability to create this whole unique setting all their own.
The ending was nothing more than a bunch of chaos that left you unsatisfied and a little miffed about certain things.
I know I’m in the minority here considering it was #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, but I just wasn’t feeling it. I believe there are at least three or four more books in the series but I won’t be reading them. I will however look on Wikipedia to find out how the series ends. Mwuhahaha J the power of technology.