Hell on earth.
That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel. It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts—immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.
At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn’t told her everything. He’s hiding something—something dangerous. What if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?
The second book from the Fallen series, we're back with Luce and her strange world. She still doesn't seem to know many things about it so the choices she makes aren't the greatest. We're back with characters from the first one but there are also new ones.
I know time didn't actually pass since the previous one but I sort of expected Luce to grow up. She is such a child and keeps acting like one. It was a bit frustrating at times, I wanted to scream at her and tell her to see what is really happening around her and stop thinking only about herself and feeling like they're just punishing her.
There wasn't that much action here, so it has its funny moments. The new characters are great, some are weird and crazy but that's what makes them fun. They're like regular teenage girls fangirling. Very relatable, that keeps happening on my twitter timeline, okay I do that sometimes as well.
Although, there were some moments where I didn't know what to think. A 'fight' between Luce and a friend that ended up being everything but a fight. I don't think I'd react that way, it was a little odd for me. Another moment that frustrated me was with another character. I can't understand why guys, sometimes girls, try everything they can to get a moment with a person that is obviously off limits. And I say off limits because she's supposed to be in love, she has a boyfriend and history and everything but he's still there, even though he knows.
The relationship between Luce and Daniel has its ups and downs, that was a good thing in a way, knowing its not perfect. Though most of the time was because she keeps acting like a child, well, that's my opinion. Maybe I see things differently now, because I do understand her emotions and thought like her at some point.
The action came eventually, well, sort of, it was not what I was expecting. It's supposed to be the big moment everyone's waiting for, but it turned out to be less than what it should have been. But it does lead to the main character, hopefully growing up. I do want to read the third book and see how this decision changes her.
Is consistent with the first, we still have an external narrator, and though sometimes I feel like we don't actually connect with the main character since we don't see things from her point of view only, I still like knowing more than she does, even when she makes mistakes. Seeing them from the outside, knowing what went wrong and how she's not looking at everything makes me wonder of all the similar mistakes I once made. Was I wrong and somehow biased by what I thought was right, not actually looking at things from a different perspective?
"I let you out from under my wing for two days and another guy swoops in."
Love was supposed to be easy, wasn't it?I know better now