Author: Lauren Kate
Year of Publication: 2009
Genre: YA, fantasy
First Line: "Around midnight, her eyes at last took shape."
Summary: 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 Sword & Cross boarding school in Savannah. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, and the other students are screwups, and security cameras watch every move.
Except Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce -- he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret...even if it kills her.
Source: Back of book
Review: Once again, very Twilight-esque. Not particularly well-written, Lauren Kate's book abandons characters only to pick them up again and remind the reader when it's convenient for the plot. One particularly engaging character was dropped for several chapters before appearing again. Motives were mixed and unclear and the plot was generally hard to follow. I felt like something was missing at the end and was fairly confused. Maybe this is just a way to get people to buy the second book? Because I'm not sure if it's worth it for any other reason.
Worst part: It was totally confusing, especially toward the end.
Best part: Having a regular name for a supernatural character was a breath of fresh air.
Other Books by This Author: The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove.
28 / 50 books. 56% done!