Author: Lauren Kate
Published by: Random House
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.
This book was not at all what I was expecting. And this was a very good thing.
When I read the blurb I thought it was going to be your typical high school/fallen angel/romance novel and it was but in a total unexpected way. I don't want to reveal any spoilers, but I will say that is if you expectations are low then don't follow your instinct and read this book any way. It's worth it.
I really liked how the protagonist, Luce, don't understand what was happening and the reader was able to 'discover the truth' as Luce did. I also enjoyed reading about Luce's new school. Sword & Cross is not your average school. Lauren Kate didn't try to hide any of the unpleasant facts with regards to possible drug use and violence, although these themes did not dominate the story, which focused on Luce's new friendships and the strange mystery surrounding Daniel Grigori.
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