Fallen in Love (Fallen #3.5)
by Lauren Kate
Publication: 24th January 2012
Publisher: Random House
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
**Warning May Contain Spoilers From Previous Books In The Series**Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story.
And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine's Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they
least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding-and losing love. Arianne pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first -and last- time, Daniel and Luce
will spend a night together like none other.
Lauren Kate's FALLEN IN LOVE is filled with love stories . . . the ones everyone has been waiting for.
True love never says goodbye. . .
I've been a huge fan of the Fallen series ever since the first book was released, so being asked a couple of weeks ago by a publisher to be a part of an upcoming Rapture blog tour was pretty exciting and I jumped at the chance, so while I've been sitting here waiting for my review copy of said book to come (it still hasn't arrived and since the tour is on the 15th June plus it's now the weekend and Monday is a public holiday, well I'm getting pretty worried that I won't be able to read and review it in time) I realised that I still hadn't read this book , and while I enjoyed it it's been sooo long since I read the last book I honestly can't remember what happened in the previous book nor most of the characters (obviously I remember Daniel and Luce but the rest, not so much).
Luckily the stories four in all were enjoyable I just might have to skim through the last book to familiarise myself with the world and the characters again before I get to reading Rapture, so I write a small review of each short story.
The first story featured Shelby and Miles who are Luce's friends at Shoreline and if I remember correctly both Nephilim who accidently while traveling through an announcer finds themselves not back in their own time but in the medieval era, of course while they are there they find that time's reincarnation of Luce who is all upset that Daniel in that time wants nothing to do with her because she's a peasants daughter, but we all know it's because he thinks if he leaves her he's delaying her inevitable death, and Miles and Shelby realise that they both have feelings for each other and their story ends with a kiss.
The second story features Roland who reminisces about a mortal woman Rosaline whom he fell in love with and ultimately broke up with because of the fact she would age he never would and he felt that she deserved a better life, so he went to revisit her and found she was married with a child and another on the way.
Third story was Arriane's and her relationship with Tess (I don't remember her being gay or whether we just found out in this story) she belongs to the Lucifer camp and Tess tries to convince her to join her side, Arriane refuses and a fight ensues and later on Arriane finds Tess trying to cut her wings off, it never really explains whether Tess dies but I assume so and we find out how Arriane got her scars.
And last but certainly not least is the one and only Valentine's Day that Daniel and Luce ever shared (all these stories take part on the same day in the same time) the Luce from our time inhabits the body of Luce in the medieval times so she can get her to go to a dance in hopes that Daniel will be there.
I really enjoyed all the stories in this book and it makes a nice companion novel to the series as well as having another gorgeous cover.
I give this 4/5.