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?
Book two in the Fallen series see’s Luce question what she believed to be an unconditional and eternal love. Having just found each other again Daniel has taken Luce to a new school where he is left her for 18 days, although he hasn’t told her that. There Luce finds herself with a new room mate that seems to have a strange dislike for her and the attention of people who see her as a famous figure. Frustrated that Daniel refuses to tell her anything she ignores his warnings and leaves campus on more than one occasion. She also begins to get involved in the dangerous act of glimpsing announcers and with the help of her new friend Miles and room mate Shelby, when she realises she likes Luce, risk even going through one.
However even though Daniel breaks his promise not to visit ever time he comes all they do is fight and Luce finds herself beginning to have feelings for Miles. She feels guilty but her anger for Daniel only confuses everything more. As well as her relationship with Daniel she is also miserable about not being able to go home for thanksgiving to see her parents and best friend Callie. However with the help of Mr Cole from her old school she finds herself being taken home for what will become her most unforgettable thanksgiving ever.
I really feel for Luce in this book. I understand that Daniel is only trying to protect her but maybe because it is well written or just because she is a modern girl it frustrates me too that he wont tell her what is going on. Even just the simple things like why he can’t see her and for how long. I also liked that she begins to question what has been accepted as an unconditional love as it makes the book not just a story about love but about a girl fighting to discover who she is and about the history of angels.