Sunday, January 22, 2012
Author: Lauren Kate
Rating 3 stars
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 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.
Review: Normally I don't like books like this. Books where the main character has two boys fighting over her and she's trying to decide between them (See Born at Midnight review for my full rant on that), where the guys know everything and the girl knows nothing. They annoy the heck out of me. This one was suprisingly okay. I liked that Luce wasn't perfect; she's at a reform school for accidentally killing her crush, but no one believes that it was an accident. One thing I really didn't like was the scene where Luce first sees Daniel. She stares at him, he flips her off, and she convinces herself that she's in love with him and starts stalking him. He flipped her off. How crazy do you have to be to misinterpret 'f**k off ' as 'I love you?' I'll probably read the next book, anyway.