The Starving Bibliophile

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Fallen in Love: YA Book Review

Summary: 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. Lauren Kate, please stop. Don’t milk a series that doesn’t deserved to be milked. And that’s obviously what this was. So a fallen angel who wasn’t supposed to fall in love with a human… falls in love with a human. (Didn’t see that one coming, did you?) An angel falls in love with a demon. (More taboo?? I’M SO SHOCKED.) And two humans, who have absolutely no romantic relationship or chemistry whatsoever, fall in love because it was convenient. At least with that last one the ever-present awkward love-square has now turned into an ever-present awkward love-triangle. *reads Rapture* Oh, wait, it’s still a love-square? *reads more* No, wait, now it’s a love-triangle again. Uhhhh… just—why? Everyone just shoot each other. Please. What? And it’s all on Valentine’s Day? I can’t. I just can’t. The only thing good about this book was that it actually showed that Kate can write a story without including Luce and Daniel. And the two stories without them were actually not that bad. The characters learned lessons through love instead of just saying “I’m in love and that’s all that matters.” (Note: this was not Luce or Daniel.) But, Lauren Kate, I’m totally through with you. Unless you write something that gets major awards and top-star reviews, I doubt that I’ll read something of yours again.

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