Post by Story Keeper on Jul 29, 2011 20:45:41 GMT -8
^ I myself can't answer that question - I was only a few months old, for crying out loud - but I'm curious as to why only recently there's been crazes all over the place. Because there's romance involved? Is that it?
But going back to Fallen, I only like the covers. I never judge the text itself by the cover, but it sounds so mind-numbingly boring and irritating that I'd be a vegetable before the prologue which all young adult books now have for some reason. Oj vej.
Gravity release me, And don't ever hold me down, Now my feet won't touch the ground.
^^People got into it because of the story. 2001, the 4th book's release had people lining up like mad(me included), and there was that picture of the little girl who dropped down on the floor to read it right away after purchasing. It wasn't as mad as the madness we're witnessing these days. It was normal and natural; the series is epic and kept you wanting more. Lately, most of the fantasy genre just panders to the masses and they eat up whatever they want to read about, most of them being the wet dreams of many many maaaany teenage girls.
I couldn't believe what I was reading in the back summary of Fallen, include the emo titles themselves and it's another Twilight with more depression packed into it than a Buddhist monk introducing stalkers to 30 kinds of insane and turning them into raving lunatics just for the lulz. Digressing! So about this series.
Heavy into the Goth scene, with depressing themes like, "I'm broken beyond repair" "I embrace solitude" "The black forest is a misunderstood paradise" "My socks feel wet and squishy in my loafers and it's the end of the world my life sucks" etc. Angels? Reincarnation? Give me a fucking break!
I know a few people who really like it, and I've never read it myself, but it seems kind of similar to Twilight. :\ I *might* read it in the future. And the whole 'forbidden love' thing is kind of overused…
Yet 90% of the authors who try to write a story like that can't do it right...
I've read all three of the books because I feel compelled to finish a series when I start it but it was awful. We're supposed to fell sympathy for the characters but I was praying Luce would die the whole time I was reading the books. At one point in the third book I almost threw it at the wall because every chapter was the same crap. Below is the basic chapter outline.
She goes back in time to figure out where the curse comes from, watches her and Daniel's relationship, watches herself die, leaves to a different life, Daniel shows up realizes he has just missed her and follows her. Every single chapter more or less had the same outcome.
The third book had one intersting chapter, when you find out what drove Cam to join the dark side but it was a fairly stupid reason but he's my favourite character and I like knowing more about him.
Post by castlemoon93 on Feb 21, 2013 20:42:15 GMT -8
Well I've read all four books and the "falling in love" one. I have to say the fourth book was a lot more interesting than the first three and I liked the ending. The fourth one has more adventure in it and hardship instead of just teenage lust like the other ones