Luce was six by the time she realized that not everyone saw the shadows, monsters that lurk and fly around in dark places, like forests or marshes. After spending most of her childhood on antipsychotics, she learns to pretend she doesn’t see them either. When her boyfriend dies in a fire and Luce, the only survivor, can’t remember anything about it, she is court-ordered into a reform school. Luce starts her first week at school haunted by her boyfriend’s death and seeing the shadows around every corner. When she meets Daniel, she is immediately and powerfully drawn to him. Daniel, however, wants nothing to do with her, even though he seems to know everything about her. Luce doesn’t know that Daniel is keeping a secret that could kill her, or that their fates are intertwined.
Fallen is the first in a series, and it has an ending that leaves you looking for the next book. It’s a fun read, and if you’ve been reading paranormal romances, you’ll like this one—as one Amazon reviewer put it “vampires are so last year.”