Monday, June 21, 2010

Angels, angels everywhere

Today I finished Fallen by Lauren Kate, another book about the Grigori angels...In fact, I'd describe this book as Twilight with fallen angels instead of vampires. I think that if this book had been released before Twilight, I might have liked it a lot more. Then again...I didn't like the portrayal of angels; it did not honor any religious traditions, and frankly, as a lifelong Catholic, this absence of any religious mythology left me confused. I kept trying to figure out which (fallen) angel was which, but the story was not rooted enough in biblical (or apocryphal) tradition to do so. The one word that best summarizes my feelings about this book? "Meh."

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dee! I've been perusing blogs regarding books about angels, and found your post. I've not read 'Fallen' but I might give it a shot. You may want to look into the book The Testings of Devotion by Cheryl Dellasega. It's also about angels, but the undertone is more biblical than what you are describing with 'Fallen'. The writing of this author is superb, and it definitely puts a new twist on and old theme (good vs. evil) and gives what seems to be a real peek into the world of celestial beings. I'm really enjoying it.

    Thanks again for the review. =)