If you’re as enamored of Lauren Kate’s Fallen series as I am, you’ve got to check out Fallen in Love, an anthology of stories featuring beloved characters from Fallen, Torment, and Passion. If you haven’t read these books yet, please do so before diving into Fallen in Love.
Fallen in Love contains four very different stories, but they all share the same basic theme–love, and how it can ultimately save or destroy a person (or angel, demon, whatever). Each story intersects and takes place in medieval England, and the action centers around a Valentine’s Day Faire.
The first story, Love Where You Least Expect It, explores the budding relationship between Shelby and Miles. Roland’s story, Love Lessons, delves into what a being is willing to sacrifice if it means preserving the happiness of his love. The third story (and quite possibly my favorite), Burning Love, tells of the forbidden love between Arriane and someone whose very blood could destroy her. When her lover asks the impossible, Arriane must decide if love is worth giving up everything she believes in. Finally, in Endless Love, Daniel and Luce are (sort of) reunited for a Valentine’s Day to remember.
The stories in Fallen in Love provide some insight into some of the complicated relationships in Lauren Kate’s Fallen series. I especially enjoyed the stories of Roland and Arriane. Those two tales emphasized the dark side of love, and how heartache often accompanies it.
This book also gives readers a first look at the final book in the Fallen series, Rapture. I finished reading the prologue and first chapter last night, and I cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of what is sure to be a gripping end to a fantastic series! (Thankfully, the wait is not too terribly long. Rapture is expected to be released on June 12th.)
If you’d like more information on Lauren Kate and her amazing Fallen series, visit her website at http://laurenkatebooks.net/.