Seventeen-Year-Old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, WHERE every student seems to have an unpleasant even evil history.
It s only when she sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, that Luce feels there s a reason to be here though she doesn't know what it is. And Daniel s frosty cold demeanor toward her? It s really a protective device that he s used again . . . and again. For Daniel is a fallen angel, doomed to fall in love with the same girl every 17 years . . . and watch her die. And Luce is a fellow immortal, cursed to be reincarnated again and again as a mortal girl who has no idea of who she really is (barnesandnoble.com).
This book is dark and mysterious. One of the things that I enjoyed most about this book is the mystery. The other thing that I really like about this book is the religion/mythology. The cool thing is that a lot of the religion and mythology is shrouded in mystery.
I enjoyed the setting of the story, a reform-type high school. When I first started reading it I was really intrigued because the other student seemed like lunatics. There are some funny moments.
The love story between Daniel and Luce has been done before but with Kate's writing it doesn't seem to matter. The story reminds me The Immortals series by Alyson Noel.
I'm totally team Daniel. How can you not be team Daniel? Well, he did flip Luce off. That was actually HILARIOUS!
Penn is such a great friend. I want to be friends with Penn. Poor Penn. Arriane is nuts! I love it.
The end totally confused me! I don't entirely get what's going on but that's exciting. I can't wait to read Torment so I can understand what is going on!
The cover is wicked cool.