I cannot believe the Fallen series by Lauren Kate is 8 years old already. Has it really been that long since the first book come out? Goodness... it makes me fell old 👵
I dedicated my very first blog post to this series as it was the series that got me into reading ya fantasy/supernatural, but I haven't yet read Cam's story. Between book box subscriptions, new releases, arcs, etc Cam's story (that is now two years old) was kept unread. Well, this week I finally got to it!
It isn't really the 5th book in the series, it is a stand alone book on Cam. I knew that before going in, so it wasn't a surprise. It is set many may years after the Fallen series, Daniel and Luce are long gone...
The story is mostly set in the present. Cam finds out that the love of his life is in Hell and he bargains with the Devil to set her free. Every now and then there are glimpses to the past, to when they met, fell in love, and Cam broke her heart.
The Fallen series is rather cheesy and preteen ish, I was surprised with Unforgiven. It was a somewhat more mature work by Lauren Kate. I would wager it has something to do with Cam's character being darker than Daniel's and Luce's ever were, giving the author more freedom to write a darker and tad more mature story. It was no doubt a fast read and my favorite book in the series. I have always loved Cam and it was nice to get a book focused solely on him.