Ok so this cover alone calls to me, and if the cover doesn't break your heart, the synopsis will.
Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:
There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.
see what I mean? heartbreaking.....
I loved this book. Especially how it draws you in right away with Luce and her mysterious shadows. It was nice to read a book that not only sucked you in, but did so in the first chapter. So many books seem to take a few chapters to back build before drawing you. Not this one. You learn about Luce and her tragic story...well one of them anyways. You instantly feel how broken she is, and if that isn't enough to grab you, then there is the shadows. Shadows that Luce has been hiding from her whole life, haunting her. You learn all of this right from the beginning, and there is so So much more to come!
If your looking for a book where the girl isn't completely helpless while the guy does all the super hero crap well look no further! I also love the whole reform school aspect. It just made me that more interested in the lives of these, so obviously jaded characters. Do yourself a favor and step out of the normal "high school" YA experience, and dive into the dark world of Lord & Cross.
Bottom line 5 out of 5!!
Buy it, rent it, borrow it, steal it if you have to, but you have to READ this book!!!