Lauren Kate's Fallen makes a nice addition to the YA supernatural romance genre. It was slow in the beginning, but well developed with well rounded characters. I enjoyed it. It was similar to Hush-Hush, but the title actually related to the book, the characters were more realistic and I liked that the author put more thought itno the mysticism behind the supernatural characters rather than just mentioning it.
In honesty, I bought this book on the recommendation of a book club. I thought it would be just another piece of commercial junk, but it was a worthwhile read. I had no idea what the paranormal element might be, but I figured it out fairly early on. (The title is a big hint, duh). But what I really enjoyed about it was all the good versus evil. At the risk of a plot spoiler, the hero is a fallen angel and the last fallen angel book I read was good, but at the end I was lost as to the point. I felt that I had read a good story and it mattered for absolutely nothing because it was rather themeless. I didn't have that frustration at the end of Fallen, which is going to be a trilogy and I'm looking forward to Torment arriving this fall. Because while I hate it when authors make series out of something that really doesn't need to be a series, there are some plenty of questions left unanswered for a sequel in this case.
I recommend this book ;).