Friday, September 24, 2010

Review : Torment by Lauren Kate (Fallen Series #2)

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

The Story:

The sequel to FALLEN ... where love never dies.

Hell on earth.

That's what it's like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel. It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts -- immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gift students: Nephilim, offspring of fallen angels and humans.

At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn't told her everything. He's hiding something -- something dangerous.

What if Daniel's version of the past isn't actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?
--via Barnes & Noble

My Review: One word: ADDICTIVE

First off, I have to say that I very much enjoyed Torment by Lauren Kate. Some authors when they write sequels seem to lose momentum but not in this case. Ms. Kate delivered absolutely! Luce is still the tormented mortal -- or is she really?-- girl in love. I thought starshots only killed angels? So why is it that Daniel and Cam expected Luce to die when Cam shot "her?"Daniel is still the good boy turned fallen addict. In Torment readers are still able to witness Daniel's addiction to Luce -- his taboo love for all eternity. Cam is still the sexy demon you should never bring home to Mom. One minute he's eating Thanksgiving dinner and flirting at Luce's house and the next he's shooting her out of the sky! After Luce witnesses her supposed death she decides there are too many secrets, much more at stake than she realized, and too many people willing for die for her. There is more to patch up then there is needles and thread. With that realization she uses an Announcer, A.K.A. a Shadow, to escape into one of her numerous pasts --the unknown -- to set her mind straight. For a break from all things holy, satanic and fallen.

Torment has left me with so many wonderful tormenting questions that has me itching and twitching for my next fix -- the next book in the Fallen Novels:

Will Daniel find Luce? Who or rather what is Luce, really? What else is Daniel not telling Luce? Is Shelby going to become a Demon or does she just have a snippy attitude? Will Luce choose Miles -- yet another great guy who has fallen in love with her -- or will things work out between Daniel and Luce in PASSION [to be released Summer 2011] because Love Never Dies ...

P.S. Torment came with a locker poster that also has a short story on the back!

Rating: FOUR 1/2 GOLD STARS!!!!

Here is one of my favorite quotes from Torment:

Daniel: "'I shouldn't even be here, but I cannot keep myself away from you. I worry about you in every waking moment. I love you, Luce. So much it hurts.'" -page 236

Daniel: "'Moments like this,' he said, 'make everything we've had to go through worthwhile.'
Then he kissed her as he'd never kissed her before. A long, extended kiss that seemed to claim her lips forever." -page 210
"'Daniel,' she called out, feeling her voice catch on his name.When he turned to face her, the drawn look on his face was one of absolute agony. As if Luce had just ripped his heart out. He bent his knees, unfurled his wings, amd took off into the night.
A moment later, he looked liked just another star in the sparkling black sky?" -page 366

Check out Lauren Kate website for more information about her: HERE

*** Also Torment has a cool website: HERE

Happy Reading!



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