Thursday, August 18, 2011

Passion by Lauren Kate

This is the THIRD book in the Fallen series.

Read Fallen and Torment before reading this review!!

Luce would die for Daniel.

And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . .

Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.

Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.

I have a problem. (Just one, you ask??)

When I've been reading a series, I NEVER read the book description after the first book. I don't know why. I just figure if I liked the other books in the series, I don't need to know what the continuing story will contain before I read them. So, when I picked up this book, Passion, the third (out of 4) in the Fallen series, I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't know that it would all be about Luce's past lives. I remember when I read book 2, Torment, I had so many questions. I wanted to know why Daniel couldn't tell Luce about their past and why the two of them were so important in the grand scheme of things. Well, in this book, I found out.

I think this book was my favorite in the series so far. In the first two books, it was always kind of a more dark and brooding love. Angsty. That's a great word for it. Like they were in love, but didn't really want to be. As I read about all the many lives Luce has lived and all the many times Daniel has watched her die, I was thinking, "No wonder!". Can you really blame Daniel for keeping Luce at arms-length when he's watched her burn to ash from just a kiss? Over and over again? It's really quite depressing, if you think about it.

I loved this book. I loved getting some of my nagging questions answered. I loved seeing new sides of Daniel and also Luce, who is still one of my favorite characters. She's still as fiery and full of life in this one as she is in the previous books. Maybe more so. I'm very excited for the concluding book, Rapture, to be released next year. There was quite a cliffhanger at the end of this book which will keep me anxiously awaiting spring.

Happy Reading!

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