Book Review – Torment


Title: Torment [Fallen 2]

Author: Lauren Kate

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

Length: 452

Rating: 4 Star

Series Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4



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 gifted students: Nephilim, the 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?


Now we move onto the second book in our Fallen series, Torment. Sections of this book I loved and other bits not so much.

First and foremost the thing that really made the book for me, the school. Luce gets hidden away at a school for Nephilim, anyone who has angel genes in them. I loved the school and the whole idea behind it. The campus is like the complete opposite to that of Luce’s previous school and even though I liked the idea of the story being set there I like this school more. Its filled with kids that can do cool stuff because they are part angel, really whats not to like about that? The school and some of the things that happen while they are there is really what made the book for me.

Luce and Daniel are now in a relationship, and its a super back and forth one at that. They fight over nothing. All the time. This would probably be normal for teenage relationships, but one of them isn’t actually a teenager. I could see why Daniel would be bossy because of this. Luce on the other hand became stupider in this book. I get that she is very confused about what is going on because the angels cannot tell her everything in the fear that she might burst into flame and die forever, but come on. They tell her some things and she just completely ignores it. A number of times Daniel tells her that Cam is not the enemy in this book and her little brain can’t seem to grasp that and then is still shocked when she finally works out that its true. God Luce frustrates me.

We don’t really get much of the old characters in this book and instead deal with some new ones, and with these new ones comes a new love triangle. Yay… I just love those… Luce isn’t that great guys, calm down. The only person that we get to actually meet that is old is Callie, she never made a physical appearance in the first book. I personally would love to have a best friend like Callie, shes so nice. I felt bad for her at the end of the book. She wasn’t prepared for the things she saw and didn’t deserve it. I wonder why she didn’t burst into flame.

So yeah, some cool new stuff and some same stupid stuff. An enjoyable book though! Now onto the next one.


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