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Book Review – Torment

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Title: Torment [Fallen 2]

Author: Lauren Kate

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

Length: 452

Rating: 4 Star

Series Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4

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Description/Synopsis:

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?

Review – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

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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Book Review – Fallen

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Title: Fallen [Fallen 1]

Author: Lauren Kate

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

Length: 332

Rating: 4 Star

Series Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4

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Description/Synopsis:

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. 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 Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret…even if it kills her.

Review – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

The first thing that grabbed me about this story is that they are not vampires! Yay! These days I don’t read a lot of books just because they are about vampires because there are so many it can get hard to weed out the good from the bad. So fallen angels was a nice change of pace.

The fact that Luce and Daniel have loved each other over and over again is played up and repeated a bit too much for me. I get that its a major point in the story but it got a bit boring to me. This may be because this is my third time reading the book though… I don’t think I cared the first time.

Daniel slipped up about this fact a bit too much for me as well. He has been  doing this for a really long time, I find it a bit hard to believe that he was that stupid that he hadn’t learnt to keep it hidden by now… The fact that it is brought up that he can’t tell her things for her own safety only makes this fact made it more annoying to me. I think Daniel is kind of dumb though. He still acts like a teenager but he never really was one so I don’t get why he is so dumb.

If I was Luce I totally would have gone for Cam in this book far more than Daniel, he was so nice for the most part and hot. She could have left him when he turned out evil and then gone for Daniel. Luce I also think is a bit stupid and a little full of herself, but she isn’t aware of this at all. That being said though I didn’t mind being in her head. She is nice enough.

I also loved some of the other characters that we meet and they keep the story interesting. That and the fact that this is all taking place in a reform school were kids wear things like ankle bracelets. Nice touch I must say.