Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Review: Torment

Torment (Fallen)
Lauren Kate
Published: September 28, 2010
Audiobook from Library

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? The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series . . . where love never dies. - Goodreads

This review has been sitting in my draft folder since March (!!) waiting for me to finish it. I really don't know why I've put it off. I enjoyed the book but it's not one of my favorite books ever. Maybe because I've read more interesting things? I dunno...

Anyways... My thoughts on Torment. (As much as I can remember anyways) Luce is taken to California for protection - from what? You will have to read and find out. Of course there is still the tortured relationship between her and Daniel. He has to leave her there and can't be with her because of a deal he made with Cam. Luce is not happy with the situation and does everything that Daniel tells her not to do (of course!). I kinda liked it though. She starts to be her own person, choosing her own way regardless of what she is being told. On the other hand, she made me mad and I  knew she was just making the situation worse! But, my husband and parents will tell you - I'm stubborn. If I was put into the situations Luce was I'm sure I would be doing the same things.

I liked the new cast of characters in this story. Luce makes some new friends that are interesting and I like that they introduce some Nephilim to the story. Luce's new roommate is one of my favorite characters. She is not impressed with Luce and her story and makes her own decisions about Luce. I also liked that she encouraged Luce to explore her other lives and see what happened to her. I thought that was an interesting part of the book.

This was a nice edition to the series. The ending was great and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next. This was an audio book from the library and I really enjoyed listening to it. The reader was great and she held my attention. I listened to Fallen as well and hope to listen to the next one.


Lisa said...

I've had this book sitting on my bookshelf for a while and I just haven't picked it up to read yet. I think it was the same reason you put of writing your review. You liked it but didn't love it and that is how I felt about Fallen.

Lindsay said...

I liked this one, but don't think I ever got around to writing a review for it...oops! I do remember being really frustrated that we didn't really get more information about Daniel or Luce. I was left with even more questioons lol. Hopefully the next book will explain more. I'm looking forward to it!

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