Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Review of Torment by Lauren Kate

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.

Another great cover, and another great book!  This is the second book, and I loved it.  I read it in about four days, since I could not put it down!  

In this book, Luce finds herself at a new school.  Daniel has put her there for her protection, but doesn't get into why she needs the protection or from whom.  Since she's not able to see Daniel while she's at Shoreline, she's miserable for the first little while.  She makes quick friends with Miles, and her rough-around-the-edges roommate Shelby.  

While at the school, Luce learns how to make the Announcers into windows of her previous lives.  Even though it is forbidden to do it, she goes into one anyway.  She's determined to find out the reason behind her and Daniel's relationship.  She's still filled with doubt about his love at times, and gets annoyed when he's evasive answering her questions about their relationship.  So much so, it starts pushing her into the arms of someone else... temporarily.  

When the thought of missing Thanksgiving, Luce falls into despair.  She misses her parents, her friends, and hates lying to everyone she loves.  She's surprised to find out that her two teachers, and a few friends made her able to enjoy the holiday in the end.  I found Miles a little bit annoying, as he was attracted to Luce and didn't like her with Daniel.  Reminded me a little bit of Jacob from Twilight.  

What I loved about Thanksgiving, as it was a total surprise to her, as she wasn't expecting to see any of them.  There is a reason they are all there, and once she realizes why, she's terrified.  I love how the fallen angels band together to protect her, stopping at nothing.  After the battle, Luce makes a decision out of desperation, that is the beginning of the second book.  She wants to know more about her love with Daniel, and goes seeking for answers.  

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