Monday, July 11, 2011

Review: Passion by Lauren Kate

Title: Passion
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publish Date: June 14, 2011
Genre: YA, paranormal
Pages: 420
Series: Fallen
1. Fallen (review)
2. Torment (review)
3. Passion
4. Rapture (expected pub Spring 2012)

Synopsis:
"Every single lifetime, I'll choose you. Just as you have chosen me. Forever."

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.


**Warning, SPOILERS if you haven’t read FALLEN and TORMENT yet!**

I loved the way this was written!! At the end of TORMENT, Luce runs off into the Announcers, and PASSION picks up right where that left off. The whole book takes place over several millennia as Luce jumps back, trying to piece together Daniel’s curse and their relationship. It was really awesome reading about all of the different lives and cultures of Luce’s past lives. My favourite part, though, was how it was written from both Luce AND Daniel’s points of view. Up until now, it’s always been Luce’s POV. Seeing things through Daniel’s eyes - his past, his feelings, Luce - was really awesome. It enables us to learn so much more about him and his and Luce’s relationship.

There aren’t many new characters in this book, excluding the minor ones in Luce’s past lives, other than Bill. I want you to find out for yourself who and what he is, but he spends a lot of the book with Luce, helping her on her journey. He was the comedic relief in a more-or-less very serious book. Although he pushed Luce hard, he also helped her. He was a fun character to get to know, even though we really didn’t get many details about him.

I’m really happy that I’m enjoying this series! I hate when I start a series and love the first book, then don’t like the second. ‘Cause then I’m disappointed, but I still want to read the next because I figure it has to be better since the first was good. But that’s not what’s happening with this series! I’ve loved each book more and more! I think I can actually classify this one as my favourite so far. I can’t wait to see what Lauren Kate has in store for us in book 4, Rapture!

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2 comments:

Marlene Detierro said...
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Marlene Detierro said...

I loved Passion and recommend it. If you haven't read the Fallen series yet than you really need to give them a try.

Marlene
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