Google+ Reading Teen: Book Review: Torment by Lauren Kate

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Book Review: Torment by Lauren Kate

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385739141
ISBN-13: 978-0385739146
Buy the book: Amazon
Visit the site: Lauren Kate Books 

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.  

When I read  Fallen (GO read my review) I really liked it. The chemistry between Daniel and Luce was so bitter/sweet and I loved that about the both of them. Throw Cam in there and you've got one heck of a love triangle. Andye knows I'm all about triangles, especially when your talking two guys battling for one very lucky girls affection.

I was so impatient about Torment coming out, could not wait! So when I arrived at the ALA '10 I received the book from the Random House booth. Let me just say the representatives for Random House were very nice and LOVE to give-a-way books!

When I picked up Torment there was no surprise that I was very anxious to read it. Lauren Kate really writes well and she also keeps her books pretty clean. Which is another plus, I can let my daughter read it.

So What did I think about this book...

With Luce, Daniel, Cam, Gabbe, Arriane and Roland comes back in Torment for all of us to enjoy, YOU also get to meet several other great additions to Luce's list of friends and enemies. Luce is really mixed up at first about life, love and her pursuit of happiness. In this book Luce really seeks out the truth. The truth about Daniel, her past lives and what she is really all about. Luce has help discovering who she is with some help of her new friends along the way. But wait! There's A lot more...

Daniel is still trying to keep Luce safe. He is so concerned for her safety it's half romantic and half heartbreaking. Let me just say Luce does not make it easy on the poor guy. She does not stay put, like Daniel instructed. She really does give Daniel a run-for-his-money in this book. She really gets into trouble and makes it easy for the bad guys to get to her. Silly woman, sometimes it pays to listen to your man. Luce has to learn the hard way. That's the greatest parts about this book, is watching Luce make mistakes and learn from them. Watching her fall and get back up again for another try. She really wants to find out the truth about the past.While searching for the truth she is allowed an occanssional randomen glimpse of  her mysterious past lives. I was waiting for Daniel to strangle her himself, but NO... he has to love her more than life itself.

I really enjoyed reading Fallen. (If you read my review, you would see what I'm talking about) However, I enjoyed Torment so much more. Lauren Kate really did a great job with this second book in the Fallen series. Let me just say there better be a third. I'M hooked. I can't wait for the next book in the series. I'm not sure if youv'e ever waited for a book for a while, anxious to read it, then you get to read the so called book and when it's over; You just feel empty inside, because it's Done. Read. Over. Finished.  That's how I felt after reading this book. What in the heck do I read now? Whatever it is, has to be as good as Torment or I'm gonna be bored quick! Thanks Lauren this is all your fault, you and you great writing has spoiled me.

Lauren Kate will keep you wanting more. With this book comes action packed - romance driven - life learning lessons - more love triangles. What would you want more in life? Seriously.

*A word to the parents... there are a few curse words, some kissing and some minor violence for full content review go to Parental Book Reviews.


  1. Yay! Great review! I'm so glad you liked it. :-)

  2. Great Review! I loved FALLEN and I can not wait for TORMENT! And I believe there is a third, called "PASSION"!

    I'm so excited for this book! :)

  3. Thank you for your comments @Cindy @Jena. OK. so NOW I can't wait for Passion!

  4. Thanks for posting your thoughts on book 2. I have book 1, Fallen, sitting in my Kindle. I can't wait to read it.

  5. @Medeia The first one is not as good as the second. But I like the story/plot. Did I mention I have a crush on Daniel? It is definitely worth the read.

  6. Great review. I absolutely loved Fallen and have been anticipating the release of Torment. Border's emailed me yesterday that it has shipped and I can't wait to start reading.


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