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

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Book Review: Passion by Lauren Kate

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (June 14, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385739168
ISBN-13: 978-0385739160
Buy the Book: Amazon
Visit the site: Lauren Kate Books
Read my review of Fallen (first in the series)
Read my review of Torment (second in the series)

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.

Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series.

I was so excited to get this book at BEA. Passion is the first book I chose to read out of all the books I came home with. So when I started reading this book I had high expectations for this third sequel in the Fallen series. Well I was a little disappointed. This is killing me to say this, I really liked the first two Fallen and Torment, so I'm sad that the third one was a tiny bit slow in some parts and had pretty much no epic finale.

Luce was still a great character, but I needed more Daniel, Cam, Gabbe, Rowland, Miles and Shelby. Passion completely center around Luce trying to find out how to break the curse that comes between her and Daniel's love. I would like the curse to be lifted also, but the scenario became a bit redundant. I think my favorite parts of the book were when Luce would travel through an announcer and end up in her different lives at different times in different places... Tibet 1740, France 1723, Greenland 1100, Tahiti 1775 and so on. Each chapter Lauren Kate took you to a new Luce with a new Daniel.

I can't wait to finish off the Fallen series with Rapture in spring of 2012. I have enjoyed this series in a whole so far and I understand that when you read a four book series there will be some highs and some lows. So I'm suggesting you read this book, if anything the time travel is really cool. Once you're a Lauren Kate fan, you'll always be a Lauren Kate fan!


Sexual - moderate
Profanity - mild
Violence - heavy

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