Torment by Lauren Kate --Review

Monday, November 22, 2010

Title: Torment
Author: Lauren Kate
Hardcover, 452 pages

Published September 28th 2010 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Series: Fallen #2
Characters: Lucinda Price, Daniel Grigori

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.

My Thoughts:

Torment was so much better than the first book, Fallen. Luce grew as a character, she finally stopped being a "Bella Swan" type in this novel. There were new characters introduced as well as some old favorites brought back. One thing I didn't like about this novel was there wasn't much CAM, only like ten pages. To me, Cam is a much hotter love interest than Daniel. Cam is so dark and rockerish, which I have a soft spot.

The beginning of this novel started a little slow for me, and seemed like a repeat of book 1, FALLEN, just a new setting. The last part of the book really took off with action, so I'm curious to see if book 3 helps the series to grow.

Read this if you've read FALLEN.


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