Ooooo....Ahhhh....Me Wants It!

~ Title: Torment
~ Author: Lauren Kate
~ Publisher: Delacorte Press
~ Release Date: September 28, 2010
~ Source: Library book

Summary via GoodReads:

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 Review: 4.5/5 Stars!

The title says it all. Poor Luce and Daniel are in torment pretty much the entire book. During this installment of the Fallen series, Luce is struggling to uncover her past lives and figure out where her and Daniel's relationship stands. When Daniel leaves Luce at her new school, Shoreline, with very little explanation other than "it's for your protection," she is surrounded by questions and very little answers. With the help of her new Nephilim friends, Luce sets out to discover her past and to learn why Daniel is shutting her out.

I have to say I liked where Kate took Luce and Daniel's relationship in this book. It was refreshing to see a more realistic relationship between the two. We are so used to reading the whole boy meets girl and they fall head over heels in love and nothing can tear them apart storyline. But, how real is that? In real life that's not the case most of the time. Real relationships have ups and downs. Even though this story has fantasy elements (ie. angels, demons, etc.) the rocky relationship made it feel more believable. That element made Luce and Daniel relatable and drew me into their story more. 

I really enjoyed this book. Torment has one heck of a cliffhanger. I can't wait to read Passion! all my reviews


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

So glad you enjoyed this book! :) I've got this one on my WANT list. :) Thanks for the great review!

Callisto Star said...

Yep, it was a good one. lol Thanks for the comment!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I read fallen and really liked it... I have to get moving on this one :)

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