Monday, September 17, 2012

Review: Passion by Lauren Kate

Passion (Fallen, #3)Title: Passion
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publishing Date: June 14th 2011
Pages: 420
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Series: Fallen #3
Source: Audiobook

Goodreads Summary:

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’ve been hanging on to this series wanting to see it to the end, to see how it ends. I need to know how it ends. I grabbed this one to read and will say that I actually enjoyed this one more than the first two. It gives me hope for the final book.

In this book, Luce travels through the announcers to her past lives. She desperately wants to find the beginning of her and Daniel and the reason they cannot be together. She travels through the past, falling into the daily routine of her prior lives, including the moment she meets Daniel, the moment she falls in love, and the moment she dies. Daniel is desperately trying to catch up with Luce, to find a way to stop her from visiting all the death in her past lives.

I enjoyed this book very much. Each of Luce and Daniel’s past was a new story all in its own. There was something special about being able to see Luce and Daniel fall in love over and over again, no matter the circumstance. The stories and the settings are equally beautiful and devastating. The book mainly contained these mini stories with a final destination that changes everything for Luce. Things finally start to become clear for Luce, with just a little of the mystery still lurking around or the next book.

Luce still seemed a little whiny to me, but she finally started to grow on me. There is something in her that changes, matures, as she participates in each of her past lives. The way that she could feel the moments of meeting, falling in love, and dying began to alter her with each life. I also became a little more attached to Daniel in these mini stories, his love became clearer, and he seemed more heroic every time he tried to save Luce again and again. The pain of each of Luce’s death and the loneliness that he had to endure until she was born again felt real to me.

I am glad I read this book and I am looking forward the next installment to finish out this story and to finally discover the true beginning.


1 comment:

  1. This looks pretty good, but I've been wary of this series. I don't usually enjoy books with too much ista-romance.


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