Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Passion (Fallen #3)

Passion (Fallen, #3)
Passion (Fallen #3)
By Lauren Kate
Published June 14th, 2011 by Delacorte Press
420 pages

4.5 stars - It was great!

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.

Ok so I have to say that this book was probably better than the second one for me.  But....some might disagree with me and that's fine because everyone has their own opinion.  Anyways some might have found this book less than exciting or interesting because for most of the whole book Luce is going through announcers.  She is traveling through her past lives to find out what went wrong and to try to break the curse.  She wants to know what the relationships between Daniel and her were like firsthand because we know that in the last book she isn't too sure about his love for her.  

So Luce goes through these announcers and finds past Luce after past Luce.  She also makes a new friend, a gargoyle named Bill and will you be surprised when you find out his true identity.  Bill agrees to help Luce out on her quest to find the key to breaking the curse but it's not as easy as Luce thought it would be.  After experiencing death after death Luce can't seem to figure out what goes wrong.  Meanwhile all her friends are searching for her, especially Daniel.  Will Daniel find Luce in time?  Can Luce trust Bill? And what will all the tampering with their pasts do for Luce and Daniel's future?

Like I said earlier, I found this book interesting.  I'll admit that we didn't learn the whole secret and the key to breaking the curse but aside from that it was great.  You get to see the past lives of Luce and Daniel and I found the little stories interesting.  I loved how we actually see Luce start to grow and discover the secrets of her past.  I also love how she starts to realize how real Daniel's love is for her.  At the same time we get to see Daniel's perspective as he follows Luce and we get to see his discoveries.  Most of the characters that we have come to know in the last two books don't make big appearances in this book.  But either way I did really like Passion and loved how I was surprised by a few things.  I couldn't wait for the last book and I've already finished it so I'll tell you now that it was great!  Try this book out for yourself.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Torment (Fallen #2)

Torment (Fallen, #2)
Torment (Fallen #2)
By Lauren Kate
Published September 28th, 2010 by Delacorte Press
452 pages

4.5 stars - It was pretty good! 

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

So after finishing Fallen, I was pretty interested to know what would happen next.  I felt like there were so many mysteries that needed to be solved or questions to be answered.  To tell you the truth I felt like not many more questions were answered in this book than the last one.  But besides that fact I thought the book was pretty good.
Luce is back at another school that is probably just as different as the last one she went to.  This school is for Nephilim, offspring of fallen angels and humans.  Once again Luce is the different one out of the group and all the Nephilim kids seem to know who Luce is.  Some might even know more than her.  But as the days pass Luce finds two good friends, Miles and Shelby.  Even with some good friends Luce can't seem to just follow directions and not get into anything.  She wants to know all about her past lives and if Daniel is really telling the truth.  She needs to find out whether she belongs with Daniel or whether its been a lie this whole time.

So Daniel isn't in this book that much but he still plays an important role in Luce's life.  I really liked Luce's new friends in this book and how they were willing to help her despite the consequences.  Though at times I was worried about Luce and Daniel's relationship.  It feels like almost every second book of a series, the couple seems to lose trust in each other and almost fall apart.  But what Luce was able to find out was interesting.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that I loved the characters again but I was a little frustrated at the fact that Luce couldn't figure out the answers yet.  Overall it was a good book and leads to another good book.  Keep watching for my review of the third book, Passion.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Fallen (Fallen #1)

Fallen (Fallen, #1)
Fallen (Fallen #1)
By Laruen Kate
Published December 8th, 2009 by Delacorte Press
452 pages

4.5 stars - It was Great!!

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret...even if it kills her.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, FALLEN is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

Sorry again that I haven't posted recently but I've been pretty busy.  So I remember awhile back, closer to when this first came out, I wondered if I should read it.  I was interested but not really.  So I gave it a few years and then came back to it just last week and was totally in love with it!  It's definitely in the genre that I love to read and I didn't realize how good it could actually be.  So anyways on with the review.

Luce Price has ended up in a boarding school for "screw - ups" where her incident seems harmless compared to some of the others there.  Luce doesn't know anyone when she first arrives and is leaving her best friend and parents because she is different.  Because something terrible happened and she can't remember anything of what happened.  So she has ended up in a place where anything electronic is forbidden, security cameras watch your every move and the school uniform is all black.  Luce feels doomed until she meets Arrianne a girl she's not sure she can trust but is a friend nonetheless.  There is Cam, a guy who sticks up for her and is nice.  And then there is Daniel, a guy she is totally attracted to for reasons she can't explain.  But there's a problem, Daniel makes it completely clear he doesn't want anything to do with her.  As Luce tries to get used to the school thinking that maybe she can finally leave her past behind, it starts happening again.  She's seeing things and is having dreams she can't explain.  The other problem is that she doesn't know who to trust and who to run from because trusting the wrong person could be the end of her.

I really did enjoy reading Fallen.  I liked Luce and especially Arriane and Penn, two of Luce's friends.  I also really loved Daniel even though at times you couldn't figure out what was up with him.  But when you realize what has happened to him it really makes you feel bad.  I felt like I was able to establish relationships with some of the characters which I love.  Another great thing about this story is that I was always trying to figure out who the bad guys were.  I would think that I had it figured out and then I'd be surprised.  I didn't really ever know how it would end up until it happened.  The story was interesting to me and I loved it.  The ending was kind of surprising to me and it left me wondering what would end up happening and who is really on the good side or bad side.  I can't wait to read the second one which I have with me now so I'll be posting that review as soon as I'm done.  But you should really give this book a try and see for yourself what you think.  I hope I did an ok job at explaining what I liked about this book, sometimes I'm too excited to think clearly.  Thanks again!