Book Review: Torment by Lauren Kate

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.

Grrr… I thought this series was a trilogy. The 3rd book is out so I figured it was time to read book 2 so I could finish the series and cross it off my list. I finished this book and went to start book 3 only to find out this isn’t a trilogy… There will be a 4th book. So now I’m wishing I had waited until next year to read this book and will wait to read Passion until the 4th book Rapture is released.  The book does end on a cliffhanger but it wasn’t a cliffhanger that left me frustrated, more of a set up for the next book.

Given a choice on what to read this falls into my favorite genre. I admit that I really do enjoy young adult paranormal books. My biggest problem is I have read so many of these books that I forget which story line fits into which series and confuse many of the characters and forget details about them.

I’ve read mixed reviews on the Fallen series, some people love it and others don’t. Personally I’m enjoying it. I admit it’s not my favorite series – it moves quite slowly at times but managed to keep my interest throughout. I did enjoy the second book more than I did the first. If this is genre you enjoy than you should read this series too. If you enjoy books like Twilight, Mortal Instruments, Hush Hush, Hex Hall, Iron Fey, Wolves of Mercy Falls, Wings, Paranormalcy, Wondrous Strange, 13 to Life, etc. then give this series a try. Personally I’ve read and enjoyed ALL the above mentioned young adult series so you can tell I’m not too hard to please when it comes to this genre. If you don’t love this kind of book than this probably isn’t for you.

Content: some language scattered throughout, some innuendo and talk of sex and desire but nothing graphic or implied.

Rating: 3.5 Stars – Good Book

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Torment was released by Delacorte Books for Young Readers on September 28, 2010.