Thursday, September 1, 2011

Passion by Lauren Kate (ARC)

Synopsis: 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.

   Fallen was alright. Torment was good. Passion was even better. I'm liking this series more and more with every book. Passion was really different than the previous two books. In this book, Luce uses the announcers to visit her past lives and tries to break the curse on Daniel/Luce's love.
   All the previous characters take a major backseat in this novel, minus Daniel and Luce of course. There's a new character, a disgusting looking gargoyle named Bill, who helps Luce with her time travel. Was it just me or was it super obvious that there was something creepily off about him?
   Honestly, in this book, Luce was a bit annoying. Maybe it's because this book is centered around Luce and her past lives, but she was pretty self centered most of the time (wow, how redundant does that sound). It wasn't too distracting or anything, but it was something I noticed.
   Also, the time traveling aspect of the novel got repetitive. Basically, it was the same procedure over and over again. See past, see past Daniel, see past self die, somehow escape, go into another Announcer. That's the majority of this novel.
   Don't let my negative comments fool you though. The time traveling was actually really interesting! I loved learning about Luce's previous lives. I also loved knowing the stories between Luce and Daniel over the millenia. All the different stories, different versions, different locations, it was all really fascinating. It was also a clever way of Lauren Kate to show how deep and far their love went instead of doing it an unoriginal way. For example, she could've made it awful by just letting Luce ask about her past lives and Daniel telling her everything. But she didn't! Time traveling = great, creative idea.
   The plot was weaker than in Torment, but the twist in the end definitely leaves much to be known in the final novel that's coming out in Spring 2012. Passion was a fascinating and original novel in the Fallen series and I can't wait until Rapture comes out.
   4 keys.



  1. Great review! I haven't read this series, but I know a lot of people who like it. I'm glad to hear it gets better with each one!

  2. Stopping by to say hi!! I love your header and the keys rating scale!! Amy read this series and really liked it (as you could hear in the fake IMM. Haha). Great blog!!


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