Thursday, August 25, 2011

Torment by Lauren Kate

Torment By Lauren Kate

Pages: 452
Publisher: Tinderbox Books
Release date: 2010

How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for?

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.


The author finally took my advice and didn't repeat throughout the book. In the first book that's all she did was say the same things over and over again. This time it was refreshing and barely anything was repeated.  Each chapter represented a day in Cam and Daniels truce, and each day something new and different happened. You were just waiting for it to happen because you never knew what it was going to be.  It had a way better drescription than the last book.

The main character Luce, Daniels "forever love interest" doesn't like to be told no.  She's always trying to get what she wants even if it puts her in danger. I had those *smack myself in the forehead because she's so stupid times* Shelby, Luces roommate was obnoxious and sneaky until Luce got to know her. Then she was just obnoxious.  Miles was the peace maker and was always trying to make light of any situation. He made me laugh out loud several times. I liked him the best. Cam wasn't in the book very much but he's still my favorite character of all. <3  And Daniel showed up at the most opportune times.  He's still very quiet, still very evasive whenever Luce asks him what's going on and sometimes I just want to punch him for thinking he can get away with it. 

It took only about 3 or 4 sittings to read this book. It was so much better than the first book by far. The plot was better than the first book, and I wanted to continue reading throughout the entire book.



Reasons for rating:
  • Book was much better than the first
  • Characters were less annoying
  • Plot was better and kept me involved

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