Review: Torment (Fallen #2)
Author: 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.
Well, I was gonna say that the good thing about Torment, was that it didn’t take me nearly as long to read it as Fallen did. But then I realized that I skimmed so much of it anyways, it probably doesn’t count.
See, theres this problem I have with the Fallen series, and her name is Luce. She is annoying, selfish, whiny, an idiot, a cheater, a fake, and her inner monologue, which takes up SO much of the books, are so hard to get through.
And that’s how I felt the entire time I was reading it. I was just trying to get through them.
Why did I keep reading , you ask… Well, the story IS interesting. I love angels, demons, etc (BEST book ever, POWER -The Descendant Trilogy #1) I want to know more about the Fallen angels, those that have stayed on the side of good, and those that have turned to demons. I want to know about these Outcasts that were mentioned in this book. Im curious. Kate has peaked my interest just enough for me to keep reading (though I definitely wouldn’t buy these books)
The characters are all back. The worst MC ever, Luce. Her strange boyfriend, who I might like if they had more time together, but as it is, didn’t really impress me. (Though, he is still my favorite character from the series) Cam- who isn’t actually a bad guy now, even though hes a demon?? Molly, Arriane, Roland, and Gabbe- all angels from Fallen. Some new characters as well, Shelby and Miles.
And what a surprise… but Luce has the hots for HIM too. That’s right, now, in the last few weeks (maybe 1 month since the start of Fallen) she has been in love with Daniel, who she didn’t know she knew, Cam, who is a demon, and Miles, who is a half angel or something. And of course, the all love her too… Cam and Daniel at least have a reason, they have known her for thousands of years and have cared for her along the way… but Miles? Like dude what do you even see in this chick??
Anyways, that whole Miles thing made this seriously fall below the mark. Like, I get the triangle aspect in YA books right now. You want the angst and drama… blah blah. That’s fine. But don’t add another new guy into the mix. Now all I think of Luce is that she is shallow, ridiculous, and all those little adjectives I said earlier. Like, you love Daniel so much, but youre gonna kiss another boy… in each freakin book. Like… wtf? Not an endearing quality.
So… that’s my rant. I think the concept for this series is good. (which is basically the same concept for sooo many out there.) but this book did not do it for me. At all.
Im considering just reading the last few chapter of Rapture, so that I finally get some answers and know how the story ends. But, since I already have the 3rd book too, Im still gonna read it. And like I said in my review for Fallen, ill hope the next book is better than this one.
Rating: 2.5 stars
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