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Review: Passion

Passion by Lauren Kate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First thing’s first… I don’t like the cover of this book. LOL I judge books by their covers and books 1, 2, 4 and 5 of this series have gorgeous covers. Why did book 3 had to have a weird color thing going on, a totally different style dress, and straight hair on the model? It doesn’t fit at all.

Cover aside though, this book was SO much better than I expected it to be! I really thought the book was going to annoy me because let’s face it, Luce is pretty much the poster child for a TSTL (Too Stupid to Live) character. The whole plot of this book begins with the hissy fit that Luce pulls in book 2 when she puts herself in danger by running off alone to time travel. I expected to be pissed at her through the whole book.

I was happily surprised though that this book was really good. It was still a little long winded at times just like the other books, but things actually made a little more sense for a change! No, we still don’t know what the big huge secret is that the angels are keeping from Luce, but we know SO much more than we did from the first 1,000 pages of the first two books. I was so into this book that I didn’t want to stop reading it and couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. Well done, Ms. Kate!

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Review: Torment

Torment by Lauren Kate
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was torn on this one… I liked it. In fact, I think I liked it better than the first book. But there were a bunch of things that made me groan and roll my eyes too so I had to knock it down to three stars instead of four.

As with Fallen, this book has WAY too many scenes that have nothing to do with the plot. It could have been a much shorter and more interesting book had Kate thrown out some of the fluff. Also, Luce was a bit of a brat in this book… I’ve read people say that they thought she was a brat in Fallen, but I don’t agree. In this one though? Holy bratness, Batman! I get that she’s pissed because NO ONE will give her any information on WTF is going on… I’d be pissed too. But to blatantly ignore the people who are trying to protect you makes for a TSTL (Too Stupid To Live) character in my book. Then of course there was Daniel. I think he needs some mood stablizer meds because he’s all over the damn place in this one… moreso than in Fallen and that was a lot! Finally, I just don’t understand Kate’s need to write books where the reader is left out of major plot points along with the main character. At the end of Torment we’re like 1,000 pages into this series and we still don’t know the basics of the Daniel/Luce backstory. If it’s so annoying for Luce not to know what’s going on, just imagine how annoying it is for the readers who have sat through two 500 page books and still don’t know what’s going on!

Despite my groaning though… I really did like a good deal of this book and I’m hooked into the plot so I’m going to have to read on. 🙂

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Review: Fallen

Fallen by Lauren Kate
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a good book but there was a lot of it that could have and should have been cut in editing. There were complete scenes (and even chapters) that just didn’t need to be a part of the book for it to make sense. It took way too long for the main character Luce to finally figure out what was going on (despite the readers knowing it since the prologue) and then just like that, the book was over. But then at the end there were still a bunch of unanswered questions. Interesting idea though and I plan on reading the next one just to see where it goes.

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