Saturday 4 December 2010

Book Review: "Torment" by Lauren Kate

Author:Lauren Kate
Book #:2 of 2
Published:September 28th, 2010
Publisher:Delacorte Books for Young Readers
# pages:464

From GoodreadsHell 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.

Review:    First, can I just say... I LOVE the covers of this series!  Seriously... gorgeous.  I try very hard not to judge a book by it's cover, but I have to admit that the covers of Fallen andTorment were what attracted me to the books at first.

As I've said before, I tend to be a little leery of YA titles. It's a 50/50 chance on whether I will like the book, even if the synopsis sounds interesting.  I'm not sure why, but a lot of YA titles just drive me crazy. Not so with this series.  This series, I loved!  Lauren Kate tells a tale that is timeless.  The struggles of love, acceptance, and life choices are present throughout one's entire life, which makes this series great for anyone.

Very rarely, I come across a book that leaves me thinking about it after I put it down.  Torment is one of those books.   The characters are fabulously created, and the story kept me engaged throughout the entire experience.  It seemed that every time I had a few moments to spare, I would find myself wondering about what was going to happen next.  Torment will definitely suck you in and keep your attention.  

Any book that can raise emotions in the reader is special.  At different times in the book, I found myself wanting to reach out and smack Luce, hug Daniel, and warn Miles.  There were even occurrences where I would literally be smiling while reading and hubby would give me that "what the heck's going on" look from across the room. lol

Fallen and Torment are both great books that will keep you turning pages and wondering what will happen next.  They will suck you into Luce's world, where you can see what's going on and feel the emotions being raised.  

My Rating:  4.5/5!  Read this series!



  1. Great review. I can't wait to read this :)

  2. Great review. I love this book. Can't wait for the third book!

  3. I enjoyed this book, too! I'll be posting my review in a couple of weeks for my Torment week. Great review!

  4. I know what you mean with driving you crazy and sadly this one does drive me crazy :(


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