Thursday, November 3, 2011

Passion by Lauren Kate

Passion by Lauren Kate
Release Date – June 14, 2011
Publisher – Random House
Publisher Social Media - Twitter
Pages - 420 pages
My Rating- 7/10
**obtained from the publisher for an honest review**

Here is the Goodreads 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.
Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series.

Torment ended on a crazy cliffhanger. Luce decides to finally get some answers and figure out how to break the curse she and Daniel seem to be replaying over and over. I was excited to dive into this one and finally get those answers I had been wanting. While I did get a few answers, this book left me with even more questions.

This book is a quieter, less action packed book than book two in this series. We are seeing Luce and Daniel’s past lives in an attempt for Luce to understand what happens, why she always dies, and how to prevent it from happening again. The past lives aspect is my favourite part of the novel. It starts to reveal more of the story and was handled amazingly well. It could have been confusing and a mess, but Lauren pulls it all together and ties it up at the end of the book.

Luce, who I liked in the first book, made me want to scream in this one. She has no clue really what she is doing, and it ends up causing her to get into trouble. She runs from Daniel and anyone else that might actually be able to help her, and instead listens to people she shouldn’t. I knew right away that she was trusting individuals she should not, but Luce never really thought twice. Her constant need to understand why Daniel loves her, and why he would put himself through losing her each time made sense as far as breaking the curse, but she couldn’t let it go (even when she had proof).

Daniel who has been this mystery to me isn’t really made any more clear in this novel. We know he loves Luce, and we get a glimpse at how each Daniel handles her death. Some are rough, others he is expecting it, but each time he is hurt. It was nice to see his side of it, and what he went through. I feel that other than his relationship with Luce we don’t know much about Daniel himself. We get some information at the end that I am excited about, and hopefully the next book dives in even more into who Daniel is.

I really missed a lot of the secondary characters from the pervious books. I was looking forward to getting to read about them again, so hopefully they will be more present in Rapture. A new character that stands out is Bill. He is funny and I found myself laughing at some of the things he said. I did not guess exactly what his purpose to the novel ones (even though I had my suspicions) so was a little surprised by him.

The amount of new information, and an insane cliff-hanger ending that teases an epic battle (sounds like it will be very action packed) makes this an addition to the series that all fans should read.


  1. Have Fallen... But have yet to read it!!

  2. Haha I loved Bill too! Well... most of the time ;) I reread so many of his scenes, because I couldn't help but laugh. Though I did miss the secondary characters too - I adore Arriane, especially.

    So happy you enjoyed this. We can endure the torment together until Rapture! Which I definitely hope is the epic end-all-finale that it hints at. Fantastic review! <3

  3. I've only read Fallen from this series! I've heard some people prefer it to Torment while others felt the opposite, but either way I should read it.

    Great review! I hope we get to learn more about Daniel in the final book. I definitely agree that right now his personality seems to consist only of being Luce's Soulmate.


  5. Great review. I too missed the secondary characters . . . and while this book wasn't my favourite in the series but I did love the history behind it.

  6. I have this on my shelf, but still haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Arg, I am so not going to enjoy it if Luce is being frustrating. I hate it when that happens!

  7. Kathy - Great insights on Passion. I had a really hard time getting through this one. I know Lauren said she was trying to show why / how they are soulmates, but for me it felt very redundant. I wrote a review of the book also at I'd love for you to take a look if you have a chance. Looking forward to your future reviews!


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