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“Passion” by Lauren Kate

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - Book Reading
“Passion” by Lauren Kate

Back of the Book:

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.

Cait’s Review on Goodreads.com:

Shhhh! Do you hear that? It’s the horrible screams of your money, doomed to spend the rest of their lives with the shame of having been used to purchase this book, and my poor ten dollars are among them. In order to keep your money from the same sad fate, I have quite a few reasons why you should not buy this book, which turned out to be a huge dissapointment: (read the entire review here)

Pages: 432

Published: 2011-06-14

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=3.5/5]

The very worst thing about this book is pretty much everything. *sigh* I had so many high hopes for this book, for the author’s maturity as a writer, for the character development, for the plot, and so on. Shockingly, this book is an improvement over the first two, but not by much.

The very best thing about this book is, like the first two, the cover. In this one, though, I’ll even toss in the very little bit of development of Luce’s character. She actually decides that she wants to figure out why she and Daniel are destined to be in love and all that good garbage. This apparently means a time travelling vacation. She visits a bunch of past lives, meets up with a gargoyle who “helps” her, and slowly (painfully slowly) comes to the conclusion that she does love Daniel. O_o I thought she already knew that…

We don’t really get any answers in this book and after finishing it, I can’t honestly give a reason as to why I thought Luce was developing so well, but because I felt throughout the book that she was, I went ahead and gave this one a 3.5 instead of the 2.0 I gave the first two. It’s not fully deserved, but I wasn’t beating my head against a wall the way I was (literally) with “Fallen” and “Torment” so we’ll call that improvement.

Challenges:

This book will be placed under the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge and the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge.

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