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The sky is dark with wings. . . .
Like sand through an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the angels fell to earth.
Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again. Yet together they face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed.
And suddenly Luce knows what must happen. For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now is the only one that truly matters. In the fight for Luce, who will win?
The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.
What I truly wanted from Rapture was more Daniel/Luce time, and Lauren Kate gave it to me. I honestly would have liked more, but hey, beggars can't be choosers. :) We finally get to know how Daniel and Luce FIRST met, and I mean for the VERY first time. And Ms. Kate does a great job of tying all the lose ends together, while still giving us some romance and adventure.
I was a bit worn out with the whole love story of Daniel and Luce though, to be honest. I mean, after Passion I just wanted them to be happy and to not have to be living their love over and over without ever truly being together. In my honest opinion, I think the series could have been 3 novels and been better. However, that's just me! Overall, I think this book does a great job of ending the series, giving the readers closure with all the characters, and I think fans of the series will be happy with it. Thank you Ms. Kate, for a great and unique story!
I was truly hoping for an ending to the entire series that I could be happy with. I think Lauren Kate did just that.
The first novel started out a bit slow but it did pick up. Star-crossed lovers Luce and Daniel are the main focus of this novel but there are still many other great characters like Cam and Arianne. The second novel picks up where the first one left off. New characters are introduced as Luce is placed in a new school. The other angels do make an appearance, but it was mostly about Luce trying to figure out who she was. The third novel was really interesting to me because Luce manages to travel through past lives and find out more about her relationship with Daniel. I'm glad the last novel ended nicely for Luce and Daniel. Filled with mystery, intrigue and supernatural romance it's no wonder this series was a hit!
Although, wished there was a mention of what happened to Cam, after everything that happened!
Review: Um....wow... I actually was surprised by how this story concluded, which takes a lot. I cannot really say too much because I do not want to give anything about the story away, but let me tell you, there are twists! Lots of them! and they are super good. Lucinda come into her own very well in this book and the story FINALLY comes together and makes sense.
It did however take me a while to get into this one though. I was a little disappointed when book three ended, because I thought it was a trilogy and then it turned out there was going to be another book. When I began reading Rapture, I really wasn't into it. There seemed to be a lag for me, once I hit about the half way point, I flew through it and couldn't put it down.
If you recently read the other three and knew there was going to be a fourth book, I think that this will read very well for you. It picks up right where 3 leaves off, and immediately thrusts the reading into the drama and mission. Rapture is enchanting, astounding, and beautiful in its ending to this series.
Be carful girls you don't start wanting Danielle instead of your husbands or boyfriend finances or even wife's and or girlfriends. Cus gay or straight you will be head over heels love this fallen series!!!!!!!! Yay- Chelsea Marie
Release Date: 6-12-2012
Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn
The Sisters Say: A riveting end to the Daniel and Luce Saga
In Rapture, Daniel, Luce, and the other angels must stop Lucifer from erasing history. Lucifer plans on using an announcer to sweep all the angels from the infamous fall to the present, thus erasing Daniel and Luce’s past.
I will admit, I was wary of reading Rapture because I did not enjoy Passion—death after death after death. But, I am glad that I put aside my judgments and went ahead and read the final installment in the Fallen series. While not as good as Fallen and Torment, Rapture was still interesting and it definitely (I mean DEFINITELY) surprised me! The twists and turns left me with a cartoonish O-shaped mouth. There were hints in the book (which I am guessing were put there on purpose) and I knew about halfway through what the twist was going to be, but still, looking back on the 3 books before this and I NEVER would have guessed that was how it was going to end. It was an amazing way to end the books, and you will not regret spending your money on this one.
There was so much more action in this book than in Passion, which is great, because the slowness of Passion is what made me wary of Rapture. But right from the first chapter, Luce and Daniel were in the midst of a war—everywhere they turned they were being chased. Two words to describe the action: Excitement and Intrigue. I was clipped from the present and thrust into Lauren Kate’s world—flying along with Daniel and Luce.
Okay…so, why did I like this book as opposed to love it? The romance. Lauren Kate spent 3 books building up this epic romance, and all I wanted was to see that passion. But I didn’t. There were kisses and hugs and slightly intimate moments, but there was no grand kiss that took my breath away or romantic scene that made me wish I could trade places with Luce. It was disappointing that the entire book focused on the war as opposed to the love that exists between Luce and Daniel.
As always with Lauren Kate, there were times when I breezed right over paragraphs and sometimes pages because it was just description after description. I like description when it builds the scene, but there is such thing as too much. I don’t need to know the color of the moss on the buildings or a three paragraph description of the heat of a desert. If she would have cut out some of the superfluous description, the book would have been a much more readable 380ish pages as opposed to 430. And, I would have enjoyed those pages much more.
So….let me answer a few questions for you.
Am I glad I read it? Yes. The ending took me by surprise, and I am still in awe at how perfectly she melded the story.
Would I recommend it to others? If you are a fan of the Fallen series (even if Passion turned you off), you should definitely read this one!
Should I spend my money on it? Yes—even if it is only because the cover is gorgeous. I have an e-copy, but I am definitely going to purchase a hardcopy because of the cover.
I wasn't expecting that end but it was even better. We finally get to know how Luce and Daniel first met, why they couldn't be together, what/ who Luce really is and what the the deal is with Lucifer. There was sacrifices which made me sad and it was pretty unpredictable.
The whole business of someone choosing sides was now important and the decision has to be made in front of God! I like how Lauren Kate portrayed God. God was like everybody.
At the end, it was really sad and romantic how Luce and Daniel chose love and to give everything up to fall in love for the final and last time.
I would prefer if they didn't become mortals but...
I think this is a perfect ending to a book like this and no other way would be better. Thank you Lauren Kate for the Fallen series and its end.
How God was portrayed
The ending to this series
Seeing Lucifer's and Lucinda's past together really brought everything together. I found it so romantic, sweet and fascinating. Of course Lucifer was an abusive boyfriend but it was clear that he cared for Lucinda in his own bad way. Luce's and Daniel's beggining was equally, if not better very romantic.
Im serious the last few chapters were the BEST! I was crying, laughing and my heart hurt w/ all of the emotions coming from the angels. Normally Im not into the over lovey dovey stuff but this was so beauitful I seriously cried!
Lol anyway the ending was bittersweet for me. I liked that they were able to truely be together but I was sad b/c I wanted them to live forever! They at least deserve to love each other for the rest of time! The last line in the book about them 'falling in love for the first and last time' was so bittersweet! I was apparently sniffing loud enough for my mom to hear and ask what was the matter.
Anyway I HIGHLY recommend this book! If you have tried reading the books but lost interest get back on it! Im serious! The last few chapters in Rapture are worth it!!!!!!!!!!
I want to thank Randombuzzers for giving me a copy of Rapture!