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?
I've really liked Luce in the last book, Fallen, as she took it upon herself to do things and discover what's happening. But in this one, Luce has lost this charm, and now relies on Daniel or her friends to figure things out. She is not adventurous as much as before, but she still has her moments like with the Announcers and so on.
I think that this story was a bit slow, and that nothing really happened until the end, while everyone was at dinner. I got really bored halfway through, and just wanted to get the over and done with. The ending was enjoyed, but it still missed that certain quality that all great books have.
Even thought I didn't enjoy this book that much, I know there are people out there who are into this kind of stories, and I know that this wouldn't let them down.
However I felt they fell short of all the hype. Don't get me wrong they are still good stories well worth the read and Torment WAS better then Fallen it had a lot more direction and the terminology is a lot better, but I am yet to be won over by the series.
A lot of the plot is Luce and her procrastinating over Daniel so its definitely a slow start. I really like Arriane in both books she seems very kick-ass and cool. Shelby was a good edition to Torment shes very much like Arriane.
Cam god bless him even though hes "A demon" he makes a good distraction with his bad boy with a heart image he has going on....because if it was all Daniel Daniel Daniel I think I would of got extremely bored.
Its a much faster pace then fallen
I, being a fan of the Fallen series found the beginning of this book to
be a little slower and less gripping than I would have hoped. New
characters are introduced, which added to the feel of the book. I liked
the character of Shelby, who changes drastically throughout the book.
The author, Lauren Kate does a good job focusing on Luce's emotions,
which is where I felt it became slower.
Once I got deeper into the plot it began to quicken and become more
gripping as twists in the story come and the characters begin to become
The end of the book was hard to follow if you didn't pull your entire
focus toward the story. Things become complex, and action packed, adding
to the action of the story.
Luce and Daniel are destined to be together, but its kinda of hard of course where he's an angel. In this book I was expecting alot more from the couple that are fighting to stay together. It has small spurts of action with killing the groups of monsters that are out to kill Luce. This is just a hint of what was coming at the end of the book. Although They Other parts of the book were very dull and not very exciting to read. She learns how to manipulate the shadows and see into her past, but it was slow paced at times right after a very intense part of the book that you were expecting the story to pick up. The totured lovers must be seperated throughout the whole book, and when Daniel does return to see Luce every time they see each other its, kissing and fighting. Lauren Kate did throw a twist in there with a growing love triangle, but that didn't go anywhere. In this book Luce was a moody teenager like everyone would be if they were forced to back up and move to the opposite side of the country. This Book didn't shock me at all because, if someone told Luce NOT to do something, Here's the shocker, she does it. The Final battle is very intense and at time you get very confused. Her and Daniel are finally together after Luce's Little kiss with her new friend miles, But even throughout the battle she is picking fights with Daniel and refusing to listen. The End Does set it up for a good begining for the next installment, but I wouldn't choose this book if you are looking for a constant stream of action.
A month ago, I bought Torment by Lauren Kate, the second novel in the
Fallen series. I already have the opportunity to read the first one, Fallen,
and I really liked it, I mean, its not the best book that I ever read, or the
best of the year, but its a really nice story, quite different, specially all
the Fallen Angel stuff. So I decided to continue reading the story because I
was really curious about what would happen to Luce and Daniel, and because my
shelf wanted to have the two books with their cute and lovely covers one next
to the another.
The story starts when Daniel hides Luce at
Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast, with unusually gifted
students. They are Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. The
book is really boring; I mean, Luce spend almost all the time in
Shoreline, waiting for Daniel, always angry with him, and always doing
risky things that put her on danger. Theres a lot of new characters in
this book, and sometimes appears the old ones that we met before in
Fallen book. All of them, including Luce and Daniel, were really
annoying. The story has no development. It is always the same thing.
I am so disappointed with this TORMENT! I would have preferred to buy another book!
Torment was significantly better in my opinion than the first book, Fallen.
Luce to me grew up a little, she realized that people were telling her what to do, but yet they would never give her answers as to why they were. To some readers it may seem that she's being stubborn but unlike her, we know that something is happening that requires Luce to lay low.
This novel had more adventure, answers, questions, romance and just a better air than the last one. I loved that Kate introduced Luce to a new, semi-normal love interest, and I adore all of the new characters she added along with the old ones she brought back. The shadows Luce kept seeing, a.k.a. the Announcers and their purpose was also really cool.
My only miff was the fact that Demon Boy was only in the book for maybe ten total pages! I love CAM! Daniel is nothing compared to that sexy, dark boy. When I was reading and I realized that there was very little Cam, I quickly grew disappointed.
So all in all I'd have to give this novel 4/5 stars just because Cam did a disappearing act.