30 May 2012

{Book Review} Passion by Lauren Kate

By: Me My Shelf And I | 30 May 2012 at 12:00 AM | | | | | | |


Fallen #3
Author: Lauren Kate
Pages: 420
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: June 14th 2011
Rating: 3 Birds

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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

It had been awhile since I read Torment, (Fallen #2) and that age old problem of worrying I won’t be able to keep up with Passion, (Fallen #3) set in the second I opened the cover. It didn’t last though, thankfully Lauren Kate has  a great way of laying out the need information in a way that makes you feel like it’s apart of the current book, and not a rehashed explanation of the previous one. I could hug her and buy her a pony for this because really one of my biggest pet peeves is when authors don’t explain enough, or rehash the WHOLE previous book and gut wrenching detail that drags on forever. Lauren Kate should teach classes and the seamless transition between books.

Passion will take you on a journey that spans several of Luce’s lifetimes. It’s laid out completely differently than the other two novels in this series and while it is in fact different, it is still enjoyable. Luce travels through Announcers to her past with the help of the mysterious Bill in search of a reason why she can’t ever love Daniel with out meeting an untimely death.

Daniel, chasing after her, is always just moments behind, arriving a little too late to catch her and take her home to her own time. He’s dead set on the idea that there will never be a way to end this vicious cycle of Luce’s lives and deaths.

Passion was really enjoyable, yes but not as gripping and unputdownable as I really need these days to render a 5 bird review. While I loved learning about Luce’s past, and seeing her in her other lifetimes, the relationships she had with Daniel and all the times and places they had been together, it just didn’t pull me in so hard I needed a crow bar to back away from it.

I do have to say that I comment Lauren Kate on the amount of detail, and research that must have gone into writing this because it was just enough. Just enough to know what you were reading and where you were. Just enough to get to interested in the time periods and just enough not to bore you to pieces. Lauren Kate really has a knack with knowing how much and how little is just right!

I have sitting next to me an ACR of Rapture (Fallen #4) and I am greatly looking forward to tearing into it’s pages and seeing how Lauren Kate will wrap up this Angel series! Until I have a review for you on that…make sure you are all caught up on the Fallen Series so that when Rapture does come out in a few weeks, you are ready for it!






  1. Yeah... I agree with you. I bought Passion with a high expectation and when I read it it's just not really THAT gripping and unputdownable. It's just enjoyable. Plus, I'm quite confused with the timeline actually. It just kept playing. Great review! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

  2. I've read this whole series (including Rapture) and I think that Passion was my favorite because of the past lives.

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  3. I am glad that you enjoyed this book. I had actually have the first 3 books, but I only made it through the first one. I liked it enough, but I haven't really had the desire to continue on with the series. I wish I had liked it more and gotten into the series, I just didn't. Great review!!

  4. Really need to start reading this series... everyone seems to have read it!!



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