Thursday, December 16, 2010

Review: Torment by Lauren Kate

 Title: Torment
 Author: Lauren Kate
 Genre: Young-Adult
 Release Date: September 28th 2010
 Challenge: None
 Source: Jashammal Bookstores (Bahrain)

Summary: Hell on earth. That's what it's like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel. It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts - immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students -Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.

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? The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series . . . where love never dies.

Source: Goodreads


Torment picks up where Fallen ends with the usual recap. When I started getting into the beginning of the book I felt like I was dragging my feet. Maybe it was just me but I was starting to get a little boring. But I went about it the wrong way. I continued to read it for the sake of finishing it and I got so into it. I just didn't stop.

Lets start with when Luce gets dumped in Shoreline school by Daniel for protection. She meets new people and colorful new characters for the series. One particular character caught my eye the most was Shelby. I disliked her at first because she was snotty and just plain old mean. But then she started to warm up to me and by the end of this book you'll love her. There are few more new characters you'll love but I'll let you figure that one out while you read the book.

Moving on to Daniel, who really started irritating me, he always keeps Luce in the dark and continues to do so like shes some sort of a child. Since you sneak by and see her why not tell her whats shes hiding from and what exactly is going on. How hard can that be?

At first I loved the pairing and all but in the middle of the book with all the romantic scenes and the little arguments his attitude towards her really irritated me exceedingly. Then again, I feel really sorry for Luce's naivety and ignorance. But you can't really blame her for being stubborn and stupid at the same time since she has no clue whats going on which leads her to do some digging of her own in dangerous parts of creepy forests trying to look into the windows of her past lives. She goes into this journey into the past with her new friends at Shoreline.

Finally, the ending of this sequel was so EPIC that it had me on my toes. I just couldn't stop reading until the very last page and when I turned to the next page expecting more. It had that "Look out for PASSION" and that made me go "NO WAY!". Yes, it was that exciting and great!

Overall, Lauren Kate's writing is very unpredictable with this one! I enjoyed the book a lot and she really wrote this just to have us on our toes with excitement. I loved it and recommend it.


  1. Thanks for the review :) I've had this on my TBR shelf for a while because I wasn't really a fan of the first one, but now I'm thinking about reading it over break :)

  2. Great review ... mine is kind of similar !! If you want to take a look, here it is : !!

  3. I'm reading Fallen now and it's kind of vague. Hopefully Torment will clear up some things for me!

  4. April: No worries. :D awwwh, try it out you might like it.
    Elodie2310: Thank you.
    Lisa: yea, it starts out very vague in the beginning. Everything starts somewhere near the end or middle.

  5. Great review couldn´t agree more on the Daniel issue.. I also though he was a bit annoying sometimes :P

  6. I'm halfway through now, and I agree with what you said about Daniel... definitely treating her like a child. I feel like he's stuck in one of their past relationships when times were different and women were more submissive. Still enjoying it though! Great review and thanks for the follow! I'm following you, too :)


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