Thursday, September 30, 2010

Torment by Lauren Kate: A Review

Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:
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.

A short, sweet, review....

First I just got to say: Don't you LOVE the cover?!? This series has some beautiful covers!!

Lauren Kate does not disappoint in Torment ( book 2)!

I love Luce even more now and it was nice to meet some new and interesting characters in book 2.Don't get me wrong there was a few times I wanted to shake her, but she is growing, and I loves it. I found myself so emotional attached in this book at times my heart felt like it was being strangled. Poor Luce I heart you!

The ending was awesome, and scary, and leaves me dying to read more. I love that Luce is taking matters in her own hands so to speak.See she really is growing! My only complaint is how long I have to wait for the next book. I mean seriously Cruel and Unusual punishment much?! Until then you haunt my dreams Grigori.

This book gets 5 out of 5 from me!
And for those of you that don't know what that means....
Buy it, rent it, borrow it, steal it if you have to, but you have to READ this book!!

or well in this case the whole series *winks*


  1. I got about 100 pages into this novel and put it down. Why? Wellll, I love it, more than the first I think, but I realized that it would drive me nuts to wait for the next one, and so I've decided to put it aside for now. Plus I'm just so sad that Daniel is hardly in the book. =( And Luce seems to be swayin' another way. Which wtf, man?! Why can't YA girls stay constant?! Ya know?!

  2. Girl I totally relate to ya there!! I HATE being left there like "Omg I can't breath. How am I supposed to wait for the next book?"

    The next book definitely went on my waiting-is-breaking-me shelf, bc my friend the cliffy was pure and total EVIL in every sense of the word!

    did i mention I lubs evil cliffy's?

    Yep thats prolly just my masochistic side coming through

  3. cutie I have to agree a bit this was not as good as the first. I found myself angry and wanting to slap luce most of the book for her bad choices esp when it came to how daniel was acting. That aside I liked the ending and im looking forward to torment.

    I met one of your lovely ladies tonight at the Maggie Stiefvater signing! It was nice meeting you and ill definitely be checking in on your blog. It looks great! :)

  4. It was me!! Hello there Jamie...around here I go by Darkfallen;) it was so nice to meet another person from the Bloggerhood in real life! While it is true Darkfallen may be a doll here in the can now vouch that I am in fact a REAL LIVE GIRL!! lolz

  5. haha yes real indeed! And the filed gods have saved my work in progress. It was restored in its full glory :D I like the name by the way... very mysterious :)

  6. Thank goddess for the file gods!!!!

    As for the name thanks! Wanna know what it means? It's because I have fallen in love with the dark side. I always go for the bad boy and give him fangs or make him a wolf and even better!! And OMG if he is a fallen angel thaw gone all bad boy *coughs PATCH coughs* there for I am Darkfallen!! Lolz

  7. Nice I like it :) My name comes from my scatterbrainedness (yea thats totally a word!) and my profession :)

    And i get why most people like the bad boys, but i tend to fall for the good ones :) I absolutely loved miles, i think luce should ditch daniel and cam and go for him, and if not ill take him ;)

  8. Awww Miles is a sweetie!! But for me Luce should stay with Daniel. And I should turn into Arriane....and then Cam and Arriane (me as Arriane) should get together;)