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Friday, July 22, 2011

Book Review: Passion by Lauren Kate




Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Passion is the third book in the Fallen series by New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Kate. Luce uses announcers to travel through time in search of a way to break the curse and learn the depth of her love with Daniel. Though he always manages to be a step behind, Daniel chases after her, afraid she might change the past. One wrong move could destroy them both.

I started reading Passion with the impression it would be a prequel to Fallen and maybe show us how Luce and Daniel fell in love from the very beginning. In one sense, it was a prequel in that we get to watch Luce and Daniel fall in love in many different time periods through history. At the same time, it wasn't your typical prequel either, because present day Luce and Daniel were still the main characters. I enjoyed traveling through time and meeting the different versions of Luce and Daniel though. Some versions of the Luce of the past were very different from the Luce we have all grown to love in the first two books in the series. The book also offers a tiny taste of Cam's history as well. You will be able to understand why he is the way he is just a little bit better.
Ultimately, I had many expectations and questions already in my head before starting this book. Upon finishing it, I don't feel like many expectations were met and my questions certainly weren't answered. There are many things that don't add up or simply don't make sense to the story. However, there is a fourth book on the way. I enjoyed the previous two books in the Fallen series, Fallen and Torment. I hope with the release of Rapture in 2012, all lose ends will be brought together nicely.

To read more about this series and the author, visit the Lauren Kate Website.


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