Friday, August 10, 2012

Review: Rapture by Lauren Kate

Rapture (Fallen, #4)Goodreads description:
The sky is dark with wings . . . .

Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.

Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.

For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.

In the fight for Luce, who will win?

The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.

Wow. Just wow.

You know, I’m not usually into love stories. What I mean is.. love stories where the entire book revolves around the relationship of these two characters. And that’s basically what the Fallen series is. The tragic love story of Luce and Daniel. Sure there’s that whole battle of choosing Heaven or Hell. Still…it all comes down to the relationship. And really? I was totally okay with that. Lauren Kate’s writing is so beautiful that I didn’t mind a 4-book series (plus a novella) about a teenage love story (that has continued for, ya know, centuries, lifetimes, etc…).

I think everyone had/has that one kid at their school who they saw every day until summer. During summer you rarely thought about them, but when graduation came around, you suddenly realized what you would be missing. That is how I felt about this series. Seriously, I cried when I realized I was reading the final pages that will ever be written about Lucinda and Daniel. I’m already missing them, along with the other characters. So sad :(

But OMG! The ending! Well, the last few chapters… I did not see a lot of that coming. This is one of the rare series where I hadn’t the slightest idea how it would end. We find out the true identity of many characters, events that led up to the Fall, and then we get a glimpse of the future. Perfect ending to an incredible story. And let me just say… The Throne? Did not expect it to be who it is…. And LUCE!! Ahhhh! I wish I could share all the details, but spoilers… *sigh*

Seriously, you guys, go read this. No, seriously. Do it. Now. Well, read the first three books in the series beforehand. And I’d suggest reading the novella, Fallen in Love. I’m not kidding. Go.. go read this entire series. Drop everything you’re doing and READ IT! O_O

1 comment:

Sherlyn said...

Well, I'm stoked after reading your review! I really hope it's that awesome as I feel the series starts to pick up during Passion. Didn't enjoy Torment as much, and I was confused till the end of Fallen XD But thanks for writing the review (;