Tuesday 20 December 2011

Torment (Fallen # 2) by Lauren Kate - Book Review

Title: Torment (Fallen # 2)
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Ember - Random House
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 452
Format: Paperback
Genre: Paranormal / YA
Source: Bought Copy

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?
(Goodreads Synopsis)

I started this book right after finishing Fallen and many of my comments from my review of that book also apply to this one.

I actually found Luce more annoying in this one. Sure, I could understand she was frustrated that no one would tell her anything, but she kept running straight into danger like an idiot. Keeping with the ongoing Twilight similarities, I also noticed that this is the book where she is 'apart from her love and considering other love interests'.

On the plus side, I liked the way the Announcers were developed in this book. The way they work is pretty cool and it helped hold my interest in this second book in the series.

So, I still wasn't blown away, but I am nonetheless moving on to book three in the series to see what that has to offer and what will happen next.


  1. Oh dear, Luce is even more annoying in this one?? :D I have this one sitting on my bookshelf, just waiting for me to start it. I'm sorry to hear that this one isn't that much better than the first one, since I had high hopes for it :/

  2. I've had copies of Fallen and Torment on my shelf for awhile, but haven't gotten a chance to read them yet. Since I own them, I know I'll get around to them eventually, but I've read so many mixed reviews that I'm a little hesitant to pick them up at the moment.