- Hardcover: 420 pages
- Publisher: Delacorte Press (1 June 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385739168
- ISBN-13: 978-0385739160
- Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 3.4 x 21.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 499 g
- Customer Reviews: 612 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 384,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PRAISE FOR FALLEN, THE BESTSELLING SERIES BY LAUREN KATE"Bloodsuckers are about to have some competition for the hearts of YA readers."
--The Daily Beast "This emotional roller coaster will have you turning the pages nonstop!"
--Seventeen.com "This series has delivered glorious settings, fast-paced action and a love that transcends death."
--Justine magazine "Readers will pine right alongside Luce."
--Publishers Weekly "This epic romance is a perfect blend of mystery, intrigue, and celestial imagery with a beautiful, bittersweet ending."
"Twilight-style success could be in the cards for the fallen-angel saga."
"Compellingly readable . . . readers will be hooked on Luce's story."
--VOYA "The Southern Gothic atmosphere . . . is so well crafted that readers can easily picture Luce walking among the marshes and crumbling buildings."
--Kirkus Reviews "A tantalizing, atmospheric Gothic romance, Fallen is well worth picking up."
--New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr
About the Author
LAUREN KATE is the internationally bestselling author of the FALLEN series, comprised of Fallen, Torment, Passion, Rapture, Fallen in Love, and Unforgiven; and The Orphan's Song. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit Lauren online at laurenkatenovels.com.
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New characters are introduced in just about every chapter in this enthralling tale, but they are by definition nothing but cameo appearances as their respective roles in the story can only be short lived.
One new character is called Bill the Gargoyle and he enters from stage left at around the thirty five percent mark of the book. His role is to provide life saving support for Lucinda as she traverses universe after universe seeking important clues to answer her ultimate riddle. But he does more than just support our heroine. He provides some much needed comic relief for book lovers everywhere and also balances and justifies the story as it goes along.
I found chapter eleven of the book a respective highlight. Some of the passages found in this section were bordering on the beautiful and really lifted the tone of the book from romantic stalkerism to mythical and classic but high quality fairy tale. I am now beginning to really anticipate the ending to this mad chase through these eternity of eternities and can see how much the book has improved from it’s relatively slow and repetitive beginning.
So I give this one four stars. If the ending is exceptional (in either a happy or sad way) I will let you know. But its still highly recommended. If you have got this far, I see no reason to stop now.
Book finshed October 17, 2015. In some respects the story is ended. We now know how the curse can be defeated but in stepped Bill the Gargoyle, and with one swift stroke he upset the plans of everyone concerned and the ultimate fight for survival is about to begin.
!!!!!BRING IT ON!!!!!
Fallen (Book #1), Torment (Book #2), Passion (Book #3), Fallen in Love (Book #3.5), Rapture (Book #4), and Unforgiven (Book #5) make up the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. They are Young Adult, paranormal stories- with fantasy, angels, good vs evil, drama, angst, fate, hidden agendas, danger, mystery, a love triangle, reincarnation, and more.
This is another book/series that has been sitting on my book has been on my TBR for far too long. Another series that had got lost amongst the thousands of books on/in my TBR. This year part of my reading challenge was to reduce my TBR- both in paperbacks and on my kindle, by reading some of the older backlog. So, here we are….
After reading the entire series now, I have to admit that although the premise and world building was quite good, there were parts that really frustrated me, and fell a little short. I was expecting to be blown away- but it just failed to deliver on my expectations. That’s not to say that I didn’t like the series, I didn’t mind it- but I fear my expectations were much higher than the books could deliver. I do recommend reading the books/series for yourself and making up your own mind though, as there are plenty of people who absolutely loved them.
The story/series follows Lucinda (Luce), Daniel, Cam, (and many other characters) as we discover a world of fallen Angels, Nephilim, curses, reincarnation, and even some time travel. There is much more to the characters and the situation than first appears, and there were a few twists thrown in that I didn’t see coming- but a lot of the story was a little predictable.
I would read more of Lauren Kate’s work just to get more of a fell of what she’s capable of.
Thank you, Lauren Kate!
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Passion was so cliché, endless mini romances that never did the time period or the situations any justice, we were under an illusion that Luce was learning things all the time but she didn't really learn anything that she couldn't have worked out in her own time. I gave the 2 stars because I was interested by the time travel at the beginning, but it could have been done so much better. The plot and all the characters that we have come to enjoy fade away and I had to force myself to finish it. I've read the reviews of the 4th book, and I give up. I will be reading no further, even the spoilers sound dreadful. (Plus has no one noticed that Luce's ability to set things on fire/pass out when shadows are around has mysteriously been forgotten with a half explanation?)
In summary: as soon as you think too hard about any aspect of this series you find yourself falling into a plot hole that could span Luce and Daniel's thousand year "love". Lauren Kate, try and do one thing well before you move on to the next idea that pops into your head. I have been known to read many a trashy book, but even I can't stomach this one.
In the prologue it is in the right time (2009) and Sophia, 2 of the 24 elders and a couple of outcasts are at the races waiting for instructions. Weather or not it was a secret, I guessed who it was right from the beginning so it didn't come as a surprise when it was revealed.
While Luce is jumping through time she comes across Bill. A guide to help Luce in her quest. Again I guessed who it was and made the connection. When it was revealed I wasn't shocked.
The whole book was seeing Luce at different times, meeting Daniel falling in love and then die. After a few chapters it did get kind of old but what made the difference was Luce learned something different in each lifetime which was the point. But as the reader I was way ahead of Luce and I had to wait for Luce to catch up.
I will try and not give away spoilers but, at the end of the book 2009 Daniel and 2009 Luce caught up with each other and went back to there own time.
Information was revealed to Luce that will happen in the very near future but will take place in the past so all of Luce and Daniel's past lives will cease to exist and all her during will be for nothing so all the fallen angels, no matter what side they are on need to put aside there differences to stop that from happening.
There are still unanswered questions, we still don't know why Luce is important other then Daniel and Luce are cursed because of there love, because Daniel had chosen love over God and Satan.
Lauren Kate wrote this book so very well. Because of the history of Luce past lives the accounts and the descriptions made for very good reading. Kate didn't make me feel like I was reading a history book, she kept the descriptions very real, very imaginative and creative. Because Luce was going back in history the creative way Kate had to come up with different ways to make clothes for Luce for each lifetime made good reading.
This book had to happen because in the 2 book I was getting
frustrated with Daniel telling Luce what to do, but by the end of Passion I understand more and more importantly so did Luce.
This is by far the better book in the series so far. I can't wait to read the last book now. It's worth reading the first 2 books, to get to the third book it's worth reading and very recommend you won't be disappointed.