Thursday, 23 June 2011

Review for Passion by Lauren Kate

This is the third book in the Fallen series. Although this review will contain NO spoilers from Passion by talking about the plot there may be unintentional spoilers from the first two books in the series.

""Every single lifetime, I'll choose you. Just as you have chosen me. Forever."

Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . .

Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.

Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever."

Passion is the highly anticipated third book in the Fallen series and let me tell you it certainly lives up to its name! Passion for me is the most romantic book of the series so far. Luce spends the entire book travelling from announcer to announcer going back in time through her past lives. Ever since finding out about Luce and Daniels previous lives together I’ve wanted to go back and see what they were like then and Passion gives readers the chance to do that.

Luce’s past lives fascinated me and I loved going on this race against time with Luce to try and break her and Daniels curse. Seeing a love span out across thousands of years makes for some very romantic reading and Luce and Daniel relight the flame they had in Fallen that dwindled into a lot of arguments and insecurities in Torment. It was great to have Luce and Daniel’s epic love story back on track with Passion and if anything Luce learning for herself about their love in past lives and the curse that bounds them makes them stronger than ever.

However it has to be said that I did get a little bored at some points whilst reading this book. With Luce diving into the past nothing is really happening during the present tense not really pushing the story forward and without the present breaking it up and the appearance of characters like Arriane and Shelby we’ve come to know and love the story gets pretty intense and repetitive with Luce going back in time and each lifetime having the same outcome. Some of Luce’s past lives were super interesting and provided a lot of food for thought on Luce and Daniels relationship but others not so much. They were just there because they needed to be and didn’t really add much to the story making the whole do over thing a little slow going at times.

That being said Passion seems to be very much a bridge book taking us from the events in the first two books to the last book Rapture. Passion needs to happen to tie together Torment and Rapture so whilst it may not be the most compelling book of the series fans need to read it in order to get some answers and to be in the know for the potential awesome that Lauren has set up in final book Rapture. Passion is the book that ties up loose ends and shows us the exit to the end making it a very important book that’s not to be missed.

As always Lauren Kate’s writing is haunting and beautiful. In Passion fans of the series will get to find out the answers we’ve all been craving about the curse and Luce’s reincarnations. Luce and Daniel’s love is put to the ultimate test making for some very tender scenes between our star-crossed couple. Whilst Passion might not be my favourite book in the series there’s no denying that it’s an important one and I absolutely can’t wait to see how Lauren ends things in Rapture.
My Rating 3.5/5 stars

Synopsis taken from goodreads
Thanks go to Random House for sending me this book to review


  1. Great review! Despite only liking the first two books I still really want to read this. x

  2. Nice review! I can't beleive I don't already have my copy of this! I was one of those people who really loved the first and second book so I'm really exited to read this one. :)

  3. I have to read Torment first. So it looks like a bit of a Lauren Kate marathon for me.


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