Author: Lauren Kate
Author website: www.laurenkatebooks.net
Rating (1-5): 4
Cover (1-5): 7!
Description: 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 on 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, ad 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?
I loved Fallen, the first in this series, and I loved Torment even more. Luce has stayed the same stubborn girl that I've come to love and care for. Daniel is still frustrating, sexy, and glorious. I'm still nervous about Cam, but find him undeniably beautiful. I was happy to find old and new characters in this installment.
Miles, I kinda fell in love with his floppy brown hair and charming smile! He'd be so, so much better for Luce. And, it's no surprise that he cares for Luce, but I still can't completely shake Daniel even though I spent most of the novel mad at him. I also feel as if I know Miles more than I know Daniel. Daniel is so mysterious and is hard to get to know. But, Miles is easy, charming, an sweet. It is no wonder Luce has an easy relationship with him. I'm now on two sides. I want Luce with Miles and Daniel. I can't decide yet! I mean I obviously know she's meant for Daniel, but Miles? Sweet Miles, I love him!
Even though we all know Daniel is the love of Luce's lives, I loved that she doubted their relationship. Questioned his motives, questioned him, questioned everything. It made it so much more real, so much more believable.
There are still so many questions left unanswered that I can't wait to figure out. This book does kind of leave me frustrated though. Everything Luce hears is so cryptic. No one tells her anything. Not the angels, not the demons, not the nephilim. I want answers, like, now! I'll be anxiously awaiting Passion, the next installment.
Oh, and I can't ignore this gorgeous cover. It's one of my favorite covers and it perfects this story.