Sunday, October 3, 2010

Torment- Lauren Kate

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend before we all have to head back to school or work. I had a lot of fun this weekend at ATxTBF. I love, love, love seeing and meeting authors, getting new books, hearing about new books. I love the YA lit world! :) Anyway on to the review!
Title: Torment
Author: Lauren Kate
Author website:
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.


  1. I just finished this book the other day. I still need to recover from those sleepless nights reading Torment so I haven't type out my review. Like you, I think I'm kind of switching side after I read Torment, but I'm still in love with Daniel and pissed at the same time. Great review by the way.

  2. Hi! Are you going to the Texas Book Fest? I really wanted to attend ATxTBF. I'm still waiting for my copy of Torment from B&N.

  3. Fiction Spark- thank you very much!
    Cari- No, I'm not going even though SO many great authors are going to be there. Well actually now that I'm thinking about it, I may not be able to resist...So, we'll see! :) I'm sure you'll love Torment! Are you going to the Texas Book Fest?

  4. I have yet to read a lot of novels and this one is definitely on my TBR list but has yet to be read!!! I really need to get on the bandwagon!

  5. Yes you do! They're great! I haven't found anyone who doesn't enjoy them.

  6. I am so far behind...why do all the rgeat books come out before x-mas. My hubby keeps telling me to wait until x-mas. I'm dyin ova here! lol I can't wait to get this book!!!!!

  7. Hi Miranda! I'm just popping in via the hop to check out your blog. I'm so excited to read Torment, I really enjoyed Fallen so I'm looking forward to learning more about Daniel, Cam and Luce. Seems like we have similar tastes so I'm glad to be a new follower of yours! Have a great weekend:)

  8. Hi! I am stoppping in from the Friday Blog hop... nice blog! I LOVE the colours of yoru blog! I am a new follower... oh and I like a HOT drink while I'm reading or blogging! Check out my blog and follow back if you want!

  9. Hi Miranda! I'm your 40th follower! WOOT!!
    I haven't read Fallen yet... maybe I should!
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  10. Thank you SO much for following!! :D I wold love to follow yours as well :)