Sunday, August 12, 2012

Review: Rapture by Lauren Kate

Rapture
Author: Lauren Kate
Series: Fallen, #4
Summary: The sky is dark with wings . . . .

Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.

Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.

For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.

In the fight for Luce, who will win?

The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.

Review

If you've never heard of the Fallen series by Lauren Kate, I'll give you a little bit of an idea about it. The series follows the story of an average girl named Luce.. who's in love with an angel. A fallen angel to be exact. And at this point in the series, Luce has just returned home from her journey through the Announcers to discover the truth about who she is and just how deep her love for Daniel goes. She has seen herself and Daniel over lifetimes and realized just how much Daniel has been through, seeing her die over and over again. And always, they find each other. Just when Luce remembers who she is, her body goes up in flames and she is reincarnated as another Luce. But not this time. She is on a quest now to be freed of the curse that she is under so she can finally be with Daniel.

Just when you think you've started to figure things out with this series, Lauren switches it up. People you thought were bad turn out to not be so bad at all, and one person in particular shows a little bit of feeling in the end. I was very pleased with the route she took this story. Luce has a huge secret. One that she doesn't even remember, but slowly she regains her memory of who she was and the first time she and Daniel met. The discovery of the truth comes out at the very end of this book, after she and the angels have gone on a quest to find the three relics that show where the angels fell. The ending of Passion left us off with Lucifer using his own Announcer to go back to the time of the Fall in hopes of changing the course of history. Erasing all of the time that has passed since then, in which the world as we know it will be gone. It isn't clear why he does this, but at the end of Rapture, Lauren reveals the reasoning behind it. And it was not at all what I expected it to be. It was a rather big twist that I didn't see coming. At the beginning of Rapture, we discover that there is a group of angels that are called the Scale. They are angels that have taken it upon themselves to maintain order and balance in the world and serve punishment to those who deserve it. Not only are Luce and the angels in a race against time (they have only 9 days to get the information and stop Lucifer), but they also have to find the relics without being caught by the Scale. Or the Outcasts, who want Luce for their own personal reasons.

I am still not entirely sure how I feel about the ending to this story. It was an interesting turn of the story, but I was so excited for Luce when she finally discovered who she was. I won't give anymore details than that because I don't want to spoil the ending for those who haven't read it, but it kind of reminded me a little bit of the ending to the Nightshade series. And we all know that most people didn't enjoy the ending to that one in the least. Over all, this book was a wonderful read and I'm a bit sad that it's over, but I'm interested to see what Lauren has in store for us next.


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