Audiobook Review: Torment by Lauren Kate

Posted on 04/01/2014 in Book Review / 5 Comments

Audiobook Review: Torment by Lauren KateTorment by Lauren Kate
Series: Fallen #2
Published by Delacorte Press, Listening Library on September 28th 2010
Genres: Paranormal Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible
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Hell on earth.\r\nThat’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.\r\nIt took them an eternity to find one 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.\r\nAt Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and 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.\r\nWhat if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?\r\nThe second novel in the addictive FALLEN series . . . where love never dies.

I can’t believe I made it through the second book!  If you are wondering why I am still reading this series remember, I bought 3 of the 4 in the Fallen Series and, because sometimes you just need to read a lot of crap to appreciate the jewels you stumble across.  So yes, I feel as though I will continue to read these crappy books and write about them because they have become comical to me.  This series can no longer be compared to any other series out there.  This series has reached an advanced level of stupidity that it is in a class all by itself.  Not only does Luce get dumber but Daniel turns into a real jackass. Recap:  During the war of the Angels there were 2 types of Angels that fall from heaven.  Some followed Lucifer and those angels became demons.  Now to the author, Demon still means Angel.  Then we have angels known as watchers, but still considered fallen angels.  We still don’t know much about the “watchers”.  In Fallen, Daniel/Gabbe and Arriane are considered good fallen angels and Cam/Molly and Roland are bad fallen angels.  Luce has lived hundreds of lives. She keeps being reincarnated because Luce and Daniel are the real deal:  TRUE LOVE.  After the battle of good vs evil in the cemetery at Sword and Cross Daniel and Cam form a truce, that only last 18 days, to keep Luce safe from the outcast angels that do not follow God or Satan. Daniel takes Luce away from Sword and Cross and puts her to a private boarding school on the west coast called Shoreline.  A gifted school of kids who have both human and angel parents (which anyone who knows anything about the biblical world that is a major NO-NO).  Now, while Luce is at Shoreline, Daniel is not supposed to see her during the truce.  Luce does not know that Cam and Daniel have made a truce.  She doesn’t know that the outcast angels are trying to kill her.  See, in Luce’s past lives every time Daniel and Luce experience their first kiss, Luce dies.  This time around she didn’t, why you ask.  There is a loop whole in her up brining.  Luce was never baptized.  There is something special about Luce and Daniel that will tip the tied in the good vs bad.  We don’t know what this is because the author is so cryptic and the story line is so full of holes and lacking substance.  OH, and I forgot to mention, all of Luce’s new school mates know everything about Luce and Daniels story because it has been happening for so long it is taught in school and read to kids as a bed time story. Luce’s character gets crappier and crappier as the book goes along.  I could understand how someone like her could get bullied in a public school.  There is nothing appealing about Luce.  She is a spoiled, self-absorbed, “why me”, kid that needs to grow the F up!  If you have supposedly found true love then why do you not listen to your Angel boyfriend and just put your head down for 18 days and follow his advice.  But nnnnooooooooo (sing song voice), not you Luce.  All you do is cause trouble and get people around you hurt or dead.  To top it all off, if you are so in-love with Daniel then why are you making calf eyes at Mills?  You know what; I don’t think you are in-love.  I think you are horny.  That is how you are acting.  Like a horny little teenage slut that wants to kiss and be with every hot guys that is nice to you. There is not much to say about the Narrator Justine Eyre that I haven’t said about her in the first book.  She sucked and I do not think she is enjoying what she is reading.  It’s as if you can hear her rolling her eyes. So my wonderful readers, I am off to read/listen to book number 3, Passion.  Please do misunderstand my sick (honestly, car wreck fascination with this book) twisted love/hatred for this book, but I seem to be developing a love/hate relationship with this book.  Most people would have given up on the series and the die-hard fans will not like me and tell me to just read something else if I don’t like it but really, I love to hate this book series and I love telling the world why.  For those who are indifferent with this book but like the reviews, if you go on goodreads read the reviews.  They are so funny. P.S. The book cover is still gorgeous 🙂

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