27 July, 2015

book review

Passion (Fallen #3) by Lauren Kate

passionMy Copy: eBook, 252 pages
Publication Date: June, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: Library

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.

My Review

This book differs in several ways from the first two books. We get every second chapter from Daniel’s point of view, which is a nice change of pace considering I never really felt like I knew Daniel.

The storyline is quite different as well. Throughout the book, Luce and Daniel are jumping through time. Luce is trying to find answers and Daniel is trying to find Luce. Luce and Daniel are apart for pretty much the entire book. Luce, of course, encounters other Daniels from her past lives, but still doesn’t get much time with the Daniel from her current lifetime.

Most aspects of this book are comparable to the first two. The story, however, I felt was a bit weaker. I didn’t feel like the story progressed as much as it should have. I mean, this book could easily have been condensed and possibly merged with the fourth book to keep the series a trilogy. This book basically plays the same scenario again and again. Daniel and Luce find each other in a certain lifetime, they fall in love, and Luce dies. Next chapter: Daniel searches for Luce to no avail. Repeat, repeat, repeat – over and over (with a few realizations on Luce’s part) until the end chapters where we actually find out some stuff. I just felt like it was a bit drawn out and monotonous.

I will be reading the fourth book if for no other reason than to discover more answers.

Best Aspect: Some answers are provided/Getting to know Daniel
Worst Aspect: Story

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Looking for more opinions of this book?

 5/5 rating from Fantasy’s Ink
4/5 rating from Pure Textuality
3.5/5 rating from Lost in Literature

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