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Oct 20 2011

Passion: A Fallen Novel by Lauren Kate

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Double Day, 2011.
(Age 14 +) Throughout time Luce and Daniel have found and loved each other many times and then Luce has died. Luce travels through time in this story in an attempt to find the key that will prevent her death and ensure that she and Daniel can stay together. There are angels and outcasts trying to catch Luce as she does this and a description of the rift between God and Lucifer that causes many angels to be cast out of heaven. The ending sets up the next installment in the series, Rapture.
This is the third book in the Fallen series and has been written as a prequel to everything that occurs in the Fallen and Torment books. It covers 5000 plus years, has a new setting in each chapter, and focuses mainly on the characters of Luce and Daniel and what has happened in their past lives.
While some of the settings were interesting such as Moscow in 1941 and Tahiti in 1775, I found the plot confusing and not engaging. The characters were not well developed for someone who had not read the other books in the series and a lot of the writing is flat and plods along. While some fans of the series will want to read it I think they too may be disappointed with this installment.
Chris Lloyd

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