Book Review: Torment, Lauren Kate
Posted by The Obscured Vixen on August 22, 2011
4 of 5 stars
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 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.
At 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.
What if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?
For those of you that read my Eternal post, this one will be nothing like it. Torment was miles better than Eternal!
The story picked up right where the first book left off. To help protect Luce, Daniel suggests that she move to a school in California where she will be safe. You meet new friends that Luce makes at the school in California, most of which are nephilim. I really enjoyed this aspect of the story. But have no fear, all of Luce’s friends from Sword & Cross make an appearance.
In this book, Luce questions her feeling for Daniel, and wonders if she really does need to end up with him even if the prophecy says so. Daniel is very protective and tries to keep Luce safe by telling her what to do. Luce doesn’t like this demanding side of him, and tells him so (you go girl! Stand up for yourself!).
My favorite part of this book was the Thanksgiving dinner scene. It was so realistic that you could feel the tension in the room. Luce’s poor parents!
You can see how Luce is maturing through the books and I’m hoping the next book will be even better… since this book leaves you with a huge cliffhanger that has you screaming in frustration at Luce.