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Review of Torment by Lauren Kate

by - April 18, 2011

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? 

First of all I'd like to clear a few things up. I hate it when a description is not accurate (taken from GoodReads) so: It's not just so that Daniel can hunt down the Outcasts and the possibility of Daniel's version of the past being untrue IS NOT MENTIONED. 

Anyway, for filler this is quite a good book. We get to meet new characters which, I admit, gets a bit confusion later on when they bring a few of the old characters back. We have a nice, new, shiny, upgraded setting - Shoreline, a very pretty, posh school with a really bland and stupid name. Shock horror, it's on a cliff. What we also have is a Very Annoying Boyfriend. Daniel was an ass before but at least he was a loveable one. In this he's quite controlling, demanding that Luce doesn't leave the school. Which would be fine but for the love of Fairy Cakes, Daniel, why don't you explain to Luce why it is you can't be bothered telling her about her past, the one thing that would keep her in school? Oh, that's right, if he doesn't tell her the Author can drag the story out to a third book and make even more money. Sorry Lauren but you know it's true.

When Luce starts questioning her relationship with Daniel I was like, 'You go girl! Go find some independence!' She does too, I'm pretty proud of her. Sneaking off all the time, going to the odd party, she's actually living, as she should be.


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