Thursday, 2 June 2011

Passion - Lauren Kate - Review

Book: Passion
Author: Lauren Kate
publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385618083
Rating: A+

This is the third book in the incredible "Fallen" series. Before Luce and Daniel met at Sword & Cross, before they fought the Immortals, they had already lived many lives. And so Luce, desperate to unlock the curse that condemns their love, must revisit her past incarnations in order to understand her fate. Each century, each life, holds a different clue. But Daniel is chasing her throughout the centuries before she has a chance to rewrite history. How many deaths can one true love endure? And can Luce and Daniel unlock their past in order to change their future?

Lauren Kate is one fantastic author. Is it just me or do her books just get better and better as she writes them. So what I’m trying to say is that this book swept me of my feet. I suppose it could be called a sprequel. It’s a mix between a Prequel and a Sequel, and it picks up exactly where torment left off, although I personally think it has the possibility to be a standalone book. It basically follows Luce, travelling through announcers, piecing together her past, trying to break the curse and boy it is amazing.

I don’t get how she does it, but Lauren Kate has such a way of describing things. It’s so crisp and clear and I just loved it. I remember reading the first page and thinking WOW! The book follows Luce travelling through her past lives, trying to figure how to break the curse, but it also follows Daniel chasing after her, trying to find her. There were quite a few new characters in this book that we were introduced to and they were very interesting. Bill is a very interesting one, as Lauren Kate makes him feel very close to you. You regard Bill as a friend and trust him but at the end BAM. Bill is Satan. Bad Guy! OMG, although for this book it should be OMA (Oh my Angels, not Oh my God).

My favourite character would have to be Daniel. I suppose it’s because we get to know him a lot better in this book. In the others, sure he’s the love interest and all, but he’s pushed aside and Luce is centre of attention, but in this one we really get to know him. We get a feel for what he’s going through and what he has been for the past thousand years. Also in this book his personality changes. It’s very much desperate in this one, and also slightly more honest. I think that Luce has also changed in this one. She is much more confident with herself and uses the magic more.

This book wasn’t like the others in the sense it had way more action. The other books were ‘Build up books’ where they built up to the climax, generally a fight, but this had no build up because it had pure action in every single chapter, and it kept me going. It kept me thrilled and engaged the whole time.

The plot is very well thought out, and I have to say I love books where the country changes a lot. I love all the description of different countries and their many cultures, and how they are all portrayed so uniquely and differently. The description for all the different countries was so amazing I think people could tick them of their travel list. I have to admit my favourite place was Prussia.

My favorite scene would have to be either the scene where Bill reveals himself as the bad guy or the scene where Daniel throws himself of the cliff. I think the scene where Daniel tries to kill himself is a really emotion filled scene, and it’s really made me feel sorry for Daniel.

The writing was beautiful. This book was sent from the heavens above. The way Lauren Kate writes is so beautiful, and so... so perfect I just loved it. I have to admit I whizzed through the book. It was an awesome joyride, and now it is official that I want a pet announcer. The writing didn’t drag at all. It was all very balanced with dialogue and description and like I said... perfect.

This is a beautiful story burning with Passion. With love found from heaven and a curse sent from hell this will be the most magical book of the year. 


  1. So glad you enjoyed it! I read it last week but need to do my review still, lol. Lazy I know! Great review though - Donna

  2. Ohh. I think I just died a little. I want it sooo bad... :)

  3. Thanks for spoiling any suspense about Bill... Most of the world has yet to read Passion but you just ruined part of the book for anyone unlucky enough to stumble on to your page. A spoiler warning would have been nice...

  4. Thats not really tru...the Spanish version of Passion has a summary released, where they mention Bill's true identity

  5. thnx a lot for killing it by telling us bills evil

  6. thanks for ruining the book for me and telling me who bill is! i only just got upto the part when they left housten, england, where Luce meets Lucinda. thanks again for ruining it again :/