by Lauren Kate
Publication Date: 14 June 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishers
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. Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series. |Goodreads|
When I started Passion I was well and truly engrossed by Luce and Daniel's relationship, and the Fallen series (Fallen and Torment). I was sitting on the edge of my seat, rife with anticipation as to what would happen next. And I wasn't disappointed.
The book starts out with Luce going back in time to find her past selves and trying to unravel the mystery that is her and Daniel's relationship. Personally I have always stayed away from novels that are set in different time periods, purely because I struggle to picture the scenes, as I am not an expert in history. But with Passion, Lauren Kate provides such amazing details about each time period that both Luce and Daniel visit, that surprisingly, I found it very easy to picture what was happening in the story.
Passion is full of suspense and intrigue but the true essence of the story is never lost. An element of the book that I really enjoyed was the switching of perspectives from Luce to Daniel. It was a nice change to know what each character was going through as the story progressed, rather than just having one characters perspective. It also provided well- rounded characters and also helped the reader relate to both Luce and Daniel.
Personally, the ending was a slight disappointment after the build up throughout the story but it's possible, after reading Fallen and Torment consecutively, my expectations were slightly too high.
All in all Passion was a thrilling read and now the long wait for Rapture begins.