Book Review: Fallen #3: Passion by Lauren Kate

Rating: StarStarStar

(Fallen #3)

“Every single lifetime, I’ll choose you. Just as you have chosen me. Forever.”

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.

If it wasn’t for the time travelling scenes, I would’ve given Passion a 2.

She touched the side of Daniel’s face. “Is it love? Or is it just the curse that brings us together?”

“It’s love,” he gasped. “Don’t you know that?”

Admit it, Daniel. Luce is an idiot. No girl in her right mind should question your love (and its depth) for her. 

So Luce jumped into an Announcer with the purpose of finding out the truth about their curse (and ending it) by visiting her past lives/relationships with Daniel. What supposed to be a quest for Luce to finally break the curse so she and Daniel can be together without consequences turned out to be the wick  of a wicked chance for the greatest angel ever to fall from grace to destroy history.

RAVES:

  1. Lauren Kate finally decided to put Daniel’s POV in the story. I kinda like his journey more than Luce’s.
  2. The power of Daniel’s love for Luce is overplayed, but nonetheless heartwarming.
  3. I got to glimpse a snippet of Cam’s past life that turned him to join the other side.
  4. Daniel’s journey to his past lives answered the questions that have bombarded me since book 1. He’s still mysterious, all right, but I’m not puzzled by his actions anymore.

RANTS:

  1. It wasn’t Luce who found a way to break the curse (surprise, surprise).
  2. Everytime she meets Daniel in the past, she’s always “he’s so gorgeous” or “i want to feel his arms around me” or ” those violet eyes”. C’mon, Lauren Kate! I get it. Luce is one h*rny chick.
  3. Luce is still a weak heroine. Imagine her travelling in different times and places but still whining how Daniel doesn’t love her enough, keeps secrets from her, maybe Daniel is not who she thought he was. Doubts, doubts, doubts! And to think that the author is selling the ‘true & eternal love across lifetimes’ idea here.
  4. Whatever happened to the Outcasts? or Sophia and the Elder council?
  5. It is still unclear to me how Luce & Daniel came to fall in love many lifetimes ago. For sure, Luce is no angel. But is she human with just a very beautiful soul that captured Daniel? Lauren Kate never did come around explaining that.
  6. I still find it difficult to imagine how Daniel can be this very important fallen angel that he might tip the balance of the scale. He was only the Angel of Silent Watchers. Is that supposed to be a powerful role?
  7. The reason that Daniel fell from heaven’s grace because of NOT choosing a side (from the inevitable war) is ludicrous. Angels fall because they want free will, is it not?  Daniel did not choose heaven or hell, but he still fell and even got punished for it.

I was surprised that Passion is not the final book, there is still book 4 (Rapture). Luce does not deserve Daniel, period.

Do you want to read it? If yes, then read at your own risk. Fallen series got potential to be a great angel-themed YA series. Unfortunately, the story is inconsistent, the atmosphere is sappy and the heroine is still whiny for me.

“I’ll love you with all my heart, in every life, through every death. I will not be bound by anything but my love for you.”

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.: maria :.

“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”

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3 thoughts on “Book Review: Fallen #3: Passion by Lauren Kate

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    • I must say the only reason why I persisted with the book Passion is that I was clinging onto the vain hope of some form of understanding and clarification from the whole plot,

      I’m usually not the type of person who will go out of there way to write a review about something but clearly this book has left me just so confused and perhaps even more disappointed, that I felt compelled to find out if I was the only one that just didn’t quite get it?? after reading a lot of other reviews about the book Passion, i am glad to note that I am not the only one.

      The story line and settings lack substance and purpose, while the characters actions and intentions are left unexplained.
      All that the reader is assured of is how gorgeous Daniel is and how she wants to kiss him all the time, it seems to me that Luce and Daniel hardly communicated verbally at all and the characters have not managed established a foundation or reason behind their remarkably strong chemistry.

      To add to the mayhem and confusion the pervious characters from the first and second book seem to appear then disappear conveniently and without any reason though out the novel.

      None of the original characters have really been brought to life in this book, almost like they have been pushed to the side.

      Most frustratingly, Luce seems incapable of asking informative questions or taking charge on this vital ‘quest’ and the reader is tagging along all the way without any understand of what exactly it is she’s looking for???

      ironically whilst Luce is out trying to justify the love her and Daniel share, I as reader am left even more confused about the characters and the plot (which keeps changing without any sense of direction) and i am left to vindicate my reasons for following this story to the end.

      • Thank you, Ebony 🙂 yes, there are not so many readers out there (like us) who saw the problems in Kate’s storytelling. i agree with you – i still don’t get the Fallen series after reading Passion. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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