30 July, 2012

Review: Passion by Lauren Kate

Series: Fallen #3
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Format: Audiobook
Released: June 23, 2011 by Listening Library
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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. - Summary from Goodreads
Passion is the story in the Fallen series that everyone wants to know about, but may not necessarily love reading. Luce is determined to visit her past lives and understand the curse of their love. Flinging herself into each life after another, Luce discovers that she and Daniel do indeed have a special love rather than a cursing forcing them and it took an entire excursion across time to see it.

Luce grew on me a bit in this installation of the series. She was much more proactive than usual and stubborn in an admirable way. Not very many new side-characters were introduced, as the previous ones show up in her past lives or chase after her into the past. So, nothing too interesting there. The interesting part was learning all of the different lives Luce has lived and died loving Daniel. While I was intrigued at first to learn of the incarnations of Luce, it became rather old (and predictable since she inevitably dies in each life) after awhile.

I feel that this book would have been better suited as a novella. We just have Luce and Daniel's 'epic' love thrown in our face a good dozen times to reiterate the power of their love. It was entertaining, I suppose. I liked it for learning about their past, but it was too long and repetitive. I maintain that it could have been a novella, but I do recommend reading it if you are invested in the Fallen series. The background information you've been craving doesn't disappoint. The ending of Passion promises a very gripping fourth book that I will probably read.

*Audio Review*- As usual, the narrator delivers. Justine Eyre is a consistently fabulous audiobook reader and enhances the experience of listening to the book.

Rating: 3/5 Stars


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