Torment by Lauren KateThursday, June 14, 2012
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
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Hell on earth.Luce and Daniel are back. Daniel and Cam had made a truce, in Fallen, and had left her on an island, trying to figure out what their best move was next. Daniel decides to take Luce to the safest place he can think of, Shoreline, a special school in California. Luce doesn’t quite understand what Daniel means by all this. She definitely does not understand the way he is treating her, telling her to do this with no questions answered. Luce begins to doubt their relationship. Shoreline is a school to help her grow and learn about her past and Daniel’s. As much as she doesn’t comprehend a lot of things, she learns to trust her heart to tell her what to do next.
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?
The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series . . . where love never dies.--Goodreads
Lauren Kate was setting up their love story in Fallen, whereas in Torment, Daniel and Luce get to finally have some moments. Kate is just pure genius, taking something that was just the building blocks and adding a piece one by one. In Fallen, I had a lot of questions not answered and Kate started to answer them one at a time, in Torment. Even Luce felt that she wasn’t getting enough answers and I was content with learning what she did in the novel. This series is surely a piece of work that just keeps getting better with each new book.
Rated PG-13 for brief language and scary scenes.