Thursday, 6 January 2011
Review: Torment by Lauren Kate
Torment however kicked things off straight away and kept me glued to the pages so much that I read it in only a few days. Though we'd learnt much about Luce and Daniel and how they are connected in Fallen there are still so many unanswered questions for Luce and as Daniel leaves her at a new school to work on some mystery task she is left to work things out for herself. We see the world in a new light after the big reveals at the end of Fallen and Luce has to understand not just her place in it but the history of it all and how her life will be from now on and ultimately her relationship with Daniel. It's never trouble free and the further Luce digs and discovers the more danger looms for her and her new and old friends.
New characters like Shelby and Miles really add a new dynamic to the story as it unfolds. Luce has an idea of what is going on but her new classmates really show her more about the world of Angels and Demons and also new things about herself even if they don't always realise it. I really felt the constant internal battle Luce has with herself and with the little knowledge that she has about Daniel and her past. She doesn't know who she can really trust and is even unsure if she can trust what she does learns after being lied to so much at Sword & Cross, the reform school she was sent to in Fallen, met Daniel and learnt the truth. She becomes her 'real' self as she is forced to exist without Daniel in constant close contact and discovers more about who she is and who she wants to be. This leads to some ultimate decisions in the end that leads us tumbling into the 3rd book Passion which comes out Summer 2011.
Published by Doubleday part of Random House UK and available here and all good bookshops
Look out for Passion coming out in the UK June 2011