Saturday, June 23, 2012

Review: Rapture by Lauren Kate

(Fallen #4)

Author: Lauren Kate

Publication Date: June 12, 2012

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Genre: Fantasy



The sky is dark with wings . . . .
Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.
Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.
For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.
In the fight for Luce, who will win?
The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.

My Thoughts:   This one was, admittedly, a slow start for me.  It seemed like I couldn’t manage to get into the book at all, despite me enjoying the previous books in the series.  Perhaps it was because there was a tangible lack of romance.  The book seemed to pick up for me a little past half-way and then it took me no time to finish after that.

We start the fourth and final Fallen book exactly where the last one left off – with Daniel, Luce and all of their friends basically having nine days left until Armageddon.  They must complete a series of challenges in order to find the original fall site of the angels and save life as they know it.

With the idea of impending doom, I was excited to see what kind of strain that would put on Luce and Daniel’s relationship and was sorely disappointed.  They acted almost completely normal like it was just another deadline at work or something.  I feel like the tension could have been more drawn out.

But once we hit half-way, the book picked up in a major way.  We finally find out the truth about Luce and Daniel’s curse and we have more light shed on what happened before the angels fell.

Did I mention the major plot turn?  It was certainly interesting.  I have to admit, I suspected a part of it but some of it blew me out of the water.  The plot twist is what made the book for me and pulled me in.  So, if you are currently having a hard time getting through it, stick in there!

Overall, I think that Rapture was a good and bittersweet ending for the Fallen series.  There is a character in the end that I wish that I had more closure on, but I am satisfied with the ending of this good series.


  1. Glad you enjoyed it. I've been wanting to start the series because I've heard such great things but I just haven't gotten around to it. Plus, I really love the covers.

    1. The covers are beautiful. They are worth the read, I have to say. :)

  2. This book was good, however I did enjoy the other three better. I didn't like how her human life just kind of faded away. The main reason I wanted to write a review was mainly to ask a question to those who have read it. It seems that the story behind Luce and Cam was never actually explained.. and that kind of upset me since I was really interested in what had happen between them. For example why was Cam after her in Fallen? Why was it when he kissed her that she enjoyed it? Even in this book there seems to be some bond/attraction between them that is never fully explained.

    1. I totally agree with this. I love Cam and I couldn't believe that his/their story was never hashed out completely! Even in Rapture it seemed to be hinting that something was going to be revealed but never was... so disappointing.

  3. I just bought the 3rd book two days ago and I'll read it soon. Some said this series is good but some said this series is sucks. I just read book 1 and 2 and I think not so bad, but not great either.

    Thank u for your review. A great review :)

    1. Thank you :) I have to say I picked up this series initially expecting one thing and getting another. Although, this is not always a bad thing I agree with your statement it's not so but but it wasn't great either. I did enjoy it though.


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