Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Book Review: Rapture (Fallen #4) by Lauren Kate

Release Date: June 12, 2012 from Delacorte Press
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"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?"

My Thoughts:

So I am not really sure how I feel about this book. There were moments I truly loved and then there were moments when I was extremely bored. The story-line took a little while to get going, and some of it got very repetitive. However, it was nice to see the characters get closure.

Let's start with what I didn't like so we can end on a happy note. I felt the story was a bit predictable. A lot of what I guessed would happen did happen, and I felt these events were supposed to be shockers. I was not shocked, it was more of an "okay I figured that." I was kinda just like:

I also did not like how repetitive it got. Luce tries to remember, almost remembers, and then doesn't remember. It was very circular. Do not fear, you will get your answers, but Luce will tease you a million times before you actually do. Also, the book was a bit slow in the beginning. It took a little while to get to the main action, and that always bothers me, especially in a series conclusion. Maybe it's just me, but when you get to the last book in a series I feel like you should be jumping into the action quicker because this is it; it is what all the books have been leading up to.

Okay, now that my rambling is out of the way, on to what I liked. Luce showed a lot of character growth in this book. She wasn't just the whiny scared girl of past books, but someone who was finally willing to take action. She was a much stronger heroine, and that is always something I enjoy. She starts to do things because Daniel needs her and not because she needs him.

Now, I absolutely ADORED the last two chapters. They were the perfect way to end the series. I loved everything about them, even the bittersweet moments. I don't want to give too much away, but I do not think fans of the series will be disappointed. Lauren Kate ends the series off perfectly and in an incredibly sweet manner.

Overall, I would say that I enjoyed the book, but it is not one of my favorites. People who enjoy angel-lore will probably like it, but there are better angel books out there. So if you are looking for an angel fix, pick this up. If you are looking to break into the angel segment of the paranormal genre, go for Hush Hush or The Mortal Instruments


  1. I agree with you. This book was good, but for me not as good as first two (third was a disaster)! :)

    1. This series was like a train wreck for me... it would aggravate me to no end, but I just could not stop reading it. I have a love-hate relationship with it.


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