Thursday, September 6, 2012

BRT: Passion by Lauren Kate

Passion (Fallen, #3)
Title: Passion
Author: Lauren Kate
Number of Pages: 420
Rating: 2/5
Date Published: June 14, 2011

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.

REVIEW (FALLEN FANS: You're better off skipping this post. SERIOUSLY.)
“Unforgettably epic”... *Snorts*

I’ve had enough of pretending I’m interested in this saga. Honestly, when I finished Passion, I thought to myself, “...Hm. That wasn’t so bad...” But the more I thought about it, the more annoyed I became. This series is so annoying. Irritating. All synonyms to those words. The characters are so cheap, cookie-cutter characters and I don’t care about any of them. Except maybe Arianne.

I’ll try to put this into words why I don’t like this series...

Okay, almost everyone knows Twilight. Throw that into a mixer... then, do you know the series The Immortals by Alyson Noel? Throw that in there too...then take a few angels, pop them into the mix, spit them out onto the floor, and you’ve got the Fallen Saga.

Ugh... Nothing in these books ever changes except for new characters and the same events repeating over and over again, just in different ways. But they ALL have the same whiny bullshit that Luce goes on and on and on about for pages on end. Luce is just a generally unlikeable protagonist. I don’t like her voice. She seems, to me, very self-centered. She cares about people, but only because she worries what will happen to her if they’re gone.

There are just too many characters taken in and thrown away in this book. I don’t know how many times I got lost. And our new protagonist, Bill? Seriously? Just...SERIOUSLY? Oh my God. I can’t even... It’s been A LONG TIME since I read this and I’m still blinded by fury trying to get a review out about it. Oh yeah, predictable-percentage? 88%.

I don’t like Lauren Kate’s writing style either. She can write, but she writes about the wrong things. Luce’s whinefests, Luce’s worries, Daniel’s worries, ENOUGH!! Concentrate on ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THEM! And they actually published the Fallen in Love thing...waste of paper...smh.

...Yeah. Uh... I’ll just leave it at that. I don’t think I’m going to get anything good out about this book. Well, okay, here’s something. The writing is good. The events, despite how confusing they got, were pretty good. Even if Luce was a blonde through the entire story. The climax was actually climactic, so I HAVE to read the final book now. But I’m not writing a review on it unless it’s so shockingly amazing I fall out of my chair. Sorry, Lauren Kate. These books just probably aren’t for me, but I’ve started, and so I shall finish.


  1. What a shame. I thought that was just a GORGEOUS cover and found it very appealing...guess that old saying's true, huh? :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

    1. It also may be just me. I've never been a big fan of these books but the suspense is the only thing that kept me going. Not the characters or the drama—only the plot concept. That's it. What doesn't appeal to me may appeal to you. (: