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Rapture: Fallen, Book 4

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fallen-angel series ending is less than heaven-sent.

Book Lauren Kate Romance 2012
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OK, Fallen series fans, RAPTURE is your "tied neatly in a bow" romantic conclusion -- but getting there isn't terribly satisfying. When the characters are hunting for relics -- for reasons clumsily established -- it feels like one of those crazy "10 countries in seven days" tours; too many places and characters come at you too fast (Venice, Vienna, Outcasts, Scale, fallen angels, demons, Elders...) so that nothing seems important anymore.

Then there's the Daniel-Lucinda romance for the ages. They'd be more compelling if there had been any real relationship development in the last few books. When they're together in the present, Lucinda talks about how perfect and beautiful Daniel is -- blah. They kiss a couple times -- same old. Danger finds them, sure, but it doesn't change their relationship in any way. Soul mates are boring. Even what should be a profound moment for them, making a huge decision together, is marred by the author's less than inspiring (a few might say offensive) take on what goes on in heaven.

Book Details

  • Author: Lauren Kate
  • Genre: Romance
  • Topics: Magic and Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publication date: June 12, 2012
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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