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Torment: Fallen, Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Series fans will find more dreamy angels but not much plot.

Book Lauren Kate Romance 2010
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This book is romance purgatory -- stuck and seemingly going nowhere. Oh sure, Lauren Kate had a good thing going in the first book -- that is, if you liked Twilight at all and wished the vampires really had wings instead. The true-love romance had plenty of intensity, the reform-school setting was good fun, and the fantasy elements were vague but going somewhere ... or so you'd think. Daniel and Luce do a lot of bickering over whether or not Daniel is too controlling -- um, he's trying to save your life and if he says it's not safe to leave campus maybe you should listen. Luce's glimpses at past lives start to get interesting, but reveal next to nothing to keep the plot moving. Danger comes and is gone just as fast, Daniel swoops in for a kiss; gone again -- there's little to hold the book together. Only at the very end does TORMENT take a turn that seems to really go somewhere. Too bad it took that long.

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