If you are a fan of Twilight, you will fall for the Fallen series instantly. This book is not about vampires, but Angels and Demons, Heaven and Hell, Love and Hate, Good and Evil and a confusing twist about reincarnation revealed in Fallen, not Torment. So pretty much the story fallows Luce, and her love/hate relationship with Daneil, the Angel. The Outcast are hunting down Luce, and she hides in a school on a beach in California, where the school is run by a Demon in love with a daughter of a Angel, (the daughter is a adult, don't worry) But a strange evil force is taunting the school's students. But what is it, and what does it want; Luce? The violence includes a girl being sucked under water by a evil force, but she is rescued before any harm can be done to her, only to be kidnapped over again. No deaths unlike Fallen, and the violent battle scene like in Fallen is near the end, but it finishes to early. Unlike Fallen the book doesn't have the smart charm to help the reader flip through the pages. It's really only the promise of a battle at the end that kept me reading. There are some family matters in the book but Lauren Kate could have done a better job describing. I can't wait for Book Three: Passion! It'll be GREAT! The book is definaly leading the reader into a interesting plot for the next in the Four part series. The kissing, and touching includes touches, groping, kissing passionaly, flirting, and the like, but nothing a normal 14 year old can't handle. The swearing includes two used of sh-, ass, da- and Hell used religously correct. Enjoy!