Monday, July 2, 2012
After Reading: Fallen In Love, and Rapture
Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story.
And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine's Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they
least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding-and losing love. Arianne pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first -and last- time, Daniel and Luce will spend a night together like none other.
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?
(Before, I start, I have a really random but fun post about my book buy obsession up on The Midnight Book Thief, & some funny pics to go along with it, so check it out!)
Alrighty then, I'm just going to try and review both of these together today :) Starting off with Fallen In Love: the back-story for several of the characters. I did really enjoy getting to see how a few of the characters had had their own stories over the centuries--that was really interesting and unique. I felt like the story was a little forced in places, because it all takes place during a single time period (over the course of one day), but that's okay. I loved the characters enough to enjoy checking them out here, and it was a super quick read.
Honestly, I finished Rapture a couple of days ago and I'm *still* thinking about it. I know a lot of people really haven't been fond of this series--wow, just wow to the comments on Goodreads--but I've loved it. Read the series several times all the way through, that kind of loved it. It's fun and interesting, and yes it has angels so that probably helped spark my interest :) Anyhow, this was a good final book to the series. Lots of adventure and seeing new places, and Kate allowed some time for Luce and Daniel to actually be together, which was nice, because for the most part they haven't spent much time together, and that kind of annoys me. How do people fall in love when they haven't even held a conversation that doesn't involve arguing? Seriously. Anyhow, I'm not so sure about the ending. I won't get into spoilers here, but if anyone wants to shout out in the comment, I'd love to hear what you think! It was just, well, I don't know, unsatisfying to some degree.
I'd love to hear what you thought? Have you read anything from this series?