Friday, July 6, 2012
Author: Lauren Kate
Date Released: June 12th, 2012
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
RAPTURE, the fourth & final FALLEN novel, is the Lauren Kate book the world has been waiting for.
The sky is dark with wings. . . .
Like sand through 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 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 is the only one that truly matters. In the fight for Luce, who will win?
The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.
I was definitely looking forward to getting to read Rapture because I wanted to see how everything would end since Luce had gone a long way from where she started in just a few weeks in which I believe the series takes place. After 4 years, we finally get to see what will happen to Luce after going from Sword & Cross to Shoreline, and then jumping through Announcers to figure out who she really is.
Rapture pretty much starts right where Passion left off-- Luce back at home after learning about Lucifer's plans to restart the Fall. From there, Luce, Daniel, and the rest of the angel gang have to go on a quest to find three items and the location of the Fall to stop it or risk erasing history and everything that Luce and Daniel had together. Along the way, they made allies and some enemies while trying to defeat Lucifer and the Fall.
The final book in the Fallen series definitely held TONS of surprises that I personally never saw coming. While most of the book was really slow and just way too much of Daniel and Luce, and Luce thinking about everything that happened and reflecting too much, these random twists really kept me going and wanting to find out what else would Kate throw at her readers. Once Luce's visions start coming, that's when things started to get interesting as well.
While I was not the biggest fan of the pacing of the novel, I will say that I loved the descriptions of everything and how they just made everything seem so beautiful even though they were in a pretty ugly situation.
Also, the ending of the novel was just AMAZING! That part was pretty much like the icing on top of the cake, which is like the best part of the cake, right? If I were a softie, I probably would have started crying because of how cute it was!
Overall, Rapture was a very satisfying conclusion to the Fallen series. The beginning and the middle weren't all that interesting, but the end... Omg, the end. The conclusion just made me happy with how everything turned out, even though it could be pretty open ended, but you can only hope for the best :) This series was definitely one roller coaster ride of emotions for Luce. While I'm kind of happy that I'm done with another series, I'm kind of sad that I won't be able to read about these awesome angels anymore and see more beautiful cover art. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who loves reading about angels or books such as the Hush, Hush novels and the twist that the author puts on her story of angels :)
I LOVE the cover!! While the colors are really depressing and somber, I can't help but fall in love with the dress and the dreary scenery. It also kind of sets the tone for Rapture because it isn't exactly the happiest book with the Fall, and Lucifer, and everything that Luce and Daniel have to deal with. Even though it has this sad feel, I love it just as how I love the other covers in the series.
*Description and cover from goodreads.com
**Review copy purchased.