Guest Review – Passion
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  • June 28, 2011

Hello folks! Krys here, and I am doing something I have not done yet in the history of Bibliopunkk – I have Ann from Semisweetbookblog.blogspot.com here today guest reviewing Passion, book three of the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. Ann was one of my winners from an ARC giveaway I hosted earlier this month. I would like to make this a regular feature on the blog for any winners who are interested in writing reviews from past (and future) giveaways. Contact me at bibliopunkk@gmail.com if you are interested in doing this.

Ok, agenda pimped. Without any further adieu, I give you Semisweet, with as much of her original formatting as intact as possible. (I tried! I really did.)  Don’t forget to check out her blog.


Passion (Fallen 3) by Lauren Kate
Released June 14, 2011
4 Stars

In this novel we pick up where we left off in Torment, after Luce has leaped into an announcer to chase down her history with Daniel. Unfortunately for Luce this means she has to endure seeing her past selves die over and over again, and witness Daniel’s anguish and heartbreak every time she was taken from him.

Luce doesn’t seem to understand, however, that her journey through the intense history of her love with Daniel could change their pasts and their future together. Personally, this surprised me because anybody’s who’s ever seen a movie or read a book about time travel knows the risks of upsetting or interfering with in the past. Hello, did Back To The Future teach us nothing?

That aside, I will say that I enjoyed this book. It lacked the action that the previous novels but there were definitely some intense dramatic scenes (shocker! Lol) and I loved seeing the love story between the past Luce’s and Daniel. The scenery and backdrops were amazing as the pair of them leaped through time and across the continents. After reading this book I feel like I understand Daniel a whole lot more.

 I don’t want to give away too much, but here are some of the things that endeared this book to me:

 * Bill!

“Now, this? This wont do at all.”

He waved a finger in a circle and Luce realized he was talking about her clothes. She was still in the Italian nurse’s uniform she’s worn during the First World War.

He grabbed the hem of her long white skirt and lifted it to her ankles. “What do you have on under there? Are those converse? You’ve gotta be kidding me with those.” He clucked his tongue. “How you ever survived those other lifetimes without me…”

 * Cam in love. Oh, Cam!

Cam’s face turned as white as Lillith’s wedding robe. He reached for Dani’s hand to help himself up. “Do you have a starshot, Dani?”

“No.” Dani’s voice shook. “Don’t talk like that. You’ll get her back, or else-”

“I was naïve to think I could have gotten away with loving a mortal woman.”

* Daniel’s history with Cam. It’s beautifully written and tragic and yet hopeful all at once. It was one of my favorite parts about this book.

 * Beautiful and heartbreaking declarations of love.

“I’ll love you with all my heart, in every life, through every death. I will not be bound by anything but my love for you.”

Sigh.

If you’ve read the previous installments in this series (Fallen and Torment) you need to read this one. If you haven’t you should, because they’re amazing and also if you don’t this book will likely be confusing for you.

The last chapter and the epilogue are freaking explosive and filled with enough drama to ensure that the next and final novel in the series (Rapture, due out ) is sure to be earth shattering. I cannot wait!

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4 out of 5 stars. Sounds great Ann, I need to catch back up in this series. Thanks for the review!

– BP

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