Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Review: Rapture by Lauren Kate

(Fallen #4)
by Lauren Kate

Publication Date: June 12th, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books/ Random House
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780385739184

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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?

The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer. (Goodreads)
Daniel and Luce are racing against time to finally put an end to the curse that keeps them apart.  Questions are answered, and decisions are made in this excellent conclusion to the Fallen series.

In Rapture, we get to learn who Lucinda really is. Not just about some of her past lives as we did in the previous book. We get to learn who she truly is. That caught me by surprise, because she wasn’t really what I expected at all. I really enjoyed getting even more back-story for Luce and Danielle. Theirs is a relationship that I have always loved, and I’m really going to miss reading about these characters. 

I have always really enjoyed the secondary characters in this book. Cam, Roland, Gabbe, Adrianne, and even Molly; all of these characters make the series extra special for me. I love them each for very different reasons. I would love it if Mrs. Kate wanted to make a spin-off series about any of these characters, especially the mysterious Cam.

I really enjoyed the storyline and the pacing for the book. It all flowed together wonderfully for a great read. The ending left me very satisfied, with all my questions answered, and more. To be honest, I was really worried going into this book, of how it would end. But I couldn’t have asked for a better conclusion. It was well worth the wait.

I also feel that I should add that the book covers for this series have been my favorite of all time. They are all seriously gorgeous, and I love seeing them displayed on my bookshelf.

Overall: I have really enjoyed reading this series over the past few years.  As much as I hate to see it end, I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey I took with Luce, Daniel and the crew.

Happy Reading!


  1. I enjoyed learning about Luce's real past as well, but I have to agree that the side character made the book for me. They are the ones that support Daniel and Luce and who bring the story to life.

  2. See, now your review makes me wonder why I DNFed the first book in this series. I do love a good love story...and they do have gorgeous covers!

  3. I'm so far behind in this series Christy! I haven't gotten past the first one:( I am curious to find out who Lucinda really is, your review has my mind going crazy with all sorts of possibilities, so maybe I need to just sit down with the three books I've yet to read and have at it:)

  4. I still haven't read the third book in this series. I really love it but that was quite a while ago. I'm glad to know that this was a good conclusion!

  5. It's great to hear the book has ended well. This series was the second series I read after Twilight, and I've loved every single one of them! The covers are probably my favorite too!
    Thanks for the review! I can't wait to read Rapture. :)

  6. I'M SO BEHIND ON THIS SERIES. I thought book one was REALLY well-done, taking an unoriginal concept and making it into something intriguing and fascinating. I couldn't put that first book down just in trying to figure out what was what. I have the second on my shelf and FOR SOME ODDBALL REASON I haven't picked it up. Now, that you mention Lucinda's true identity is to be revealed... well, that's DEFINITELY a good incentive to finish up the series. That question always bothered me.


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