Series: Fallen Series (book #3)
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Date Published: May 8th, 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 464 (paperback)
Age Range: 13+
Luce would die for Daniel.
And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . .
Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.
Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.
Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.
Oh, lookie, she lurves him (for those of you that aren't in the know, "lurve" is a messed up way of saying "love). In this third installment of the Fallen Series, we reach an all-time low. And that is saying a lot. So, without further ado, the review:
First off, this book was absolutely plot-less. I mean it. It added nothing to the over-all story arc of the series, and, even worse, this book had no plot itself. Join Lucinda as she recklessly travels through time, sees exactly what an awful person she is in about twelve different scenarios, sees 1,234,567,890 different variations of her name, and watches herself die because of a LOVE that is really just a creepy obsession. Meet a surprisingly helpful gargoyle that helps Lucinda travel through time, and who is really only there for comedic relief. Gasp when you find out that the gargoyle is actually Satan, and that Satan is saucy and evil (or don't gasp because you could see it coming practically from book one). See how Daniel tried once, ages ago, to not touch Lucinda and when she dies anyway, he decided: "Screw it. Let's not try that again. *touch touch touch*" Because if at first you don't succeed, admit defeat and give into your creepy obsession with a terrible girl.
In about twelve different ways Lucinda sees that Daniel loves her, and she STILL can't figure out why, because she herself even admits what an awful person she is. Get even more proof that Lucinda is naive, blind, and totally trusting of anything that pretends to be helpful (see the Satan gargoyle). Read, and gasp as you scratch your head in confusion because nothing has been fully explained. Cringe as you still hate Lucinda, and hate her even more. Throw the book across the room as you curse Daniel and Cam and Miles because, really? This is a love-square even though we know who Lucinda will choose (it's not gonna be Miles, and it makes me SO MAD). Cry as you realize that this book was only written to suck more money out of teen girls with a Twilight hangover. Curse as Lauren Kate only lets you read about Lucinda and Daniel even though Miles is your favorite character.
Will I read book four? NOT FOR AWHILE. That one wasn't part of the dare.