Rapture by Lauren Kate

Rapture  by Lauren Kate

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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.

I have to confess that I first began this series because I just couldn’t deny those lovely covers any longer.  I also read some great reviews about the first three books.  After reading the books, I was not completely sold by the storyline in the first three books.  I felt like the story took a very long time to develop and I was not very happy about not knowing why Luce and Daniel were cursed by the the start of the fourth book.  I was hopeful that this book would make it all right.

I really dislike being negative about other’s people’s stories and creativity.  So sadly, I was a bit disappointed.  After reading Rapture, I understood why all the angels could not enlighten Luce as to the details of her and Daniels curse.  I got it but it took so long to get to that discovery, it was kind of anti-climatic.  I was really rooting for this love story!  I really wanted this to be a ah-ha storyline and clench the ultimate love story.  It really did not play out that way for me and I really did not enjoy the way the story concluded.  It is really difficult to give reasons why and not spoil the story.

The extensive angel history and lore that is explained in this story seemed a little bit too late.  After three books there was a lot to take on in this last installment.  I was also a bit bothered by the Angel lore in this book.  I am all for very creative license in traditional stories.  But this lore had a lot of biblical references and instead of helping to ground the lore, it kind of made it hard for me to swallow.

On a positive note, the thing that made me hold on was some of the great characters.  Some of the angels like Arriane and Cam we so interesting and fun. Sadly, they did not have a big part in some of the main parts of the story including the end.  I loved the almost treasure hunting aspect of finding the three items to help stop the fall.  Again I am sad to say, this is not on my favorites list, but I know there are some that love this story.  It was just not my cup of tea.

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2 thoughts on “Rapture by Lauren Kate

  1. Gaby, I am about a third of the way through and I’m pretty much feeling the same way—seems like too much build up—I will post my review and let you know what I thought…but I’m thinking I’ll be agreeing with you!

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