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So dang confused FAIL 11 What the hell happened to Trevor Remember the poor sap who spontaneously combusted thanks to Luce back in Book 1 Like shouldn t someone in the story sort of you know care that some kid ended p as a human tiki torch If LK thought we were all just going to conveniently forget about Trevor s tragic demise as The Innocents Dark Seduction uickly as brain dead Luce just because heart throb Daniel steps onto the scene she was sorely mistaken Way to totally ignore the fact that your main character caused someone to burst into flames Lauren might ve been a good idea to tiep loose ends with that nfortunate event instead of conveniently dropping it out of the plot altogether FAIL 12So all in all another tterly confusing masterpiece Maybe it s just me but there is precious little that makes sense in this series If you have read these books and have figured out what the heck is going on please let me know I would greatly appreciate it Otherwise I m still entertained AND this book was despite everything still better than the first two Sorry that s all I ve got LIKE THIS REVIEW See excessive ranting for Rapture the finale to the Fallen series DLea LC s Adventures in Libraryland I want Luce to be with CamI kind of think that this whole love between Luce and Daniel is just like the one with Elena and Stefan I m so sick of it In my opinion Elena should be with Damon and Luce should be with Cam Passion Fallen 3 Lauren KateAt the opening of the novel Luce is running blindly through time sing Announcers as portals to her past lives Luce is cursed to die every seventeen years and be reincarnated but she has no idea what causes her continual deaths All Luce knows is that with every death she is separated from her lover Daniel who follows her through eternity falling in love with her again and again in every lifetime As Luce sprints blindly through time she meets a small gargoyle named Bill who claims to have all the answers Luce needs if she will let him travel with her Although Luce is skeptical she decides to partner with Bill in the hopes that he will speed her est along Meanwhile Daniel is also traveling through time trying to find Luce He knows that what Luce is doing is extremely dangerous If she makes one false move she could alter history forever potentially killing herself for good But Daniel is not the only one in search of Luce many of the other fallen angels and Cam a demon race through time trying to track her down Although their motives aren t entirely clear it is nderstood that if they find Luce before Daniel does it could have grave conseuences 2015 Luce stepped into the Announcer leaving her Daniel behind trying to nderstand everything and to destroy the curse From Moscow to Milan she travelled alone had no idea of Daniel following her Daniel was always a step late In Moscow Luce found out that all the angels Cam Gabbe Arriane Roland and Molly were also there They had good knowledge of her fearful fateIn Helston England 1854 she met Bill a tiny gargoyle inside her announcer Bill helped her adjusted herself with the current situation with outfits and bits of information But Bill hid himself when the angel was around One thing that was confusing Roland seemed to sense Bill while Arriane did not Luce continued with her journey to Tahiti and Prusia In Prusia she witnessed Daniel s pain Daniel ignored the whole world and fell to sleep after Luce s deathIn Lhasa Tibet Luce was devastated watching Daniel tried to kill himself after Luce s demise It was the worst experience for Daniel to watch Luce met her demise by only talking to him Daniel s agony made him jumped from a cliff broke all his bones and stayed motionless ntil Gabbe found him made him vowed to never lose hope to never destroy himself againDaniel was arrested in Paris France for killing Luce Louis XV future mistress He did not want to free himself but stayed in misery at The Bastile waiting for a new Luce to arise In England playing Anne Boleyn Luce burnt the Globe the famous theatre Luce Also realised that Daniel s curse has been worse than herAfter losing Luce in so many places Daniel stepped into Central Greenland year 1100 At that time he felt suffocated and was so weaken by his broken heart Both sides of angels were pleading him to join them Gabbe was for heaven and Roland for Hell He was so devastated and his future self had come to save him to reaffirm his choice to choose Lucinda over everything In Chich n ITZ Luce found out that she will always know Daniel know his soul although Daniel s appearance was different from his sual self It never matters since their love will find each other regardless their physical forms Luce witnessed Daniel true self for the first time Daniel arrived in Bethlehem Israel where Cam had his heart broken by Lilith That was when Cam crossed to Hell side Daniel befriended Miles and Shelby there when he realised that regardless their recklessly idiotic way Miles and Shelby had only tried to help In his announcer Daniel met Scale the angel who sides Heaven Scale showed Daniel the place where Luce stepped out Luce was in Memphis Egypt 3100 BC She was Layla who fell in love with Daniel the army commander her princess fianc e Bill told her to kill her soul with a starshot to free Daniel from his misery for their cursed fate The starshot will kill her immortal soul and will return her into her old self But Daniel s love has prevented her from doing so Daniel s love made her believed that one day they would be freed from the curse Bill was furious with that and was changed into something bigger His true self was Lucifer and he was so furious of Luce s failureDaniel came to the Heaven Gate where the angels were gathering where the roll call was conducted That was a very important time when the angels had to choose their side Heaven or Hell with Lucifer when Daniel old self had chosen Lucinda He was punished for that Lucinda his love will never meet her adolescence will die again and again Daniel then begged for clemency saying that some millennium had passed and he now asked for mercy The Throne granted his plea and Lucifer was so mad with that Will Daniel able to save Lucinda What will Lucifer do What will happen to all the angels I love the story The only thing that annoys me that there was Sophia in the beginning and that was all Nothing about the outcasts through the whole story It was confusing But Ms Kate had done an excellent job with the series Fallen is the introduction where we can meet Daniel Luce fallen angel Torment is where everything went into a mess where Luce doubted their love and cursed fate Torment is what it is named A torment for its readersPassion is where we can O Homem Que Ela Ama Odiar Diamante Bruto understand thingsRapture will be fantastic with its endingPrevious This is the book that I am dying to read Torment left me with sadness I cannderstand why Luce needs her alone moment to A Stormy Greek Marriage understand about who she was But it s still heart breakingto have Daniel left behind that wayI could feel his pain sadness and loneliness It s good to know that he will not stop and will fight their terrible fate I just love love love Daniel Grigori SpoilersHere is the short review Here is the long reviewAnd the award for The Worst Couple to Have Ever Been Written In the History of Mankind No Seriously What the Hell Were You Thinking goes to Lucinda Price and Daniel Grigori Good evening I am here with Lucinda Price and Daniel Grigori the winners of the award for The Worst Couple to Have Ever Been Written In the History of Mankind No Seriously What the Hell Were You Thinking Lucinda how does that make you feelLucinda They just don tnderstand our love for each otherDidn t you just go through all different periods of time because you didn t The Midwifes Glass Slipper / Best for the Baby understand your love for DanielLucinda YesWhat did you learn during your journey What did you seeLucinda I stalked my former self and former Daniel I watched endless make out sessions and got jealous of my former self for making out with former Daniel I also watched myself die over and over again For love Daniel would eventually find me again He always does because he loves me And I love himYou were accompanied by a gargoyle named Bill He tricked you rightLucinda Oh how was I supposed to know he was Satan in disguise He transformed himself into Daniel once so obviously he was trustworthy I broke down crying when he did that Lucinda sobs I just I missed him so muchDaniel Lucinda isn t exactly the brightest bulb But my love for her consumes meLucinda Hey I am sma wait you love meDaniel With my entire beingLucinda Oh Daniel you re so romantic Lucinda lovingly strokes Daniel s cheek I love your cheekCan we get a bucket over here My apologies I m done puking now On to the nextestion Daniel obviously you ve learned nothing since Torment It was made clear that you can t do anything right yet you keep refusing the help of your friendsDaniel I don t need their help I can do it by myselfThen how do you explain the fact that you never caught A Natural Father up with Lucinda while she was travelling through timeDaniel I said I don t need their helpDo I need to remind you that you were also tricked by the gargoyle named BillDaniel I didn t realise it was SatanYes that was obvious Now about Satan everyone is anxiously waiting for you to choose between Heaven and Hell Wh Daniel I choose my love for Lucinda Lucinda swoonsThat was not an option You know you re gonna have to choose eventually Why are you taking millennia to decideDaniel Things got in the wayThings like LucindaDaniel Yes I fell in love with her soul and I saved her life by killing herYou think one girl is important than the entire mankindDaniel YesYou think she s worth itDaniel YesWhy She s not exactly interestingDaniel I love herWell you re not that interesting either But you barely know the girl How much time have you spent with LucindaDaniel I ve known her since the beginning of time We have spent a lot of time together I even let her tattoo my entire body once that s how much I love herLucinda s personality changes with every lifetime Even when she s a snotty brat in Victorian England you love her because she s LucindaDaniel I ll always love herBut you have nothing in commonDaniel That doesn t matter we don t talk anyway All we do is make out And then she diesYes speaking of that Don t you think you re a selfish bastard for catchingp with Lucinda every lifetimeDaniel I want to be with her I love her and no matter how little time we have together it ll be worth the waitBut she dies because of you She s never turned 18 because of youDaniel Lucinda Don t hurt my Daniel I kiss him back you knowYes but you re a daft cow without an opinionDaniel Don t talk to her like that or I ll kill youNow now let s not get violent I m just mentioning the fact that you keep her from living a long and healthy life because you keep showing A Doctors Vow upLucinda I will never be truly happy without DanielDaniel I mourn her every time she diesYou do How do you mournDaniel Sometimes I sleep for weeks Other times I jump off a cliff and break every bone in my bodyThat s deep Daniel Because that s the immortal euivalent of dying right So you don t do anything productive while you re waiting for Lucinda to become of legal ageLucinda What does productive mean Daniel what is he talking aboutDaniel Don t break your pretty little head over it my sweet You are safeI m starting to like this Satan How did it make you feel when he called you self centred LucindaLucinda I am not self centred It s not my fault the whole world revolves around our loveHere s anotherote from Satan for you There s to life than teenage passion Lucinda This is not passion This is loveYou re seventeenLucinda Lucinda huffs That is it I have had it with you I will not let you criticise Jonathan Swift us Lucinda standsp and struts offYou know I m right DanielDaniel No I refuse to accept that these books shouldn t revolve around me Me me me I don t like you very muchBoo hoo The feeling is mutual Daniel grabs the award and storms off after LucindaThat s all for today folks Tune in next time when we discuss Rapture Lucinda and Daniel and their sidekicks friends go back to the beginning of time to save their infatuation love from the curse once and for all As for now I need chocolate Lots and lots of chocolate Three books Count them Three And yet in all those many many MANY pages there is still no foundation for Daniel and Luce s love None Not one Oh Shotgun Bride unless you consider his chiseled nose his violet eyes his firm chest his rippling abs or his whatever to be a basis for it This isn t love It s lust Lust not pure beautiful eternal love that we re supposed to believe in but lust One of the seven deadly no wonder these two were cursed for it We ve traveled back to the first place when the curse was placed in the first place and I still don tnderstand it Luce was in heaven but she wasn t an angel or he was in love with her soul What in tha name of heavenhellwherever iswas Luce Come the heck on Luce is truly too stupid to ever be a heroine Really listen to this She leaps into these Announcers without actually knowing where she ll end The Long Road Home up but it doesn t really matter because she doesn t stay in any of these long agos long enough for them to actually be interesting or engage you in the story But she does lust after Daniel in every single one so that s consistent I guess other than that she s jealous of herself when her other self getsp close and personal with Daniel She is supposedly trying to find out what s between them and if it s real but let me say it again there never is anything to their relationship other than they love each other because they love each other because they love each other because they love each other Okay moving on Then she comes across a gargoyle and he tells her what to do and so she does it because she is the most stupid 40 AP student ever In her near past in this lifetime just a few weeks ago she was betrayed by someone she trusted actually several people she trusted but has she learned anything from this Oh heck no Why should she actually get any smarter Or even stop and think Just stop and think once I could actually give this book one whole star if she had stopped to think even one time But nopeShe even gets a huge hint about this creature Pg 348 Is it Daniel she asked He d be able to see you wouldn t he And there s some reason you don t want him to know that you re helping me And he answers that his purposes are his own and not all about her But does this make her say it with me stop and think Why would she She s only been told that her meager little self is somehow linked to the fate of the entire world no I m wrong it s heaven and earth and hell as well I guess but can she spare one single solitary minute to se her brain Pg 385 he finally tells her who he is She never figures it outSo back to the sort of plot Guess who the gargoyle is you ll never guess really it s such ěkdo – co by jí mohlo pomoci v tom současném A tak se vydá na nejdůležitější pouť tohoto života vrací se napříč věčností stále hlouběji do minulo.
Now this is what I call torture I have literally never suffered when reading a book like I suffered when reading Passion This book really was a pain to read I wanted to punch something so badly that I ended p taking a jog in the middle of the day to calm down because I am that furious with Lauren Kate Lauren thanks to you I damaged my brain not just by banging my head It makes me want to cry because I liked the first two books in the series they weren t some epic books but they were enjoyable but this book was so beyond crap and boring and repetitive that it made me want to stab myself to death with the cactus on my desk On the plus side there was some character development Luce definatelly became stupid and stubborn than she was in the previous books I mean she was stupid enough to trust an The Greek Tycoons Revenge ugly gargoyle with her life Ok let s say you re walking down the street in the middle of the night and a van stops next to you The window rolls down and a piss drunk asshole offers you a ride home Would you say yes Luce trusting thatgly ass gargoyle was a hundred times stupider that saying yes to the piss drunk asshole to take you home And every other page Luce kept talking about how pure and strong their love is IT S SICKENING Ok side note If their love is so freaking strong why did she go on that fucking trip to the past And she always kept describing his chest all the time and how much she adores his washboard What happened Lauren Lost your writing talent in the imaginary Daniels abs UGHHHH I d like to talk about this one particular line in the book One day our love will conuer this dark cycle Daniel p 379 of the paperback edition I own I am not joking but this line made me laugh like a maniac ntil I started choking on air because that is the most stupid thing I ever heard anyone say Bullshit Daniel BULLSHIT Their love or love in general can not do anything other than be love Love will not make a homeless guy rich Love will not make me get into the niversity I want so love will definitely not conuer a curse Review Below Ooooo the cover is out It s different Ok this is definitely sounding like a preuel type book guys It might be the third in the series but it goes backwards and covers 5000 yearsBut perhaps it covers those years as she travels so it is them looking back rather than a true preuel So a hybrid preuelREVIEW TIMEFinished Passion in about 4 hours so a nice The Queens Choice uick readThree and a half starsNot to sure how to really review this book as it was so very different to the previous two and as such had different accomplishments and faults The overall story fills in the missing aspects from the first two books and helps to fill in the back story from both Fallen and Torment which is something that needed to be done The origin of the curse is also fleshed out and explained so that the readers now have annderstanding of why and how it started It was also important to figure out how and why all the past incarnations of Luce spontaneously combusted But it needs to be pointed out that this book can be so complex and confusing The good points were that Luce finally got to see what happened in her past and how it affected both Daniel and herself She also needed to grow The Cowboy Wants a Wife! up a little bit and I think travelling with Bill made her do so even if he was a little obvious But taking Luce away from her friends probably gave her the time to contemplate things without their sometimes overbearing interference and that shows Seeing her past selves also allowed her to live parts of their lives but she kinda stole bits also Also seeing the different personalities was an eye opener kinda assumed she would be the same in all previous lives Apparently not Plus it would seem that we did not get to see their original meeting But then there was something different about the Chinese Daniel or was he justnguarded than the later versionsHowever this book also has its flaws The main one that bugged me through out the whole story was that Daniel forgot all of his past encounters with himself It was so convenient and really just annoyed me as it seemed important in this book that he talk to his past self Also the lack of the other characters definitely detracted from the story as they give the readers a break from Luce and Daniel But they were all there at the end but why did Cam hug Luce and Daniel Bit strange and would have loved of a back story on Cam but the little bit that was there was goodBill Way too obvious and way too annoying The final chapter definitely sets things clearly in motion for the book RaptureAny who good book good story and very much looking forward to the last instalment 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 Passion follows after Luce stepped into the Announcer She wants to pursue her past and what she gets from it will lead her to the end game this time I did enjoy this book when I read the first half it s full of adventues heart wreching moments and historical settings Lauren Kate successfully delievered the story in Passion she not only tried to present their To Defy a Sheikh undying love but also gots through the most desperate time when Daniel and Luce have no way out of this torment and Daniel s always left to be alone There is only hope One day you will live through it That absolute truth is the only thing that keeps me going I will never give The Highlander and the Wolf Princess (Legend of the Faol, up on you Even if it takes forever I adore the time travelling part for it represents how this series should have been since Fallen emotional heartbreaking and deep I ve got so many answers from Passion though About how did the Fallen start Why is Luce still alive after she kissed Daniel Yes the author put me out of misery by giving me the answers I have been searching for centuries view spoilerMy heart s broken when Daniel wants to kill himself by plunging himself off of the cliff I totallynderstood what he feels for Luce is beyond my imagination His love is everything larger than his life hide spoiler SOME SPOILERSSigh OK ready for this So as you may know the Fallen series is definitely not one of my favorites but I am inexplicably drawn to them like a moth to a flame or a fat guy to a doughnut and I keep reading in the vain hope that someday somehow I will finally Whiteout (Threes Allowed, understand what was going through LK s head when she wrote these books so here we go Brief SummaryAt the end of the last book Luce had had enough of absolutely no one telling her what the heck was going on with the curse between her and Daniel OK we were ALL fedp with not knowing what was going on so at the last moment she peaced out by stepping into an Announcer and back into her past lives to figure things out on her own Passion follows Luce s The Princes Ultimate Deception (Monte Carlo Affairs, uest to find out why she and Daniel are cursed so that she can break it Along the way she meets her new little Disney sidekick Bill who helps her while adding comic relief throughout Luce and Bill travel from Moscow during WWII to England in the mid 1800 s to Versailles to the Globe Theater during Shakespeare s time to the Mayan civilization all the way back to ancient Egypt Meanwhile Daniel goes back in time to try and find Luce and make sure she doesn t eff thingsp alter things permanently ReviewWhen I started getting into Passion I was thinking hey So far this isn t so bad Not nearly as painful and cringe inducing as Torment The plot was moving along there was a fun new secondary character we finally got to see Daniel s point of view and he wasn t such a tremendous butt face and even 2 D cardboard Luce seemed to take on some life and THEN there was the ending Oh good lord the endingBut before I get all down on the Fallen books again let me say what I did like about Passion And also let me just state for the record that this is definitely the best book in the series so far Not sure that s saying much but whatevs Alrighty let s do this in good old fashioned bullet points shall we First the prologue was mysterious and downright creepy We realize that the Elders still exist even though they fell out of the plot in the second book and then disappear again for the rest of this book and they are now teaming Breaking the Governesss Rules up with the Outcasts to get their hands on Luce Second LK has FINALLY pickedp the pace The story line while not heart stoppingly amazing was at least not as painfully put you in a coma slow as the first two books Third we finally get to see things from Daniel s point of view Up to this point he s been a self centered irritating nasty chauvinistic jerk wad who you want to give a nice swift kick in the crotch Here we get to see another side of him awesome Now he has two sides I personally liked snarky fun The Christmas Children (The Mellow Years uirky potentially gay admittedly cheesy Billm that is Too Strong to Deny/Savage Awakening/Jack Riordans Baby/His Forbidden Passion until the end Don t worry that s not really a spoiler if you have half a teaspoon of brains you have a pretty good idea from the get go who Bill actually isnless you re Luce Price Yeeeah she s definitely not known for her ability to put two and two togetherBut let s not get TOO carried away there were definitely things about this book that left me with an The Firefighters Christmas Reunion unpleasant eye twitch and something reminiscent of a bad hangover such as We are still no closer tonderstanding WHY Luce and Daniel love each other or WHY they fell in love in the first place Classic case here of telling and not showing we re told a bazillion times that Luce loves Daniel and Daniel loves Luce but gosh darn it we sure haven t seen anything yet beyond a bunch of goo goo eyed stares and passionate lip locking Sorry but if you want Me the Reader to believe in this magical eternal bond of love between the two main characters you need to give me something to base it on than teenage sighs and making out FAIL 1 To elaborate on my last point when a CERTAIN SOMEONE asks Luce exactly why she loves Daniel so much here is the response we get A million reasons I just do p 388 I just do REALLY So you re telling me that after 1200 PAGES this is the best explanation we get for why Luce loves Daniel She just does So basically they love each other because they love each other slaps forehead in TOTAL frustration FAIL 2 As if the plot wasn t confusing enough now we have TIME TRAVEL thrown into the mix And multiple versions of the main characters AND other major characters and plot elements that have just completely disappeared altogether with no explanation for why they re no longer there But the time travel was the worst it was just one big inconsistent mess that leaves you staring blankly into the space time continuum Now I m no Stephen Hawking but I m pretty darned sure this isn t how time travel goes down Seriously by the last few chapters I was so freaking confused I had to pop a couple Tylenol PM just so that I wasn t The Life of Corgnelius and Stumphrey up all night racking my brains over what the hell had just happened And considering that this series already has plot holes than I can count on fingers and toes time travel just didn t seem like a really smart move to me FAIL 3 Let s talk about Luce Price for a minute Will Luce EVER learn that she has zero instinct or ability to read people How many times now has her gullible butt been duped because she blindly skips after the bad guy like he s the freaking Pied Piper She can passantum physics but she thinks following a creepy gargoyle who won t let anyone but her see him is a GOOD idea EARTH TO LUCE Stay away from strangers trying to lure you to your death They re bad news bears K Really if she s going to be THIS stupid over and over again do I really even care at this point what happens to her Not to mention that The Amish Midwife (Lancaster Courtships, up to this point Luce s sole existence is based on being head over heels in love with Daniel That s it End of story The girl has no other purpose Luce Price FAIL 4 The writing style while somewhat better is still pretty sloppy confusing and all over the place I SWEAR I m trying to not be a total jerk here It IS better than the first two There IS improvement But still the transitions between each chapter and each new time period visited are about as graceful as falling down a flight of stairs Also maybe an OUTLINE would have helped before just taking the write as you go approach and then conveniently taking the easy way out with pretty much EVERY aspect of the plot I m not expecting this to be Shakespeare but I would appreciate at least being able to follow some remotely logical series of events FAIL 5 Speaking of which Did you know that Luce knew SHAKESPEARE in another lifetime and SHE S the reason why the Globe Theater burned down Hey Neither did I Oh Lord the history re writing in this book just cracks mep Slightly Amusing FAIL 6 Back to that CERTAIN SOMEONE all I can say is Wow Congrats LK on managing to take the evilest being of all time and turn him into a cliche villain about as scary and intimidating as one of those 1920 s silent film guys you know the one with the monocle and top hat He s all MUAHAHAHA Then cue a lot of eeveell pacing back and forth as he info dumps explains his eeveell plans which by the by ALSO make NO SENSE Are you kidding me FAIL 7 At the end of this book guess what We STILL have NO IDEA what the EFF is going on No joke NOTHING is ever explained and the ending contained about 297 plot holes NO ONE has a motive in this series NOTHING is ever given a logical explanation and everything is all chalked The Greeks Acquisition up to DESTINY Isn t this what we call a cop out Why yes yes it is The worst of it is the book was setp to make it sound like we would FINALLY get some answers to major The Amish Nanny (Brides of Amish Country, uestions and then the last few chapters just made no sense at all Is this some kind of joke Ms Kate Because after a thousand plus pages it just isn t funny any What exactly was the POINT of Luce sest What was she trying to find So far the whole plot is completely meaningless to the reader I went back and tried to re read whole sections thinking I must have missed something and I m STILL totally lost I honestly want to believe that there is to this plot and these characters than meets the eye but at this point I m not holding my breath FAIL 8 This was literally my favorite line in the whole book Finally things were beginning to make sense p 400 Really They ARE Could ve fooled me I m seriously going to have a brain aneurism if I spend one minute trying to make sense of this story This is honest to goodness THE most convoluted mess of a plot I have ever read Does the author even know what s going on here But yeah I LOVED that line It made me chuckle FAIL 9 Random estion Does the kiss you ve been dreaming about your whole life include knocking your teeth into somebody else s No Huh me neither Just wondering FAIL 10 We honestly can t get though a Fallen book without someone waggling or wagging their eyebrows seriously LK why How many people actually waggle their eyebrows on a regular basis Are people going to look at me all crazy if I attempt this Why is eyebrow waggling so necessary to this story I am. Ve třetím dílu série Andělé se dál odvíjí příběh Luce a Daniela Luce s jistotou cítí že někde v jejích minulých životech se skrývá něco – nebo
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Huge shock I was surprised I was stunned I was floored I was flabbergasted Yeah m I was clued in on page 82 when he first showed The Slayer (Time Raiders up and didn t doubt for one minute that I was wrong in my assumption I wasn tLet s think about this for just a second Let s think about this for just one second longer than Luce thought about it Angels Fallen angels He never showsp when any of the other angels are around Still need a hint The great deceiver Yeah he s in this book Big whoop So he tries to get her to give The Journal Of A Vicars Wife up her soul because oh who knows It would change something in some way that would make something different I suppose Anyway what kind of total idiot would think parting from your soul your immortal soul could possibly make anything better And this is on the word of this skeevy gargoyle view spoilerwho is the devil hide spoiler This review can also be found on my blog Cait s Corner Shhhh Do you hear that It s the horrible screams of your money doomed to spend the rest of their lives with the shame of having beensed to purchase this book and my poor ten dollars are among them In order to keep your money from the same sad fate I have Their Mistletoe Matchmakers uite a few reasons why you should not buy this book which turned out to be a huge disappointment1 The Writing Throughout the whole novel her writing is extremely choppy and awkward to me it felt like Kate was having a veryyy hard time keeping her train of thought And sadly it s like that through the whole novel Kate starts writing about one of Luce s time traveling experiences and has me mildly interested but then she decides to shift gears because she feels like she needs to move on with the story and does so with no literary grace I put the book down several times and didn t read it again for hours because I just couldn t muddle through when she did that Then to make things worse I had to push myself just to get through the last half which I had hoped would be better and that s never a good thing it just really crawled alongnbearably slowly for me It was like finally getting to what you thought was the top of the mountain to find out that you aren t even a The Stephanides Pregnancy uarter of the way there yet Then there wereotes like this that don t make any sense at all I also The Tycoons Reluctant Cinderella used thisote later on that s how badly I got annoyed at last he breathed into her finding her lipsyou found meAlwaysThere are several problems with this for one Kate never says that they are still not totally lip locked so apparently they are talking to each other without ever removing their lips from one anotherJust like this except people frozen in that position talking I for one think that that s very weird and in real life probably would sound like ee ls oo foond e als I don t know about you but that s not exactly light the candles turn down the lights romantic Secondly the whole breathing into her bit Just try it breathing out the words at last which is stupid sounding enough and hell if you re with your girl or your man try it while finding one another s lips and simultaneously breathing it down their throat which I am going to assume is the only rational way you can breathe into somebody without being naked and if you don t find any of that awkward then well I don t know what to say to that Get some help maybe I hope you can see though just ONE The True King of Dahaar (A Dynasty of Sand and Scandal uote that a scene that was supposed to be romantic is actually a total fail when you break it down and really think about it Don t get me wrong this book is a nice improvement compared to her first two but it s still too much purple prose and she has a lot sentences like Luce did this Then this Then they made out here The only really well written scenes that I could find were the first and second time traveling scenes and actually had me going and interested but then it just never really came back fully Definitely not something I should have spent my money on 2 The Time Travel Oh God This was literally so confusing We don t even have an explanation about why she travels to the places she doesntiloh halfway through the freaking book That is way too long to keep your readers in the dark about something that is an integral part of the novel I felt like Kate threw the time travel in there because it HAD to be not because she wanted it there which resulted in time travel that hurt my head and More George W. Bushisms uite painfully too Then to add to the already massive time travel migraine Daniel would randomly pop in some random fact about how it s her destiny to do this to create the loop and that he doesn t know what his destiny is and yet he does which made the book okay for about two seconds because he s having an ACTUAL struggle albeit slightly confusing but a struggle nonetheless But then Kate would be like that s enough of that and have Daniel go skipping away in a field of roses and daises while I m screaming WHAT DESTINY WHAT S GOING ON I kind ofnderstand why Luce can t know but we re the readers for Pete s sake and I think it would have made the book a lot better if at least I knew what was happening It would have added the suspense that was sorely needed But then destiny took a really dangerous and seriously annoying turn Whenever Daniel would get somewhere conveniently right after Luce left or he would only remember meeting himself in the past at the stupidest moments he just chalked it The Making Of Henri Higgins up to destinyNo It doesn t make sense Gives a reason and don t take the easy way out Now I would like to present some real life cases of where having an excuse like destiny never worksCase 1 What Your baby sister got run over by the insane ice cream man Why didn t you help her It was my destiny not to gets bitchslappedCase 2 I walk downstairs mom I m not going to school today I m actually going to go to a party and get drunk because it s my destinygets bitchslappedThe worse case case 3 Girlfriend I love you sooo much baby you re my everything Happy two year anniversaryBoyfriend hey girl I m sorry but we just can t be together anyGirlfriend WHAAATTT WHYBoyfriend It s not you or me it s destiny gets bitch slapped and maybe shot Do you see my point Just because you re an angel doesn t mean you can just leave it to destiny If you want to read a good book about time travel you should check out Timeless It s pretty much everything good about time travel that Passion isn t3 What would amount to what I guess could be called a plot When I said plot I lied There is no plot No suspense no action no nothing This is how the book goes in a nutshellLuce I can t But I must But I can tOther characters Yes you cant Just leave it alone LuceLuce But I must Other characters groanDaniel I must find MY Luce But oh look there s a different Luce I can t fall in love with that one I can t But I want to But I can t paces for apparently weeks months days he doesn t really knowCam supLuce hey I just befriended a weird gargoyle named Bill I m going to not trust my instincts and let him come with meBill heh heh I have a big secret but Luce doesn t know that so shhhhhh Luce ohwowlook at all of these me s I m a bitch I actually clap But it s whatevs I m going to take control of their bodies and make out with Daniel I groanDaniel YumBill I M GAY Ohhwaitwrong secret Nevermind Luce I m going to kill my spirit I mustBill Yes you mustLuce But I can tMe and Bill groanCam makes the book interesting for three pagesBill I m Satan Muahahahaha hackLuce I ll never give in to you Ever I actually start getting interested for a couple pages ntil at last he breathed into her finding her lipsyou found meAlwaysMe AHHHHHH EAHROEIA REUIARHOWEI NOOOOepilogue giving Kate an excuse to write another book and jack millions dollars off of peopleMay I just say that Always is kind of like her always sing the word destiny IT S NOT THE ANSWER She Taming a Dark Horse (Men of the West, used that God forsaken word about 15 times in the las couple of chapters as the answer for their love and I just couldn t stand it4 The characters Longnbearable story short Luce and Daniel suck Luce is as self absorbed as ever and just goes galavanting through time wreaking who knows what kind of havoc and decides to take control of her past selves bodies so she can watch them burst into flames and know what it feels like Which might I add is advice from a gargoyle that hides from the angels who are the supposed good guys in the novel which doesn t strike Luce as strange at all If a gargoyle went The Child Who Rescued Christmas / Firefighter with a Frozen Heart up to me and said hey you ve never met me before but I m a good guy and I want you to go to the empire state building and jump off Don t worry you ll be fine I would run away as fast as my legs could carry me but not our Luce because she s such a keeper And by keep I mean throw into a dumpster She s a TSTL heroine at its finest Then for a little I felt like she was actually getting somewhere trying to find her answers which included defying Daniel gasp But then Kate takes the easy way out and just falls back on destiny and eternal love gag for any future writers out there don t you dare do this It will kill any sort of action and suspense you ve built with one fell blow Also I didn t like some of her past selves and how different they were to her present self Sure they were born in different times but I thought at least their personalities would be the same as the current Luce s Sadly most of them were even pathetic and dumb like her chinese past some don t even look like Luce at allgh Coming back to her chinese past I just don t The Sabbides Secret Baby understand how on earth she could have gotten away with killing the emperor even with her wearing his clothes I can t believe that they took such a second grade excuse as I m sick so my voice sounds funky but I m totes him It s not like I could go into the white house stuff Obama in a closet wear his suit and get away with it People just aren t that dumb so don t make them sound that way Luce also gets the top prize for most controlling obsessive girlfriend I ve ever read In one scene she is literally jealous of the very ground that a past Daniel is walking on Oh my God Luce If you re that jealous just go lick Daniel s toes or something Will really show that dirt Here you go Luce Maybe you canse it to scoop Favourite Daughter up some of that dirtAnd Daniel is the worst tortured soul character I ve ever had the pain of reading Sure there were some points that might have slightly poked at my heart strings but those were very few and far between He kept important things froms and from Luce which made me dislike him even than I already did I really wanted to be let in on some things that he wouldn t say from Luce s perspective but he never does I know Luce would burst into flames if she knew but it s not like if I read it I m going to spontaneously combust and neither is Daniel It s always just Luce Luce Luce death Luce Luce jumping off cliffs Luce Luce There s rarely any real development going on with him which made his chapters the hardest to read I know Luce s an idiot but at least she s doing something Until Again unlike Daniel who seems to be only capable of watching himself Can I just say narcissist much And the part in Heaven where Daniel goesp to God and says hey I ll let you have Luce die and die and die for thousands of years because out love is just so true Woah woah woah Daniel hold on a second Did you ever ASK the first ever Luce if that s what she would have wanted To have excruciatingly painful deaths for the rest of her reincarnated existence No The douchebag You don t make a decision like that without asking the person it s going to effect Let me teach Daniel a lesson that he should have learned a loooong time ago In life people that you love most whether they re you re husbandwife family or friend and that you can t possibly live without are going to die no matter how much you don t want them to And then to not have the guts to go I just need to let her go because I love her makes him look like a pussy To add onto that he makes Luce suffer through not just the pain of death with his choice but all of the family and friends that cared for her for however long she lived and now have to live with that ache of losing a loved one for the rest of their lives is just totally selfish ncaring and so centered on himself with the boo hoo I want Luce I can t live without her that I seriously if I ever saw him would punch him in the face That is such a big no no that I don t know how God didn t smite him where he stood for being so selfishDid anyone else find it ohI don t know strange that Daniel was magically able to change his body form to look asian mexican and white Unless angels are the best plastic surgeons around and were somehow able to change his eye shape and color skin color height and just general body form when we have only developed the technology for any kind of body altering plastic surgery within the last 60 or so years I don t see how any of it was remotely possible And if it somehow was I m pretty sure one thing didn t change from its small size and if you can guess what it is you get a silver star Hint hint it rhymes with chick And if you still can t guess then either you re slow or I ve got a dirty mindProbably the latter I was very pset by something else as well Cam was only in about twenty pages of the book He was the best character for me in this whole novel and he only ever made very short cameo appearances Even then Daniel was trying to avoid him at all costs when he did pop Beyond The Devils Teeth up so he barely talks at all in this novel She essentially destroys his character and turns him into this Hey I m Cam I m cool Look at me I m leaning against a treeHey look I m leaning against a houseHey I m getting married But awwww I didn tHey guess what I m doing again Leaning against a house And it s kind of sad because he was still my favorite character in the whole book even with the character degradation He was the only one when he did sparsely talk that actually made a slight amount of senseOh and the whole twist about him being Daniel s brother What the hell was that Kate never really even explained it well She just said hey they re brothers and lefts readers to fend for ourselves When she did try to explain she Blaze Duo used about three teeny tiny paragraphs on the whole brotherhood reveal and then had two really short scenes where they were still all lovey dovey bromance with each other thinking that that would be enough but it wasn t It definitely wasn t She also doesn t spend any time with their backstory how they were together in heaven zilch zero nada Come on Kate If you re not going to spend time on something that s as big of a deal as you re trying to make it even though ALL angels are related but whatever don t even try it And Bill I know some people say that they liked him and he was a good surprise but again she never explained any of his behavior the turning into other people only being visible to Luce etc Luce neverestions him or his motives which made him very frustrating especially when we find out that view spoiler he s satan hide spoiler. Sti a stává se svědkyní svých dřívějších vášnivých vztahů s Danielem S jediným cílem – najít klíč který odemkne jejich lásce dveře do budoucnost.
Lauren Kate is the author of the Fallen novels the Teardrop novels and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove and her newest release The Orphan's Song She lives in Laurel Canyon with her family