I want Luce to be with Cam I 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. SpoilersHere is the short review Here is the long review And 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 feel Lucinda They just don t understand our love for each other Didn t you just go through all different periods of time because you didn t understand your love for Daniel Lucinda Yes.What did you learn during your journey What did you see Lucinda 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 him You were accompanied by a gargoyle named Bill He tricked you, right Lucinda 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 thatLucinda sobsI just I missed him so much Daniel Lucinda isn t exactly the brightest bulb But my love for her consumes me.Lucinda Hey, I am sma wait, you love me Daniel With my entire being.Lucinda Oh Daniel, you re so romanticLucinda lovingly strokes Daniel s cheekI love your cheek.Can we get a bucket over here My apologies, I m done puking now On to the next question 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 friends.Daniel I don t need their help I can do it by myself.Then how do you explain the fact that you never caught up with Lucinda while she was travelling through time Daniel I said, I don t need their help.Do I need to remind you that you were also tricked by the gargoyle named Bill Daniel I didn t realise it was Satan.Yes, 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 swoons That was not an option You know you re gonna have to choose eventually Why are you taking millennia to decide Daniel Things got in the way.Things like Lucinda Daniel Yes I fell in love with her soul, and I saved her life by killing her.You think one girl is important than the entire mankind Daniel Yes.You think she s worth it Daniel Yes.Why She s not exactly interesting.Daniel I love her.Well, you re not that interesting either But you barely know the girl How much time have you spent with Lucinda Daniel 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 her.Lucinda s personality changes with every lifetime Even when she s a snotty brat in Victorian England, you love her because she s Lucinda.Daniel I ll always love her.But you have nothing in common.Daniel That doesn t matter, we don t talk anyway All we do is make out And then she dies.Yes, speaking of that Don t you think you re a selfish bastard for catching up with Lucinda every lifetime Daniel I want to be with her I love her and no matter how little time we have together, it ll be worth the wait.But she dies because of you She s never turned 18 because of you.Daniel Lucinda Don t hurt my Daniel I kiss him back, you know Yes, but you re a daft cow without an opinion.Daniel Don t talk to her like that or I ll kill you Now, 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 up.Lucinda I will never be truly happy without Daniel Daniel I mourn her every time she dies.You do How do you mourn Daniel Sometimes I sleep for weeks Other times I jump off a cliff and break every bone in my body.That s deep, Daniel Because that s the immortal equivalent of dying, right So you don t do anything productive while you re waiting for Lucinda to become of legal age Lucinda What does productive mean Daniel, what is he talking about Daniel Don t break your pretty little head over it, my sweet You are safe.I m starting to like this Satan How did it make you feel when he called you self centred, Lucinda Lucinda I am not self centred It s not my fault the whole world revolves around our love Here s another quote from Satan for you There s to life than teenage passion Lucinda This is not passion This is love You re seventeen.LucindaLucinda huffsThat is it I have had it with you I will not let you criticise usLucinda stands up and struts off You know I m right, Daniel.Daniel No I refuse to accept that these books shouldn t revolve around me Me, me, me I don t like you very much Boo hoo The feeling is mutualDaniel grabs the award and storms off after Lucinda That 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, 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 t understand it Luce was in heaven, but she wasn t an angel or he was in love with her soul What in tha name of heaven hell wherever is was 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 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 gets up 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 4.0 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 nope.She 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 use her brain Pg 385 he finally tells her who he is She never figures it out.So, back to the sort of plot Guess who the gargoyle is, you ll never guess, really it s such a huge shock I was surprised, I was stunned, I was floored, I was flabbergasted Yeah, um, I was clued in on page 82 when he first showed up and didn t doubt for one minute that I was wrong in my assumption I wasn t.Let 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 shows up 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 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 spoiler who is the devil hide spoiler SOME SPOILERS Sigh 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 understand what was going through LK s head when she wrote these books so, here we go Brief Summary At 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 fed up 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 Quest 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 things up alter things permanently Review When 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 ending.But 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 up with the Outcasts to get their hands on Luce Second, LK has FINALLY picked up 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, quirky, potentially gay, admittedly cheesy Bill um, that is, 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 is unless 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 unpleasant eye twitch and something reminiscent of a bad hangover such as We are still no closer to understanding 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 doREALLY 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 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 pass quantum 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, 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 me up 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 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 set up to make it sound like we would FINALLY get some answers to major questions, 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 s Quest 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 question 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 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 up as a human tiki torch If LK thought we were all just going to conveniently forget about Trevor s tragic demise as quickly 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 tie up loose ends with that unfortunate event instead of conveniently dropping it out of the plot altogether FAIL 12So, all in all, another utterly 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 gotLIKE THIS REVIEWSee excessive ranting for Rapture , the finale to the Fallen series D Lea LC s Adventures in Libraryland [ Read Ebook ] ☰ Passion ☲ Every Single Lifetime, I Ll Choose You Just As You Have Chosen Me Forever 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 LastCam 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
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 undying love, but also got us 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 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 spoiler My heart s broken when Daniel wants to kill himself by plunging himself off of the cliff I totally understood what he feels for Luce is beyond my imagination His love is everything, larger than his life hide spoiler Luce stepped into the Announcer, leaving her Daniel behind, trying to understand 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 fate.In 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 death.In 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 until Gabbe found him, made him vowed to never lose hope, to never destroy himself again.Daniel 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 her.After 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 usual 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 failure.Daniel 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 readers.Passion is where we can understand thingsRapture will be fantastic with its ending.Previous This is the book that I am dying to read Torment left me with sadness I can understand why Luce needs her alone moment to understand about who she was But it s still heart breaking.to 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. Review Below Ooooo, the cover is out It s different Ok, this is definitely sounding like a prequel type book guys It might be the third in the series, but it goes backwards and covers 5000 years.But perhaps it covers those years as she travels, so it is them looking back, rather than a true prequel So a hybrid prequel REVIEW TIME Finished Passion in about 4 hours, so a nice quick read.Three and a half stars Not 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 an understanding 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 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 just unguarded than the later versions However, 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 good Bill Way too obvious and way too annoying The final chapter definitely sets things clearly in motion for the book, Rapture.Any who, good book, good story and very much looking forward to the last instalment 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 up 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 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 that ugly 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 conquer 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 until 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 university I want, so love will definitely not conquer a curse. If you read this book,Hope it gives you hellHope it gives you hell.If you bought this book,Hope it gives you hellHope it gives you hellIf you find a review More than two starsAnd you agree,Then you re a foolAnd them as well Hope it gives you hell OK, this is harsh But fun.