Torment (Fallen, #2)
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Torment (Fallen #2)

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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  115,115 ratings  ·  5,753 reviews
Love never dies...
It took Lucinda an eternity to find her beloved angel, Daniel. But he waited for her. Now they are forced apart again, to protect Luce from the Outcasts - immortals who want her dead. During their separation, Luce learns about her mysterious past lives. But the more she discovers, the more she suspects that Daniel is hiding something.

What is Daniel's ver...more
Hardcover, 452 pages
Published 2010 by Random House Children's Books
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Kira
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Rebecca
*SPOILER WARNING* (As in if you thought you were in for a good read this will spoil it)
**Also SWEAR WARNING** (because I just can't get through this review without swearing. I need some release!)

I have had to take a break from my reading of Torment to get this off my chest.

I hated Fallen. Everything about it was incredibly one dimensional and at the end I felt like I still knew nothing, none of the big questions had been answered. Like I was reading blind-folded, was out of the loop and nothin...more
Inge
To: Daniel Grigori
From: Inge
Date: May 27th 2012 – 6:59 PM
Subject: Fuck you

Dear Daniel Grigori,

Words can’t even begin to describe my feelings towards you, but I’m gonna have a go anyway. I feel like this is important. You need to know how people feel about you.

I have allergic reactions to you. You are so full of shit. Even in a book where you don’t appear all that often, it’s still all about you, you, you, isn’t it? You are by far the most selfish, self-centered, narcissistic bastard I have eve...more
SKB
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Margarette Fayre
The plot is to die for!!! OMG!!!

yeah, im looking forward to this because i really liked the first one
◆✦✧ Jemz ✧✦◆
I can't wait.... =0)

10/08/10
Omg I read the book!!! Tears tears why do I have to wait next year for the 3rd book Fallen Series "Passion" Ahhhhh (screaming right now) I enjoy reading this book. Poor Luce =( If I was in her position I woulld of done the same seriously. And I don't blame her. (Everything that Luce had done. I Don't want to spoil anyone.) I can't wait for "Passion". I'm so curious about Daniel, and the others. Omg !!!
Rose
Dear Ms. Kate

I. Don't. Like. Fallen.

I don't like this series; i don't like the characters, the development of the story, the secret life of Lucinda Price, the archangels, mainly all the angels from your story, the Outcasts, the heavenly never-ending war between good and bad.

I just don't like your piece of shit story.

However, i do keep reading this series. Why? Because i have a need for badly written, made-by-brainless-authors YA-fiction and stupid non-feminists.

Therefor, this will not be a hap...more
Angela
Oct 02, 2010 Angela rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: anyone who read the first and has nothing better to do
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kari
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Leslie
No book has been more aptly named. I read this as a follow up to Fallen (which was a mighty let down itself) in hopes that it would somehow clear up some of the jagged and, at times, blatantly ignored plot points. It didn't. Instead, I was treated to nearly 500 pages of an insipid, seemingly bipolar angel who inexplicably loves a fickle, petulant, whiny girl-child who couldn't decipher the back of a cereal box with a room full of Mensa members helping her.

Though I can't really fault Luce the di...more
Michael
The best thing I can say about Torment is that its title suits it perfectly. The first three quarters of this book were absolute torment to get through, but the end did pave the way for a somewhat-interesting third book in the series.

As I was persevering through this thing, I realized that the main appeal Fallen held was the secret of what supernatural creature Daniel is. That took up most of the plot of that novel, but that was okay since it held my attention long enough. However, in Torment, y...more
Zenia
omg the book isnt even out yet and im drooling i cant wait till it comes out yaaaay
Jude
How many lives do you need to live
Before you find someone
Worth dying for?


Well, one thing is for sure, this book, is not worth dying for. I know this sounds bad and like its going to be a hater review but, I actually find my situation amusing. Just stick around.

For starters, the story sounds great: A school of Nephilim! Cool! It's gonna be like Howards, but instead of fighting Voldemort, you fight Outcast. Well, No. it's exactly the same as Sword & Cross, only with brighter colors and sexier...more
Susan
I applause to the stunning cover, but I'm saddened to give this book a gracious 3 stars that it doesn't deserve. It took me forever to get through all the whining and disappointments with the characters. The whole premise of the story that had so much potential to offer was just "Torment" — yup, see the pun here.

The entire story just fell flat. What happened from book 1 to book 2? We continued on with the tragic romance of Luce a human and her fallen angel Daniel. The sweetest love in all of hi...more
Hayden Casey
The first half will make you want to
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What to say about TORMENT. . . .
About halfway through the book, I almost gave up. The first half of it was absolutely dreadful, all information about Luce's life at Shoreline and "I miss Daniel" this and "I miss Daniel" that. It was blander than tofu (which I've never actually eaten before, but from what I've heard of it, it's pretty bland).
The second half picked up, though, when mild action and a few unsuspecting plot twists are thrown in. From there, I was...more
Haleema
To hell with, "Never judge a book by its cover."

Do I really need to read this book to write a review about it?!

Goddamnit.

Does anyone else find it ironic that this one is called Torment?

LMAO.

*reads summary on Goodreads*

Hell on earth.

That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.
It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts—immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce
...more
Krystle
I love it when books are aptly named. This book was excruciating to read and it being a "torment" is no joke. I wanted to rip the book into pieces so many times.

Let's start with the good: Miles. I just love him. He's the sweetest, patient, and most understanding guy in the whole book. He should *not* get together with Luce under any circumstances because he's just too good for her. If they do somehow hook up, Luce will eventually became a overly obsessive moron you just want to slap to the burni...more
Kristy
Dear Author Lauren Kate,

Anytime you feel the need to title a book with a word who's synonyms include; Suffering, irration, hell,excruation, torture... you had better damn well make sure the reader's are not feeling any of those emotions. You failed.

While 'Torment' might be a nano better than 'Fallen', it still is not anything I would consider good. You have successfully took something that could have possibly been an interesting story and turned it into unrelatable, long, annoying garbage. Your...more
Varsha
OH MY GOD! Luce is such a bitch!..Like really now.. I am not liking this book at all. This book is exactly what the name suggests. A TORMENT!
I didnt like the previous one either. Fallen was such a waste. The author very cleverly made sure she didnt reveal anyyyyy details of the plot in the 1st book forcing the reader to read the second book. Who would want those 300 pages to go waste? But guess what its still a waste!!!!!! Even more that half way through Torment the author does not reveal anythi...more
Laura
I suppose it's a good sign that this sequel to Fallen didn't get a worse rating, but it didn't get a better one, either. The problem is that I really suspect that this would be one really great story if it were in *one* book not three. But publishers are now demanding trilogies, which means weaker individual books and tons of padding.

Luce is as clueless here as she was in the first book, and her eternal boyfriend Daniel is playing the I'm an Enigma card for all he's worth. The alliance between...more
Lighthearted
Whomever Luce is, she’s apparently important enough to both the angels and the demons that they declare a truce in order to protect her. Daniel and Cam arrange for her to be hidden at a special school on the California coast: a school which boasts both angels and demons as teachers, not to mention a group of Nephilim students. Each of the Nephilim possesses special talents; as Luce develops friendships among them, she discovers a talent of her own. She uses this talent to seek knowledge about he...more
Eminemz
Jan 18, 2010 Eminemz marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I can't wait to see what Lauren Kate has written this time! The last book of hers, FALLEN, extremely good in my opinion but we're going to have to wait until september to find out how this book will turn out....but i can asure you, i'll be the one waiting at 6 o'clock for the bookstore to open so i can buy it.
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-xoxo eminemz
Heather Tisdale
Luce has found herself stuck in a battle of good and evil. Things get so bad for her that the two waring sides must ban together to fight off an even bigger threat. Luce is sent to a school of nephilim to help hide her while the boys in her life attempt to defeat her enemies. Once again, Luce finds herself in a new school and meets new friends, but Luce is troubled. She's troubled by her past; she's troubled because everyone is keeping secrets from her; she's troubled because she and Daniel keep...more
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
Oh amazing! :) I really enjoyed in this book! And it's definitely better than first one! Thing that i like the most in this book is that you don't know all the facts..in other books mostly you know the facts and then while you read you yell at character don't do that you idiot! :D (or that's what i do) but here i don't know, i don't know what Luce is? Who is Daniel? He is angel, very important one but is he good or bad...And that's what i love in this book! :)
And i can't wait to read next! :D
Rabbit {Pokemon Master}
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Amelia
So the introduction (prologue) was pretty good. Daniel’s attitude was kinda eating at me; he seemed pathetic, worrying about Luce so much. Just chill, you know? And stop being such a domineering tyrant. So she needs his permission to go somewhere, do something? Oh uh uh. That is not about to fly. I understand that this guy is totally whipped but he needs to get. a. grip.

As for prima donna Lucinda. She needs a good slap in the face. I think this falls under the category of a writing error. How ma...more
Karen
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Feu d'Issey (Laura)
I went straight on to read this book the second I'd finished devouring Fallen. I did like it, because I love reading Lauren Kate's style of writing, I find it very comfortable, but without being poor writing. I enjoyed the setting, which she once again did a fantastic job at depicting. I was so, so disappointed to not be reunited with Cam in the way I had hoped, but... well I hope that's another story.... maybe in Passion? (and if not, does anyone know of any really good fan-fic to recommend me,...more
Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)
I enjoyed this book and thought it was a lot better than Fallen. This book seemed to be better written in parts - it is clear that Kate enjoys writing about the aesthetics of angels and nephilim as well as describing action. I though that this book was on the same level throughout - there weren't really any parts which made me excited to see what happened next, but overall, it was quite eventful. Shelby and Miles, as well as the teaching couple Francesca and Steven were newly introduced likeable...more
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Lauren Kate grew up in Dallas, went to school in Atlanta, and started writing in New York.
She is the author of Fallen and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. She lives in Laurel Canyon with her husband and hopes to work in a restaurant kitchen, get a dog, and learn how to surf.
She is currently at work on the sequel to Fallen.
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