Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Torment (Fallen, #2)” as Want to Read:
Torment (Fallen, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Torment (Fallen #2)

by
3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  166,181 Ratings  ·  6,787 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
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Torment, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Khwahish Agarwal Yes, totally does, if you like that genre like I do, you must read the book, trust me!
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Kiki
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
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
Rebecca
Jun 07, 2012 Rebecca rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
*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
Kat Kennedy
This book is fail.

If it were a city it would be Failinburg. If it were a WWII battle, it would be Failingrad. If this book were a movie, it would be Million Dollar Failby. How much did this book fail thee? Let me count the ways. Oh no wait, I couldn't be bothered. I ain't bovvered. If this book were my Polish grandfather, its name would be Failinski. Yes, I have a Polish grandfather. He doesn't Failinski. He's awesome. Unlike this book, which sucks.

Which reminds me, If this book were royalty it
...more
Margarette Fayre
The plot is to die for!!! OMG!!!

yeah, im looking forward to this because i really liked the first one
SKB
Jan 19, 2011 SKB rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
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
◆✦✧ Jemz ✧✦◆
Dec 30, 2011 ◆✦✧ Jemz ✧✦◆ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: angels
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 !!!
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
Angela
Oct 02, 2010 Angela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who read the first and has nothing better to do
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Michael
Jul 30, 2011 Michael rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
kari
May 27, 2011 kari rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, 2011
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Haleema
Aug 01, 2012 Haleema rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who enjoy being tormented by books called Tormented
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
hayden
Jul 22, 2011 hayden rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The first half will make you want to
description
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
Caitlyn
Sep 07, 2015 Caitlyn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
THIS BOOK JUST PROMOTES AN UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP.

That's all you have to know. The characters are just as annoying, just as flat. Except this time they have formed this awful parasitic relationship. You make be thinking, "Cait, you're probably over reacting right now."

NO.

Every. Single. Time. Luce and Daniel see each other, which is about six or seven times, it ends in a fight.
Why? Daniel tries to control Luce's life. Absolutely control it. Like at one point she flat out asks him if he's her bo
...more
Zenia
Jan 04, 2010 Zenia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
omg the book isnt even out yet and im drooling i cant wait till it comes out yaaaay
Jude
Jun 12, 2013 Jude rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-my-shelf
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
Mar 06, 2011 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sasha Alsberg
This is how the book went...
1.Luce changes schools because Daniel wants to keep her safe.
2.Luce misses daniel
3.Daniel appears
4.they kiss
5.they fight
6.luce leaves
7.almost gets herself killed
8.lives
Repeat 1-8 five more times
End of Torment

This book wasn't the best book i have ever read but it wasn't the worst. Torment sometimes WAS torment reading it, i found myself not feeling like reading the book at several points. BUT it wasnt horrible throughout the whole book. I did want to pull out my hair
...more
Kristy
Dec 04, 2010 Kristy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Krystle
Dec 19, 2010 Krystle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Varsha
Nov 06, 2010 Varsha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: die, why-the-hype
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
Laz
Jan 26, 2015 Laz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: angel lovers
“Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can't always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.”


Well, this was fairly good. I loved how it shows the ways a relationship from afar can get difficult in so many ways. It was good reading about the hardship of keeping a relationship together, at all costs. Luce isn't perfect, she makes mistake and that's what I love & hate a
...more
Mary:)
Jan 27, 2016 Mary:) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually 4,5 stars

The second book in the Fallen series was better in terms of setting and the general feeling that a book gives you. I loved every Shoreline scene, I loved Miles and Shelby, Franky and Steven and everyone!! What annoyed me this time was the romance between Luce and Daniel. How is it possible for two people to look at each other and then start kissing passionately and when they are about to make love, suddenly one realizes (or remembers?) that they hate the other?

I mean... If you
...more
Rose
Torment definitely wasn't as good as Fallen. It was borderline close to terrible. For some reason, it seemed as if Luce's personality took a major change; venting against Daniel was just the beginning of it. Things that she was fine with in Fallen, she was suddenly not in Torment. Her baseline personality was still there, but he personality definitely took a turn, like Cam's is rumoured to be in Unforgiven.

Daniel wasn't as present in Torment, partially due to him being away 'protecting' Luce. I
...more
Alexis Hall
Another excellent-lookin' frock book.

Unfortunately this is also where I started drifted away from this series. Basically it's when I realised it definitely wasn't about things I was totally into it (weird gothic boarding schools) and was instead about things I was only mildly interested in (fallen angels, teen romance across the centuries).

Like the first book, it does do a fair amount of deconsruction of the tropes it employs - I feel it wants to ask questions around Love That Is Meant To Be, fo
...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
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Sword & Cross or Shoreline? 6 12 Mar 29, 2016 08:17PM  
Spoilers: Afterwa...: Torment 1 2 Mar 27, 2016 12:19AM  
Shoreline RP? 1 10 Jun 15, 2015 02:52PM  
Dutch YA Fans Unite: 1 t/m 30 april "Torment" 5 9 Apr 18, 2015 08:51AM  
Cam, Daniel or Miles. Who would you choose? 759 973 Jan 21, 2015 05:49PM  
Is Luce Lucifer? 291 914 Sep 15, 2014 08:44AM  
YA lovers <3: Torment 3 8 Jul 22, 2014 04:26PM  
  • Hades (Halo, #2)
  • Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)
  • Tempted (House of Night, #6)
  • Black Halo (Grace, #3)
  • Betrayal  (Immortal #2)
  • Penitence (Heavenly, #2)
  • Dark Heart Rising (Dark Heart, #2)
  • Wildcat Fireflies (Fenestra, #2)
  • The Hidden (The Hollow, #3)
  • Dark Flame (The Immortals, #4)
  • Afterlife (Evernight, #4)
  • The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey, #4)
  • Dreaming Awake (Falling Under, #2)
  • My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3)
  • Bloodrose (Nightshade, #3)
  • Desires of the Dead (The Body Finder, #2)
  • Betrayals (Strange Angels, #2)
2905297
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.
More about Lauren Kate...

Other Books in the Series

Fallen (5 books)
  • Fallen (Fallen, #1)
  • Passion (Fallen, #3)
  • Rapture (Fallen, #4)
  • Unforgiven (Fallen, #5)

Share This Book



9 trivia questions
7 quizzes
More quizzes & trivia...
“Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can't always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.” 2877 likes
“Would he find her?
Without question.
Would he save her?
Always.”
709 likes
More quotes…