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Torment (Fallen #2)

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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 at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, th
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Published September 28th 2010 by Listening Library (Audio)
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Kiki
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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
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Rebecca
Oct 28, 2010 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
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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
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P
Feb 26, 2017 P rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
“I will always catch you when you fall”




I have to say Torment is not bad at all, in my opinion. The parts that keeps me continuing this series are the setting and riddles. Gah ! I want to know about Luce and Daniel's past. What has happened between them that makes Daniel so cryptic like this. And there must be something more about Luce for she can summon the Announcer like a pro. About the truce made by Daniel and Cam, I think consequences must come after it ends. The End Game is coming.

“Wou
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SKB
Jan 18, 2011 SKB rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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
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◆✦✧ Jemz ✧✦◆
Jan 04, 2010 ◆✦✧ 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 !!!
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
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Angela
Sep 21, 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
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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
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Michael
May 13, 2010 Michael rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cover-love, judge-me
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
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kari
Jan 06, 2011 kari rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, 2011
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Haleema
Dec 10, 2010 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
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Caitlyn
Aug 26, 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
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hayden
Jul 20, 2010 hayden rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
Nov 16, 2010 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
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Susan
Jan 05, 2010 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
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Elena Salvatore
“Are you okay?" Daniel whispered, his voice soft, his lips so close to hers.
"Yes." She could feel the beating of his wings. "You caught me."
"I will always catch you when you fall.”



In this book Luce finds herself in yet another private school from which she can't leave.
Daniel left her here only with instructions to never leave the school and a promise to return to her.
He doesn't tell her where he is going or what he's doing only to never leave the school grounds.

So what is she doing?
Leavin
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Kristy
Oct 20, 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
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Krystle
Mar 23, 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
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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
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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
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Laz
Nov 16, 2013 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
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N.N. Light
I kept thinking as I was reading Torment by Lauren Kate, "It has to get better, right?" Nope. A wasted read and I will not make that mistake again.

My Rating: 1 star (honestly, I was tempted to write in a negative number but I'm not that cruel)
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
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
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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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