Book Review: Rapture by Lauren Kate

Posted November 3, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Book Review: Rapture by Lauren KateRapture by Lauren Kate
Series: Fallen #4
Published by Random House Children's Books on 2012-06-12
Genres: Love & Romance, Social Issues, Values & Virtues, Visionary & Metaphysical, Young Adult
Pages: 464
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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four-stars

The conclusion to the bestselling FALLEN series, with exclusive content from the darkly romantic world of FALLEN and an excerpt of Lauren Kate's new novel, TEARDROP.When evil triumphs . . . when the world ends . . . trust your love.The sky is dark with wings. . . . Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn't know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again. Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen. For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they've borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters. In the fight for Luce, who will win? The astonishing conclusion to the Fallen series. Heaven can't wait any longer.From the Hardcover edition.

“Rapture” by Lauren Kate was surprising! That is really the only word I can use to describe it. So much happened in “Rapture.” I think Kate did a great job with answering questions that readers had for this series. “Rapture” pretty much takes off where “Passion” ended. Luce learned a lot about herself in “Passion” when she was traveling to the different times and seeing how Daniel and she fell in love each time but Luce still doesn’t know how everything started.

Luce really has to grow up in this book and realize who she truly is and what role she plays in this life and everyone else’s life. Luce discovering this truth changes everything. In some ways I feel really bad for Luce because in some ways she missed out on so much because of this curse and because of the curse she is going to miss out on even more. This seemed to be a very sad way to end the “Fallen” series but a perfect ending at the same time.

I was a little disappointed that Cam wasn’t in this novel more. He seemed like Kate didn’t want her readers to fall in love with Cam even more. I wish as a reader than there was more of a conclusion for Cam when the story ended. This was definitely a surprising way to end the series and in a way many people get their happy endings.

Bill/Lucifer storyline is even more interesting in this book because the reader finds out the true nature of Lucifer and how everything started or why I guess I should say. I have to say that I am not totally sure I liked this aspect of it. I get the point for the story but I am not totally sure I like how the book went for Luce and Lucifer.

The last thing is my major compalint about this story. I do not like the fact at all that they address God as a woman. I know this is a story but I think it is disrespectful to address God as a woman. If you are going to use a lot of religion’s to base your book off of, then God should be addressed as a He instead of a she. God is addressed as a male presentation in the religions that Kate used in this story and I think that is how He should have been represented in the story.

I do think “Rapture” is a nice interesting wrap up to the series and I think a lot of readers will be happy with this ending because I feel like most of the questions were answered. “Fallen” is still one of my favorite angel series so definitely check it out.

four-stars

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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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