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4.0 out of 5 stars a satisfying conclusion to the series,
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I really liked the theme with the girls in black dresses (though the dresses have nothing to do with the books) but I like the symbolism behind the white dress for the final book of the series.
Not sure how to say this, but sometimes I found the descriptions too... sappy or cheesy. Not a lot, but a few times I wanted to burst out laughing with the way Luce describes things. Here's an example:
" He was... lovely. Amber hair spilled down his shoulders in shiny waves. His body seemed grander, defined by muscle no mortal would ever achieve. His cold blue eyes were mesmerizing."
Luce and the other angels are split up to find three relics that will lead them to the site of the fall. Luce and Daniel eventually join up with the other angels, each in different places like Venice and Vienna. I thought that them going through all these different landscapes and areas would be too faced-paced and wouldn't leave much of an impression, but it was surprisingly done well, though maybe I should have known considering Passion went through different eras and I loved it!
Looking back at me review for Passion, I had thought that the big mystery of the curse was solved. After reading Rapture I honestly did not know how I came to that conclusion. We barely scratched the surface in Passion. Everything is revealed (this time I mean it, and how wrong can I be, considering it is the final book): Bill's actions in Passion and why he even cared at all about Luce and the curse (something that has been nagging me) make so much more sense in Rapture. And of course what matters the most, the curse! Why Luce was cursed, Luce and Daniel first meeting, Luce's first life, everything was explained to keep me satisfied. And for those banging your heads every time you read a book in the series and got no answers, I promise you'll receive them in Rapture!
Luce's entire character was centered around Daniel, perhaps it wasn't that bad considering this whole series is one epic tragic romance tale. But still, Luce could have been a more loveable character if she had some personality, one that makes her unique and stand out as the main character and more than just a girl in love. Though I loved learning about Luce's first life (it was such a shocker to me! Looking back I should have saw it sooner, I guess I'm just slow).
There was so much more to Lucifer as I mentioned above and I loved that. I loved that there was more behind his plan to unravel time than just for the sake of him being pure evil.
The angels in this series always seemed to me like a bunch of teenagers. They were supposedly in existence since the beginning of creation, you'd think they would act older and wiser or at least feel "otherworldly". Similar to Luce, Daniel's whole character centered around her so there's nothing to really say about him. My favourite characters have always been Cam and Arriane, they just spice out the story so well and their chemistry between the rest of the cast keeps you intently reading. Shelby and Miles were barely in it but I was happy with that as I didn't feel too much of a strong attachment for them since their relationship with Luce happened so fast in Torment (I wonder if you can say the same about all the rest of the characters? I don't quite think so though). I don't want to preach or anything but I was unconformable with Rapture's portrayal of God, to me God is a perfect being but in Rapture he didn't appear to be very perfect but I do admit it got a little better later on as the circumstances of the curse was explained. But overall I did not like the portrayal.
The Fallen series will always be foremost a love story (although foremost means number one, but the Fallen series was really only a romance story, nothing more or less). The whole series centered around Luce and Daniel's curse. Although, very slowly, bit by bit as the books progress, we learned more about the tragedy and circumstance of the curse and then finally we get the full story of the curse in Rapture. Throughout the series there have always been these questions: Will the curse be broken? Will Luce die and never be reborn again? And most importantly, will Luce and Daniel have a happy ending? Well I won't spoil but I believe Lauren Kate gave us the best ending that was possible.
I have been following the Fallen series since the first book was published and I have enjoyed every one of them. There has been a lot of confusion as the answers to the curse have always been vague but I still enjoyed the journey the books took you through. I know most people either love or hated this series, I've always been the former. As soon as I have the time I'll probably reread this series again continuously as it was a bit hard to remember what happened in the last books since I read each of them within a year of one another.
Although not for everyone, the Fallen series is tale of a tragic romance. If that sounds appealing to you, then this is a series you might enjoy. Rapture brings the story to a close with a satisfying conclusion to the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series,
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This review is from: Rapture (Hardcover)The entire series was unique, well written and enjoyable.
I know I was supposed to root for Luce and Daniel and I guess to a degree I did but I have to say the character that I found to be the most captivating was Cam. I hope LK writes a spinoff series with him as the central character. There is still so much to be explained and played out.
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Rapture by Lauren Kate (Hardcover - Jun 12 2012)
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