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Release Date: September 28, 2010
Purchase Link: Amazon
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, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.
At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn't told her everything. He's hiding something - something dangerous.
What if Daniel's version of the past isn't actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?
Torment is two levels better than Fallen. Although I still have misgivings about the characters, the plot is more palatable this time. Now that Luce and Daniel are reunited once more, we see the story of their tragic love unfold and their curse relived again. I can only imagine how weirded out Luce must be due to her new found popularity among the Nephilims and everyone seems to know her past lives, except for her, to the point that some versions of it are bedtime stories. This prompted Luce, with the help of Shelby, to do some investigating and found a past life or two. The surreal experience raised more questions for Luce and what Daniel's intentions are. It didn't help that Shelby used to have an in-between thing with Daniel, which is awkward to say the least, I agree that sucks on so many levels. This one Lauren Kate nailed in terms of the mix of emotions a teenager must feel when caught up in a situation like this and it's good to know that Luce is finally using her smarticles and start doing something for herself instead of just following Daniel around like a puppy.