Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Becky's View: Rapture by Lauren Kate

Rapture by Lauren Kate
♦publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
♦release date: June 14, 2012
hardcover, 432 pages
♦intended audience: Young adult
series: Fallen, book 4
(my reviews for Fallen, Torment, & Passion)

(spoiler warning: description & review may contain slight spoilers for previous books in the series!)
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.

Review: Writing this review is feeling very bittersweet. I have enjoyed this series all the way through and I am so sad to see it end. But WOW...did it end with a bang. I finished last night and I think I am still trying to catch my breath. The entire series was a whirlwind metamorphosis---from the boarding school dark romance, to a mystery about an otherworldly curse, to a time travel epic through thousands of years, and now this: a journey of timeless love and a girl trying to find out who she is and why these incredible occurances have happened to her and her true love, the angel Daniel.

There was literally not a moment's pause in the adventure of this final installment. Daniel, Luce, and their friends are in a race against time to find the artifacts that, when brought together, will show them how to stop Lucifer from erasing thousands of years of earth's history. Rapture has a completely different feel and seemed much darker than any of the other books in the series. Emotions run deep, there are lots of surprises, and definitely some tears. If you love this series like I do, {spoiler! highlight to read:} you know there is definitely a connection to so many of the main characters and to lose any of them was devastating! The plot wraps itself up in twists and turns, groups change sides, new dangers present themselves---and the things that come to light in Rapture completely blew me away. There were things that maybe I should have seen coming, but they never even crossed my mind until I read them, gasping in shock! It was an astounding and wholly satisfying finale. I know people seem to either love this series or dislike it---but if you are one who loves it and has become completely wrapped up in the fate of these wonderful characters, I'm sure Rapture will blow you away!

Miss Lauren Kate, I will miss Luce and Daniel, Cam and Arianne, Gabbe, Roland, Molly, and the rest of them. Thank you for giving them such an amazing story! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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Purchase Rapture at: AmazonBN.comBookDepositoryIndiebound


source: I purchased this one, then received an ARC for review from publisher.


  1. I hate it when series come to an end. On one hand you knew it had to end sometime, or else it would've gotten really old quick, but on the other, you just never want to leave these characters. :( Oh, well, glad to know you enjoyed it.

  2. I can't wait to read this book! I didn't like the first book that much but I'm glad I stuck to this series because it kept getting better and better! That said, I can't imagine just how awesome this final installment is going to be! Thanks for the review! :)

  3. I have this book on my iPhone right now in audio format. I hope I get a chance to read it soon. This review and the words of a coworker make me want to read it now more than later.

  4. I loved this series and Rapture had the perfect ending!!! I was also reluctant... although I was ready for Luce and Daniel to find peace, I didn't want it to end.

    With this being said I want a Cam spin off!!!!! :)

    1. I would love a Cam spin-off!! He was such a great characters that changed so much through out the story. Would definitely love an Arianne spin-off, too!

  5. Ahhh I NEED to read this series! Thanks for the great review, you've persuaded me even more! :) x

  6. Rapture definitley did end with a bang! It completely blew me away and had me deeply invested in Luce's story. I loved this series and I can't wait for moe of Lauren's work.

  7. Oh sweetie! I really should finish this series!!
    I only got until Torment XDDD Im so far behind. I didnt really enjoyed that book and that's why I stopped, but now your review really makes me want to read Passion and Rapture. Plus, I love angels!! THanks for sharing this review! wonderful =DDD