Author: Lauren Kate
Release Date: June 12, 2012 (hardcover)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Source: Copy provided by publisher
Overall: 4.5 Stars
The sky is dark with wings. . . .Like sand through 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 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 is 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.
I've had a shaky relationship with the Fallen series in the past, but after reading Passion last year, it renewed my faith and left me anticipating the final book. After finally beginning to get some answers in the third book, and seeing the depth of the Luce and Daniel's long history together, Rapture builds off its momentum and continues full force to the finish!
I was really proud of Luce in this novel. She has grown so much over the course of this series, from a clueless and lovesick teenage girl to a young woman fighting for what she believes in, who doesn't shy away from potentially dangerous situations. She will always be comforted by the knowledge that Daniel is by her side, but I was glad to see she wasn't so dependent on him to do everything for her this time around. With Lucifer's plans to erase the past and begin everything anew, there was too much at stake for Luce to be doubting any of Daniel's intentions, like she had in the previous novels.
Daniel is just as sweet and overprotective as ever before in Rapture. His character may have frustrated me in the past with all his secrets, but I finally understood why he's always had to keep so silent, waiting for Luce to remember her past lives and the details of the curse on her own. And while I know this has always been Luce and Daniel's timeless love story, I did miss seeing Cam as he didn't appear as often in the storyline this time around. Since the very first book, Cam has always had a magnetic personality which lured me in right away, and there was something just so compelling about the way you could never tell if he was a friend or foe.
Rapture made me do something that I never imagined a book in the Fallen series could do: it brought me to tears. When I finished reading the novel, I had no idea if I was crying happy or sad tears before a state of emotional numbness eventually settled over me. It's one of those bittersweet endings that resonates in your head for days... Are you sure you're ready for the epic conclusion to the Fallen series?
Thanks so much to Random House Canada for providing this review copy!
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