Release Date: June 12th 2012
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Random House Australia
Source: Publisher for Review
Where to Buy: Amazon | The Book Depository
More Info: Goodreads
Summary from Goodreads:
RAPTURE, the fourth & final FALLEN novel, is the Lauren Kate book the world has been waiting for.
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
Absolutely gorgeous. I love how the girl's dress is white, compared to the covers of the Fallen series where the girl in the cover wears black dress. I love how the white represents something, a change and how the series is finally coming to an end.
Heaven can't wait any longer...
Rapture can be summarized into one sentence for me: a beautiful exhilarating ride. As soon as you start the book, you directly join Luce and the other angels as they are about to have a final battle with Lucifer and the Fallens. It's been a year since the last book, Passion, came out. Honestly, Passion didn't quite hooked me into the story compared to Fallen and Torment, mainly because Passion was all about Luce getting her memories of her past lives back but Rapture was very different. It hooked me from the very first page and didn't let go until the last word of the book. It was just that amazing.
In Rapture, we discover new things, originating back to the days where the angels first fell to the earth and the origins of Luce and Daniel's curse. The new things unraveled in this book completely took me by surprise. It made everything more sense and connected the whole series together. I loved how all the characters are gathered in this book, trying to find a way to stop Lucifer and although there are sacrifices that shall be made throughout their journey, Luce and Daniel know that nothing must stop them to win or it will all be for nothing.
One thing I really loved the most about Lauren Kate's books are her detailed descriptions and portrayal of the angels. Angels felt so real throughout the whole book and the way Lauren Kate describes when the angels' wings unfurled was very entrancing. Not only that, she wrapped up the whole book so beautifully that I was not prepared to part with this amazing series.
The epilogue made me teary. It was splendid. I'm so glad that everything was resolved.
I truly admire all the characters in the series, particularly Luce and Daniel. They both have been through a lot and were not able to freely love each other for thousands of years because of the curse. When Luce discovers the truth about herself and the one who puts the curse on her, I was surprised because it was not who I expected at all. Daniel was also amazing. Although at times he often doubted if they can survive the final battle, Daniel never stopped believing in Luce and their love. Reading the Fallen series made me believe that love is a very powerful thing and no measure of time can beat love.
The other side characters like Cam, Roland, Gabbe, Molly, Annabelle, Ariane were great characters as well. They were prepared for this final battle and were very supportive to help Luce and Daniel break the curse. I felt sad for Cam because his bond with Luce was quite damaged. Cam tried to make Luce trust him again but Luce found it difficult because he betrayed her once already.
Oh and there's also Lucifer. Let's just say Lucifer is more than just evil!
Can Luce's and Daniel's love withstand the final battle? Rapture is a beautiful conclusion to the Fallen series. This gorgeous book was an exhilarating emotional ride and made me believe that no measure of time can beat love. Fans of Fallen series will definitely love Rapture!
|5 Forget-Me-Not flowers for Rapture!|
Thank you Random House Australia for the review copy!
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