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TORMENT by Lauren Kate

TORMENT

A Fallen Novel

From the Fallen series, volume 2

By Lauren Kate

Age Range: 14 & up

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-385-73914-6
Publisher: Delacorte

After the disaster that was her short-lived career at Sword and Cross School, Lucinda’s physically flawless, fallen-angel boyfriend Daniel has transported her to Shoreline, on the California coast, while he hunts for the Outcasts, who want to kill Luce. Shoreline hosts both regular kids, like Luce, and Nephilim, angel-human hybrids. Luce hones some of her own supernatural skills and learns to travel into her previous lives with the help of her Nephilim friends, Shelby and Miles. As they work together, Luce begins to fall for Miles. Now she wonders if she’s truly destined to be with Daniel forever. Luce's personality finally begins to bud in this book, but she's still bland, existing primarily for Daniel. Daniel, who Lucinda learns is the one who will tip the scales of power in the fallen-angel war, is just as oblique and drippy as he was in Fallen (2009). Miles, however, comes through in a moment of crisis, setting up an intriguing love triangle that will continue into the third in the series with, perhaps, a character strong enough to carry it. (Paranormal romance. YA)