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{June 9, 2012}   {ARC Review} Rapture by Lauren Kate (Fallen #4)

From Goodreads: 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.

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I have followed this series since it first debuted, and now it is at an end.  It is bittersweet; while I truly wanted to know what would happen next for Luce and Daniel, and the wait nearly killed me, I am sad to say that it is over, but happy to note that this series has a wonderful ending with which I believe many readers will be pleased.  I, for certain, will be reading the entire series from start to finish many times now that I can do so all at once, especially because I love this story so very much.

Luce and Daniel have had a very harrowing life on earth.  Daniel, cursed to watch the love of his life, Luce, die every time she begins to remember her true nature, has looked for a cure for centuries.  Luce, destined to die in the arms of her beloved and then be reborn, doesn’t have a clue, until a loophole changes everything.  Honestly, I never saw the truth behind who Luce was, or how/why the angels fell in the first place.  I was shocked by Kate’s revelations, and I think that’s what makes this series so good.  Even though it is four books long, the writing is always fresh and the reader learns more about the characters, solidifying his/her love for them.  The fact that I was always kept guessing was a plus, and I loved finding out the truth alongside the characters.

I’m not sure exactly how I feel about the somewhat derogatory portrayal of heaven, but I also think that in order to placate the masses and not make this a religious novel, Kate had to do what she did, though I would have liked heaven to be painted in a bit nicer light.

Overall, I really enjoyed this final chapter in the Fallen series, and highly recommend it to all.  Four stars.

Random House Children’s Books has been extremely gracious in allowing me to read an ARC of this novel, via Netgalley, prior to its release on June 12, 2012.

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Abby says:

Cool! Thanks for the very honest review. I look forward to reading the series myself!



I have been a keen follower of this series ever since i saw it on a cinema add when it first came out. I bought the book and i never looked back! ever since then i have been eagerly anticipating each book which sometimes was actually painful!! ;D i cant wait to read this book! Great review! :) xx



TayteH says:

Good, the last chapter will be a very good book. Thanks for the review. :D



Denise says:

Sounds awesome! Can’t wait to read this one! :)



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