Monday, August 29, 2011
Review of Torment by Lauren Kate
Author: Lauren Kate
Published by: Random House Children's Books
Source: Won in a Contest
Rating: ★★★ & 1/2
How freaking gorgeous is this cover?!?! I have to admit I think this is the most amazing cover I've seen in a while. It's simply breathtaking. I could probably gush about this cover for the whole review but I'll try and control myself.
So I was a little crest fallen after reading Fallen (no pun intended). In felt there were plot gaps and I never really understood what was happening. Things get better in Torment and we do learn a little bit more but I'm still a bit confused. I feel as if I'm not getting the whole story and, therefore, it doesn't make sense to me and I can't follow along.
I really like that Luce stands up for herself a little more in this novel. She starts questioning what people are telling her and doesn't have the blind acceptance anymore. She's gaining more confidence and starts demanding answers. I think this is great character development seeing her grow and mature from who she was in Fallen. Some of our favorite characters return to us and we also get to meet some amazing new characters too.
If you’re up for a mystery or just a stunning cover for your coffee table this is a great series for you.