- Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books
- Format: Paperback | 432 pages
- Dimensions: 142mm x 232mm x 38mm | 558g
- Publication date: 23 June 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0385618085
- ISBN 13: 9780385618083
- Edition statement: Trade Paperback.
- Sales rank: 2,560
"Every single lifetime, I'll choose you. Just as you have always chosen me. Forever." Before Luce and Daniel met at Sword & Cross, before they fought the Immortals, they had already lived many lives. And so Luce, desperate to unlock the curse that condemns their love, must revisit her past incarnations in order to understand her fate. Each century, each life, holds a different clue. But Daniel is chasing her throughout the centuries before she has a chance to rewrite history. How many deaths can one true love endure? And can Luce and Daniel unlock their past in order to change their future?
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This is Lauren Kate's fourth novel, the third in a planned quartet about Luce and Daniel. Her first book THE BETRAYAL OF NATALIE HARGROVE is also available. Her paranormal angel romances have confirmed her as a huge name in YA fiction. Lauren was born in Texas, studied and worked in New York and now lives in California. She shares her life with her husband - a Shakespeare scholar - and their new dog.
By Natalie Cleary 12 Dec 2012
I just could not really get into this book. I did in the beginning cause I was excited to see what was going to happen from the second novel. It seems to be that she's done this novel too much in the hopes of turning it into a script. It would be great as a movie, but as a book it really let me down.
The worst part was the repetition, continuously describing things which have already been said. The part where Bill is hiding when an angel is present. He said this earlier in the book, and she's constantly wondering why he's left. This character was made out to be less intelligent than she was in the earlier books.
This book is important to the series, which had been alright so far. Hopefully the fourth novel is better written.
By Amanda 16 Aug 2012
Also reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm. (www.vintagebookworm.blogspot.com)
Okay, I know a lot of people have had issues with this book. But I didn't. I loved it. I know that it's basically just Luce stepping in and out of Announcers in different times and places, but I loved seeing her past lives with Daniel. I loved seeing them fall in love so deeply each time, it was so romantic. As you should already know if you've read the first two books (Which you better have if you're reading this review!!!), Daniel has had to watch Luce die over, and over, and over again with each reincarnation. He falls in love with her as a different person, with the same soul, each time and she falls in love with him and just as they start to proclaim that love, poof. She dies. It's so tragic, but such a romantic tragic love story.
Also, in this third installment, you get to read Daniel's point-of-view. Every other chapter is Daniel's. I really loved seeing through his eyes and getting an insight on his feelings and the way he thinks. It also adds a lot to the history of him and Luce, and the fallen angels.
The only thing that I can remember really bugging me was the fact that it seemed like Luce STILL needed to know about her love with Daniel after so many past lives. She knew after so many of them that their love was true, and she kept whining about missing him. I know, though, that this book was about learning about the past with them. But I hated how she basically whined through the whole thing.
And ugh, Bill. I knew something was up with him as soon as Luce met him. I was always suspicious of him, even when I kind of liked how he helped Luce. But the whole time I was waiting for him to do something. Not going to go into too much detail about him, ha. Or I'll give away everything with him and rant on and on and on about how...nevermind!
Overall, I loved this installment. I'm dying to read Rapture, but I want to save some time and read Fallen in Love. I'm really sad that Rapture is the last book. These books make me cry so hard. They make my heart hurt. The writing flows well and you fly through SO many pages so fast, even though the chapters are super long. Which I don't mind in these books. If you haven't tried this series yet, please do! I know a lot of people stay away from them because they are the type that is either a love, or a hate relationship. Can't be so-so about it, or at least I haven't seen anybody with a "Ooh, yeah I liked it. It was okay." feeling about it.
By Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books) 14 Aug 2011
Well, I flew through Passion, finishing in less than a day. I didn't want to put it down, and I needed to know what would come next.
Passion wasn't really what I expected... while in theory we got to see some of their romances and where the love is coming from in their past encounters, I really wanted at least one start to finish meeting and falling in love.
What I got instead was interesting, and it really helps to see where Daniel's immense love comes from, and get to know him and where he's been. What Luce got from it was more of a sense of who she is, and she has to learn and convince herself that their love is from something real, not just fate or simple attraction.
This is a good addition to the series, and I know that I'll pick up the last and hope that all the threads are tied up and something happens with a bang.
By Naomi Impellizzeri 21 Jun 2011
Passion was great book, pretty much exactly what I wanted, language can be a little confusing and the story could be better in places. not as good as Fallen, way better than torment. definitely an awesome read for Fallen fans :)
"spanning 5,000 years, this endeavours to explain every important moment of Luce and Daniel's relationship" -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller 20110128 "Twilight-style success could be on the cards for the fallen angel saga amid Disney film romours." -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller 20110325 "I enjoyed reading Passion as much as I enjoyed reading Fallen and Torment. I read it in 3 or 4 sittings and I already can't wait for Rapture," Notes of Life 20110601 "The descriptive writing style managed to bring all of the different time periods to glorious life within my imagination...The romance between Luce and Daniel was enchanting to behold although at times felt voyeuristic with the intensity of the emotion portrayed...What can I say about the ending but OMGosh Lauren Kate has done it again, the cliff hanger to top that at the end of Torment. I have no idea how she sustains it. I cannot believe that I have to wait until Spring 2012 in order to find out what happens next." As A Mum 20110601 "Rating: A+ Lauren Kate is one fantastic author ...her books just get better and better... I remember reading the first page and thinking WOW! ...pure action in every single chapter...kept me thrilled and engaged the whole time. ...emotion filled... awesome joyride... very balanced with dialogue and description... The writing was beautiful. This book was sent from the heavens above. ...beautiful story burning with Passion. With love found from heaven and a curse sent from hell this will be the most magical book of the year." -- Arjun Thakrar Excellent Reads 20110603
Back cover copy
Every single lifetime, Ill choose you. Just as you have always chosen me. Forever. Before Luce and Daniel met at Sword & Cross, before they fought the Immortals, they had already lived many lives. And so Luce, desperate to unlock the curse that condemns their love, must revisit her past incarnations in order to understand her fate. Each century, each life, holds a different clue. But Daniel is chasing her throughout the centuries before she has a chance to rewrite history. How many deaths can one true love endure? And can Luce and Daniel unlock their past in order to change their future?