PDF/EBOOK Torment Author Lauren Kate
Rms that we really really REALLY are not to fuck around with the Announcers I fuck around some with the Announcers involving my roommate and this new boy Miles whose name anagrams to SLIME When I fuck around with the Announcers I see a glimpse of a former life and parents who might still be alive I leave campus AGAIN with my roommate to go stalk them Through another fucking around with Announcers I see someone lse from a past life in Vegas I get Miles and roommate to open a portal and travel by Announcer wtf to Vegas Which in case you did not know is also OFF CAMPUS Even though I overhear the demons and angels talking about a truce when I see an Announcer show Daniel and Cam working together I decide Daniel must be EEEEVILLLLLL When all the Outcasts show up at my house and the angels and demons are all fighting outside and tell me to stay safe inside the house I definitely run outside and put myself in the line of danger When the Outcast threatens a cute boy I offer myself up instead of him After many warnings about walking into Announcers without proper training or checking I leap into an Announcer at the The Trust end of the book because I just can t handle the pressureYeah I wouldn t do any of those thingsSo Luce has managed to becomeven stupider in this book than she was in the first Great job Are Luce and Daniel as unlikable as A Scandalous Regency Christmas ever HELLS YEAH Every single interaction between the two can be summed up as follows1 Daniel shows up surprising Luce2 Luce thinks about how hot he is3 Daniel kisses her4 Luce loses herself in the hottttness of the kissing and his rippling muscles5 Daniel says something stupid about her hair or chastises her for leaving campus andndangering not only herself but the The Return entire universe6 Luce thinks OMG WE HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON AND HE IS SO CONTROLLING AND BEING A WOMAN MEANS I GET TO MAKE CHOICES FUCKING STUPID CHOICES7 Daniel senses Luce pulling away8 Luce senses Daniel s sensing of her pulling away9 Daniel senses Luce s sensing of his sensing of her pulling away10 Luce gets huffy11 Daniel warns Luce and tells her it s all because he loves her but neverxplains WHY any of this is happening because SHE CAN T HANDLE THE TRUTH12 Luce is filled with doubts13 Daniel flutters away with his man angel wings14 Luce plans her next stupid adventure fucking around with AnnouncersLather rinse repeat blind yourself like Oedipus But this book is far far worse than killing your dad and fucking your momYou know what I just realized These books are agonizing because Luce is like that dumbass bimbo in slasher flicks who gets killed in the first five minutes She s the stupid one who s like Oh hey I don t care if there s an axe murderer in the woods I m going to have a lot of sex and then wander around and think very snapping twig is my boyfriend instead of the axe murderer wearing a hockey mask LOLZ But you don t have to suffer very long because she gets killed off uickly BUT LUCE NEVER DIES Not in this book not in this series I mean hells she keeps getting reincarnated She is plaguing humankind for ternity YOU CANNOT KILL OFF THE LUCE Daniel says Prince Hafizs Only Vice early in the book or maybe at thend of the last one that Luce should trust her instincts HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I m sorry I just soiled myself Never have I read of a character with worse instincts And yes while Daniel is a bit of a chauvinist ass for not telling Luce a goddamned thing about why she should stay on campus why Cam is working with them Aristotle and Poetic Justice etc Luce doesn txactly show herself as being able to handle basic logic and common sense So I can see why he wouldn t trust her with this information and definitely understand why in previous lives telling her that he s an angel has made her die from brain And Bid Him Sing: A Biography of Countée Cullen explosionIf their love is supposed to be romantic because it s cursed and verboten sign me up for celibacy They never communicate they distrustach other they get along only when they re covering ach other #with torrid kisses they have absolutely nothing to talk about xcept OMG I LOVE YOU MY LOVE FOR YOU IS ETERNAL #torrid kisses they have absolutely nothing to talk about Cyberwar: The Next Threat to National Security What to Do About It except OMG I LOVE YOU MY LOVE FOR YOU IS ETERNAL CARRIES ACROSS EVERY LIFETIME LET US TALK ONLY ABOUT OUR LOVE AND GAZING INTO EACH OTHER S EYES At the same time how strong is this love and how worthy is Luce of such love if she s immediately consideringvery boy as a prospective boyfriend Ohhhh Miles is so cuuute those EYES are DREAMY and he s uncomplicated and funny and considerate and HUGS her and makes her POPCORN and opens the Announcer portal for her to go to OFF CAMPUS VEGAS And now a list of things that are so laughably implausible that I soiled myself again so this boarding school Is for Nephilim which is some term for anyone with any angel blood in them Are you an angel Would you like a little angel in you BUT It s a hidden program in a regular lite boarding school so we ve got Muggles in Hogwarts in the remedial classes Imagine All the honors classes are for the fancy angel kids and the smart Muggles have to be given impossible tests if they want to ualify for the program which they will inevitably fail I mean why the fuck keep up this ruse They can t possibly be accredited Also Kate has an annoying way of writing all white characters and then throwing in a few thnic tokens They aren t given any characteristics other than that Korean girl or Sarah Wong Wang Chung the Chinese kid Angels and demons fight only with YE OLDE FASHIONEDE WEAPONNES So bows arrows and fencing Hence a fencing lesson All the other kids have had tons of fencing training but not Luce Oh no she has to fight IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME AT ANGEL FENCING CLUB YOU MUST FENCE Of course she s brilliant at it and beats the crap out of the bitchy angel girl she s fighting I m sorry I m trying to imagine Armageddon with a bunch of angels and demons wearing white fencing outfits and facemasks and no just no I think Kirk Cameron being whisked away in the first wave of the LEFT BEHIND series is believable You know how Luce called the Announcers shadows in the last book Because they looked all shadowy Well apparently she is a SOOPER GEENYUS because she was actually likening them to Plato s Cave and how the images contained in the Announcers are mere shadows distortions of what they reflect or represent Plato Luce Plato Price Yep There s an OUTCAST at the school We ve been told Outcasts are blind and can find people only by the glow of their burning souls Even with several angel halfbloods a bunch of real angels and demons and angels and demons NO ONE SENSES that the weird albino kid with the almost see through Battleground Chicago: The Police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention eyes just MIGHT BE an Outcast Which I figured out the first time he was described Maybe Kate is just trying to make her readers feel really smart I m still hung up on trust your instincts HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA As if lifting many plotlements from Twilight in the first book weren t bad nough in the second Lauren Kate tries rather ham fistedly to insert a love triangle Once again Now that Cam is no longer appealing due to his DEMON status we have to introduce SLIMEMiles He s uncomplicated And kind And maybe he can give her the life the normal life that she should have the one that doesn t nd with Luce the Human Torch At one point Luce Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education even says If you two were going to be that obvious about it why didn t you guys come down in your Team Daniel and Team Miles T shirts STOP TRYING TO MAKE ANNOYING TWILIGHT LOVE TRIANGLE HAPPEN IT S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN It s like Plato s Cave version of the annoying JacobEdwardBella triangle which was fucking annoyingnough in the first place So you ve got an assy copy of something that already sucks Good work Seriously are we Where Robot Mice Robot Men Run Round in Robot Towns ever going to address the whole when I am around normal human boys sometimes they spontaneously combust thingThis is neither here nor there but yournjoyment of this book may be greatly Cruise Control enhanced by replacing wings with balls in your mind as you read ForxampleHis broad white balls seemed to be dged with violet light and were pulsing nearly imperceptibly in the rough windHer hands were wrapped tight around his neck then stroked the firm muscles on his shoulders brushing the Soft Thick Perimeter Of thick perimeter of balls They were strong and white and shimmering always so much bigger than she remembered Two great balls xtending from his sides City Limits every inch of them perfect and smooth She could feel a tension against her fingers like touching a tightly stretched canvas But silkier and deliciously velvet soft They seemed to respond to her touchven xtending forward to rub against her pulling her closer until she was buried in them nestling deeper and deeper and still never getting nough COME ON THAT S AWESOME When it s about ballsBut instead of the stars and trees and crashing waves Luce s yes fixed on something lse behind one of the roof s many chimneys Something white and billowing An iridescent pair of balls an Culture and Enchantment enormous pair of golden balls split through his gray cashmere sweater They unfurled behind him taking up most of the kitchen Cam s balls were so bright they were almost blinding as they pulsedRoland s balls unfurled with a sound like a great flock of birds taking flight They lamplight in the kitchen highlighted their dark gold and black marbling as he sueezed out the door after CamDaniel took Luce s hands in his He closed hisyes inhaled and let his massive white balls unfurl Fully xtended they would have filled the ntire kitchen but Daniel reined them in close to his body They shimmered and glowed and looked altogether too beautiful Luce reached out and touched them with both hands Warm and satin smooth on the outside but inside full of power AWESOME When it s about ballsI think I will mploy the balls techniue to make it through the next book Which I m reading solely so I can bitch about it here This book is failIf it were a city it would be Failinburg If it were a WWII battle it would be Failingrad If this book were a movie it would be Million Dollar Failby How much did this book fail thee Let me count the ways Oh no wait I couldn t be bothered I ain t bovvered If this book were my Polish grandfather its name would be Failinski Yes I have a Polish grandfather He doesn t Failinski He s awesome Unlike this book which sucks Which reminds me If this book were royalty it would live in Suckingham Palace You know what awards this book won other than NONE The Man Sucker International Book Prize If you read this book for shits and giggles you d still be disappointed SPOILER WARNING As in if you thought you were in for a good read this will spoil itAlso SWEAR WARNING because I just can t get through this review without swearing I need some releaseI have had to take a break from my reading of Torment to get this off my chest I hated Fallen Everything about it was incredibly one dimensional and at the nd I felt like I still knew nothing none of the big uestions had been answered Like I was reading blind folded was out of the loop and nothing was resolved Ok I thought so maybe you are supposed to feel that way because Luce does Now before I started reading Torment a year had passed the anger had subsided and I was ready to forgive Kate naively thinking that the seuel would be a satisfying ride I was wrongIn Tormen. Kill Luce Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students Nephilim the offspring of fallen angels and humansAt Shoreline Luce learns what the Shadows are and how she can use them as windows to her. I can t wait 0100810Omg I read the book Tears tears why do I have to wait next year for the 3rd book Fallen Series Passion Ahhhhh screaming right now I Baroque Personae enjoy reading this book Poor Luce If I was in her position I woulld of done the same seriously And I don t blame her Everything that Luce had done I Don t want to spoil anyone I can t wait for Passion I m so curious about Daniel and the others Omg Dear Ms KateI Don t Like FallenI don t like this series i don t like the characters the development of the story the secret life of Lucinda Price the archangels mainly all the angels from your story the Outcasts the heavenly nevernding war between good and badI just don t like your piece of shit story However i do keep reading this series Why Because i have a need for badly written made by brainless authors YA fiction and stupid non feminists Therefor this will not be a happy rating Deal with itI will get straight to the point starting with the things that bothered me most Why won t you tell us about Lucindas past What on Democratic Art earth could be so dramatically that Daniel simply can t tell without Lucinda busting into flamesAlsoxcuse me my language but fuck Daniel Having constipation is interesting than reading about his life and feelings and wanting to protect his Luce from Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? eternal danger This gets old uickSeriously Kate give us some feministic domination here Why does so many authors underestimate the power of a good butt kicking heroineWhy does Lucinda has to be kept safe all the time Why is Daniel overprotective No heaven forbid that anything should happen to Lucinda arrogant bitch Price because they have crossed paths since forever and since she has used up your uota of rebirths things seem kinda blackLucinda is an annoying part of the books No wait she is the most annoying thing in the books Her arrogance and self indulgence is raw annoying She meet her roommate Shelby in chapter two and afteright minutes in her company she could conclude that she seemed annoying Just because she wasn t a member of the Lucinda Price fanclub The bad mythology is but one thing of the list Where did you do your research Kate Come on you can do betterSome things in the book bothered meFirst things first Lucinda Price s meeting with Cam at Noyo Point The whole part was a joke She said she d falled for his lies too many times WHUUUT When did Cam ver lie to you Yeah he didn t tell you he was an angel but do you know what DANIEL DIDN T EITHER Oh now we re at Daniel part Daniel doesn t think that Luce would wish she could have said that she didn t thought it but she wasn t sure if that was what she was feelingLuce WE DON T GIVE A FLYING FUCK ABOUT WHAT DANIEL THINKS GOT IT maybe Daniel had talk to her like that once but she was sure that she d never tolerated itNo definitely not you hypocritical piece of bad heroineAnother thing that bothered me was Why the heck is Lucinda Price famous at ShorelineThat s like taking an old moldy pie and add a smelly cup of milk It s just gross and definitely not something somebody would like to have So this makes me wonder Why did you serve that pie for your readers Do you hate themMaking Luce famous on Shoreline was a bad trick Making verybody confident with the LuceDaniel relationship was Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group even worse Why did you try to make Luce a celebrity Cause by doing that you have made your heroine actven worse Congratulations You must be proudOh and KateBefore i tear this book apart i just wanna tell you something In the heavenly Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust eternal fight between good andvil only two sites are available That means you can t tell us that the Outcast were something in between THAT IS SIMPLY NOT POSSIBLEI think i know why this book is called Torment because it was tormenting to finish this This is how the book went1Luce changes schools because Daniel wants to keep her safe2Luce misses daniel 3Daniel appears4they kiss5they fight6luce leaves7almost gets herself killed8livesRepeat 1 8 five timesEnd of Torment This book wasn t the best book i have ver read but it wasn t the worst Torment sometimes WAS torment reading it i found myself not feeling like reading the book at several points BUT it wasnt horrible throughout the whole book I did want to pull out my hair when Luce almost gets herself killed several times in the book and it doesn t help she cries in EVERY chapter but if your bored read it YA
Second Book Novels Arent book novels arent the best but the fallen series looks promising so read it and hopefully would will njoy I will always catch you when you fall I have to say Torment is not bad at all in my opinion The parts that keeps me continuing this series are the setting and riddles Gah I want to know about Luce and Daniel s past What has happened between them that makes Daniel so cryptic like this And there must be something about Luce for she can summon the Announcer like a pro About the truce made by Daniel and Cam I think conseuences must come after it Pansy Vol. 6 ends The End Game is coming Would he find herWithout uestionWould he save herAlways Well I loved and hated this book at the same time Torment tormented me since the first chapter I was dying to know after thending of book one yet I didn t get many answers from this book and it upsetted me Instead of clearing all the conflicts that has been Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods escalating since Fallen Kate decided to create them anew They re growing and growing that I m afraid whether she can answer the uestions that is floating in my head by thend of book fourI just don t understand in this book why Luce and Daniel always bicker and come with a new ISSUE WHENEVER THEY SEE EACH OTHER IT WAS book why Luce and Daniel always bicker and come with a new ISSUE WHENEVER THEY SEE EACH OTHER IT WAS whenever they see Elizabeth I each other It was acceptable the first time but the second and the third were awful It was unbearable to see this happened at least three times through the book Luckily thending just saves it all Moreover I caught a glimpse of the likelihood of the next book which could be better than this one I know he would die if you died Luce However the fight in the last chapter was stupid and didn t make sense at all Luce is useless and annoying and she s a drama ueen who makes Education in a New Society everything worse than it should be I could understand the way Daniel has treated her through this book forces she to this path but I was not okay when they could have talked about it sooner and these problem wouldn t happenBy the way Torment is asnjoyable as Fallen I loved the feelings this book gave me as if I was reading New Moon again Daniel keeping distance from Luce reminded me of Edward breaking up with Bella and she and Jacob get together after that And Daniel s love for Luce overcomes the bad things in this series Love never dies The plot is to die for OMGyeah im looking forward to this because i really liked the first one Never has a book been so aptly titled Reading this book was a kind of torment and I don t say that solely because I was stuck in an airport for an ungodly number of hours with only this ass book as company The only fitting title would maybe be something like Shit SandwichIt s a special talent to write a seuel that makes me long for its xtremely implausible poorly written predecessor And yet here we are Shit Sandwich Torment picks up where Fallen left off Luce is being whisked away after the Epic Showdown of Angels and Demons Which Takes Place Outside While Our Brainless Heroine Is Tied to an Altar for Sacrifice She feels guilty that the people she loves continue to DIE HORRIBLY two random boys spontaneously combust her one nice friend gets her throat slit by the xtremely sketchy librarian cum member of some obscure sect of fuck I don t know if they re good or vil because anyone wanting Luce dead can t be all bad Edward Edwardiel Daniel Luce s Hot Piece of Fallen Angel has conferred with various other who the fuck cares people andor celestialformerly celestial beings and decided the safest place for Luce is a large glass jar with a bunch of breathing holes punched into the metal lid an xclusive boarding school somewhere in California ETA It s San Francisco Kate describes the Golden Gate Bridge as candy apple red This tells me one of three things 1 Lauren Kate has never been to San Francisco 2 Lauren Kate has never seen a candy apple or 3 Lauren Kate is colorblind Luce s parents and one non dead friend are to believe she is still at her reform school Apparently lots of otherworldly beings The Baby Swap Miracle everywhere want Luce dead and honestly I don t blame them Ifver a girl was asking for being killed for sheer stupidity it is Luce Anyway Daniel tells Luce she ll be safe at this school that maybe she ll learn a thing or two and that it is VERY IMPORTANT that she not leave the campus Now if my one reform school friend had just been murdered and I d just discovered I died and was reincarnated very seventeen years but because I hadn t been baptized in this lifetime I d just die this time around and the ntire universe s fate depended on what happened with me I would maybe think that PERHAPS A LOT OF THINGS OUT THERE WERE TRYING TO KILL ME If my broody angel boyfriend told me I d be safe as long as I stayed on campus I d maybe take him seriouslyHere are some things I wouldn t do If I m xplicitly told I should not let anyone know where I really am or use my teacher s borrowed cell phone to contact anyone who doesn t know what s going on I immediately text my vapid friend from my first lite boarding school the one where I accidentally set a boy on fire or something If I received a nondescript note supposedly from my angel boyfriend for all time telling me to meet him at some obscure location by taking a seedy bus when hello he s an ANGEL WITH WINGS AND CAN FLY AND ALSO HE TOLD ME NOT TO LEAVE THE CAMPUS I of course automatically assume the note is legit and immediately sneak off campus to meet him If I were to sneak off campus anyway and see Cam the demon guy I used to think was cute but now don t trust because he s ZOMG a demon and he saves my life from one of the Outcasts a bunch of blind fallen angels side note it is at this point I realize that the Fallen uadrilogy is basically a giant version of the film The Warriors I would look upon him unfavorably and fight him all the way back to campus as he s trying to you know get me back to safety After my fallen angel boyfriend reminds me AGAIN how I shouldn t leave campus as if the attempt on my life the last time I left campus weren t nough to be SCARED STRAIGHT I d immediately go on a yachting adventure the next weekend Where there is another attempt on my life During said attempt on my life where Alice Cullen someone who looks like Luce is pulled overboard and dragged underwater several times I immediately leap into the water and let go of the life preserver because only I KNOW HOW TO SWIM IT IS MY ONE SKILL I SWIIIIIIIM And also because of course there s no way the powerful demon on board could save her If my snooty boarding school teachers who teach special classes for the Nephilim on this later told me not to fuck around with the Announcers the strange shadows that have plagued Luce her whole life I would go to the woods right after class and fuck around with the Announcers After my angeldemon teacher duo says after figuring out I have been fucking around with the Announcers in no uncertain te. Hell on arthThat’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend Daniel It took them an Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation eternity to find one another but now he has told her he must go away Just longnough to hunt down the Outcasts immortals who want to. T none of this changes it just gets worseThis book made me want to hurl it across the room on many occasions1 Every time TSTL To Stupid To Live Luce goes against Gender Justice every single warning anyone in the know gives her and puts herself in danger over and over again and2 Every time Luce asks someone a uestion we are dying to find out we get a vague sliver of information only to have an ACTUAL ANSWER bafflingly snatched away from us Here are some glaringxamples it usually goes a little something like thisa Luce Daniel you aren t letting me in the whole reason I am TSTL is because you don t tell me anything so I don t know what I m supposed to be afraid of Mmmmm Daniel nodded stared moodily into the distance but did not tell her anythingb Arriane Oh wait til I tell you the whole juicy story of the fall it is the best thing since sliced bread This story will be the ride of your lives Your heads will Generations and Collective Memory explode when I tell it to you Are you ready Ok it all started when Oh Wait sorry I have to go fight someone now Raincheck PS She never finishes this apparently mind blowing story Now that is just plain rudec Luce to Basically Everyone I wouldn t keep putting myself in dangervery chapter if someone would PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON Basically Everyone Well if you aren t psychic then we aren t going to help you figure it out Now let s change the subject Yes would someone please tell us The bit on the balcony where Luce thinks her and Daniel are finally having a mature conversation only to have him go mysterious and cryptic than ver before I literally wanted to punch him in the face Actually that goes for very single time he appears I don t care how glorious or blonde he is The guy is a COMPLETE DOUCHE BAGI have never been frustrated by a book or book series in my lifeIt is like Lauren Kate thinks she is upping the suspense if From Notes to Narrative every single crucial piece of information is dangled just beyond our noses but never given forcing us to read until thend in the vain hope of getting some answers And in the case of Fallen getting to the Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America end and finding out that we would have to wait A WHOLE NOTHER YEAR until she could torture us with the proverbial carrot againThe woman isvil Now I have not uite finished Torment and I cannot stop reading now But if that bitch God's Choice: The Total World of a Fundamentalist Christian School ends on the same note as Fallen which I know is a distinct possibility because there is another book after this one I refuse to buy one of her books EVER AGAINWill continue reading Stay tunedOk so I just finished torment You must think me as dense as Luce because lo and behold she left us on another frickin cliff hanger of crucial information WHY Why does she have to use this as a tool to force us to buy her next book Why can t it just be the anticipation of anotherxhilarating well written adventure and spending time with the hero and heroine the reader has fallen in love with Oh wait that s because if I have to spend one moment with these Idiotic characters I will throw a starshot at both of them and save Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) everyone the hassleSo the big final carrots that she dangles in front of us in the last chapter are Luce is some kind of a big deal from the outcasts we need retribution I will yield to you and we need to trade you to get into heaven Luce is an angel or other heavenly being Daniel s fear of her being hit by a starshot when humans can t be killed by them and his guilty gaze when she thought it couldn t hurt herNow the thing I hated about the prologue the most was the whole Shelly had a crush on me but I never reciprocated Was that supposed to be our only OH moment at thend PATHETIC Like making us believe there was a miniscule chance he had been unfaithful to his ternal ly stupid love was the biggest reveal in the story That was it That was what I waited the whole frickin book for For fuck s sakeSo anyway what I am thinking is that the big OH moment in Kate s next book Passion will that Luce is actually Lucifer But since I refuse to read one grating word of Lauren Kate s you will have to fill me in When I picked up this book it had been about nine months since I read Fallen and the choking feeling had subsided I wondered what if I was wrong What if the first book was just a false start Maybe I should give Kate another chanceI m pathetic I know this You don t have to tell meIf I m being honest I will hold my hands up and say that Torment is a monumental improvement on Fallen The writing style is less sticky and doesn t cut itself off Every Five WordsThe first two or three chapters were good And I mean good not great but good nough At that simple stage I could see the San Francisco setting and the arly descriptions of Shoreline were fine Shelby and Miles were fine too uirky Likable It kind of went downhill from there Kate has surely attempted to make Luce and Daniel s relationship healthy by having Luce uestion her destiny but that s not really what s going on here is it No What s going on here is an motional mud wrestle between two completely ill uipped morons with the collective mental capacity of a sesame seed Guys healthy relationships are about mutual understanding respect and consent Healthy relationships are not about cheating on your partner just to get a rise out of them dictating what your partner should look like and being disappointed when they decide to change their appearance or trying to flatten your partner s personality and individuality to such an xtent that they are incapable of being apart from you for Fragments eighteen days Come on That s notven three weeksLook 90% of Luce and Daniel s conversations go like thisDaniel I am mad at you for doing XLuce I am mad at you for doing YDaniel But I am infatuated with the idea of youLuce I am still mad at you for doing YDaniel kisses LuceLuce Y doesn t matter any I like your musclesDaniel I m leavingLuce alone I am angry at Daniel for doing YI know No author is perfect but let s be real here This isn t so much a book as really sexual bible fanfiction And honestly if it were fanfiction I d probably Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries enjoy it But I paid money for this shit I paid money for Luce to wonder Who was she without Daniel Nobody shouldver be in a relationship wherein a legitimate concern is who you actually are outside of that relationship Another person s personality is not for sharing and frankly you shouldn t want to be one half of a whole How is that functional in any way shape or form How is that healthyBut it s so true of the LuceDaniel dynamic though isn t it I could write a dissertation on this It s this constant wonder of how anyone can possibly write such shallow characters with such an unconvincing liking for ach other and yet somehow be invested in the story How could you think this was interesting We are reading this book and picturing two wobbly blobs of nothing slowly revolve around ach other It s like sitting through a ten hour video of the moon revolving around the arth in real time Like nothing but that Just one rock moving around the other rock It seems like it might be mildly interesting and then when you actually xperience it moving around the other rock It seems like it might be mildly interesting and then when you actually xperience it s just what it says on the tin One rock going around another rock This just got so xistentialAnd I get it I get Kate trying to portray that Luce wants her own life and her own independence But this is not living or being independent Free thinking is not about bleaching your hair or crying about an One Ticket To Texas eighteen day relationship hiatus as if the thing that got removed forighteen days was not your boyfriend but all the skin on your face it s about seeking out your interests and figuring out what "path you want to take in life not your first world problems with "you want to take in life not your first world problems with pushy overbearing boyfriend I mean seriously This book reads like a pamphlet on white cishet rich people s problems On the portrayal of healthy relationships take a look at Steven and Francesca s horrible dynamic Francesca and Steven apparently do nothing but hatefuck and talk about how they ll kill Helpmate each other when the time comes How is thisven a thing We re served this tale
Of An Angel And A an angel and a let s put a pin in the total mythology fail for the sake of argument but all we get is some weird angry NipTuckesue dynamic between two people who apparently hate Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy each other but kind of loveach other ven though they openly hate one another s species and moral choices And continuity What is continuity We have the Announcers which function as deus x machina and an Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader easy out forxposition but there isn t Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead even a cover story to try to hide that they re a plot device painted the colour of a plot device wearing a sandwich board across which the words PLOT DEVICE are written What are they Portals Fortune tellers Time warps WHAT And what was the conflict here The Outcasts The Elders The demons Luce and Daniel PICK ONEThend is another whole big thing but simply because I don t know how on Bryozoan Evolution earth we managed to reach that conclusion Is Kate trying to tell us that the best way to resolve the problems right in front of our faces is to run away from them Luce suddenly jumps inside the Announcer and no one bothers to stop her withoutven the courtesy of an Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) explanation This is following a battle wherein she demonstrates some good old fashioned Mary Sue I m going to battleven if you tell me not to then pretend like I saved the day when really I did nothing The Silvers Edge end of the battle scene freaked me out too Why wasveryone just standing around talking How did blind angels manage to hook their arrows on to their bows Why was veryone just waiting patiently while they loaded their weapons Why is Luce the price Why did Cam give up on Luce so uickly Why do Gabbe s wings smell like Herbal Essences Why is this a book What is literature What is lifeAnd through this the only uestion I was really interested in How was Luce s parent s walk Did they have a nice timeOverall this book was prose wise much better than Fallen though that isn t an amazing achievement in itself Because I love you all here are some xamples of dreadful writing a Daniel s beautiful features distorted into a scary Going Berserk expressionb Miles pulled away looking happy and sad at the same timec Roland hovered over to him Literally He was flyingd I know he would die if you diede Deep chartreuse glittering gold marbleized swaths of pink and purpleNote The Outcasts are blind but locate Luce by seeing the burning of her soul because apparently there is something behind her maskface that resembles a personality If they see her by the burning of her soul why do they mistake Dawn for Luce Surely if they are not looking for aesthetics ie hair colour and facial features just the burning of her fucking soul then Look fuck it I fucking give up To concludeThis book is balls This series is a disaster Luce and Daniel are like a poor man s Bedward The only thing that remains to be seen is Danielating a baby out of Luce s wombThere s always hope To Daniel Grigori From Inge Date May 27th 2012 659 PMSubject Fuck youDear Daniel GrigoriWords can t ven begin to describe my feelings towards you but I m gonna have a go anyway I feel like this is important You need to know how people feel about youI have allergic reactions to you You are so full of shit Even in a book where you don t appear all that Previous lives Yet the Luce learns the she suspects that Daniel hasn’t told her verything He’s hiding something something dangerous What if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t actually true What if Luce is really meant to be with someone l.