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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (June 14, 2011)
Luce would die for Daniel.

And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . .

Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.
Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.

Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.

Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series.

Click HERE for the Walmart Exclusive Side Story (link under picture of book)
NOTE: Not much of a story but more of a deleted scene. Reading it before or after shouldn't make a huge difference or impact on the story itself. But I liked that Miles voiced a LOT of what I've been thinking about Daniel's view on Luce.

So this story really leads off where book 2 left off. Luce is over emotional and steps through an announcer to the past. She has no idea how to control where she is going or what she’ll find when she gets there, but she steps through anyway. Fortunately for her after stumbling through a few lifetimes she does chance upon a guide. Is the guide friend or foe? She sets out on a quest to find the answers to several questions that have carried over from the previous book. What is love? What is a soulmate? And is the drive to be with Daniel on born of their curse or their love? Why is she so special that Daniel would live through the agony again and again?

Out of three books I enjoyed this one the most so far. While the redundant tendency of the story to state the dangers of time travel, it was interesting to see both Luce and Daniel’s side to their turbulent love story. While Luce tries to find meaning in her dying and reincarnating and Daniel relives the agony of losing her over many lifetimes again (but not without reason). Can she truly live if she has no what idea what it’s like to die? This is somewhat addressed and Luce goes through the discovering her past lives and loves with Daniel. While they may not all be rich in detail, the lessons learned there are important to her. Of course this is all leading to the final book. While I will say that the way they met the first time isn’t talked about, even through 5000 years of history, you sense that it’s more important or altering than even Daniel can remember. Through the book you see love, devotion, loyalty, agony and more. The scenes where Luce sees the aftermath of her dying while Daniel remains is heartbreaking. I liked that I got a sense of his feelings about the whole situation. Even though Luce may be frustratingly whiney in some portions that are borderline “give me a break”, she does seem to mature a tad as the book goes on. We also gain some more insight into Cam and the loophole. I like this series as it is different and unique. We’ve come a long way since Daniel flipped her the bird in Fallen. I can’t wait to see where we end up.

Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Side Note: This is my least favorite cover, I loved the Gothic feel of the first two books as you just saw the back of Luce. Hope Rapture goes back to it.


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