Audiobook Review: Passion (Fallen #3)

Published June 14th 2011

Author: Lauren Kate

Narrator: Justine Eyre

Audiobook Length: 9 hours 53 minutes

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.

Passion (#3)
Fallen in Love (#3.5)
Rapture (#4)
Unforgiven (#5)

Passion is the third novel in the Fallen series which continues to explore the love between Luce and her fallen angel, Daniel. Honestly, this series has become a guilty pleasure as the writing itself is a little choppy and the execution is not quite there for me, yet I want to continue to the end to figure out the ending. Luce is on her quest to find out more about her past lives with Daniel, so she travels through time and relives some past experiences. On this journey she meets a gargoyle named Bill and Daniel is on his quest to find Luce.

Through the story, the reader, Luce, and Daniel travel to Moscow, Milan, England, Tahiti, Prusia, Tibet, France, and Greenland, just to name some of them. There are a lot of places to track as Luce and Daniel relive their romance again and again. Some moments seem to have more meaning than others as the reader sees both the POV of Luce and Daniel. While it was nice to see more from their pasts, I wish that more was done with it. Luce keeps discovering her love for Daniel again and again, but I wish there was more exploration of her outside of the romance. There were moments, such as her timeline with Shakespeare, where there was potential to add a lot to Luce’s character, but it seemed the author cut it short in favor of moving on to the next timeline.

The other characters, such as Cam, have some revelations in this story where some truths come out and pieces start to come together, but, again, it felt that these plotlines were not used to their fullest potentials. Each timeline was interesting, and I liked that the author is finally putting some of the pieces together, but I just wanted more from the story. The pacing of this story was nice as it seemed more started to come together for Luce. There are still a ton of questions that need to be answered, but it was nice to, at least, have some in this story. Overall, I am still very on the fence for the series as a whole, but I am still willing to try the next novel in the series.

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