Sunday, July 1, 2012
Rapture by Lauren Kate
By the start of Rapture, Luce has a reasonably good understanding of the history of the fall along with her past lives. Now that she is reunited with Daniel and the other angels, they are on a mission to stop Lucifer from erasing history and to break the curse. They have nine days to collect three relics and to find the location of the fall, or their 7000+ years of history will be erased. This is not as easy as it sounds. They are not exactly sure what the relics are or where they are located. They also have the Scale, Outcasts, and Elders to contend with.
This book was action packed and contained A LOT of surprises that I did not see coming at any point in this series. The reason behind the fall, who can tip the scale, and the reason for the curse are three BIG questions I'm sure we have all had since the beginning of this series. All of these questions are finally answered, but the answers are not what I expected. The ending to the book was perfect and I felt like there was a real sense of closure to the series.
For those of you who have read my reviews of the first three books on Book Nerds Across America, you know that I liked, but did not love them. I gave each of them three stars, but kept hoping for more from this series because it had so much potential. Rapture was definitely worth the investment of my time. I gave this book 4 stars and could finally appreciate the content from the previous three books.
The one thing that I think was needed for this book to reach the five star level was more to the love story. Luce and Daniel's love has lasted thousands of years. They always find each other, but we never get more than a G rated Disney film type of interaction between them. While not every series can have feathers, I would have expected a little more than what we received by the end of this series.