Series Conclusion Takes You on a Wild Ride

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Rapture by Lauren Kate is the long awaited conclusion to the bestselling Fallen series and is full of heart-stopping action.

 

Rapture by Lauren Kate is the long awaited conclusion to the bestselling Fallen series and is full of heart-stopping action.

 

Fallen angel, Daniel, and his love, Luce, have been cursed—every seventeen years, Luce is reborn. In each of these lives, she finds Daniel, and they fall deeply in love. However, whenever Luce realizes what Daniel really is, she burns up in his arms, only to be a newborn somewhere else in the world. However, in this life, Luce is different—she understands Daniel, but she’s still alive.

 

Throughout all of Luce and Daniel’s adventures in the last books, an evil has risen:  the devil, Lucifer. His goal is to erase all time in nine days, and start Daniel’s pain, longing, and loss all over again. In order to stop him, Luce, Daniel, and their other Fallen friends have to collect three ancient artifacts that haven’t been seen for years. Then, they have to find the exact location where the angels fell—that of which they have no clue—gather the three items together in a specific way, and stop Lucifer. But nine days isn’t a long time, so will they make it? Or will the world be doomed to start all over again?

 

One thing that annoyed me about this novel was the main characters, Luce and Daniel; they seemed undeveloped and flat. I could tell that Kate was trying to make Luce seem brave, but that was the last thing she came across as to me. Also, she never explains why they love each other so much—in Luce’s words, “I just do.”

 

This roadblock didn’t hold Kate back, though. Whenever I thought I knew exactly how it would go, she turned it in a whole new direction, keeping me guessing until the end. Overall, it was a satisfying conclusion to the series, maybe Kate’s best installment. Although the ending was extremely unexpected, it wrapped up the story nicely.

 

This book is fairly long, but nothing too overwhelming. However, reading the first three books first is a good idea, since this novel doesn’t explain everything that previously happened in the series. I would recommend it to kids ten and up since younger kids might not understand all of the concepts, but otherwise, there was nothing inappropriate. I’d rate it four out of five stars because it definitely didn’t disappoint.