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Passion

by Lauren Kate

Random House Children's Books | May 8, 2012 | Trade Paperback

Passion is rated 2.8947 out of 5 by 19.

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.




From the Hardcover edition.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 8.19 × 5.85 × 1.07 in

Published: May 8, 2012

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385739176

ISBN - 13: 9780385739177

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nothing special..... The first two books in the series FALLEN and TORMENT were absolutely amazing, after reading TORMENT I was eager to get my hands on the third book which is PASSION. I went into this book with high hopes and excitement only to have gotten my hopes up. This book was basically Luce going through her past lives and Daniel chasing after her. I couldn't wait for this book to end, I cant stand how Luce doesn't listen and is always whining about something. The fact that I had to read her complain non stop through this book made me want to slap her. At this point I don't really want to read the series anymore.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read it in less than a week! I could not put this book down! I really enjoyed all of the historical references and how things became more clear for Lucinda. It left me wanting more and took me straight into Rapture. Please keep writing, Lauren Kate!
Date published: 2012-08-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I don't know why I keep reading this series While Torment was a nice change and somewhat instilled some hope in me for this series Passion did it's best to smother it. While the idea of jumping back through previous lives is intriguing, the fact that you have to read about whiney whiney Luce and equally depressing Daniel is just not a good time. I just want to reach into the books and slap Luce, she's dogged in her quest but not in a way that makes you respect her as a character, more in a way that just makes you hope she falls into a bottomless pit. I'll probably never pick up this series again, we'll see if I read Rapture to see how it ends.
Date published: 2011-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intriguing Once again we start right where we left off which I love with on-going series. Luce spends the book travelling through her past lives trying to find out what curse was placed on her and Daniel and how to break it. I found it intriguing to be taken through the past on Luce’s journey. I wish there had been a bit more of the current Daniel but other than that I found it very enjoyable. Although I do think the ending of this book hints towards a lot more action in the next one. Here’s hoping.
Date published: 2011-09-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from "weakest link among the series" I absolutely loved the Fallen and Torment. I couldn't put it down. Compared to the first and second this was dragging a bit. At first I was like this with Passion, but by the time they go to China I was run down with all the traveling. Although that is what excited me at first. Not as exciting as the last 2 and it lacked the action as well. I would still recommend this book, but I guess the third is a build up the the finale (4th), which will be action packed. My series have a book which the reader does not think is their favorite or weaker. (For ex: the Millennium trilogy the weak was the last one ....kicked hornet's nest) You will still love the book if you love Luce and her never ending search to find a way to always be with Daniel...forever!
Date published: 2011-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite so far in the series! I loved the way this was written!! At the end of TORMENT, Luce runs off into the Announcers, and PASSION picks up right where that left off. The whole book takes place over several millennia as Luce jumps back, trying to piece together Daniel’s curse and their relationship. It was really awesome reading about all of the different lives and cultures of Luce’s past lives. My favourite part, though, was how it was written from both Luce AND Daniel’s points of view. Up until now, it’s always been Luce’s POV. Seeing things through Daniel’s eyes - his past, his feelings, Luce - was really awesome. It enables us to learn so much more about him and his and Luce’s relationship. There aren’t many new characters in this book, excluding the minor ones in Luce’s past lives, other than Bill. I want you to find out for yourself who and what he is, but he spends a lot of the book with Luce, helping her on her journey. He was the comedic relief in a more-or-less very serious book. Although he pushed Luce hard, he also helped her. He was a fun character to get to know, even though we really didn’t get many details about him. I’m really happy that I’m enjoying this series! I hate when I start a series and love the first book, then don’t like the second. ‘Cause then I’m disappointed, but I still want to read the next because I figure it has to be better since the first was good. But that’s not what’s happening with this series! I’ve loved each book more and more! I think I can actually classify this one as my favourite so far. I can’t wait to see what Lauren Kate has in store for us in book 4, Rapture!
Date published: 2011-08-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Improvement so-I liked Fallen. it was a decent book; I HATED torment.....it tormented me. it was so boring. Nothing happened. This book was an improvement. there was some more 'action'-however-it was still lacking. Not a book I'd put on my favs list. (also-it was very predictable)
Date published: 2011-08-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Passage of Knowledge I found this; the third book in the series, to be quite dull. Not as much suspense goes on, Luce just hops through her past lives trying to figure out how to break the curse between she and Daniel. If you're really into romance, I totally recommend this book, but if you're looking for more action, I'd suggest finding another series. Although if you've read the first two books you should definately read this!
Date published: 2011-08-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was only OK This is the 3rd book of the series and I have to say that it was the worse one of all of them. I was not "glue" to the book and I just couldn't wait to be finish because it was that boring. I was expecting a Big story from this book but instead we just got the pass and pointless stuff really. Very disappointing from this book but I'm still hoping to read and enjoy the last upcoming book and hopefully it will be better then this one.
Date published: 2011-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing:) I found this book to be much better then the fallen. I enjoyed Torment and Passion just about the same. I liked Passion because it goes back into Luce and Daniels past and shows the love that they have shared over time. Although Luce and Daniel spend pretty much the whole book apart from one another the moments when Luce and the past Daniels spend together keep u going and reading more. I like the way that they introduce "Bill" into the story making him seem small and harmless. But as the story goes on he gets more aggressive with Luce until he finally reveals himself for who or what he really is. I cant wait for the next book to come out after the amazing ending to Passion. It left me hanging and wanting more!!!
Date published: 2011-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Uggggg So couldn't get into this book i loved the first two but this one leaves much to desire. I'm still not done reading it and probably wont unless im extreamly desperate. I do hope the 4th book is much better the first two i couldn't put down Passion i can't pick up
Date published: 2011-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Heartfelt Journey through Past Lives and Eternal Love. In this installment of the series we are thrown back Luce & Daniel’s past lives. As Luce travels from past life to past life trying to discover a way to break the curse that has caused so much pain and torment for Daniel and which has prevented the two of them from being together the way they want to be. In addition to trying to find a way out of the curse she does it to gain a greater understanding about their relationship and to answer for herself questions that have been tormenting her; Is it true love? Are they really soul mates or is it just the curse that bounds them together? During this journey through their past lives, not only do we see Luce’s view of their past lives, we see Daniel’s view as he follows her through time trying to find her and bring her back to the present and to him. We get to see how much he cares for her and how much he's suffered over the centuries watching her die over and over again. As everything unfurls, the bigger picture comes into focus and we FINALLY understand what's going on, but we do not get an answer to a couple of the major questions; why did Daniel choose Luce? and what is it about her that makes her so appealing? I am hoping these questions will be answered in the next book. The door is definitely left open for Rapture, the final book in the series. “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”
Date published: 2011-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Upset. I absolutely loved the first two books of this series, so when I got to the third one I thought I would be just as impressed. Turns out I was wrong. This book mainly focuses on Luce's past lives which I understand are important, but I wanted to see more Luce and real time Daniel and I barely got that. The only reason I finished this book was so that when the 4th book of the series came out I would be able to read and understand it. Overall, I did not like it.
Date published: 2011-06-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quite Confusing I did enjoy the previous books, and I was expecting a lot from the third as it was to explain the past and the curse between Luce and Daniel. Perhaps it did hint at those things, but it was very, very confusing to grasp onto. For one, it was hard to distinguish the present forms of Luce and Daniel from the past forms while travelling through time. Except for the name changes, it was still confusing. Each chapter is a past lifetime for Luce and Daniel, and for half of the chapter you're wondering who's who. Which may persuade someone from not reading it as a reader shouldn't be confused all the time. Majority of the book is Luce travelling through her lifetime and pondering why Daniel loves her, why she keeps dying, and how she dies. Those are very good questions that I would have liked to be explained more in this novel, but it just leads to frustration. The ending of the book really got me into it as that's where all the action happens. Well, not really but it's a good break from all the time travelling. We learn about the real battle between Heaven and Hell, and what might happen in the fourth, and final book. I'm patiently waiting for the next book, but I'm not as excited for it as Passion was a let down. It just opened up more questions a reader might have, and really didn't fill in the gaps from Torment. I'm still wondering why Daniel chose Luce and why she keeps dying. As for the curse, it was stated in the last chapters, but I was too confused to still grasp its meaning. Last, if memory serves me right there were other characters in Torment. Who, rarely made an appearance which left me upset. Really, I'm upset that there was nothing much about Luce and Miles. Because it's his affections that make Luce double think if she really loves Daniel or is it just their shared curse?
Date published: 2011-06-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Passion. In Which Nothing Happens. In Passion, Luce travels through her past lives in a bid to understand why exactly her romance with Daniel and Luce is cursed, and more importantly, why she and Daniel always seem to love each other. ... Sorry about the less than enthusiastic summary, but there really isn't much to say about the plot. Wait, sorry.... "plot." Time travel itself already creates more plot holes than you can count, but I could've honestly ignored them if the story was written well and the action was mesmerizing. But it isn't. Yes, something kinda, sorta, maybe is a plot is squeezed in at the last minute... but WHY? WHY? Have we not waited long enough for something to happen? It's been three books of this tired romance - why do I have to wait for a fourth book for something. To. HAPPEN? The book also raises some really interesting points - and promptly kicks itself in the face with them. For example, Luce asks a very interesting question - Why does Daniel love her? Why is it love at first sight? After all, she has a different personality each life, which makes sense since she's raised on different values and beliefs each life. And the answer is... Um, there is not answer, actually. Except maybe that her soul is really shiny. And Daniel's is too - plus he's got killer purple eyes. So what the book is saying is that their love is sustained by pure passion and a dose of physical attraction. No. Doesn't work that way. It also looked at the ambiguities of good and evil. Now THAT was interesting. It made both good and evil seem, for lack of a better word, "human." That both sides can make mistakes and wastes lives out of pride and for the sake of their own brand of "justice." But this comprised of the last bits of the book, while most was dedicated to Luce and Daniel's romp through the past. And sadly, this also caused my sympathies to ENTIRELY GO TO THE MAIN ANTAGONIST. If you've read the book, you'll realize that that's a big problem. The antagonist points out a lot of problems with Luce and Daniel's relationship, but all Luce can say back is, "because we love each other shut up please la la la la la!!" This whole series so far has been one big cash cow. It teases us with a plot that MIGHT happen. "Oh yeah, don't worry, stuff happens in the next book. Whoops, did I say next book? I meant like, the next next book. Really. I promise." Ugh. This causes the whole series to be paced really, really poorly, but - and I do admit this - because Lauren Kate is really good at writing cliffhangers, we want to know what happens next, and subsequently, buy the next book. Well, I'm tired of paying for this. Honestly, don't count on me buying the next book. Maybe I'll pick it up at the library if I see it lying around, but I will no longer be actively seeking out this series.
Date published: 2011-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Your Personal Time Machine This is the thrid book in the Fallen series and even though this is not one of my favorite series it's still high on the list so I was trying to wait patiently for this book and it was worth the wait. This book focuses on Luce's past lives and her going through time and seeing herself and how she falls in love with Daniel in every life, she goes on this journy to find out if there is a way to break her curse that makes her die at a young age and to really see if her and Daniels love goes beyond the curse itself. Overall I really enjoyed this addition to the books I have found that even though the books are good they have some up and down moments and this one did as well but I found this book flowed a bit better than the other books. I really liked seeing Luce in her past lives it was an interesting concept and we got to see all her different personalities and appearances. Daniel was awesome as well he is one of those characters you gotta love, and we also got to see our other favorite characters as well but again this book was more focused on Luce and her past. There was also a new character introduced and he may seem nice but... Again overall a great addition and I look forward to the final book considering the ending to this book I think the last book is going to be a doozy. :0)
Date published: 2011-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Such a Let Down. This series has been up and down for me. I keep hoping for something dramatic and exciting to occur, but it seems like we have to keep waiting for the 2nd, 3rd, and now 4TH book. It just keeps dragging on. This past book "Passion" was my least favorite of the series so far. I was upset with how little time Luce and Daniel actually spent together. This book is more about exploring Luce's past lives, which honestly, I didn't care about. I waited so long for this book to come out, it's a p*ss off that it didn't live up to my expectations. It's even more of a p*ss off that I have to now wait for ANOTHER book. Random Thoughts: 1) I didn't think the covers could get any worse...but apparantly I was wrong. 2) CLIFF HANGERS. Again, Lauren Kate left readers hanging. You'll have to wait until Spring 2011 for the 4th and hopefully final book.
Date published: 2011-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome omg this book was the best out of them so far but i think the last book is gonna be way better but i loved this one so much
Date published: 2011-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't WAIT !!! i loved Fallen and Torment they were AWESOME i can't wait till the next book comes out cause i think it's about the other lives that Luce and Daniel lived 8D
Date published: 2011-03-01

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Passion

by Lauren Kate

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 8.19 × 5.85 × 1.07 in

Published: May 8, 2012

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385739176

ISBN - 13: 9780385739177

About the Book

Kate delivers the third book in her "New York Times"-bestselling Fallen series. Before Luce and Daniel met at Sword & Cross and fought immortals at Shoreline, they lived many lives.

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Lucinda! The voices reached her in the murky darkness. Come back! Wait! She ignored them, pressing further. Echoes of her name bounced off the shadowy walls of the Announ cer, sending licks of heat rippling across her skin. Was that Daniel’s voice or Cam’s? Arriane’s or Gabbe’s? Was it Roland pleading that she come back now, or was that Miles? The calls grew harder to discern, until Luce couldn’t tell them apart at all: good or evil. Enemy or friend. They should have been easier to separate, but nothing was easy anymore. Everything that had once been black and white now blended into gray. Of course, both sides agreed on one thing: Everyone wanted to pull her out of the Announcer. For her protec­tion, they would claim. No, thanks. Not now. Not after they’d wrecked her parents’ backyard, made it into another one of their dusty battlefields. She couldn’t think about her parents’ faces without wanting to turn back—not like she’d even know how to turn back inside an Announcer, anyway. Besides, it was too late. Cam had tried to kill her. Or what he thought was her. And Miles had saved her, but even that wasn’t sim­ple. He’d only been able to throw her reflection because he cared about her too much. And Daniel? Did he care enough? She couldn’t tell. In the end, when the Outcast had approached her, Daniel and the others had stared at Luce like she was the one who owed them something. You are o
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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.




From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Lauren Kate is the internationally bestselling author of the FALLEN novels: Fallen, Torment, Passion, Rapture, and Fallen in Love, as well as The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her online at laurenkatebooks.net.

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