by Lauren Kate
Published June 12th 2012
The sky is dark with wings . . . .
Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.
Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.
For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.
In the fight for Luce, who will win?
The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.
I wanted to like this book, I wanted to love this book, I really did, but, I was extremely disappointed in this ending. Really, I found very few redeeming qualities to this story, the only two I can think of is that there was a huge plot twist, one I never saw coming and well, that this series, that I kept wanting to get better, but never did, is finally over.
This book makes Daniel look like an even bigger jerk/misogynist/overprotective guy than any of the previous books did. Luce is the worst female role model I have seen in a YA book in quite a while. She is weak, whinny, annoying, and indecisive, doesn’t get much worse for a female lead that we are supposed to love and care about than Luce. Good characters, characters that we had grown to love, die to protect this special and sacred “love” that Luce and Daniel reportedly have, in my opinion, for no good reason. I don’t see any reason or proof that they love each other, maybe lust, or maybe interest, but Luce just jumped from one bad relationship right into another, this relationship is far from an example of a healthy relationship.
Lastly, and in some ways the most annoying this about this book for me, was that God was a woman. As those of you who have followed my reviews or have read my profile on my blog will know, I am a Christian, my husband is actually a priest, and I feel very strongly that God wants us to recognize Him as a male. I am not sure why writers feel the need to make God a woman, like it somehow makes their story better or more revolutionary. Well it doesn’t, it actually annoys me and makes me strongly dislike their works. I did not expect this book to follow any Christian doctrine, but come on; this is an important fact in my book.
In conclusion, if you have read the previous books, you kind of need to read this one for the closure factor, but be warned, it really isn’t all that good. It is violent, but I don’t recall any sex in it. It is appropriate for teenagers, as far as I can remember.
I received this book as an ARC. I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist you in recognizing books that you might enjoy and also to assist parents and teachers in recommending appropriate books for your kids to read.