Book Review – Rapture

by Lauren Kate (Doubleday) R165  ISBN: 978-0-385-61812-0

I am a fan of Lauren Kate. Her imagination is astounding. Kate has taken an esoteric idea and turned it into a supernatural story.

Lucifer, a fallen angel, wants to erase the past and control the world. The other angels need to stop him. Lucifer has a special interest in Luce, a mortal, who can stop the dark forces from winning. She alone determines the angels, hers and humankinds’ fate by breaking the curse. It is a rush against time as Luce, Daniel and the angels race to find three relics that will help Luce with her momentous task.

At times, I felt that Luce and Daniel did not have that spark that created interesting story points in the first book. This story is more about the chase than it is about romance.

The series began with Fallen and Rapture is the fourth and final book. I loved the first book but felt the next two books in the series disappointing and disjointed. Rapturedoes redeem the series. It concludes the story in a way that made me feel that it was worthwhile reading the four books. I recommend Rapture for readers who enjoy this genre.

Ulrike Hill


Posted on: 19th November 2012