Random House, 420 pages
ARC courtesy of Random Buzzers
"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 have to be that way... Luce is certain that something- or someone- in her past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey in 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 is she rewrites history. Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames... forever."
I must say, I absolutely loved this book. I was first drawn to the series because it is, of course, my favorite genre- paranormal romance. It has just the right mix of romance and adventure to keep you turning pages.
Passion is the third book in the Fallen series by Lauren Kate, and is my favorite so far. Although the romantic in me wanted Luce and Daniel to be together more, I can understand why it was necessary to keep them apart for much of this particular book. Luce and Daniel's relationship is complicated because of the curse put on them so long ago, and while that makes it appealing to readers, it often makes Daniel difficult for Luce to understand. I loved it that Luce was made to be a strong enough character to go into her past lives to figure things out for herself, instead of just believing what people told her. I feel like Luce is more appealing to readers in this book because she is conceived to be somewhat wimpy in the first two books.
And, of course, there's Daniel. (*sigh*) He is, of course, gorgeous. If I thought he was attractive when I first heard of him, I thought he was irresistable when it was discovered that he is a fallen angel. Daniel is fiercely loyal throughout the entire series, but especially in this book. Daniel has always chosen his love for Luce over everything else, refusing to give it up. His heart is hers, and you are constantly reassured of this. He's spent a millennia chasing after Luce, because of the curse. Even when he knows that she'll die and he'll be heartbroken, it doesn't matter. Daniel is one of the best fictitious love interests I have ever read about, and if nothing else draws you to the Fallen series-specifically Passion- Daniel's character surely will.
All in all, this book is one of my all-time favorites. Passion is definitely a page turner, and I would recommend it for anyone. I am very much looking forward to the fourth and final book in the series, Rapture.
Rating: 5 stars- I loved it! Buy a copy!