My Review- The book continues where the first book of the series Fallen left off. Luce is whisked away to California and for her protection is enrolled to Shoreline a school for Nephilim's (half angels). We are introduced to some fresh faces, Jasmine, Dawn, Shelby,Miles,Steven, and Franseca. The angels and demons are still trying to kill Luce but we are also introduced to a new set of enemies the Outcasts, a group of very pale,blind, ragged winged,fallen angels who have aquired a very special weapon called the starshot that can kill angels.
There is more of Daniel and Luce, more unanswered questions, alot of fighting between the two due to Luce's frustration of being kept in the dark about everything. We also are introduced to a love triangle of sorts.It seems Luce starts to have feelings - not as strong as the feelings she has for Daniel but enough to where she allows another boy to kiss her. Luce also learns through her new friend Shelby that Daniel has not always been exclusive to her when she was not around which brings up more questions and doubts for her character.
Luce has discovered more about the shadows that have haunted her since she can remember. The announcers, as they are called Luce has learned that you can control them and that they can provide actual glimpses of the past and also a portal to the past and present. She utilizes the announcers and visits some of her former loved ones from her past lives who are still alive.She sees through the announcers that she had a "life" in all her past lives people who loved and cared for - whom she loved as well. This only made her more frustrated and filled her with more questions about her and Daniel and if all this was really meant to be. There was quite a lot of "what if's."
I loved Fallen and had high hopes for Torment but my hopes were crushed, not much but just enough to where I can't give this book an A+. The book seemed to move alot slower than the first and many parts just dragged. I did love the fact we got to see more of Daniels love for Luce, the heartbreaks,pain and frustration he has went through losing Luce time after time. I really felt sorry for him in Torment. I also grew to like Luce more. She loved Daniel but was not afraid to question if he really is the one? And the ending I loved it. It really made my love for Luce's character grow, she was not afraid to break free and find the answers that no one seemed to want to give to her. I can't wait for book three, Passion. I am eager to learn about the past lives of Luce all while Daniel still fights for her to bring her back to him.