Torment (Fallen, #2) by Lauren Kate

Torment (Fallen, #2)

How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for?In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean – and ...

Details Torment (Fallen, #2)

TitleTorment (Fallen, #2)
Release DateSep 28th, 2010
PublisherDelacorte Press
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Angels, Romance

Reviews Torment (Fallen, #2)

  • Kiki
    When I picked up this book, it had been about nine months since I read Fallen, and the choking feeling had subsided. I wondered, what if I was wrong? What if the first book was just a false start? Maybe I should give Kate another chance?I'm pathetic. I know this. You don't have to tell me.If I'm being honest, I will hold my hands up and say that Torment is a monumental improvement on Fallen. The writing style is less sticky and doesn't cut itself...
  • Inge
    To: Daniel Grigori From: Inge Date: May 27th 2012 – 6:59 PMSubject: Fuck youDear Daniel Grigori,Words can’t even begin to describe my feelings towards you, but I’m gonna have a go anyway. I feel like this is important. You need to know how people feel about you.I have allergic reactions to you. You are so full of shit. Even in a book where you don’t appear all that often, it’s still all about you, you, you, isn’t it? You are by far th...
  • Rebecca
    *SPOILER WARNING* (As in if you thought you were in for a good read this will spoil it)**Also SWEAR WARNING** (because I just can't get through this review without swearing. I need some release!)I have had to take a break from my reading of Torment to get this off my chest. I hated Fallen. Everything about it was incredibly one dimensional and at the end I felt like I still knew nothing, none of the big questions had been answered. Like I was rea...
  • Kat Kennedy
    This book is fail.If it were a city it would be Failinburg. If it were a WWII battle, it would be Failingrad. If this book were a movie, it would be Million Dollar Failby. How much did this book fail thee? Let me count the ways. Oh no wait, I couldn't be bothered. I ain't bovvered. If this book were my Polish grandfather, its name would be Failinski. Yes, I have a Polish grandfather. He doesn't Failinski. He's awesome. Unlike this book, which suc...
  • SKB
    Never has a book been so aptly titled. Reading this book was a kind of torment, and I don't say that solely because I was stuck in an airport for an ungodly number of hours with only this ass book as company. The only more fitting title would maybe be something like Shit Sandwich.It's a special talent to write a sequel that makes me long for its extremely implausible, poorly written predecessor. And yet, here we are. Shit Sandwich Torment picks...
  • P
    “I will always catch you when you fall” I have to say Torment is not bad at all, in my opinion. The parts that keeps me continuing this series are the setting and riddles. Gah ! I want to know about Luce and Daniel's past. What has happened between them that makes Daniel so cryptic like this. And there must be something more about Luce for she can summon the Announcer like a pro. About the truce made by Daniel and Cam, I think consequences m...
  • Margarette Fayre
    The plot is to die for!!! OMG!!!yeah, im looking forward to this because i really liked the first one
  • Rose
    Dear Ms. KateI. Don't. Like. Fallen.I don't like this series; i don't like the characters, the development of the story, the secret life of Lucinda Price, the archangels, mainly all the angels from your story, the Outcasts, the heavenly never-ending war between good and bad.I just don't like your piece of shit story. However, i do keep reading this series. Why? Because i have a need for badly written, made-by-brainless-authors YA-fiction and stup...
  • Sasha Alsberg
    This is how the book went...1.Luce changes schools because Daniel wants to keep her safe.2.Luce misses daniel 3.Daniel appears4.they kiss5.they fight6.luce leaves7.almost gets herself killed8.livesRepeat 1-8 five more timesEnd of Torment This book wasn't the best book i have ever read but it wasn't the worst. Torment sometimes WAS torment reading it, i found myself not feeling like reading the book at several points. BUT it wasnt horrible through...
  • ◆✦✧ Jemz ✧✦◆
    I can't wait.... =0)10/08/10Omg I read the book!!! Tears tears why do I have to wait next year for the 3rd book Fallen Series "Passion" Ahhhhh (screaming right now) I enjoy reading this book. Poor Luce =( If I was in her position I woulld of done the same seriously. And I don't blame her. (Everything that Luce had done. I Don't want to spoil anyone.) I can't wait for "Passion". I'm so curious about Daniel, and the others. Omg !!!
  • shady boots | #WatchPOSE
    Oh Lucinda Price. Could you be any stupider?
  • Leslie
    No book has been more aptly named. I read this as a follow up to Fallen (which was a mighty let down itself) in hopes that it would somehow clear up some of the jagged and, at times, blatantly ignored plot points. It didn't. Instead, I was treated to nearly 500 pages of an insipid, seemingly bipolar angel who inexplicably loves a fickle, petulant, whiny girl-child who couldn't decipher the back of a cereal box with a room full of Mensa members he...
  • Angela
    I really wanted to like this book. I loved Fallen and had waited so long for Torment, I was sure it would be worth the wait. Sadly, it was not. Luce really irritated me. She took everything Daniel told her in the first book on faith, and days later she is now questioning everything. I understand the desire to have her more in control of things and be a stronger character. But that came across more like a spoiled, poor me, do whatever I want regar...
  • Michael
    The best thing I can say about Torment is that its title suits it perfectly. The first three quarters of this book were absolute torment to get through, but the end did pave the way for a somewhat-interesting third book in the series.As I was persevering through this thing, I realized that the main appeal Fallen held was the secret of what supernatural creature Daniel is. That took up most of the plot of that novel, but that was okay since it hel...
  • Vishnu Chevli
    Torment by Lauren Kate is the second book in Fallen series. I was randomly going through youtube and I came across the movie that was made from the first book of series "Fallen" last month and I loved that movie, I wanted to read Torment ever since. So when I found this book in book fair I was so excited, but after reading this book I was bit disappointed.The story starts after the events of Fallen, Cam- the demon and Daniel -the angle made an ei...
  • kari
    1 1/2 stars, but I can't give half stars. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Yep, that would certainly apply here. The covers of this book series are without a doubt, beautiful, intriguing and the best thing about the books.So, Torment.Who the heck is Luce? Why the heck does she matter? What the heck is the pull between Cam and Daniel? Why the heck is there a war? And when not at war, why the heck are they fighting other angel creatures? Can w...
  • hayden
    The first half will make you want to What to say about TORMENT. . . .About halfway through the book, I almost gave up. The first half of it was absolutely dreadful, all information about Luce's life at Shoreline and "I miss Daniel" this and "I miss Daniel" that. It was blander than tofu (which I've never actually eaten before, but from what I've heard of it, it's pretty bland).The second half picked up, though, when mild action and a few unsuspec...
  • Haleema
    To hell with, "Never judge a book by its cover."Do I really need to read this book to write a review about it?! Goddamnit. Does anyone else find it ironic that this one is called Torment? LMAO. *reads summary on Goodreads*Hell on earth.That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcas...
  • Zenia
    omg the book isnt even out yet and im drooling i cant wait till it comes out yaaaay
  • Jude
    How many lives do you need to liveBefore you find someoneWorth dying for?Well, one thing is for sure, this book, is not worth dying for. I know this sounds bad and like its going to be a hater review but, I actually find my situation amusing. Just stick around.For starters, the story sounds great: A school of Nephilim! Cool! It's gonna be like Howards, but instead of fighting Voldemort, you fight Outcast. Well, No. it's exactly the same as Sword ...
  • Susan
    I applause to the stunning cover, but I'm saddened to give this book a gracious 3 stars that it doesn't deserve. It took me forever to get through all the whining and disappointments with the characters. The whole premise of the story that had so much potential to offer was just "Torment" — yup, see the pun here. The entire story just fell flat. What happened from book 1 to book 2? We continued on with the tragic romance of Luce a human and her...
  • Elena Salvatore
    “Are you okay?" Daniel whispered, his voice soft, his lips so close to hers."Yes." She could feel the beating of his wings. "You caught me.""I will always catch you when you fall.” In this book Luce finds herself in yet another private school from which she can't leave.Daniel left her here only with instructions to never leave the school and a promise to return to her.He doesn't tell her where he is going or what he's doing only to never ...
  • Monica
    La única razón por la que lo leí fue por que lo compré al mismo tiempo del primero. Le di una segunda oportunidad a la saga con este pero... fue una decepción total. Más ridiculeces, más boberías, en fin un libro desastroso, tedioso y horrible que solo te llama por las portadas tan bonitas y las frases cautivadoras de atrás, por algo no tienen sinopsis.
  • Kristy
    Dear Author Lauren Kate,Anytime you feel the need to title a book with a word who's synonyms include; Suffering, irration, hell,excruation, torture... you had better damn well make sure the reader's are not feeling any of those emotions. You failed. While 'Torment' might be a nano better than 'Fallen', it still is not anything I would consider good. You have successfully took something that could have possibly been an interesting story and turned...
  • Krystle
    I love it when books are aptly named. This book was excruciating to read and it being a "torment" is no joke. I wanted to rip the book into pieces so many times.Let's start with the good: Miles. I just love him. He's the sweetest, patient, and most understanding guy in the whole book. He should *not* get together with Luce under any circumstances because he's just too good for her. If they do somehow hook up, Luce will eventually became a overly ...
  • Varsha
    OH MY GOD! Luce is such a bitch!..Like really now.. I am not liking this book at all. This book is exactly what the name suggests. A TORMENT!I didnt like the previous one either. Fallen was such a waste. The author very cleverly made sure she didnt reveal anyyyyy details of the plot in the 1st book forcing the reader to read the second book. Who would want those 300 pages to go waste? But guess what its still a waste!!!!!! Even more that half way...
  • Alaina
    I couldn't remember if I liked the first book Fallen or not and since I said I was going to do a buddy read for this book, Torment, I just sort of went with it. I was also way too lazy to look up my review/rating for Fallen. Plus, it honestly doesn't really matter to me how I felt about the first book - what matters if how I felt about this book.I hated it.I hated it so fucking much. I would rather sit in the dentist office for like 48 hours than...
  • Laura
    I suppose it's a good sign that this sequel to Fallen didn't get a worse rating, but it didn't get a better one, either. The problem is that I really suspect that this would be one really great story if it were in *one* book not three. But publishers are now demanding trilogies, which means weaker individual books and tons of padding. Luce is as clueless here as she was in the first book, and her eternal boyfriend Daniel is playing the I'm an Eni...
  • Laz
    “Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can't always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.” Well, this was fairly good. I loved how it shows the ways a relationship from afar can get difficult in so many ways. It was good reading about the hardship of keeping a relationship together, at all costs. Luce isn't perfect, ...
  • N.N. Light
    I kept thinking as I was reading Torment by Lauren Kate, "It has to get better, right?" Nope. A wasted read and I will not make that mistake again. My Rating: 1 star (honestly, I was tempted to write in a negative number but I'm not that cruel)