22 July 2012

Rapture (Fallen #4) by Lauren Kate (Review + Giveaway)

Rapture (Fallen #4) by Lauren Kate.
Audience/Genre : Young Adult/Paranormal.
Publication : June 12th 2012 by Delacorte Press.
The sky is dark with wings....

Like sand through 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 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 is the only one that truly matters.

In the fight for Luce, who will win?

Rapture picks up right after Passion, with Daniel, Luce and the rest of the gang planning to find the place where the angels first fell on Earth so they can stop Lucifer but in order to do that, they need to collect three artifacts that'll be used in a blood ritual to reveal the place of the Fall. This hunt leads Daniel and Luce to Venice where they believe they'd find one of the artifacts, while the others go looking for the rest.

“I want you to know that I would do it all again. I will choose you every time.”

I've been a faithful follower of this series right from the very beginning, so I'm definitely biased.
In Fallen, it was the whole 'forbidden love' that first sucked me into the series, Torment gave me some answers and Passion gave me Luce and Daniel's past, which is pretty much a swoon-worthy, Romeo-and-Juliet sort of epic romance.
Rapture, had me feeling bitter-sweet when I finished reading it because although it didn't live up to my expectations, this was the end. I just needed to see Luce and Daniel get their happy ending and Lauren Kate concluded this series perfectly. Yes, it was predictable but I would've hated if it had ended any other way.

I've never really been a big fan of Luce because she's probably the only person who's worse than Bella. However, over the years, I've gotten really attached to all the characters, despite their flaws. I'm completely in love with Cam and I adore Molly and Gabbe. They're pretty much the reason I held on to this series for years so I was frankly, disappointed with the direction Lauren Kate took their characters in Rapture. Also, Cam should've played a bigger part in this book and series overall, he was barely mentioned in Rapture. The love-triangle that we were led to believe existed in the first book has become pretty much non-existent by the last, which kind of sucks.

Having said that, yes, Rapture fell a little short but it still holds a special place in me because Daniel and Luce finally get their happily ever after. I'd love to see a spin-off series based on Cam or even Lucifer, who after reading this book, actually seems kind of cool.

If you're new to the Fallen series, I'd say give this a shot because you just might end up loving it.

Giveaway Terms and Conditions :

  • Giveaway is India Only.
  • The Author/Publisher (Random House India) is responsible to ensure the winner gets the prize.
  • Giveaway ends on 8/5.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Buy The Book :

Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository

Find The Author :

Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Blog


  1. I have not read the series, but it does seem interesting. My favorite character of all time would be Aragorn from the LOTR trilogy.

  2. I've heard you rave about this series so many times! My favorite character would be Ron from Harry Potter :D
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Aaaah! I still can't decide between Cam and Daniel so it's one of them..or both, equally.

  4. My favorite characters are Cam and Arriane! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Crap. Hey, I didn't read that it was an India only giveaway, so can you please take me off of the giveaway? SORRY!
    But to answer the question anyway, Cam. :D

  6. Thanks for the giveaway!
    My favourite character from Fallen is Luce's best friend, Penny at Sword & Cross. She was genuinely sweet. I felt bad about what happened to her! Oh, and I also really like Cam. He might be the bad boy, but there's something really wicked and sexy about him, in a good way of course! :)

  7. My favorite character is Miles.I think he is so sweet and supportive.I also like Cam.He makes things interesting :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. My fave character in the series is Arriane. I've loved her since book one when she asked Luce to cut her hair and style it like hers. I love how crazy she is :)

    Thanks for the giveaway Anjana and RH. :)

  9. My favourite character in the series is Cam. He's just sooo cute!

    Thank you so much for the giveaway Anjana and RHI!!

  10. I think my favorite character is Cam! But there has not been nearly enough of him in the Fallen Series =D

  11. I kinda like Cam but I LOVE Daniel too! Hmmmm Cam let's go with the bad boy! <3

  12. It has been a long time since I read Fallen. I was waiting until the rest of the series was out. But from what I can remember, I loved Cam. He has a smart mouth, and you just have to love those!

  13. I love Daniel! He's so awesome!!! Thank you so much Anjana and RHI!

  14. I would go with Cam..Thanks for the giveaway!!

  15. Alaska from Looking for Alaska.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! :)

  16. Love your review :) I have also been a fan of the series from the beginning and am sad to see it go. It would really be nice to see a spin-off with Cam. Somehow, his story is unfinished.