kim Reply to on 29 June 2011
|First off, I hate the name of the book and if I hadn't read the others first I wouldn't even pick it up. It sounds (and looks) more like one of the Mills and Boons books my mum reads! D:(I like the other titles such as 'Torment' and the past two covers as they look dark and mysterious). Also, the book is taller than the other two and I find that annoying as I thought, with it being a paperback, I wouldn't have that issue.Now for the actual story.....
I have to say that I was a little dissapointed with this instalment. Passion seemed to take a while to get interesting, with Luce travelling through some of her more recent past lives- as another review said, the first few lives she visits are forgettable and we don't really learn anything very interesting, surprising or important- you could skip the first portion of the book and wouldn't even know any different. The book does, however, improve around half way through with the more interesting 'Luces' and their lives, for example, we gain an insight to ancient China, the Mayan culture, Victorian England (Cornwall is in it!) and France etc.
Oh and one other thing- If angels don't die (okay, unless they're killed with a starshot) why does Daniel look different in each of Luce's past lives? I understand why Luce does, as she's mortal and dies and just gets reborn. But that doesn't happen to Daniel so that puzzled me. The only thing I can think of at the moment for this is that maybe Daniel can alter his appearance in order to fit in with the country/ place.
Also, why does Luce have black hair in every life? And a name (in most cases) beginning with L and being very similar sounding to her own present one? Surely it's just her soul that gets reincarnated and her parents in this life would dictate hair colour and choose her name? There maybe a good explaination for these things, and I'm probably just being picking, but it didn't really add up for me.
Overall, regretfully, I would rate this 2.5 stars if I could, as it seemed more of a pointless filler and contributed little to the overall ongoing story.
-we get to learn a little bit more about Cam (this was my favourite part in the book) and it was quite interesting.
-The book gets better as it goes on
-Some of Luce's past lives are interesting
-There's a nice twist
and the Bad:
-nowhere near enough of the other characters!! We hardly see Arriane for example
-It's quite slow paced and repetitive
-Much of it seems pointless and does little to add to the overall story etc
-The book didn't seem to flow from the others and seemed to me a bit disjointed from them rather than being part of a series
-(not so much to do with the actul story) The size of the book (height wise) is bigger/ taller than the others in the series and that annoys me :L