This book is such a let down from Fallen. That was excellent and really set up the storyline whereas this one was boring and dragged unbelievably. Luce is forced by Daniel to enroll in new school in California without her parents knowledge. She's back to being a self-absorbed teenager with "poor poor pitiful me" syndrome. Even at page 200 there is no change. A periodic appearance by Daniel only caused fighting and more angst. Torment is right...for the reader! The only action in the entire book was at the very end and that was only to set up the next installment which I will not be reading.
This book seemed to be a bit more of a filler for another good book coming up. This one talks a little bit about Luce's past lives, but we never really get much out of it. She makes some new friends and has some confusing choice to make, but that's about it. Granted there is some fighting scenes but nothing that stands out until the end. Though this wasn't a bad book, I felt like more could have been cut to make this a bit better.
The first book was great and the second was better. The whole time I was reading the book I was trying to figure out the plot but it never turned out the way I expected it would. The book kept me on my toes the whole 2 days it took me to read it. I would highly suggest this book to anyone. I cannot wait until this summer when the 3r book comes out!