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 how to manipulate them to see into her other lives. Yet the more Luce learns about herself, the more she realizes that the past is her only key to unlocking her future...and that Daniel hasn't told her everything. What if his version of the past isn't actually the way things happened...what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?
I just could not get into this book. I was on a book tour via Good Golly Miss Holly and I felt pressured to read this book quickly even though I had other books I really wanted to read instead. Book tours always make me feel that way, which was the deciding factor in my decision to stop signing up for book tours. That may have been a factor in my overall feelings about Torment. Because I found the 40 pages I did read to be pretty flat and uninteresting.
I did not emphasize with Daniel and Luce's 18 days of separation. Really, 18 days? We're going to have major drama over being separated for 18 days? My husband and I were separated for three YEARS while we were engaged and he was 12 hours away in law school. So, the 18 day separation put me off from the beginning. When I saw that each chapter encompassed one day, I was further dismayed and ended up deciding that there are too many books out there that I really want to read to force myself to read one I'm not excited about.
I don't think fallen angels are for me. I have not really enjoyed any angel book I've read, except for Cynthia Hand's Unearthly. Hush, Hush, Angelfire, Covet, Fallen, and now Torment just did not do it for me, and I think I'm going to steer clear of the fallen angel premise for now.
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