Author: Lauren Kate
Series: Fallen #4
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Date: June 12, 2012
Source: For Review
The sky is dark with wings . . .
And time is running out for Luce and Daniel.
In order to stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the Fall began. Only Luce can break the curse, and it is her choice alone that will decide all of their fates.
But as Dark Forces gather, great sacrifices will have to be made in this final, epic struggle . . .
In the fight for Luce, and for Love, who will win?
The astonishing climax to the Fallen series. Heaven can't wait any longer.
As with the rest of the Fallen series, Rapture has a very slow start. In fact, it is so slow you wonder why you are even bothering to finish it. Having read the rest of the Fallen series, however, I know that if I trudge through the first half of the novel, I will probably get an epic payoff at the end. Yes—the endings of Lauren Kate’s novels are always my favorite, and not because the story is over.
Each book in the Fallen series tends to end with a few questions answered and a lot of new mysteries. Since Rapture is the final novel, there were no additional puzzles to solve, but man—the answers we got packed quite a punch! I just love what Lauren Kate has done with angel lore—it absolutely fascinates me! There is a pretty big twist at the end, which I did not figure out until Luce started to put the pieces together, and I certainly did not see this coming in the previous three novels.
While I cannot really say anything about the plot of the epic ending because I do not want to ruin the series for anyone, let me just say again that I LOVED it!!! It was a very satisfactory ending to the series, but it still leaves me wanting more. I am dying for a spin off featuring Cam or Lucifer—they both fascinate me, but I am particularly interested in Lauren Kate’s Lucifer after finishing Rapture.
Despite the slow start, Rapture is a thrilling conclusion to the Fallen series. Lauren Kate continues to delight the reader with her unique take on angel lore, and amazingly provides a very satisfactory ending to the series, while leaving you wanting much, much more. While I am pleased with the ending of Luce’s story, I truly hope that this is not the last we will see of the Fallen world.