Rapture by Lauren Kate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Fallen series concludes with considerable style. Here, we get a wide variety of exotic foreign locales - in the present day this time, not just in the past like in the previous book. Here, we get so many answers about the origins of the Luce/Daniel curse - and boy, those answers are real doozies. Especially the biggest reveal of all, the whole reason why Lucifer went bad to begin with. It's ironic that God went and created the angels as such powerful beings, only to fetter them by saddling them with utter devotion - it gets to the point where the reader's almost on Lucifer's side, until you remember that it's not love he's after so much as power.
At least there's a happy ending, which is made even happier with the epilogue. Just read that epilogue and try not to giggle yourself to death. It won't make you cry, though - that's Cassie Clare's job.
So, ave atque vale, Fallen series. :)
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