PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 08 July, 2012, 12:00am


by Lauren
Kate Doubleday (e-book)

Lauren Kate's four best-selling Fallen novels have earned a place in the young adult pantheon. Kate tells the story of Lucinda Price (known as Luce), who can see dead people - or Shadows as she calls them. One day she spots two fallen angels, Daniel Grigori and Cam Briel. Abstainers in the war between God and Lucifer, they are gorgeous, brooding and together form two sides of an isosceles love triangle (Luce is side three). The trio has led many lives. The one unchanging fact is that Luce meets Daniel and dies after being snogged to death. In Rapture, the final part of the tetralogy, Luce and Daniel flap steadily towards this amorous but fatal destiny. The big question is: can they escape this time? The plot doesn't progress so much as sigh its way along. Luce is constantly asked to decide on dilemmas that aren't really dilemmas at all. Cam or Daniel? Answer: Daniel. Everyone and everything in Luce's life or Daniel? Answer: Daniel. Rapture is enjoyably frothed up: 'In the space between Heaven and the Fall, deep in the unknowable distance, there was a moment when the glorious hum of heaven disappeared...' The phrase 'sound and fury signifying nothing' does leap to mind.