Unforgiven by Lauren Kate

24909485Title: Unforgiven
Author: Lauren Kate
Series: Fallen
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Fallen
2. Torment
3. Passion
4. Rapture
Date Started: May 5
Date Finished: May 11
Format: Hardcover from local library

Luce and Daniel have gone off into the sunset, living their happily ever after. But one of their friends isn’t so happy. Cam’s whole existence was changed because of the Luce/Daniel love story. In one of the many times that the couple fell in love, Cam met a girl named Lilith who changed his whole world. He was going to marry her. Until she wanted to get married in a temple – and he couldn’t do it without burning the building down. Not wanting to tell her the reason why he can’t get married in a temple, he broke things off with her; breaking his heart and hers in the process. He never knew what happened to her after he denied her, but he’s about to find out.

It starts with a song – Lilith’s song – and a little help from Arrianne who tells him that Lilith ended up in hell. Cam goes out in search of Lucifer, but he doesn’t have to look far. Lucifer knows what he wants, so he shows Cam what he wants to see. But Cam isn’t satisfied with just a glimpse of her, especially because she is in Hell. So he makes a deal with the devil. If Lilith can fall in love with him again in fifteen days, then she goes free. If he can’t, he has to stay by Lucifer’s side for all eternity. Let the games begin…

You know I hate the timing of the release of this book. If this book had come out after Fallen had, I probably would have been really excited to read it because CAM. Out of all the fallen angels, he was my favorite. But, since this book came out after the events of Rapture, I wasn’t all that excited to read it. I would rather have known what happened with Luce and Daniel and their attempt to fall in love for the umpteenth time, only this time with no memories of past lives. But alas…

Anyway, this story is okay. It’s very bleak – obviously because of Hell – and the odds seemed to be stacked up against Cam. Lilith hates him on sight and she doesn’t understand why. She can’t trust him and every time she starts to, something happens to make her distrust him again. Lucifer – because obviously he’s going to try and make sure that Cam loses – shows up to put hampers in Cam’s plans, including taking away his eternal good looks. And boy, does that bring out a narcistic side to Cam. Their love story is interesting to read about, but at the same time…not.

Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. It was an okay story. I wasn’t really rooting for anyone and just finished the story to know who wins in the end.

Bookshelf worthy? If you’re a fan of this series and Cam, then read it. If you didn’t like the original books, skip it.

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