Sunday, September 25, 2016

Review: Unforgiven by Lauren Kate

25261903Unforgiven (Fallen #5) by Lauren Kate
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
Goodreads Summary: 
High school can be hell.

Cam knows what it’s like to be haunted. He’s spent more time in Hell than any angel ever should. And his freshest Hell is high school, where Lilith, the girl he can’t stop loving, is serving out a punishment for his crimes.

Cam made a bet with Lucifer: he has fifteen days to convince the only girl who really matters to him to love him again. If he succeeds, Lilith will be allowed back into the world, and they can live their lives together. But if he fails…there’s a special place in Hell just for him.

Tick-tock.

Spread your wings and cry as bad boy dark angel Cam finally reveals his anguished heart in the epic new FALLEN novel, UNFORGIVEN.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Review: 
I didn't hear many positive things about Unforgiven, but I decided to read it anyway, as I've already read the rest of the series and wanted to see it for myself. What I found surprised me. The main thing I'd heard from multiple people and reviews is that Cam's character changed. Personally, I felt like the basis of his character was still there, but distant. He definitely changed; I think some of it was due to him seeing Lilith again, in the sense of "love can change people". His cockiness just wasn't present, and he handled the situation in a very out of character way.

I didn't hate Unforgiven, but I thought it lacked something. not creativity, but maybe authenticity. The story line wasn't bad, however I disliked how things played out, a lot of new things were revealed and I didn't think they belonged in the Fallen universe. Unforgiven is good if you want another tricky, slightly rushed love story. I don't think it captured the meaning of Fallen, so I wouldn't recommend it as a must read after Rapture.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From Library
Edition:
Paperback
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Recommended for: Fans of short love stories.

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