I fell in love with Fallen because of Hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, and my whole obsession with fallen angels. When I was reading Fallen, it had this dark and dangerous out-to-get you feeling, because she was in the dead gloomy reform school, Sword & Cross, that even has it's own cemetery in it's backyard (har har). But when Luce was forced to transfer to California and stay at the bright and relaxed school, Shoreline, it sort of felt a little lighter than Fallen. But you knew that something was going on and that Luce was not safe. Compared to the feel of Hush, Hush or Crescendo, Torment was not as dark as they were. I think a reason why Torment was different from the other books was because of it's characters and the setting. California--sunshine, tans, and beaches. Not exactly the darkest place on earth unlike Sword & Cross. Shoreline seemed more like a camp instead of a school. The students--who were Nephilim, children of fallen angels and humans--were so relaxed and easy going. They seemed like ordinary students, which was different from being in the same class with kids who probably murdered people or has a rep/record. The characters in Torment were so entertaining. Shelby, Jasmine, Miles, Dawn, and Lilith, they all made the chapters enjoyable and usually lightened the mood--especially Shelby and Miles. They were normal kids (if you took away the fact that they were half angel half human), and they would not fit in, in the type of school such as Sword & Cross, "They were good kids," as Luce said. In Torment, Luce beings to question her relationship with Daniel, and she wishes it wasn't so complicated. Throughout the book, I can't seem to recall me ever disagreeing with her. It was unfair to not know about your own past but it seems like everyone did. It's painful to be kept in the dark but your boyfriend knows too much. People were targeting Luce but she had no idea why or who they were. I too, wished that her relationship with Daniel wasn't complicated and I hated to see them fight. Though I did enjoy reading this very much, I missed Fallen every time I started a new chapter, and I loved it when Luce went back to her roots because it's satisfying to be reminded of how the series started anyway and how the two characters ended up in this situation. But I loved how Lauren Kate wrote, the arrangement of the chapters and the countdown to the final showdown, which I have to say, was EPIC. I think Lauren Kate has a knack for writing pre-battle scenes and battle scenes. As I was reading the scene where all the angels stood, poised and ready to fight, it just makes you feel this rush of adrenaline, and the faster you being to turn the page, anxious to know more and more, yelling at times when something happens. I could just imagine the whole book as a movie (I think Fallen is going to be a film by Disney)Overall, I loved the book, loved the characters (especially Arriane), and loved everything. But one thing though, I wish there was more intense romantic scenes between Luce and Daniel that you couldn't help but obsess over. Also, I wish there had been more of Cam, you know, Team Cam or Team Daniel. The ending was superb, and I know that Passion would be a whole new level of interesting since every chapter (according to Lauren Kate) would be another past life of Luce. Torment: a definite recommend.