Book Review: Unforgiven – Lauren Kate


I kept seeing this as part of the “Fallen Book Review Catch Up Franchise” when this book is a new read. So this book was finished on December 31, 2016. Now it’s uh, whats the date? January 21. Lol me.


Name: Unforgiven
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher(s): Delacorte Press (Corgi, Doubleday, Ember)
Release Date: November 10, 2015


It’s the book FALLEN fans have been waiting for: Cam’s story, the brooding, bad-boy dark angel readers love.

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.


Spread your wings and cry as bad boy dark angel Cam finally reveals his anguished heart in the epic new FALLEN novel, UNFORGIVEN.

Book Cover Comments

Hi Cam.

Tbh I can’t really determine what’s behind Cam, but I love the sky blue color. It’s perfect, and 100 points for Cam and the perfect blue “waves”.

The Review

We always wanted more about Cam’s side of the story.

What happened between him and Lilith, his one and only love.

And now we have it.

Unrequited love, friendship love, love where you expect it the least, boundless love, love that spans across millenniums. And here, limitless love.

Before Cam, music had been an escape, passion, a daydream, love, an impossibility.

Flipping each page leads you into an even more exciting realm.
Tick Tock.
As the fifteen days soar by until Cam’s bargain with Lucifer ends.
Till Lilith’s heart makes her choice: whether love is greater than hate, or hate is greater than love.

She was luminous. Her red hair had been braided a dozen ways, all swirled together in a high shaggy twist. Her eyelids were shimmering green, her lips crimson and matte. She wore black vintage ankle-high motorcycle boots. She was lethal.

This story takes place right after the ending time of the fourth book of the Fallen Series, leading us into the story of our wonderful hero.

“Existence is never so miserable as when you have a taste of something beautiful,” Lucifer said. “It serves to remind you of everything you can never have.”

We are introduced to the very Lilith that Cam has dearly treasured and loved, the hell that she is trapped in, and how Cam will try his very best to rescue her. And please don’t get me on cliche love story or not. I love romance, and this was the perfect way to close the series. Not that I ever want it to end.

He thought about Daniel and Lucinda.
They had embodied love for so long, as far as the fallen angels were concerned. He wished they were beside him now, playing the role of the happy couple offering sage advice to their suffering friend.

The things that Cam has to do in order to win Lilith’s heart: not only by his charm, but with his heart and sincerity as well. When there are outside interferences that will continuously pull Lilith away from Cam, what will happen next to ensure the thread doesn’t snap?

And yet he went for it again and again and again. Why? To save her. To help her. Because he loved her. Because if he gave up… He could not give up.

Each book in the Fallen Series shows you a different side of love, and this love is one that also spans across millenniums, overpowers the flames of hell, one where the overflowing emotions from the heart and the desire to find each other again is stronger than anything else.

His hands grasped her waist and lifted her until she could have sworn that his feet had come off the ground, too; that they were floating up above the creek, above the trees, above the burning hillside, into the dense tangle of stars, about to kiss the moon.

And when Lauren brings back our beloved Arriane and Roland, Fallenatics couldn’t ask for more of the happiness they can find in seeing two of our favourite angels once again, helping Cam along the way.

“We all carry pieces of our journeys within us,” Roland said. “We all learn from our mistakes. Who’s to say we don’t deserve happiness?”

Cam is also making his decisions here: to face his fear during the very beginning of why he lost Lilith in the first place, and to face it again, and to understand how to move on from it, and sometimes, how the truth is the most beautiful thing.

Even when it seems like all is lost, do not give up the fight for love.

Get ready to fall…


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Joanne Lumiere

Joanne is the narcissistic founder of her book blog, Joanne Lumiere. Born and raised in Hong Kong, this 18 year old brat is currently attending college in Los Angeles, and still doesn't know how to read books with sophistication, and yet she runs a blog.

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