Welcome to my stop on the review tour for JLA’s upcoming book, Torn. If you read Wicked, you’re no doubt dying for a sequel. Well, it’s almost here! And it was SO VERY worth the wait.
Torn by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: A Wicked Trilogy #2
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Publication date: July 19, 2016
Format: eARC, How I got it: From the author
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Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.
Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.
Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?
But as the Fae Prince begins to close in on Ivy, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.
I’ve literally been waiting for Jen to release Torn since I finished Wicked back in December 2014. For someone who never really got behind PNR, I was amazed by how much I loved that book. Fae were never really my thing… but Jen TOTALLY made them my thing. There was a crazy wicked (haha, see what I did there?) cliffhanger at the end of the first book and I’ve had grabby hands for book two ever since. It was absolutely worth the wait.
Drama! Action! Romance! Twists! Torn had it all. It picked up right where Wicked left off. (Of course, I’m not going to tell you where that is, just in case you haven’t read the first book yet. Which you need to do something about if you haven’t…) I got answers to questions left by the first book and, naturally, new questions to think about before the third book, Brave, is released. Ivy handled the shocking events from the first book pretty well, all things considered. I liked how strong she was in this book, when faced with some seemingly impossible situations and choices. Ren is as swoony and sexy as ever. Tink had some surprises up his sleeve this time around, but he still kept me literally laughing out loud like in the last book. I loved the romance and the edge-of-my-seat action. It was the total package. (And it also gave me a mad craving for beignets.)
It was so good to be back in New Orleans, in this magical world Jen has created. I love Ivy, Ren and Tink (oh my god, Tink!) even more after book two than I did after the first. Torn was a perfect continuation of the Wicked Saga. And while their isn’t quite the cliffhanger in this book as there was in Wicked, I NEED BRAVE. Like, now. The wait might kill me. (I might be being *a little* overly dramatic.) But, for real… I can’t wait for the third book!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I loved him. God, I loved him more than I loved pralines and beignets, and that was hardcore, because my love of sugary, sweet things rivaled the most epic love stories known to man.
“It’s like living with a two-year-old with the mental capacity of a fifteen-year-old boy.”
“What in the actual fuck of all fuckdoms?”
I was a little torn, frayed around the edges, and it was going to be a long, bumpy road to being a hundred percent okay. And nothing was going to stop and wait for me to get there.
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Did you read Wicked?
Will you be reading Torn?