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Torn (Wicked Trilogy) Audio CD – Unabridged, September 13, 2016
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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, 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.
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Jennifer L. Armentrout is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Lux series and other books for teens and adults. She is a #1 bestseller in Germany and Italy, and a top seller in markets around the world.
In total, her young adult novels have sold over a million copies since 2011 in the US. Her YA novels have been finalists for the Goodreads Choice Awards and nominated for the YALSA Teen Top Ten. In 2017, The Problem with Forever (Harlequin Teen) won the RITA Award for best young adult novel.
Armentrout lives in West Virginia with her husband and dogs.
Amy Landon, Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a voice artist and classically trained actress with numerous film, television, and off-Broadway stage credits. Her voice can also be heard on many television and radio commercials. She has an easy facility with dialects, which she also coaches and teaches, and she is happy to find her lifelong obsession with books pairing up with her acting and vocal work. Her narration of Texts from Jane Eyre placed as a finalist for the Audie Award for Best Humor Narration in 2016.
- ASIN : B08XZDRG9X
- Publisher : Blackstone Pub; Unabridged edition (September 13, 2016)
- Language : English
- ISBN-13 : 979-8200656738
- Item Weight : 8.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.2 x 5.7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,945,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you want the quick version-story was great but target age of readers unclear. Would classify this as strictly YA with high school type of atmosphere EXCEPT explicit sex scenes.
If you want to know the details with no spoilers, this is what I’ve got-
The story itself kept me hooked. I wanted to know what was going to happen. It’s extremely important for me to find a book that makes me almost addicted to it. That was great. But what wasn’t so great:
The story is about a 21 year old female. It read as a high school girl. She lied CONSTANTLY, whined even more, and spoke like a child. IT DID GET BETTER. In the first book, the childishness toned down about half way through. But then the second book happened and the childishness picked back up. Same with the third. I think the problem isn’t the authors fault. I would very much put this in YA category EXCEPT for the sex scenes. I didn’t mind them because I’m used to Ilona Andrews and Jeannine Frost, who have very detailed sex scenes. But when the story reads as someone who acts and speaks like a teenager, it’s out of place.
So either the genre needs to be strictly YA with no sex scenes, or adult paranormal with the characters attitudes, vocabulary, and actions (the main character comments about wanting to stomp her feet when she got mad), more adult.
OVERALL, the story and world was great. The age of target readers is very muddled, but great if you can overlook temper tantrums and childish vocabulary “bestest friendest in the whole worldest” kind of vocab.
I’m about to drop some info bombs from Wicked, so if you haven’t read it yet, either stop reading this now or prepare to have the previous book spoiled. Ready? So, by the end of Wicked, the Prince has come through the last working gate from the Otherworld, we find out that Val was the traitor who was working against the order and helping the fae, and the biggest of revelation of all is that Ivy is the halfling. Torn picks up right where Wicked left off and Ivy is reeling from learning that she is the halfling that Ren was sent to New Orleans to find and kill. After talking things over with Tink she makes the decision to not tell Ren but that decision ends up being taken out of her hands not much later. Two members of the Elite have arrived in New Orleans with the sole purpose of finding the halfling. Knowing what Ren went through when he found out his best friend was a halfling and then losing him, she can’t put him in that position again. But when she does finally tell Ren, he’s floored and walks away because he can’t process that Ivy is the halfling. Which means that he’s distracted and ends up getting captured by the Prince, who then takes his place so he can get to Ivy.
This book focused heavily on Ivy, with good reason, and I loved seeing her fire. She’s been though a lot in the previous book and in this one as well, but she doesn’t give up. She keeps fighting for herself and for Ren and fighting against the Prince. And while she has her moments of doubt, she doesn’t dwell on them, she pushes through and ends up coming out on the other side. While we don’t get to see as much of Ren or Tink in this book, we do still get quite a few scenes with them and those scenes just made me love them even more.
There is so much that happens in this book that it can take awhile to process. From characters being captured and then rescued to truth bombs being delivered that end up making the characters question everything that they thought they knew, you are in for a rollercoaster of a ride with this book.
“You’re this beautiful, wild, and brave woman. You’re incredibly loyal, and I don’t deserve your love, but I’ll take it. I’ll keep it close to me and I’ll never regret a d*mn second of doing so. You just also happen to be a halfling. That doesn’t change who I fell in love with.”
Torn by Jennifer L Armentrout is the second book in her Wicked trilogy. If you haven't read the first book, Wicked, turn back and don't continue as this review will contain spoilers from the first book.
Torn pics up right where Wicked ended and wow! So much happened in this book that I don't even know where to start this review. I guess I will start it with what we learned at the end of the first book, that one word that changes Ivy's life forever- Halfling. That small utterance by the Prince in those crucial moments that changed her fated death. The Prince spared her thanks to her blood line but that's a minor worry compared to what's to come. This book follows a quicker pace and a lot of self doubt for our girl. As she struggles with what she is, what she has to do, keeping this secret to avoid being hunted from both sides, and of course there is Ren to consider. Will Ren be able to accept Ivy for who she is? Will she even be able to accept who she is, the good, the bad, and the ugly?
I'm trying to keep this review spoiler free but I have to talk about my favorite character Tink! I knew his little butt was keeping secrets and had some stuff up his sleeve but I was still shocked on all we learn about my sweet boy Tink. I won't go into details since again spoilers but if you loved Tink in the first book prepare to love him even more in this book.
Ivy goes through a lot in this book and it is not for the faint of heart. There is sex, there is feeding, and there is a lot of manipulation. Some readers may find some things a little harder to digest but I think JLA showed the darkness within the Fae amazingly.
Overall I find myself enjoying this series and I am super excited to start the conclusion!
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Ren is oblivious to the revelation of Ivy's true nature. Their relationship has come a long way, and Ivy is torn between telling him at the risk of losing him or pretend that nothing has changed. The prince is willing to use all his devious ploys in order to get what he wants. More and more pressure are put upon Ren and Ivy and their relationship becomes more fragile. Can they get past everything that's been put in their way, and have the relationship that they crave and deserve?
There is help from unexpected sources. A new side of our beloved Tink is revealed. The pain that Ren and Ivy have to go through is palpable, but they find their way back to each other. I look forward to read the next installment to see how their future shapes up.
Besides being predictable in places, it's a great follow on to the first book. Well crafted.
So the Prince of Fae is in NOLA, Ivy was betrayed by her friend and the Order isn't what it seems. Ivy doesn't really know whom to trust.
She also finds out she's the Halfling, the one to be the Prince's baby mommy and pretty much end the world, with the birthing of the baby. So she has to stay out of his way.
Does she? Nope. Actually, this is where Ivy becomes dumber, as I like to say. There are glaringly obvious signs that she ignores and she's constantly doing one stupid thing after another. I was not as thrilled with Torn, as with Wicked.
But it took a slight turn for the better, toward the end. Or the second half. Can't remember. Anyway, Tink is a major bada$$ and I would have loved to get even a novella about him. He steals the show, to be honest.
3.5 - 4 stars.
Torn is the perfect middle book in the series, we find out more about all of our main characters especially Tink, who is my favourite character from the whole series.
The pacing and the worldbuiling are spot on in this one and as soon as I have finished I just had to start the next book.
I really love Ivy's character development and the more I learn about here the more I love her. Tink again was such a wonderful character and I really hope we get to see more about him, and I would definitely love a Tink book.
Torn is the second book in the series of the Wicked saga, the first instalment blew me away and left off with an ending that just made me want more, so I couldn’t wait to begin reading Torn. From the very beginning, I was just completely hooked and just couldn’t put the book down. It was full of Romance, angst, humour and kept me in suspense and of course, there was Tink!!! By far my favourite character, he is written so well. He brings so much humour to the story and keeps it fun and entertaining. You find out so much more about Tink’s character about what he is but he still has so many secrets that keep you guessing about him. I mean those trolls?! What is he doing with them?
Ivy is a strong powerful woman that goes through hell but still manages to keep her head on straight, when things couldn’t possibly get any worse, she still doesn’t give up, she is still fun and sarcastic as ever when she is facing possible death. I love to read about strong female lead characters and Jennifer L Armentrout always does an outstanding job with them. Throughout Torn, the relationship between Ivy and Ren is put under a lot of pressure, but their love shines through all the obstacles that are standing in their way.
Torn was a great new instalment in the Wicked saga but there was one thing I wasn’t too keen on, which was that I found it slightly predictable, which for me let it down a little bit but even with that it still gets a five-star rating from me. Torn kept me gripped throughout, it is fun loving, exciting and hot new adult book which draws you into an exciting fantasy world. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys paranormal romance but if you haven’t already read Wicked then that is a must!!