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Urghhhhhh sooooo GOOD, I didn't want it to end so now I'm bummed because it's just nigh on impossible to find other good material to devour and obsess over like this. Thanks JA, once again, you knocked it outta the ballpark.
Wow! Ms Armentrout is an amazing writer! She certainly knows how to draw me into the character's lives and I felt that I was living through it all with Ivy. This book put me through the emotional wringer - it made me cry sad and happy tears and kept me thinking about Ivy and Ren well into the night, long after I had finished this book. I don't know how I am going to last until the next book, but I do know that this one definitely made my 'to be read again' list.
In this installment, more of the fae's mentality and purpose are disclosed. It's cringeworthy, but still compelling.
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.
One should only read this book and review if one has already read book one, Wicked. This is fair warning to avoid spoilers from said book.
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.
Torn begins where Wicked ended with Ivy finding out a huge secret about herself, a secret she can’t share with anyone, not even Ren, but Ren is the only person Ivy wants to trust, she loves him but he is a part of the Elite, sent to New Orleans to take care of the Halfling; to take care of her. While trying to figure out who she can trust, the prince gets close to Ivy, putting her lift in danger, as he tries to open the portal to the otherworld, permanently.
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!!
It took me a while to get back into this tale. Ivy has a lot to live up to and has an awful lot of emotional journeys in this episode of the trilogy. She has a lot to fight with and for. As the half long her world is always eventful. Ren is as faithful, as ever in the story, but is compromised in a deceitful way. His love for Ivy is tested to the ultimate limit, but!!!! Don't want to spoil anything for future readers. Tink is not only comical, but unbelievably big in this portion of the storyline. He as a brownie is very rare but essential for the fae to trust both Ivy and Ren. Drake is a despicable individual who may be a prince, but has not a single moral fibre in his being. It is highly essential to obviously have read the first part of this trilogy, but the down side is we have to wait till next summer before part three. Well worth far more than 5 stars. This author has a phenomenal expressive detailed way of enchanting you with an exceptional story. To good to pass by. All of her novels are well worth reading, descriptive, emotional and very imaginative.