Review And Launch: Torn by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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The highly anticipated second book in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy is available today! Be sure to grab your copy of TORN!

Torn

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.

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My Review:

It had been a while since I read Wicked since I have been waiting for a year and a half for book two. I actually like this one maybe a little more than book one which was a surprise because I really liked Wicked.

The book starts exactly where book one left off with Ivy discovering that she is a halfling. She decides not to tell Ren because he is with The Elite, and he came specifically to their town to find and kill the halfling. The ancients are now in her world, and The Prince is after her to impregnate her with his child because their baby will help destroy everything.

It took me a few chapters to get into this book, but as soon as I was in I was in and could not put the book down! Tink is still one of my favorite characters. He is crazy and hilarious, and the best scene in the whole book is when one of The Prince’s men comes to Ivy’s apartment to attack. You will know once you read!

Ren is still one of my favorite male character’s that Jennifer has written. I did get a little frustrated with him for one thing that he did, but I am now past that.  There are some very perfect romance scenes between Ren and Ivy that I absolutely adored and even heart wrenching emotional ones that made my eyes tear up.

When Ivy gets to The Prince’s home things really are a ride full of torture, and I wanted to rip The Prince apart myself for the things that he does and tries to do. You are able to see Ivy fall apart, but there is always that fighter in her that is keeping her from being destroyed. While being a little more damaged than she was she is still such a strong character, and I know in the next book Ivy will be able to be stronger than she ever was before.

Torn was a great book that had a little bit of everything from romance, comedy, drama, action, and raw emotion.

 

“You need this book. You need this series. It’s paranormal at its best. It’s New Adult at its best…Can I give this book more than 5 stars? I would if I could.” ~Valerie, Stuck in Books

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EXCERPT:

I lifted my right hand, reaching for my iron stake out of instinct, even though I knew it would do no good against the prince.

“You shouldn’t do that.” His voice was deep with what reminded me of an English accent. “I know you want to, but it would be very, very unwise of you, Ivy.”

My hand twitched.

Creepy Prince smiled slightly. “Your friend has been very helpful.”

That got my hackles up. I slid my sunglasses onto my forehead and forced my tone to stay calm and level. “I’m sure she has. Speaking of Val, happen to know where I can find her?”

His lips curled in a semblance of a smile as he stepped closer. The prince was tall, taller than Ren, who was pushing six foot two. My entire back stiffened as I forced myself to hold my ground, even though every instinct demanded that I run and run super fast, because he had almost killed me once before. Correction. He would have definitely killed me if he hadn’t realized what I was and had, I guessed, healed me.

“I’ve been waiting for you,” he said, instead of answering my question, his pale blue eyes fixed on mine.

My hand curled into a useless fist. “That is extremely creepy to hear.”

That cold smile returned. “Why don’t we talk? There are seats across the way.”

“Yeah, that’s not going to happen.”

The slow smile increased but never reached his eyes. “Oh, I know it is.”

Fine hairs rose on my arms.

“What exactly can you do right now?” he said in the same coldly polite voice. “Refuse me?” Creepy Prince laughed, and it wasn’t a bad sound. Again, it was something that was just cold, as if he were mimicking what a human would do. “You can’t.”

“I can.” My palm itched to grab the thorn stake secured under my pant leg, but I held still. I might be reckless, but I wasn’t stupid.

“Really? I will have to beg to differ on that. You see, humans surround us. So many of them, and I have an extraordinary appetite.” His eyes appeared to glimmer as his gaze slithered from the top of my curly head down to my toes. “A rather impressive appetite for many, many things.”

“Okay. First off, ew.” My lip curled. “Secondly, I don’t want to hear about any of your appetites.”

One dark eyebrow rose. “Oh, but you should know that I could kill twenty of these humans in less than five seconds and feed on the rest, leaving them to believe that it was this little red-headed girl who murdered these innocent people.” His voice dropped even lower as he leaned in and icy air brushed my cheek. “You deny me this, those lives will be on your hands, little bird.”

Anger flushed hotly as my eyes met his. There wasn’t a single part of me that doubted anything he said. He had me. God, I hated to admit it, but he had me.

 

“Drama! Action! Romance! Twists! Torn had it all…Torn was a perfect continuation of the Wicked Saga.” ~Kim, Kimberlyfaye Reads

 

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Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans…

Don’t miss the first title in the series, WICKED!

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About Jennifer L. Armentrout:

#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

 

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8 thoughts on “Review And Launch: Torn by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. Great review, Candace. While I enjoyed Torn I didn’t think it was as good as Wicked and I really struggled to get into it at the start. I adore Tink and Ren and totally share your sentiments! The part in the Prince’s house was awesome. Really looking forward to seeing where she takes this in the final book.

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    • The beginning was pretty slow for me except the Tink scenes. It has been a year and a half since I have read Wicked, so I should have gave it a reread before! Lol! My one complaint was there was a lot of name dropping which I can brush over in books, but I still am not a fan of it.

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