Torn, by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review #311

This review contains spoilers.

TRIGGER WARNING: Attempted Rape, Drugging, Torture.

IMG_5116Torn 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, 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.

In truth, while there were some enjoyable moments to be had in Torn…most of the book just felt like a filler. An entertaining filler. Don’t get me wrong. Torn was still highly entertaining. But for the majority of Torn, the story was a downer. I’m glad that the ending to Torn is a somehwat happy one. I mean, it’s better than a good portion of the book. You’ve got to get to part C by getting through part B, though, am I right?

What I liked about Torn was that we got to know one of my favourite character more. If you don’t know who my favourite character is, it’s Tink. I loved that we got to know Tink a little more. In Wicked we weren’t really given any time to get to know Tink. I’m glad that we got to know Tink a little more intimately (I swear that’s not a pun!!!)

31038172I love that we got to know that Tink is actually humorous. I really enjoyed learning that Tink is more than what he says he is. More importantly, I appreciate the fact that by the end of this book, he was still alive. He might not be alive by the end of brave, and that deeply upsets me. I honestly love Tink.

Torn is a fast paced book. I read Torn in two huge portions. I don’t usually read books in sessions. For the most part, there weren’t any slow parts, and we found out some stuff that was otherwise unknown. There are a few deaths that happen within this sequel that I’m not even upset about to be honest. I never really liked the character anyway, and they got what was coming to them.

The thing that I didn’t like about Torn was that I didn’t like the prince. He’s a huge douche-canoe, and I hope he gets whats coming to him in the next book. I’m honestly so repulsed by his character. Ughhh.

Anyway! Overall Torn felt like more of a filler, with a few key things that happened. If you’re averse to sex, then I wouldn’t recommend reading this series.

I’m saddened to see what happened to Ivy. I hated seeing her go through what she went through. Hopefully in Brave she’ll get her revenge.

I give Torn, 3 of 5 stars on GoodReads.

Have you read any of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s works?

Happy Reading!

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