Torn (Wicked Saga #2)
By Jennifer L. Armentrout
Summary: 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, 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.
Source: I purchased a Kindle copy.
I’m really not sure why I bought the sequel when I didn’t like the first book that much, but I forgot and One Clicked the book as soon as it came out because I thought it was one of the series I loved. Some of the author’s series are TO DIE FOR and some of them fail to impress me, but she has so many different series and books going on that sometimes I can’t remember which ones I love and which ones are just kind of meh. Anyway, I made an error and purchased Torn, but dug in and finished it fairly quickly.
The issue with this series is that it is so unbelievably predictable and I don’t like Ivy at all. The best thing about the series is Tink, but even that got old fairly quickly. It is fun to read and it’s certainly short and sweet, but I don’t think there’s anything about the series that has hooked me like her other books. The good thing is that it’s short and I didn’t feel like I wasted too much time reading and it was entertaining, at least.
If you enjoyed Wicked, then Torn is a sequel that you’ll also enjoy. The stakes are higher as Ivy finally figured out what she is and actively fought against fulfilling prophecies related to what she is. Obviously there was conflict with Ren, since his whole job is to find Ivy without realizing that Ivy is what he’s looking for. Tink was still Amazon prime shopping like crazy, but he actually had a bit more of a role in this book, in my opinion, and that was perhaps the coolest part of the book.
However, if you were only mildly interested in Wicked, I don’t think Torn really changed the game or made the series worth reading. It’s not The Dark Elements series by any means and I’m just not nearly as invested in it as I want to be.