Published by Marsal Lyon Literary Agency on July 17th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
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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.
“I was not alone in this. I was only a little torn, but not broken.”
Back in 2015 I reviewed Wicked, and while I enjoyed it I thought it was a bit predictable. Torn has surpassed Wicked in every way. Not only are the characters better developed, but I became really invested in Ivy’s situation. Plus, her relationship with Ren was a huge plus. Torn had me hooked from beginning to end, and left me hankering to get my hands on the third novel in the series.
When we last saw Ivy she was grappling with the reality of who she really is, and what that means for her future with Ren and the Order. While I didn’t like Ivy keeping this huge secret from Ren as I knew it would eventually blow up in her face, I understood why she did it. Ivy’s secret could be deadly if it got out, and while I never thought Ren would do anything to harm her, the idea of being rejected by the person you love is scary. However, though I dreaded Ivy coming clean to Ren, I loved how her dilemma is written. It felt really true for the character, this world, and the situation.
I still believe Ivy’s relationships with Ren and Tink are the strongest parts of this series, but the Fae storyline was a lot more interesting in this book as it tied better to Ivy’s character. I think this is because the Order part of the story always seemed like the weakest link of the series. Something about this institution just doesn’t seem that formidable. Despite the danger they posed to Ivy in Torn, I felt more worried about the Fae. These supernatural beings are as dangerous and deadly as they are beautiful. The Prince, most of all, is a huge threat and makes for the perfect villain. I can’t wait to see what happens next!