Book Review: Torn by Laney McMann

Fire Born #2
Author: Laney McMann
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Released: September 4 2014
Review Source: J. Taylor Publishing

Find Max.

That’s all Layla cares about. Not healing from the Fomore attack. Not finding answers to how she survived a fall that nearly killed her. Nothing will stop her. She will find him. She’ll even pair up with an overbearing Fallen Angel who’s hell bent on making everything harder than it needs to be if she has to.

Protect Layla.

For Max, nothing else matters. Not the bruises covering his body. Not the pain radiating from his broken bones. Not even his hands tied behind his back. He will find a way to save Layla, and the Fomore will pay if they’ve hurt her.

Every. Single. One of them.

In the second installment of The Fire Born trilogy, a new breed of villain looms—one Layla and Max will never suspect, and this killer has nothing to lose. Better yet, with Max and Layla’s deaths, victory is in the grip of the enemy.

Will Max and Layla find each other in time, or is it already too late for them both?

Max and Layla find themselves apart from each other, with only protecting the other one and saving them in their mind. Layla is still learning everything about what she is, and this new world that she is a part of. And Max is trying his hardest to protect Layla no matter what.

While I enjoy this story I did feel that this was a very predictable second book. It followed the formula that most sequels followed, and that had me tired. For the beginning of the book it was all Layla could do to figure out a way to get Max back. I felt like this was how a lot of second books in romances go. Boy is gone for some reason, girl knows she cannot live without him - and therefore she will do anything she can to find the boy. And some of the plot points felt familiar to me as well.

I do enjoy the fantasy of the story, and I will be reading the third book. I need to know what happens next. Like every book in a series there's a cliffhanger that I feel I must get resolution for. I enjoyed that this book gave us more answers about Layla and what she is. There were many new things that readers will learn about Layla and her powers as the Ancient. That was nice, I really enjoy the folklore that goes into the story.

1 comment:

  1. This one sounded like a decent read and all, but it is a shame that it was so predictable. I like my sequels and books to be a bit more unique so I think I will pass on this one.


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