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A Wicked Saga #2
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Released: July 19, 2016
Review Source: InkslingerPR
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.
The story: Torn picks up right where Wicked left off. I will try to leave this as vague as possible to prevent any major spoilers for those that haven't started the series yet. The book was A PAGE TURNER! I so loved being immersed in this fascinating world again. I loved reading about and getting to know these characters even more in book two. I've become so connected with them that they are practically family and I don't ever want the series to end. The story is set in New Orleans and Jennifer managed to step/amp up book two when book one was already amazing! There is more action, romance, and humor. The Fae prince is working harder than ever to permanently open the gates connecting this world to the other world. It's up to the order, and most importantly Ivy, to prevent that from happening.
The likes: I love Ivy, she ends up discovering A HUGE SECRET at the end of Wicked and is forced to keep it to herself as well as deal with everything else going on in the world. She is a rock, and is completely bad ass for her strength. AND REN!!!!! He's everything! I love them together. I love their love and their chemistry. One of my favorite lines, "I loved him. God, I loved him more than I loved pralines and beignets, and that was hardcore, because my love of sugary, sweet things rivaled the most epic love stories known to man." Ivy is definitely a girl after my own heart. I love the banter between the characters. My favorite character is STILL, Tink. He has so much personality and I want to stuff him in my pocket to live forever. There is so much intensity and drama in Torn, even more so than in Wicked. It's for that reason, Jennifer is and always will be a part of my top favorite authors.
The dislikes: This series has some predictability to it. That's the only issue. Even with the slight predictability factor, I still LOVED it! Also the fact that I don't have book three in my kindle! I need that book now!
The rating: This book gets five stars from me because from the start of book one I couldn't put these books down. It's the perfect blend of drama, love, nail-biting intensity and humor. You will not be disappointed, I highly recommend this series! I do, however, definitely recommend starting with book one because these books cannot be read as standalones. To know what is going on in book two, you need to read book one. So get on it and read this series! Put this at the top of your TBR list.
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY 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, working out, 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.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.