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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Review: Torn

Title: Torn
Series: Torn # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal/Fantasy
Author: Erica O'Rourke
Publisher: Kensington
Release Date: June 28, 2011
Book: Finished Copy sent by publisher

"Everyone has secrets.
Even best friends.

Swirling black descends like ravens, large enough to block the glow of the streetlights. A dull roar starts like a train on the 'L', a far-away rumbling that grows louder as it pulls closer, until it's directly overhead and you feel it in your chest, except this doesn't pass you by. Verity, white-faced and eyes blazing, shouts through the din, "Run, Mo!" 

Mo Fitzgerald knows about secrets. But when she witnesses her best friend's murder, she discovers Verity was hiding things she never could have guessed. To find the answers she needs and the vengeance she craves, Mo—quiet, ordinary, unmagical Mo—will have to enter a world of raw magic and shifting alliances. And she'll have to choose between two very different, equally dangerous guys—protective, duty-bound Colin and brash, mysterious Luc. One wants to save her, one wants to claim her. Which would you choose?" 

My gosh! I really fell into this book. The ending is what got me hooked big time! I really loved reading throughout the whole story and following Mo steps. She is one brave girl.

First off, the story line was amazing! I loved how easy it was to get into because of the the immediate action the reader is thrown in. As soon as you begin reading this book, you are pulled into this world and you are fighting. I really loved Mo. She reminded me of myself because of how insecure she was. I love that about her. It made her character even more real to the reader because of her flaws. She wasn't strong or out there. She is simple girl caught in a war of a different worlds. What I also liked is how Mo is in so much trouble in both worlds. One with her Uncle and his bad dealings and one with her best friend and bad magic. It all makes the story juicy and exciting to read. No matter where Mo went, troubled always followed.

The love interest in this book I liked as well. I love how both love interest are from two different worlds. It makes it much more interesting. It also shows you just how much Mo is caught between these guys. I like that she doesn't put herself out there. Both of them fall for her genuinely cause she is a sweet girl. 

Now the ending. For me, I love reading paranormal books. I love magic and all the cool stuff that goes with it. But I especially love it when a normal person, who has no power whats so ever comes out on top. I love that her power is selflessness. When I was reading that part in the book, it gave me goosebumps. She made the biggest selflessness act of all, that I smiled and just kept on reading. I love that while no magic occurred, she changed everything with one simple act.

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Savy look at your blog! You have a whole new design, it looks great:):)

    Though the love triangle in this one is a bit off putting since I'm a bit tired of them, everything else sounds amazing and clearly makes up for it:)

  2. I reviewed Torn today too and I loved it too. It's funny how we both liked different things.

  3. First... Oooooh! Pretty! Love the blog look!

    I didn't think this book was that good, but reading your review has me wanting to read it. You really had me at the end where her power was selflessness. You so rarely get that in a book especially in a YA book.

  4. I really want to read this book too,and now I only want to read it more!
    By the way,I'm loving the layout change!

  5. The emphasis on selflessness is quite appealing to me.


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