Release Date: July 19, 2016
Format: Kindle ebook
Pages: 299 pages
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, New Adult
Review Date: January 23, 2017
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: 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.
The characters, especially Ivy, were more developed. They've grown in maturity and in regards to their relationships to each other. Our leading couple, Ivy and Ren, have a whole new adult relationship blooming. Ren is still just as sexy as ever. but he's chosen a side and now going into book three, his choice will have us on the end of our seats waiting to see what's in store for the pair. Ivy's been through a lot in this book. I have much respect for how she came out of the traumatic situation of being held hostage to the Fae Prince...it's always a traumatizing ordeal in fiction when a crazy Fae Prince wants to force you to have his offspring. Even Tink has grown a lot in this installment, literally and figuratively. While Tink is still the same, a lot has changed about him. I like him even better, even though he's a sneaky character. When it comes to Ivy and Ren, he's the best third wheel they could have.
As I mentioned earlier, not only have the characters been taken to the next level, but so has the plot. Things are a little more twisted and revelations are a bit more exciting. I adore that this series takes place in New Orleans. Armentrout does a great job blending the real aspects of the city with the fantasy world. The world building is spot on. Add that to a fun and engaging story and it's a win-win. She does a wonderful job unfolding the story. The pacing of the plot is speedy, as I was quickly drawn into this story and consumed it at the speed of light.
I'm looking forward to the next installment. I expect nothing more than a high drama conclusion to the saga. If you've been reading along with this trilogy, please comment with your thoughts on Torn. Are you looking forward to Brave?