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 (Goodreads, 2016).
If you have already read my review of “Wicked” then you may remember that Ivy’s story ended with a life changing revelation that also put a major roadblock in her relationship with Ren.
“Torn” basically picks up right where “Wicked” ended. This book felt much more fast paced than the first and had me on an emotional rollercoaster for most of the book. Jennifer Armentrout put Ivy through a LOT in this book. I have a feeling that Ivy will still be processing and dealing with the trauma of her captivity through a good portion of Book 3. Nonetheless I loved the fact that despite Ivy generally being a kick ass character Jennifer Armentrout did not hesitate to show her struggling and falling apart in this book. As a reader, I’ve seen too many authors choose to have their main character simply bounce back right away from a traumatic experience. In my opinion, that just makes the character and story seem less realistic.
Another aspect of the book that I enjoyed was watching Ren and Ivy’s relationship evolve. I appreciated the fact that Ivy chose to reveal her secret to Ren pretty early on in the story and also decided against breaking up with him. I always hate it when the standard response to a fictional character’s relationship problem is to have the characters avoid one another and/or break up. Open and honest communication is such an important part of any relationship so I love seeing it presented as such in the books that I read.
In terms of villains, I think Jennifer Armentrout did a great job of making me thoroughly hate the Prince. He’s so twisted and sadistic. While reading this book I never knew what horrible thing he would come up with for Ivy. I really hope he gets his comeuppance in the last book.
Overall, I can’t really find a negative thing to say about this book. In “Torn” Jennifer Armentrout continues to flesh out the history of the Fae and the Order as well as Ivy and Ren’s relationship. In my opinion, this is a 5 out of 5 book and definitely worth reading. I for one can’t wait to see what happens next.
Quotes I Enjoyed:
I was a halfling. I wasn’t the same Ivy from a few months ago. Everything was different now. I was different. There were places in me that were still cold… But I wouldn’t be cold forever.
Hope you enjoyed my review! Feel free to share any thoughts and/or comments you might have. If you’d like to check out my review of “Wicked”, book 1 of this series, you can find it here.