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Torn
     

Torn

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by Jennifer Armentrout
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157027100
Publisher:
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication date:
07/17/2016
Series:
A Wicked Trilogy , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
367
Sales rank:
13,927
File size:
299 KB

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Meet the Author

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia.

When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories. Therefore explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Young Adult Contemporary, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal and Romance. She writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J.Lynn.

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Torn 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Love the series. I simply cannot wait to read the final book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down . I am sad I have to wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This books is pure awesomeness. I loved wicked, and after getting my hands on torn, could not put it down. Can't wait to read the next book. Jennifer Armentrout is amazing and I would recommend all of her series!
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
I wanted to read Torn because I love JLA, the author, and I also liked the first one in this series. It does not disappoint, the main character was fiesty and determined. She is also keeping a secret about herself, and trying to ward off the prince of the fae who wants to impregnate her, and uses all sorts of trickery to try to make his goal of opening the gates and starting what Ivy calls the apocalypse. The romance is hot too, I liked Ren in the last one and same is still true. They are good for each other, and their chemistry and sex life is certainly never boring or tamed down. There were good twists, and turns that I didn't see coming, and had me on the edge of my seat wanting to know what would happen next and how Ivy would overcome. I liked the ending and how characters came together and really fought for one another and it gave a unity to them and I will be following this series, and happy with this book. Bottom Line: Good second book, love the author and romance.
Jen-Star-CrossedBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Torn was an emotional ride that was filled with uncertainty and characters I absolutely loved! It was everything I was hoping the second book would be and much, much more! I was left on such a high and I truly can’t wait for the release of the next book to see what happens with characters who have easily become favorites for me. Each and every one of them has embedded themselves in my heart. Ivy is someone who makes me want to be her best friend, Ren makes me want to steal him so he could do wicked things to me and I’d love to carry Tink around in my purse all day so I could hear all of his crazy antics. And I can’t wait to see where their journey is going to go from here! The horror, uncertainty and utter shock that Ivy felt upon learning that she was the halfling crippled me. I knew that she made the most sense in the back of my mind, but I was truly hoping that Val would be the halfling. Even if that wasn’t very logical. I just couldn’t believe that after she finally opened herself up to friendship and possibly love with Ren, that she was slapped right in the face. Because the man she had fallen for had been sent there to kill her. While Ivy vacillated in telling Ren the truth about what she was, I completely understood her internal struggle. If she told him the truth, what would he do? Turn her in, be the one to kill her or would he just leave since history was repeating itself? It was such a hard decision, and while I started to struggle with her keeping secrets and the truth from Ren, that issue quickly disappeared in my eyes. Why? Because Torn took a dive into a dangerous, twisted area that quickly had me rooting for Ivy and being her biggest fan. Speaking of twisted, can I say how much I hate the Prince? Well, hmm, actually that’s not entirely true. *hides face while I make this confession* Yes he’s creepy and wants to impregnate Ivy so the gates from the Otherworld remain open so he can take over the mortal world. But at times I found him amusing. And I truly don’t know what that says about me at all because the prince was sick and twisted. You see, he had this weird sense of humor and would say and do things that made him appear in a different light. I know that it’s probably because he’s a psychopath and I know without a shadow of doubt not to trust him but his personality had these blue moon moments. In those moments he was entertaining. But then he would do stuff that quickly had him nose diving into the oh-I-hope-you-die category. I loved that the Prince was a complex character that made me second guess my hatred for him but then had me spiralling back into the rallying behind his death. On a side note, I hope Breena dies too!!! I know you’ll agree with me! Thank goodness Ivy had Tink in her life though, because he was a constant. No matter how ridiculous he could be. And trust me, he definitely strays from the bounds of being normal lol. But I loved that Ivy had a male best friend who was from the Otherworld. There’s so, so, so much I want to say about Tink. But I can’t because of huge spoilers. But just know that while I guessed for one thing to be true, the other one I wasn’t even close. At all. Let’s just say that I stared at the page open-mouthed while trying not to gasp. Or maybe laugh. I can’t tell you which. Yeah. I desperately need someone to talk to about that!! But besides loving Tink interacting with Ivy, I freaking adored Tink and Ren’s interactions because those moments were always explosive, hilarious an
ZiliR More than 1 year ago
*Note:* Torn is the second book in JLA's Wicked series. I would 100% recommend reading Wicked first. Only read on if you've read book #1 but I'm going to keep this as spoiler free as possible. I was a HUGE fan of Wicked and didn't honestly think JLA could better it with Torn but she so did! It feels like it was ages ago since we first met Ivy, Ren and Tink, and let's be honest it kinda was, but after a quick reread of Wicked to make sure I had Ivy's version of New Orleans fully lodged into my book loving brain, I fell right back into Ivy's story. Ivy is in a bad way, having faced the big bad evil at the end of the previous book and is struggling with certain revelations along with the betrayal which seems to surround her. I loved her fierceness and determination, but what struck me most about Ivy is her sense of right and wrong. In a market swamped with indecisive female leads, it makes a welcome change to be faced with someone honest and decisive like Ivy. Oh Ren, how I love thee! He's all kinds of awesome and I appreciated his protectiveness and loyalty, plus he's full of the usual JLA BBF charm! I couldn't review Torn without discussing Tink. Tink is even more well, er...Tink than last time. He's brilliant and even funnier. I enjoyed discovering more about him and the Brownies. New Orleans is as big as a part of the story as Ivy, the Fae and the Order. With JLA's research and clever attention to detail it's not hard to picture Ivy and Ren fighting the Fae in the streets of New Orleans. A lot happens so be prepared for action, tears and some naughtiness (it is a New Adult story after all). The countdown for Brave has begun... 5 Stars in my Sky! I received a review copy
CandaceRobinson More than 1 year ago
I really liked this sequel. I liked seeing how strong Ivy was and even with everything that happened with her while maybe a little more damaged she is not destroyed. Tink is like my favorite character so freaking hilarious. I got a little annoyed at Ren, but he fixed it! The Prince was an excellent villain. Although the pacing at the beginning was a little slow the rest made up for it. My one complaint is I felt like there was too much name dropping going on. I can't wait for book 3!
shannschoice More than 1 year ago
Oh JLA how you weave such a splendid paranormal tale. TORN picks up immediately where WICKED ended (yes, you must read WICKED first. But trust me, you absolutely won't mind jumping into JLA's Fae-infested New Orleans). Ivy is trying to pick up the pieces after her first confrontation with the Fae Prince and the betrayal of her best friend. She's not sure who to trust, but she knows she must stop the Prince from his creating his apocalypse baby and save our world from being taken over by the Fae. Ren is the one person Ivy really wants to trust. She has deep feelings for the Elite member, but she's scared that once he finds out what she is that she'll lose him. Ivy isn't alone in those feelings and Ren will pretty much do anything for her. But they don't easily come to that conclusion and they have an enormous obstacle to overcome once they're in a place to discuss what happened. JLA has this knack for giving her awesome couples seemingly insurmountable obstacles that test the strength of their relationship. The same holds true for Ivy and Ren, but when they come out the other side there is absolutely no doubt that will overcome whatever obstacle they have yet to face. I can't wait to see what happens next with this series. Everything Ivy was taught to believe has been turned upside down and those that she thought were enemies may not be. I'm sure it'll be a fantastic showdown. If you loved what Jennifer L. Armentrout did with aliens and Greek Gods, then you must pick up this series. You can't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was everything we wanted and more. A must read!!!!!
ReesesSH More than 1 year ago
Holy Moly this was fabulous. As usual JLA did an amazing job at creating a story that kept me captivated until the end last page. Torn picks up right where Wicked left off. Ivy has just discovered she’s the Halfling and that she has to keep her secret from everyone: The Order and Ren the man she’s quickly fallen in love with. Ivy hopes keeping her secret will be easy but then the prince starts seeking her out, killing her friends, massacring the innocent and sending deadly knights to finish off Ren. Yeah Ivy’s world is taking a turn for the worse. I thought Torn was a decent sequel. Some aspects were good and the usual JLA awesomeness- Quick humor that has you rolling, surprises around corners you wouldn’t expect, hunky hunky monkey boyfriends, kick a** heroines, and some really bad mother baddies. While I sadly wasn’t surprised by anything that came from this story besides Tink and his wonders. I had an issue with this book for a couple reasons. One predictability; nothing about this book surprised me in the least. It was the same old same old we’ve gotten from the other books JLA has written. The second issue I had with this story was a race thing. I didn’t like how JLA finally put an African-American girl as the best friend and then turned her into a traitor hoochie queen. I didn’t appreciate that at all. Anyway despite all that this was a good story. Overall if you enjoy JLA’s books, you’ll enjoy Torn.
The-Reading-Geek More than 1 year ago
I loved Torn and I just couldn't put this book down! I've been anxiously awaiting the release of the sequel to Wicked for a while and it was definitely worth the wait. Torn picks up right where Wicked left off. Ivy is still recovering after almost being killed and now she has learned a secret that the Order can never know. Ivy continues to develop and grow in Torn. She went through a lot in Wicked and was betrayed by someone she thought she could always rely on. She stays determined though and doesn't back down, which is something that I admire about Ivy. She faces many new obstacles in this book and she realistically struggles with what choices to make. I absolutely love the side characters in this series as well. I loved seeing Ren and Tink once again and seeing them both develop more. I especially thought that Tink was developed much more in this book and I loved learning more about him. Then there is the relationship between Ivy and Ren. I love the balance between them and seeing their relationship grow. The plot was paced well and I found it so difficult to put this book down for long. I loved jumping back into this world that Armentrout created and the setting in New Orleans. Torn was packed with drama, romance, action, and surprising twists. This book definitely kept me guessing and there were times that I really didn't know what would happen next. The humor that I love and have come to expect in Armentrout's books was present throughout. I was literally laughing out loud at times, especially during some particular moments with Tink. The humor helped balance out some of the more darker moments that were taking place though. Overall I loved Torn and I can't wait for the next book! If you're a fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout's previous books or if you're looking for an exciting New Adult story, then I highly recommend picking up this series. You won't want to put it down. *An advanced reader's copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review
WitchyRichey More than 1 year ago
I wish I had the time to reread Wicked prior to reading this I need a refresher. It took me a little while to remember what was going on but once the pieces started to fall back together I was sucked back into this wonderful world that Jennifer has created. Ivy is dealing with the hard cold fact that she is the chosen to carry the “apocalypse baby”, dealing with the fact that he is not quite human, that her best friend was evil and when the truth comes out..she could lose the man she just found. It is a lot for a 21 year old to handle and she does with strength and will. Ren … Oh my yummy man! “His jaw was like marble. His cheekbones where broad and high, and his nose was slightly hooked, as if it had been broken at some point, which was highly possible considering out our line of work. His lips were full and expressive, and those eyes of his were absolutely stunning. Thick, dark lashes framed irises so green the looked like emeralds freshly picked from a mine.”
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars I am SO SO excited for everyone to get their hands on this book! After JLA dropped that bomb on us at the end of Wicked, I think it's safe to say we were all wondering how this bit of information would change everything for Ivy and crew! I will keep my review brief, as there will be no spoilers here! I loved being back with Ren and Ivy. Those two... sigh. I just love both of them so much. They made so much progress together in Wicked and are still learning to navigate new waters with their relationship. Ivy now has a huge secret that has the potential to change EVERYTHING. I was worried that it would be this huge cloud over their relationship, but Armentrout handled it really well. These two definitely have their share of obstacles, but I love how they worked through them together. There was one instance where I wanted to shake Ivy though because, GIRLFRIEND. How could you not have figured that out sooner?!?!?! Oh, can I just mention how much I adore Tink? Goodness gracious! His character was such great comedic relief and I couldn't help but snort in laughter every time he graced the pages. He is by far one of my favorite secondary characters Armentrout has written! We find out quite a bit more about Ren's past, as well as a bit more about our elusive brownie, Tink. I really enjoyed that, as well as seeing things go completely crazy with the arrival of the Prince (UGH). Secrets, betrayal, sexy times... you'd better believe Torn delivers on all accounts! This book takes a bit of a darker turn towards the end and oh my heart was just hurting at seeing what our beloved friends went through. I am so looking forward to seeing how things get resolved in Burn! If you haven't started this series, what in the world are you waiting for?!
TeresaMaryRose More than 1 year ago
Look, I love basically all JLA books, so I shouldn’t be surprised but I truly adored Torn, even more so than Wicked. It’s been a while since I have been so invested in a book. I’ve been in a big reading slump, but I devoured Torn in a way I haven’t devoured a book in about two/three months and the feeling was wonderful. I love all things JLA, but Torn ranks up real high on the JLA favorites list. I absolutely adore Ivy. She is so so strong and I admire that strength so much. She doesn’t give up and she is willing to make sacrifices for those she loves. I love how kickass she is and that she refuses to go down without a fight. I also love her sass. She doesn’t always think before speaking and I love it. Poor Ivy is put through the wringer in this one, but she is tough as nails. Then we have Ren and Ren is basically the best. Ren has a lot of competition since JLA is the queen of book boyfriends, but he holds up well. Ren is such a great mix of alpha and beta hero. He is protective of Ivy and wants her safe and is obviously a badass, but he also knows she can handle herself and doesn’t hold her back. He lets her do her thing and helps when she needs it. It’s awesome and I love their dynamic. I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to talk about Tink because Tink is THE BEST. He never failed to crack me up. He is so funny and he steals every scene he is in. Tink is easily my favorite of all her secondary characters and it hurts me to betray Deacon this way, but I love Tink and I relate to him (don’t judge). While we are talking about secondary characters, I gotta talk about our newest character Dixon cause love. Basically this book has a great cast of supporting characters. Torn has such a great balance of romance and action. Of course I adore the romance between Ivy and Ren and I loved the steamy scenes, but I also loved everything else the story delivered. The plot was awesome and non-stop and the action was fantastic. This whole world and concept is awesome and I love this take on fae. I love how the world expanded in this one and the twists delivered. Torn was a great read from beginning to end and I simply devoured it. Waiting for the next book is going to be torture.
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
When you want to both instantaneously devour the book so you KNOW what's going to happen AND savor every scene, every sentence, then you have this JLA book. And I really, really needed to KNOW. My stress level was HIGH as I watched these favorite of favorite characters deal with some serious stuff. This one picks up right where Wicked left off and poor Ivy is reeling from the discoveries at the end of the book. Who does she trust and tell her secrets to? Tink believes it should be no one but with the Prince on the loose that's gonna be tough. It's a mess of Fae proportion. As always, the characters are perfect. I adore Ren. I can't say that enough. He's a great guy and I totally believe in him. Sweet, charming and sensual, this boy is the perfect book boyfriend. He had me comparing him to Aiden from The Covenant series. Both perfect for their girl, they are my standard for paranormal boys. Of course, I love Ivy though I did a considerable amount of yelling at her as the book went along. I wanted her to...well I can't really say but there were several times I disagreed with her choices, adamantly! There was this point, though, where I was so proud of her. And there were other points where I ached for her. This book will drag the emotions through the ringer for sure. Don't get me started on Tink. That boy! We learn lots more about him and he's been keeping secrets! I understand him a lot more now. Him with his Amazon prime addiction and obsession with nakedness. I love and enjoy Tink. And then there is the Prince. He is at the top of my hate list. He is fighting for the top spot with Ares, God of War, from The Covenant series. His disregard for human life and women in general disgust me. I hate him. Guess you can tell the emotions were heavily involved with this book. It's classic JLA writing with so many ha's and lots of sexy, yummy times. The story drives the pages forward and there was just no way to stop. I loved it. I loved it more than WICKED. Can I give this book more than 5 stars? I would if I could. This book is a buddy read one. You will need the emotional support. I was able to text with Krista, who was also reading it, and Jess, who is always my text when I read peep. It helps. You need this book. You need this series. It's paranormal at it's best. It's New Adult at it's best. Don't miss this need to both instantaneously devour and savor experience!
Cupcakegirly More than 1 year ago
I so enjoyed being back in this world with Ivy, Ren, and especially Tink. I LOVE THAT LITTLE FAIRY! (If I could order one of him off of Amazon Prime, I totally would.) This picks up where WICKED leaves off, and everything is amped up; the action, the romance and the stakes. Ivy learns more about the Fae, and The Order, as well as what the prince has planned for civilization. (Hint: It isn't pretty.) The worst is the plan he has for her, forcing Ivy to choose between protecting the people she loves, and protecting her heart. As with book one, Jennifer does a nice job of balancing action, humor and heart. TORN does not disappoint! Tink is still my favorite character!
SiobhanDavisAuthor More than 1 year ago
Totally Team Tink!! So, I'm a bit torn over this book (pun intended) because although I did enjoy it (it's JLA, so come on like) and there were loads of things I loved about it (Ren and Tink anyone?) there were a few niggly issues which stopped me engaging in my usual gush-fest; things that prevented me from rating this a five-star read. But I'll start with the good stuff. I loved how Ivy behaved in this book. She gets on with things, refusing to be seen as altered or injured or weak, and she never indulges in self-pity. She wants to take control and deal with things head-on. Rock-on Ivy. Ren is still a hot, sexy, sweet guy and I totally ship him with Ivy. Yes, he lost his way a little but I forgave him because he recovered spectacularly. I enjoyed the romantic scenes between our couple even if they were a bit scant overall. TINK!!! Omg, I loved Tink in Wicked but he's even better in this. And that revelation - ha, ha! Genius. The scene where he is "outed" is hysterically funny and I was chuckling away to myself. The latter scenes involving the Prince were awesome. Creepy, a bit debauched and depraved, but awesome all the same. And I want to help Ivy string that Breena (Breana??) one up. What I love the most about this book - and this is classic JLA - is the witty banter between Ivy and Ren, Ivy and Tink, and Tink and Ren. Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. The writing is superb as usual, the characters are well developed, and the world building was decent. Probably the biggest issue I had was with the actual storyline. It was too predictable and there wasn't enough happening to drive the plot forward. Certain aspects of the story lacked depth, in my opinion, and I wonder how well they would hold up to more detailed scrutiny. I could be specific but I don't want to give away any spoilers so I'll say no more. I also felt the pacing was off which I was most surprised at because Jennifer's books are almost always perfectly paced with a mix of action and romance that flows consistently. I actually struggled to get into the first twenty percent of this book and I was starting to get bored. Thankfully, it picked up after that and it became a non-issue thereafter. Overall, Torn was still a very good read - it just didn't blow my mind in the way most of Jen's books do. But I'm still very invested in this series because I love Ivy, Ren, and Tink, and I want to find out how the story concludes. If you enjoyed Wicked, and you are a fan of Jennifer's, then you'll most likely enjoy it. Thanks to Jennifer and her publicist for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.