Review: Torn by Erica O’Rourke

Torn“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?”

I wasn’t all that sure what I was getting into with Torn, but the premise sounded interesting. I was very pleasantly surprised with it! It’s another book filled with excitement and action.

It opens up with Mo in the hospital with a mysterious guy telling her to not tell anyone what happened. She remembers bits and pieces, but isn’t exactly sure what any of it means. Over the course of the book secrets from all characters are revealed. The story line is the sort that hooks you and keeps you guessing. Torn is fast-paced and, like I said, full of action. While the synopsis says Mo is ordinary, she’s a bit more than that! She’s such a strong character.

This book has a bit of everything going on. Family issues, that aren’t so typical, are just the start. The love aspect kept me guessing, I couldn’t decide on which guy I liked more. I typically don’t like love triangles, in fact I can easily name the few I do on one hand. This book is definitely one in which it works!

The synopsis doesn’t give this book justice. It has it all…magic, “real life” drama, and is a story of true friendship. The sequel doesn’t come out until February, but I’ve already got it on my wishlist.

I received my copy of Torn from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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Comments

  1. This definitely sounds intriguing and I really like the cover. Thanks for the review XD

    The Cait Files

  2. lindsaywrites says:

    just got my review copy of this in the mail. will have to read soon! =]

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