Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jenn's Review: Torn

Torn (Trylle Trilogy, Book 2)Summary:  Wendy thought she finally understood who she was and what she wanted, but everything changes when the rival Vittra come after her. 

She's caught between two worlds, torn between love and duty, and she must decide what life she is meant to lead.

Review:   I tried, but I just couldn't stay away from continuing this series any longer.  I just have to know what's going to happen next!

 Torn, the second book of the Trylle Trilogy, we learn more about the Vittra, and more dark secrets about Wendy's past -they just keep coming. Once Wendy knows the truth, she has some big decisions to make about her future and the future of her people. Wendy is also learning to harness and project her abilities.  But a new dark horse is introduced into her personal life. Loki, a powerful Vittra who has an interest in Wendy, but can his motivation be trusted or true?  Is giving up her happiness the only way to save her people?

I anticipated some of the plot developments but the journey was fascinating and it kept me turning pages. I love
 Amanda Hocking's writing style; it's casual and unassuming. She doesn't attempt to force 'coolness', pop-expressions, or commercialism of any kind. Her characters are honest and true to themselves. 

I know I won't be able to wait too long before starting the last book of the trilogy,
 Ascend. There is the resolution between the warring Trylle and Vittra still to come, as well as a resolution to Wendy's personal turmoil. I shall be sad to see the end of this series but I know it will be beautifully done, and impossible to put down. 

Final Take:  4.5/5
PS.  Don't forget to check out the soundtrack Amanda Hocking has compiled for this book on her site.


Jesilea February 21, 2011 at 4:14 PM  

Love this series!! I read all of them in a row, because I couldn't put it down.

A Tale of Many Reviews February 23, 2011 at 8:39 PM  

I know I was ready to scream at the end of Torn! haha Ascend does get things answered, but yet, another journey. I could possibly have seen this out to 4 books. But what Amanda does in 3 books turns out fine and just the way I would want it to end once really knowing the characters. Glad you liked it! :)Amanda did say she may think of doing a spin off down the road with possibly Finn's sister? Who knows...Now I'm waiting for Witches of Honalee series!!

Two Readers Reviews February 23, 2011 at 8:41 PM  

I absolutely love this series! I actually love all of Amanda Hockings stuff. She is an incredible writer!

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