May 14, 2012

Torn by Amanda Hocking

Book Description:

When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she’s a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story…

She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined—and they’ll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to master her magical powers—and marry an equally powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who’s strictly off limits…and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction.

Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she’s ever wanted…in both worlds.

As a special gift to readers, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, “One Day, Three Ways,” set in the magical world of the Trylle.

Christina's BookReview
Review after Re-reading:

“What I told you before is still true. I want to know that when you're with me, it's because you want to be, not because you have to be.” 

I finished re-reading Torn and I enjoyed just as much as the first time around. I loved getting to know more about the Trylle people as well at the Vittra. 

In Torn Wendy is finally told about her destiny and has a huge decision to make. Not only is the Vittra after her because she is the Trylle Princess but because she is there Princess as well. With the option of ruling over one of the kingdoms she is in a tough predicament. Add on top of that the fact that she is to be married to someone she doesn't love, her mother is falling ill and acting weird, the man she loves is being a jerk, and there is one devilishly handsome Vittra Markis that is confusing the heck out of her. In Torn Wendy learns not only about her parentage but also about her own strengths. Throughout Torn we see her struggle with just wanting to be a teenager but having to learn how to grow up fast.

In Switched we were introduced to the secondary characters and in Torn they are just as part of the story as in Switched. We get to learn more about Tove, Willa, Rhys, Elora and even get more of Matt. 

And what about a Mr. Finn Holmes? Well Finn is Finn in Torn. He is still dedicated to his job and put it above everyone. There are times in the story where he slips but only doubles his distance as a result. The relationship between Finn and Wendy is essentially non-existence but during the book we are still wanting to root for it to work. That is until you meet a Mr. Loki Staad.
Loki is a Vittra Markis that is sent to convince Wendy to run away with him and become the Princess of Vittra. But unbeknownst to both of them he falls head over heels for Wendy and unlike Finn is up for the challenge of getting what he wants. And what he wants is Wendy. With his good looks, charming ways, and wicked personality he is 100% swoon-worthy. You can't help but split your opinions on both these guys. I for one found myself enjoying every part with Loki and wanting more of him in Torn. 

If you enjoyed Switched you will enjoy Torn. The only reason I gave this 4.5 is because it was a little repetitive in some parts.

Review of Book #1- Switched HERE

Review of Book #3-Ascend HERE

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