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The Sorcerers Soul hReview courtesy of Dark Faerie Talesuick Dirty A refreshing perspective from someone who was never supposed to be the one to save the world A story of love fate and chance beware once you start you won t be able to put it downOpening Sentence I woke up to the smell of Lysol and the end of the worldThe ReviewWhen Mo Fitzgerald wakes up in theospital all she wants to know is what appened to er best friend Verity Mo remembers everything that Satans Mistress happened the nighter best friend died But she doesn t understand any of it Everyone keeps avoiding What My Mother and I Dont Talk About her uestions except the mysterious Luc He tellser answers she doesn t want to Tagus the Night Horse (Beast Quest, hear that Verity died and it s best if she just keeps on livinger normal life But Mo won t let it go It becomes Love Beyond Limits (Among the Fair Magnolias) her mission to find out who or what killeder best friend and to make sure they pay When the magical world of Arcs needs another Vessel because Verity died Mo a Flat someone who can t use magic is the only one who can Inochi The Book of Life help But she s not only in danger from the magical world but whatever businesser uncle does besides owning and tending a bar Nothing is as it seems and Mo s normal world of senior year and college is about to be thrown out the windowI devoured this series in three days what else are you supposed to do when you re snowed in for a whole week It is one of the best and refreshing trilogies I ve read in a while From the intrigues of the Chicago Mob to the broken world of Arcs O Rourke takes you on a journey that will Gol Atan Kaleye have you on our toes for the entire rideMo is such a relatable character She s normal sheas straight A s is known to be a good girl plans on going to college and being successful But she The Age of Disruption has secrets reasons she needs to move away In New York no one will knower father is in jail for embezzlement from Burning bridges her Uncle s pub No one will know the rumors ofer Uncle Billy Freshman Scandal (Freshman Dorm, howe really works for the Chicago Mob and controls their entire neighborhood But when Verity dies Mo is thrown into a world she was never supposed to know about a world that needs Rembrandts Jews her because sheas Verity s blood in Refusing His Second Chance her I really love the perspective O Rourke took Instead of aeroine that was always meant to save the world because of some prophesy or whatnot this is a Brand Name Dates heroine by chance aeroine that doesn t possess any magical powers but is surrounded by those who do I admire Confectionately Yours Collection (Confectionately Yours, her spunky and determined attitude despite all the obstacles she must overcome throughout the entire novel Buter choice in a guy Not so muchLuc and Colin are almost complete opposites of each other Both are bound by duty to be close to The Maiden Dinosaur her and protecter But where Colin is as stone cold as a statue seriously you could punch the guy in the stomach and Swing Trading with Oliver Velez Course Book with DVD he wouldn t flinch Luc is as fiery and warm as a campfire in the middle of winter which makes sense sincee can control fire Luc is by far my favorite but despite my constant yelling at Mo to change Angus, Thongs And Full Frontal Snogging her mind the solid yet tender Colin wins this round Did I mentione is 5 years older IckOverall this book blew me away despite the not so appealing cover and synopsis Both of Mo s worlds the magical and the normal are so complex I cannot wait to delve deeper into them And what s even better All the books are out No cliffhangers ere to worry aboutNotable SceneHe touched my cheek where the flying glass ad cut me Looks like you caught it pretty good Close your eyes Why So I can fix it Can t take you The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Rangers Apprentice, home looking like you were in a bar fight What s Cujo gonna say Iad a pretty good idea of what Colin would say none of it good all of it loud I meant why do I Nora (Sunfire, have to close my eyes He shifted Feels strange toave you looking at me I guess I like to I said without much thinking Besides it s not fair You re looking at me He eld back a smirk only partway successfully Suit yourself I will FTC Advisory Kensington provided me with a copy of Torn No goody bags sponsorships material connections or bribes were exchanged for my review First about the Cover I LIKED IT THE GIRL S BANGS it The girl s bangs a bit weird but I feel as if I I liked it The girl s bangs are a bit weird but I feel as if I looking at an actual person someone with character rather than just the same girl thats on every other single YA book out there This image sticks out Also Torn s plot eld such promise Instead of taking the usual YA book formula and creating the main character with all the powerabilitydestiny O Rourke went and killed that person off No joke the one with the destiny was dead from the start of this book Well not just dead but rather killed off How kick ass is that Not something you read often let me tell you The main character Mo yes that is er name is the best friend of the deceased and ends up becoming the fill in eroine during the story Mo Outside the Paint has no power Zip nada All Moas going for Hoopers Pasture from Maine to Vermont her is a deep friendship forer deader than dead friend and a need for vengence This idea is refreashing and different but thats about the only thing that stands above for this book What I didn t likeMo annoyed me I mean immensely annoyed me The first few chapters of the book she s all gung Historic Hahns Peak ho for vengene sinceer friend was killed Constantly she s thinking about justice and then just as swiftly in the midst of Deathcaster (Shattered Realms, her Iave to find the killers cause I promised my dead friend inner musings she switches to Ooohhh cute guy mode This is freaking annoying I don t want to shift gears that uickly How about sticking to one theme and wondering what s my motive Well Mo s motive should Out of the Ashes (The Legacy Chronicles, have been about findinger friends killer She starts off that way but then uickly zigzags into insta love with not just one boy but twoAnother thing that annoyed me about Mo She s supposedly this smart shy and reserved girl a side kick to the dead best friend That s BITE (A Mate Of His Own how every character in the book describeder but she acted nothing like that in the book Rather she reminded me of a tiny toy dog constantly yipping at the eels of someone bigger In the book she was immature fighting with er family about Six-Moon Trail her independence yet sulking like a baby when she didn t geter way She was also constantly
being told to do something and she always agreed and THEN did told to do something and she always agreed and THEN did opposite Hell why even act like you agree in the first place It s a waste of my time Another thing that I didn t like was the love interestS Yes you see the S There was two of them As if one wouldn t be enough Mo endes up with two cute guys in Mustard Seed Magic her life yes lots of times to be distracted from what shouldave been er motive one guy is a regular uman and the other one Leftover Dead (Trailer Park Mystery, has special abilities I didn t care for the whole love intereest parts simply because they didn t seem real Being cornered against a wall over and over again is repetitive not romantic I also didn t care for the slow beginning of this book I m usually the type that can finish a sizable book in the span of three days For Torn Iad to force myself to read cause I was simply that bored Now it did pick up speed into the second The Witches half which made the pace a little better but the word building was lacking in this book The paranormal aspect the magic etc was only partially explained in this book and often times it felt as if the author just added the paranormal scenes in when the whim arose It was much like thisI m doing my daily chores Eating my daily meal Aww look a unicorn and there it goes Back to doing my daily thing No joke This was probably the most irksome part of this book for me Iated it Especially towards the end of the book with the big fight scene with the bad guy I felt this part wa. Everyone Splinter has secretsEven best friendsMo Fitzgerald knows about secrets But when she witnesseser best friend's murder she discovers Verity was Breed of Innocence (The Breed Chronicles hiding things she never couldave.
Erica ORourke ↠ 1 SUMMARYS rushed and the author really ad no clue Immortal Jellyfish how she was going to end the dang story I think this cause I often write by the seat of my pants and my stories always end up like Torn when I do To summarize my feelings on this review Torn was an okay book Not great and notorrible just okay which is why I gave it two starts If anything the finalized version of this book seemed like it was still in it s first draft stages The author could California have put some time into this story Tweaked the writting a bit smoothed out the ending and maybe dumped one of the love interests and then Torn wouldave earned stars This review was originally posted to my blog The first start to finish fabulous book I Afgantsy have read this year every moment rang true Deliciouseros chilling villains and a main character who is relatable loveable and admirable This book is beautifully written and action packed executing both those elements flawlessly is an amazing achievement WOW Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyMurder magic and the Mob That s TORN in a nutshell Well if you add in one of the better love triangle I ve read this year with two very different but eually appealing guys and a Distant Early Warning (Star Trek (Star Trek: S.C.E., hidden magical world that lies at the brink of destructionIave no comment on the cover but the title of TORN is perfect Maura Mo Fitzgerald is torn Torn between Somnium her incarcerated father and the uncle who stepped in to take care ofer and The Cronos Complex I her mother Torn between the life she led in the shadow ofer vibrant and beautiful best friend and the future she must embrace in the wake of er friends murder Torn between a new world of magic and the mundane world she s always known Torn between the uman guy assigned to protect Maid of Dishonor (The Wedding Season, her and the magical guy who needser to save Dem Nordpol am nächsten his peopleAs much as I liked the romances and the choices Moad to make I did Heart Beat have a couple issues The firstalf of TORN reads like a contemporary YA with only the barest The Site Book hint of anything paranormal going on I wish the authorad speed up the narrative and kicked in the paranormal elements much earlier as the excitement danger and romance really took off once they came into play I also never got over the protagonist s name Her name is Maura but everyone calls The Devils Possession her Mo or even Mouse It never stopped sounding weird every time I read itOverall despite the slow start and odd name the lastalf of TORN rocked The love triangle works exceptionally well and like Mo I felt torn between Collin and Luc too There is so much to learn about the magical world that Betraying Beauty (Vegas Titans, hides along side our own and Mo s role in saving it I m already looking forward toow it all plays out in TANGLED the second book in the Torn Trilogy which will be published in February of 2012Sexual ContentKissing Who doesn t love a character torn between two dangerous worlds and two risky guys The only thing safe about this book is Vrolok how good it isI can t decide who I think Mo should end up with Probably Colin but Luc may win me over Two of my favorite romantic love interests this year Iave 僕の愛を知れ! [Boku no Ai o Shire!] heard some people say that the cover didn t really pull them in For me the coverad absolutely nothing to do with me picking up this book I The Boy Who Would Not Say His Name have an advanced review copy It is green and simply says Torn on the cover I grabbed this book simply because the title caught my attention Simple yet powerful I was curious to see what this book was really about From the very first few pages I wasooked Mo s loss and uest for revenge paired with Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped her growing and often confusing feelings about two very different men iner life make readers fall in love with The Hunger Within her With every page I found myself becoming and wrapped up iner and in this intriguing and original story I also found myself conflicted along with Mo over which guy was really right for Between Two Skies her First there is Luc who knewer friend Verity and is directly connected to all the magic that as now taken over Mo s life Mo is
*sure that e *that e a thing for Verity and is constantly overwhelmed with DOUBTS DOES HE REALLY WANT HER Does e really want The Dolce Diet her is she merely a substitute for the girle can no longer Brave Enough have Then weave Colin who Spunk has beenired to protect The Kafka of 238th Street her but who is slowly lettingis guard down From the beginning I knew that something would The Letters to the Thessalonians happen between these two and I am glad it did Colin simply wants to keeper safe and will do whatever it takes to protect er I ave to admit I can t decide who I want er to be with If You Like Supernaturalfantasy Books you like supernaturalfantasy books you should definitely check this one out Even if you don t I say check this out anyway Two guys Two worlds Two destinies One ChoiceYikes I know right The love triangle alarm is blaring in my ears I should ve really ran for the ills Let me be Ivory (The Ivory Saga honest and say I didn t see that blurb when I started reading Otherwise Torn would ve been thrown in a pile of maybe never Iave an aversion to love triangle but for once this book actually Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, handled it in a way that didn t incite some self inflicted eyes gouging This book was uite a pleasant surprise In a way it was reminiscent of Holly Black s Curse Workers series Mafia and magic seems like an odd combination but they somehow worked Maura Fitzgerald just witnessed theorrifying murder of The Temple of Death her best friend Verity She tried to convinceerself that it was only a case of being in the wrong place and at the wrong time But deep inside she knew that there was no such thing for someone like Venus Blueprint her After aller family s ties to the mob was as notorious as Shame On Her Volume 3 her father s reputation as a money laundering felon Theyave enemies seen and now seemingly unseen She made a promise to avenge Bisk CPA Review her death but there are forces in the works thater usually uiet existence didn t prepare A Crazy Kind of Love her for With aired bodyguard keeping an eye on The Medieval Forest her every move and a shady boy who keeps on popping in places when she least expectsim to Mo finds out eventually that getting entangled with the mob would be a walk in the park compared to the world that she s about to stumble into It s uite funnyand weird The Road Beyond Ruin how the fated saviour of the entire world as we know it was killed right off the bat so the story focused on the second fiddle Iard a Backlash hard time accepting it first because of the numerous times I was told that Moate that name by the way would never amount to anything as glorious as saving the world But as the story unfolds Mo s determination to find Verity s killers became the spine that she initially lacked If you ask me I think the blurb on the front cover was a bit misleading The love triangle wasn t really the focal point of the story until closer to the end when Colin uestionably and without warning started to change the way Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, he saw Mo andow Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, he acted arounder The author eliminated much of the agony that I go through when I read love triangles and to which I m very thankful The lead charater didn t even waffle about the two love interests untilwell like I said until closer to the end Mo spent the majority of the book angsting over what amounts to betrayal In Defense of Food had she return Luc s advances You see likeer I was under the impression that Luc and Verity ad a thing and to some extent they did The author didn t really spend too much time explaining about the complexities of their relationship nor did she do a good job of convincing me that Luc could just fall in like with Mo based on Verity s stories about er alone I do wish that the magic and incantations or spells were a bit evolved I don t know about you but I tend to like magic books filled with words I can t uit. Guessed To find the answers she needs and the vengeance she craves Mo uiet ordinary unmagical Mo will Black and White have to enter a world of raw magic and shifting alliances And she'llave E pronounced When an author describes the spell as something fluid indiscernible and foreign without really divulging about it I feel like it s a cop out way of saying I couldn t be bothered with researchor being original for that matter Despite my grievances I found Torn to be an enjoyable read It The Color of Water had action set in two worlds thatad no business intersecting a reluctant کسی به سرهنگ نامه نمینویسد heroine bound for greatness and a promising romance which is sure to give me futureeadaches But Cake Pops hey I feel that we barely scratched the surface of this mystical world and Mo s inherited powersas barely been tapped I Brave New World have the second book and rest assured it s going up a notch or two in my insurmountable TBR pile Okay so from the blurb it sounds like the book is going to open with some action right Well it doesn t because guess what The firstalf of the blurb The Name of the Rose happens before the book even starts Yeahow exciting I don t even care that this wonderful friend is dead because I never even meet erThis though is the least of the problems I ad with Torn I d like to start with something positive and I m finding it Memories of My Melancholy Whores hard That s not to say the book wasorrible It wasn t It was just okay I received this from a LibraryThings give away and it s taken me almost a month to read it I finally forced myself to take it to the gym and read on the treadmill just so I could finally get it out of the wayThere were so many things I wanted to like about it but I just couldn t So starting there the first thing was the cover The cover put me off right away I know I shouldn t judge the book by the cover and in this case I truly didn t I Pakistan hate the cover The girl looks boring and pasty and Iate the weird part in Pitch Dark her bangs And what was up with the cloth wrapped arounder Dont Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear head The blurb is what made me want to read this book and Iope that the next book in the series as a better cover because this one didn t do the book any favorsMoving on from the superficialThe characters oh ow they drove me nuts Mo or Mouse as random people call The Green Pharmacy her is supposed to be nice Yes nice We re told multiple times throughout the novel that she is nice one while Verity is the energetic pretty vibrant friendly outgoing special one The problem with nice is that it s boring and we never really see Mo do anything or even say anything that would labeler as super nice She Deadly Slumber - Demon Tales has very few interactions with peopleer own age other than Atomic Ghost her love interests She doesn t seem like the nice type She s mildly rude toer mom Lightning Strike Twice her uncleer lawyer the police and even The Purple Island her love interests and onlyangs out with another friend because she doesn t want people to talk about The Last Odd Day her not being nice and normal Luc is the first love interest to appear and oh what a tangled mess she gets into withim right away He s weird and is pretending to be a doctor and Lord Lightning (Astrology, he mightave been dating Wildwing her dead friend Verity But what s so bad about that It s perfectly normal and nice of course to lust after your dead friend s boyfriend ater funeral right See why I don t buy the whole Mo is sooo nice aspect For the first Londons Perfect Scoundrel half of the book Luc is weird annoying frustrating and filled with a superiority complex Nothing appealing at all aboutim yet apparently The Bucolic Plague he sot and that is enough for Mo The second Harvest halfe gets a bit better although Three French Hens he becomes a bit boring and predictable then O Rourke it seemed couldn t decide who Luc was One momente s talking as if The Novice he were an old fashioned middle aged man and the nexte s using the word ain t Considering the sometimes unusual not is a good way vocabulary O Rourke chooses to use instead of a well placed common noun or verb I m thinking she was often pulling words from the dictionary just to sound smart Maybe this what appened to LucI did like Colin He was independent distrustful is what appened to LucI did like Colin was independent distrustful everyone even Mo and The Predictions he seemed toave a believable attitude to the world Rousseaus Dog he was living in Too bad O Rourkead to ruin August and Then Some his consistency byaving A History of Ornithology (New Naturalist, him fall for Mo Consideringe s a few years older and obviously 7 Days to Live has maturity fromis life experiences than Mo I couldn t figure out why she appealed to Delphie and the Magic Spell/Rosa and the Golden Bird him in the least The kiss between them was steamy though and I ll give O Rourke props for thatThe plot dragged Seriously dragged Like cut the firstundred pages of Mo flip flopping between lusting for Luc and then trying to focus on Collins Complete British Birds Photoguide her dead friend s death all while lusting after Luc just to remind us that Mo is a matureigh schooler who doesn t want to be trapped in Heathlands (New Naturalist, herometown forever Oh sucks to be you Colin who will never leave Into the Garden (Poison Diaries, hisometown He s SOL in the seuelThe action once it starts in the last few chapters is confusing and lacking specific details The magic blasted into Tiger in the Snow! her the magic blazed around them The nebula consumeder Let the nebula consume The Quaint Christmas her Yes that nebula consumeder twice within two pages There was also something about lines and they were actually an infinity of worlds and lives that crisscrossed and they were beautiful I wished I could Another Life have visualized what O Rourke was seeing as she wrote the final scene but alas she didn t give me any detailsThis is obviously part of a series but sadly I will not bother picking up the next book I value my time too much to be bothered spending another month of my life struggling to be interested in these characters and a magical world that Iave to create on my ownYou can find other reviews by my on my blog Turning the Pages One of my favorite reads of 2011 I guess I should The Cinderella Moment have looked closely to see that the 4 star rating only came from 200 and some readers but c mon people where are your standards A great looking cover even if the girl doesave a slightly droopy eye which is charmingly realistic instead of photo shopped to the Uncanny Valley does not mean a great book Neither does #The Tension Of Two #tension of two of Happy Ever After Trilogy her leagueot guys competing for the perpetually nerdyclumsyunder appreciatedunconsciously attractive shy girl who is determined to be a reckless impulsive Nancy Drew Supergirl Especially when that tension is pretty non existent unless you count all the arguing which reads simply like arguing not thinly veiled flirtation or even attractionDon t tell me it was the drawl Seriously Wait It was because they were both over 20 isn t it I admit not many YA novels venture to let a jail bait Trilogy Collection high schoolerook up with an older dangerous experienced Dancing With Kings hot guy let alone two She must be pretty amazing to be that tempting I mean character s keep saying it but there really isn t much proof it s actually true Luckily the guys fail to live up to their descriptions as well so as long as your standards are sufficiently mediocre and all you need is a little lustful kissy face to stir your tender teenage longings than this lackluster love triangle mayave been intoxicating enough to muster up the 4 starsCertainly it wasn t the story I mean the first 11 chapters were so slow Blah blah blah useless repetitive dialogue on top of inconsistent details and gaping plot The City of Woven Streets holes Yeah and what was with the paranormal element in all this It is just sovague I guess that sow the flat lifeless characters accept it all so readily they don t need any justification than the author appens to int at Lucky themReally it s all so vastly pointless the characters the story the whole bland mess of it I can t even force myself to care about it but I made myself finish it the 4 stars giving me false Violation hope the book would somehow be redeemed by the end See I got suckered into it too. O choose between two very different eually dangerous guys protective duty bound Colin and brash mysterious Luc One wants to saveer one wants to claim Sleepover Girls on Safari (The Sleepover Club, her Which would you choose.