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Torn by Julie Kenner

After reading Tainted Book 1, I couldnít wait for Torn to be released! If you missed my review of Book 1 click here. I really enjoy the character Lily in these books. She is easy to connect to. You can feel all of her emotions like you are right there in the action with her and the other characters she interacts with.

In Torn, Lily realizes she has been working for the demons instead of trying to stop them. She is sent on a mission to collect 3 pieces of a key that will lock the 9th gate of Hell and prevent millions of demons from taking over the Earth. The only part of this story that I found hard to believe is how easily she was swayed to believe she was working for the dark side. She took one personís word for it and turned on the men she was working for.

There was a lot of story to keep track of in this second book. Not only has she switched sides but she has to keep a demon who has taken up residence in her little sisterís body happy by going along with what he wants, she has been assigned a partner to help collect the pieces, she falls in love with a demon, and she has to fight the urges within her that she takes in with each demon she kills. I highly recommend reading the first book first as this book begins right where the first one left off.

For a second book, this one really shines. Kenner doesnít waste time in recapping the whole first book in the second one like some authors attempt to do. To me, that can be annoying and distracting. Keener jumps into the story and has small bits here and there from the previous book. This series is definitely a good one. I canít wait to get my hands on Book 3 that was released in January!

Disclosure Statement: I borrowed this book from the Cincinnati Hamilton County Library.

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