- Series: Torn
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Kensington -Teen (February 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0758267053
- ISBN-13: 978-0758267054
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,220,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a must read!
YA Paranormal Romance- Jan. 31st, 2012
Tangled is the second in the YA paranormal series about witches called ARCs.
In the last book Torn, Mo Fitzgerald discovered that her best friend, Verity was an ARC. However, she was unable to save Verity from her evil aunt. Depressed and feared, Mo is now an outcast at her high school. Verity's younger sister, Constance hates her but is now coming into her ARC powers and is distrustful of Mo and does not believe she is gaining magical powers. But without guidance, Constance will probably die. So Mo enlists the aid of Luc, the ARC foretold to mate with her. While Mo is attracted to Luc, she questions his real intentions and since she is actually a Flat- person without any magical powers, she is disdained by the ARC community. In addition, her uncle's ties to a mob boss make Mo's life uncertain as she is threatened by shifting powers in the area. Worse, she is troubled by her soon to be released father who is a felon and left her family to fend for themselves. Not only that, her mob bodyguard, Colin is hiding things...But even with her life in turmoil she knows that Constance uncontrolled powers will harm her. To save Constance, Mo signs a finding contract with the ARCs since she has mysterious abilities with the unstable raw power which they use. But if she fails to stabilize it, is her death.
This is a very complex story, it can be read having not read the first book but I think it will take a while to orient the reader and the death of Verity plays a large part in this story. Mo is a very likeable and down to earth character. In contrast, Constance is a very annoying and irritating character that I really wished had not been in the book even though it drove much of the story. The book is and bridging book in the series as Mo's mysterious father returns and the mob is a heavy presence around her family which on creates more danger. The love triangle between Lucas, Colin and Mo causes a lot of tension as Mo is uncertain about either. Colin refuses to tell her about his shady past and Luc says he cares for her but his loyalties to the ARCs seem very strong. There are many twists and turns, betrayals and hidden agendas especially concerning the mob.
Those who enjoy a thrilling storyline filled with surprises and the paranormal will enjoy this series but I strongly suggest reading the first book beforehand.
Reviewed by Steph from Bookaholics Book Club
I found that Mo in this book was trying to choose her path, and make her way through a world she wasn't used to. In the beginning she's trying to live a normal life, and Constance seems to shatter that in a moments notice. As well, Luc enters the picture again, to help Constance and convince Mo that the magic world still needs her. However, Mo continues her relationship with Colin, and keeps him in the dark about the whole world, and the magic she's forced back into.
Mo's facing the consequences of her actions over and over, and they get harder and harder. Having killed Constance's relative, Mo feels she needs to look after her. However Constance believes Mo is letting on more than what she is, and pushes Mo further and further. Mo doesn't right come out and tell her the truth, hoping that she'll understand and while I understand why Mo is doing what she is, it really doesn't make any sense. Colin even admits it once, saying that it won't end well. So why does Mo hide behind a lie?
As well, she leave Colin in the dust about the whole magic world nearly entirely throughout the book, and while he is concerned for her, he never questions her or asks to go along. Personally if I was Colin, I would go with her, and there wouldn't be a real option or argument. I would want to be there, and yet that never happens, Colin starts to show his weak side, and becomes more of a pansy in this book than the previous and it aggravated me thoroughly.
Than the one thing I was hoping to see in the first book happened. Mo's uncle finally catches up to her with the introduction of the Mob. Since she failed to identify the men in the first book, her life is at risk. And rightly the plot thickens when her house is invaded, and for the only time in the book, Colin shows his colors. I loved Colin in that moment, and wished there was more of his selflessness and righteous heart to show more of.
The other characters were normal, her mother who cleans whenever something isn't going as right as it should be. But the best part of this book was the fact that Mo transformed thoroughly through this book. In Torn Mo was just a girl who went about her life and things happened to her; to in Tangled Mo is this girl of action and makes her own path. Her transformation took the cake in this book, just the rest needed more work and fine tuning. The last book in the series, will be coming sometime, I need to get around to finishing the series.