Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: February 28th, 2012
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Torn is certainly much better than Switched, but unfortunately I dind't love it like I hoped.
The characters were all stupid and annoying, specially Wendy, who is one of the worst protagonists ever, the writing was too weak and the plot was just ... silly. Not to mention the love triangle, that was the worst thing of the book.
In Torn, Wendy, returned to her home with Rhys, finally sees her "brother" Matt, who became more protective with her than ever. But the night they arrived, the Vittra capture the three of them. Then she discovers that Vittra's king is her father, and that she has to choose between these two kingdoms (Vittra's and Trylle's). Like this is not enough, her mother is falling ill so Wendy has to be married as soon as possible, and obviously she cannot marry neither Finn, the guy she love since the first book, neither Loki, a new guy (a Vittra), who is falling in love with her.
Like I said early, Wendy is the worst character of the book. I just cannot understand her. She complains constantly, she wants to do everything by her way, and when others don't agree with her, she uses her powers to make them do what she wants. And then there's her relationship with the two boys, Finn and Loki.
She doesn't explain even once why she loves Finn, she only says how beautiful he is. At one point she even says she doesn't like Duncan because he is "just nice." Seriously? She doesn't even consider guys who aren't beautiful like her?
And then there is Loki. How can Wendy, who says in almost every sentence how much she loves Finn, kiss Loki without a second thought? This isn't love!
However, there are a few aspects of the book I liked. There are Tove and Willa, who have a bit of depth and who aren't as bad as Wendy and the other characters. Willa specially has a really strong personality. She always knows what, and who, she wants. This kind of characterization should be applied to Wendy, who is as deep as a puddle.
My rating is 3 stars! Yes, I didn't love Torn like I expected, but it also was so much better than Switched! I hope I will love the third book of the series!