Book Review – Torn by Erica O’Rourke

Mo Fitzgerald knows about secrets. But when she witnesses her best friend’s murder, she discovers Verity was hiding things she never could have guessed. To find the answers she needs and the vengeance she craves, Mo—quiet, ordinary, unmagical Mo—will have to enter a world of raw magic and shifting alliances. And she’ll have to choose between two very different, equally dangerous guys—protective, duty-bound Colin and brash, mysterious Luc. One wants to save her, one wants to claim her. Which would you choose?

I can’t remember where I saw the recommendation for this one, but I’m SO glad I listened! I wasn’t actually holding out much hope – the description seemed like most of the other YA paranormals out there, but as soon as I started reading, I was hooked! The main character, Mo, is immediately sympathetic, and the story is full of mystery and suspense from the opening page. And of course, there’s the prerequisite love triangle. Except I actually cared about this one. Both of the guys interested in Mo are interesting, nuanced characters in their own right, and I sure wouldn’t have minded a whole story about Colin 🙂

I also loved that Mo was just ordinary. She didn’t have any magical powers, she didn’t know how to kick anyone’s ass. She was just Mo. And that’s what made her special. Even better, through the course of the story, she ends up realizing that she is more than she imagined she ever could be. She embraces her power and becomes strong and independent (Disclaimer: I am totally a sucker for this kind of story!)

From what I hear, this will be the first of a trilogy (not unexpected I suppose). And I have to say I am eagerly looking forward to the next book. If you want a quick, fun, paranormal read, I highly recommend Torn.



  1. I just started reading that! Enjoying it so far.

  2. Looks like a great read!