Saturday, December 10, 2011

Review: Torn

Title: Torn
Author: Dean Murray
Published: October 17, 2011
Source: Author review eCopy

Shape shifter Alec Graves has spent nearly a decade trying to keep his family from being drawn into open warfare with a larger pack. The new girl at school shouldn't matter, but the more he gets to know her, the more mysterious she becomes. Worse, she seems to know things she shouldn't about his shadowy world.

Is she an unfortunate victim or bait designed to draw him into a fatal misstep? If she's a victim, then he's running out of time to save her. If she's bait, then his attraction to her will pull him into a fight that'll cost him everything.

I received this book as a request from the author. I was interested in the synopsis, but I didn't know that much about the book. My first reaction to the cover of the book was a double-take. Something about how it is set up gives me the chills. Then I saw his eyes and was very happy with them. I like that blue color, and the book has a rose on the cover, that makes me instantly like it!

My first thoughts on the book were, What? Is there a book before this that the author didn't mention? You are thrown into a battle scene between what you think are wolves. They keep changing forms but giving no explanation on the different forms that they are. You see the words hybrid, and different sleeker wolf, but you never get an explanation on what those are. 

After I got over the no explanation phase, then I really started to enjoy the book. I liked how the book was set up, but there were some grammar mistakes that threw me off enjoying Torn as much as I could have. The story was consistent, but had a lot of bribing in it. Which I didn't mind. If you got it flaunt it! 

All in all I enjoyed the book, even if it ended a bit abruptly. I'd give this book a 21 out of 51 tacos! Thank you Dean Murray for giving me the book to read. 
~~ Sam :)


  1. This does look like a good book to read. I will add it to my to be read list.

  2. Sam, thanks for taking the time to read and review Torn. It was much appreciated.

  3. Hi, Tee. I'm glad Sam's review sparked your interest. I'm currently sending out quite a lot of review copies-just let me know if you'd like one. Broken, the sequel/alternate viewpoint to Torn will be coming out the end of this month as well, so please keep an eye out for it as well.


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