Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Early Review: Tangled by Erica O'Rourke

Book description:
A month ago, Mo Fitzgerald risked her life to stop an ancient prophecy and avenge her best friend's murder. Now, she only wants to keep her loved ones safe. But the magic—and the Chicago Mob—have other plans.

Mysterious, green-eyed Luc is back, asking for help—and a second chance. Colin, her strongest protector, is hiding a shocking secret. And inside Constance, the magic is about to go terribly wrong. Tangled in a web of love and betrayal, Mo must choose between the life she's dreamed of and the one she's destined for.


In the second book of the Torn trilogy, Mo Fitzgerald is trying to get back to whatever normal life she can have. But it sure isn’t easy. Constance, Verity’s little sister, has just started developing her magic skills, but has no idea that it's even happening, so of course, cannot control what it does to herself and those around her. Mo has no choice but to call on Luc to come to the rescue. When he in turn asks for her help, she feels she cannot say no because she wants to help Constance and this is the only way she can do so. Even if it will ultimately cost her life. 
Meanwhile the daughter of the detective that died during a magical episode in the last book is trying to blackmail Mo into giving her details about her Mob tied uncle Billy, and Mo doesn’t know if she should help her or not. When Mo finds out part of the truth that Colin is hiding from her (that her father is coming home from prison) her world seems to be out of control. The more Mo finds out about what her uncle is really doing, and what he's capable of,  the more she tries to help Constance by being a part of a magical war. Trying to really find out if Colin feels the same about her pushes Mo over the edge. Can she figure out how to balance it all and help save those she loves from the Mob and the Magic that is surrounding her?
This was another great book. The characters left right off from the first book, so I suggest that you pick that one up before reading this one. It will help you understand the background to the story. I think that (again) the hidden details of this book make it special. There are things that are not quite ever said that help keep you reading to figure out, because you know that something is just not right about certain people and you can tell they are hiding things. I think that the bond between Mo and the two young men in her life is interesting. She is wanting so bad to have Colin, but cannot help being drawn to Luc when he is around. I really like the writing style as it is fluid and easy to follow.  I think that this is a great high school or older read.  An all-in-all great book. There is going to be one more book and I am anxious to see what is going to happen in the end.
Other books in the series:
Tangled (available February 2012)

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Reviewed by Jenny for VampChix
This book was sent via publisher for review

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