Monday, April 23, 2012

Torn by Ashley S. Morgan

Good Reads Description:

Isadora Rivers feels trapped. Her small town high school is suffocating her. Another day of wannabe gangsters, dumb jocks, and Barbie clones, and she'll just lose it. Her keen emotional sensitivity is to blame. She sees through all of the poser behavior to the pain and insecurity simmering just below the surface, and it's overwhelming. She feels like she's literally drowning in other people's emotions.

This same sensitivity, however, makes her a great actress. Suffocating or not, her high school is one of the top arts schools in the country. Acting is not only her passion, but it also looks like her way out. If she can just score the lead role in the school play, she might get herself noticed by a Hollywood agent. But she's got a strong reckless streak, and it keeps getting her in trouble and jeopardizing her chances.

Riding her bike at top speed, she swerves in front of a car and nearly gets hit. The driver, Tristan Blake, turns out to be the mysterious new boy at school. He's rebellious, broody, and wise beyond his years. He's also devastatingly gorgeous. From the moment their eyes meet, Isadora is irresistibly drawn to him. But as soon as he enters her life, things go horribly wrong. She begins having disturbing visions full of unimaginable glamour and unbearable darkness. He knows things about her he shouldn't. And he's somehow so familiar. As he at turns pulls her close, and then pushes her away, Isadora feels like her heart is being twisted and torn.

She soon discovers that her whole future is in jeopardy, and her only hope is to stay away from Tristan. But how can she turn away from the only boy she has ever loved? As a harrowing event looms closer, one that threatens to rip apart her psyche, Isadora must reach deep inside herself and find the strength to change her own destiny. But is she strong enough to do it?

Mary's Review:

Okay, some parts of the plot were confusing but overall the book is very good.

Isadora is almost hit but Tristan when she is riding her bike.  For some reason she is instantly drawn t0 him.  Now, the plot becomes confusing; however, Ashley does explain (towards the end). There are twist and turns, which I am not going to go into because I think it is better for you to read them.  (Because I think that if I explain it might be more confusing).  I do like the story line but the Cover of the book is VERY strange! It does not fit the book. The Good Reads description really says it all.  

I do like Ashley's writing and I would recommend the book with the disclaimer to "keep reading - it gets better".

Thank you Ashley for the book to reviews.

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