Monday, August 4, 2014

Torn by Fury by S.M. Reine [Review]

Torn by Fury by S.M. Reine
Torn by Fury (Ascension #6) by S.M. Reine
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: June 21, 2014

1. Sacrificed in Shadow
2. Oaths of Blood
3. Ruled by Steel
4. Caged in Bone
5. Lost in Prophecy
6. Torn by Fury - Paperback | Kindle

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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Elise Kavanagh is marching on New Eden, the city angels have built from the bones of human victims. She's hellbent on making them atone for their sins--no matter the cost. Rylie Gresham has realized that werewolves are the key to defeating angels. They're apex predators, designed to bring powerful, immortal beings to heel. She has no choice but to follow Elise into war against Heaven…especially since it's the only way to protect her family from complete annihilation. The angels are prepared to defend themselves. Their magic will tear the universe apart. And if they have their way, there will soon be no Earth left to save...
Thoughts on Torn by Fury: I have a love/fear relationship with S.M. Reine's books. I love her writing, the characters, the non-stop action that wriggles out of the pages. At the same time, I have this instinctive fear response that tells me I'm going to have my heart ripped out while reading it. Somebody (probably Abel. Or Elise. Elise would totally do this, come to think of it. TOTALLY.) will also attempt to choke me with said heart. Maybe pull off a limb and beat me with it.

Guys, I love these books and I'm terrified of them. WELL PLAYED, S.M. REINE! Well played!

So. Yep. This time around I was gutted. Still am. My guts are lying on the floor next to me. It's not pretty. But then, most of the things Elise has to deal with aren't, so I'm in good company. Flat out, the ending is a doozy. Oh, and that middle part. And then there was the time in the beginning. And that other time.

You know what? The whole book is awesome. It's chock full of evisceration, beheadings, painful death, and epic badassery. Elise gets things done with style. Bloody, painful style. And I like that.


  1. Hey, I looked up Sacrificed in shadow and it was cheap, so I bought it and will read the series, one day. Thanks for pointing it out :)