Tangled by Erica O’Rourke Book Review

Tangled by Erica O'Rourke book coverTangled by Erica O’Rourke
Torn Trilogy #2
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Pages: 313
Source: Bought
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Rating: 5 stars

Constance started to keen as the air around us began to thrash and twist, the caustic scent of ozone burning my nose. As I watched, her dark gold hair began to lift and kink into knots.

“I’m here. It’ll be okay.” It was the last thing I said before my best friend’s little sister went supernova in the second-floor girls’ bathroom, taking me with her.

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.

Dear Erica O’Rourke,

Why do you have to end every book with the world’s most epicest ending? I fall so in love with the characters and their story, then I make the mistake of not having the next book with me and I sit there with EPIC disappointment.

Basically, Tangled was everything I was hoping for and I was SO excited about it. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down, which became REALLY problematic when I had to do things like take an exam or tutor or ya know, go to class. It was even MORE problematic when I didn’t have Bound with me.

Also, I need to thank you for creating Luc, because he is my new YA book boyfriend. Though, I have to say Collin gained a lot of strength in this book I thought. While in Torn, the chemistry was definitely there between his and Mo, it just couldn’t compete with Luc and her’s I didn’t think. In Tangled, I thought Collin provided some worthy competition and became much more of a love interest in my mind.

The plot remains so epic. I love what you have done with the whole mythology in Tangled. Mythology mixed with mafia? So original and works surprisingly well. I haven’t been able to guess one plot thread yet, which impresses me so much. I love also just how much you’ve taken liberties with the original mythology about the ley lines and made it your own. It makes everything completely fresh and original.

I cannot wait to see what you do with Bound, since Tangled ended on such a high note. The stakes are so high and Mo is in such a unique place. I can’t wait to see how she gets herself out of this one, because it will be no piece of cake.

I loved Torn and I loved Tangled even more. Everything that was great about Torn became even stronger in Tangled. I loved seeing you grow as a writer. Please don’t ever stop writing!

Sincerely,
A Huge Fan

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