Author: Ashley S.Morgan
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?
Torn is about Isadora and Tristan both meet and it's the classic love at first sight deal.(Or love at first almost car accident). Isadora is a hope full,impulsive aspiring actress. Who hopes to one day be famous and move to LA. Tristan is the hot new guy who look like the perfect bad boy. As soon as they meet sparks fly it's classic Boy meets Girl Girl Loves Boy Boy loves Girl story. With drastic life choices,best friend issues and lots of drama(literary and figuratively) thrown into the mix. After meeting Tristan Isadora is hooked on him. Their relationship is rocking and Isadora can't figure Tristan out. Also she keeps having these weird visions that she can't explain,things have been off with her best fiend Sarah and not to mention Tara is making a move on Tristan.
The charterers in the story are interesting but I’m not really a big fan of Isadora at all. I liked Sarah a lot more and she was only a secondary character I would have liked to see more of her. Or a seen more of Peter who only had one line I think in the whole book. Isadora bothered me especially how she was overcome with such emotion with the crowd in the cafeteria and how single minded she acted. To me she wasn't a very relateable character.
The cover is nice and shows a couple embracing looking at each other and I think overall, this cover works for the story being told. I'm honestly really not sure how I feel about this book usually after a few chapters in I will be completely emerged within a book and I can't want to see what happens next because the story keeps me wanting more. With Torn though I just wanted to get to the end and be done with the whole thing. It really wasn't my cup of tea but with that being said I think other might find it enjoyable if they give it a shot.2/5