The Torn Wing (The Faerie Ring, #2)
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London 1872 -

A bloody escape, a deadly threat, a shocking revelation...

As an orphan who stole the Queen's ring - only to find the ring was a reservoir that held a truce between the world of Faerie and the British Court - Tiki’s greatest fear suddenly becomes all too real: the fey have returned to London seeking revenge. As war escalates in the Otherworld, Queen Victoria’s...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published August 9th 2012 by Fair Wind Books
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Donna {Book Passion for Life}
4.5 Stars

"What's going to happen?" She whispered. "Everything will change," Rieker said softly, his smoky eyes intent upon hers, "but our love will remain the same."

I loved it - just loved it! I honestly don't know why I put off reading this for so long. It was released back in October but I guess time just ran away with me but finally, I did and I'm so pleased I did because it was fantastic.

In The Torn Wing we see Tiki who is hoping to try and forget all about the faerie world and the danger it...more
Alex
2012? When in 2012?? THAT'S THIS YEAR!! EEEEKKK I CAN'T WAIT!!!
OH OCTOBER! Not bad, I may be able to wait that long.



So I just finished reading it, I havn't had any time because of College:( But it was FANTASTIC! I love Rieker and Tiki <33 I'll write a longer review later!
Melodramaticfool
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOD!!! Kiki Hamilton you have OUTDONE yourself! I mean, the first book The Faerie Ring was amazing in itself, seeing Tiki and her life on the streets, but now things are different, and it is epic , Ladies and Gentlemen!


So we pick up where we left off with Tiki and Co. shacking it up with Rieker is in his Lord-William-the-Rich penthouse. Larkin in her desperation to escape has torn off her own wing, and a war is brewing in the Otherworld. (view spoiler)...more
Natalie Aguirre
I loved THE TORN WING. I felt transported right back to 1871 London and Tiki’s and Rieker’s life. Kiki weaves in just enough backstory to help us remember important facts or bring us up to speed if we haven’t read THE FAERIE RING. And it starts with a bang—with a murder that takes us into the thick of the political intrigue surrounding the truce between the faeries and Queen Victoria’s England. I loved learning more about the Seelie and Unseelie Courts as Tiki and Rieker discover more about thei...more
Paula

LOVED it!!!

I was so excited to get back to London 1872 with Tiki and Rieker to see what happens next in THE FAERIE RING series and THE TORN WING delivers! Not only are we reunited with Prince Leopold, Queen Victoria and Victorian London, but we see a lot more of the unpredictable faerie world. Tiki still cares for her orphan family but we meet several new characters, including the mysterious and handsome Dain. Ms. Hamilton does a wonderful job of weaving reality with fantasy in this well-crafted...more
Ta§chima Cullen
We want you... We want you so baaad...
Kristi (The Story Siren)
This series if just fabulous!

In The Torn Wing we are transported back to London in the 1800′s. Tiki and Rieker are trying to protect the human world from a faerie invasion. New foes are introduced as well as allies, and old foes seem to be changing their ways. Or are they?

The plot thickens! Wow, did the plot thicken! Though we had some resolution in book one, there were several unanswered questions. Like, what the heck is going on with Tiki’s birthmark! I am happy to say that question is answere...more
Chapter by Chapter
Since I was given the privilege of reading the first book in the Faerie Ring series, I was pretty pumped up and ready to read the second installment to the series. The Faerie Ring (a.k.a. the first book in the series) was both intriguing and unique. With it being set in England during the 1800’s, I liked being able to look at a world from before any of us reading this review existed (unless you are a vampire/immortal being who dwells in the Lazarus Pit, Batman reference for the win) and also get...more
Michelle
Just like when I picked up The Faerie Ring, The Torn Wing transported me back to Victorian London. I love Kiki Hamilton's writing so much. I read another review and they described the writing as "weaving" and that is such a perfect description because it is completely true. Kiki is the master of weaving in details and backstory and description. It makes reading so exciting, and it makes me go from enjoying a book to getting sucked into its pages and falling in love with it. Kiki's writing made m...more
(Benji) The Non Reluctant Reader
In Kiki Hamilton's sophomore novel, the second in her The Faerie Ring, The Torn Wing is a full canvas, palatable, historical fantasy that blends the world of the fey, the otherworld, and Dickensian London in 1871. Our journey takes us from the alleys to palaces to enchanted woods. In a nutshell, it's a really fun fantastical read with lots of historical accuracy mixed in.

The main character, Tiki, is one of the best in the genre. She's very persistent and passionate about keeping her family saf...more
Kiki Hamilton
Sep 14, 2012 Kiki Hamilton rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)

“This is a fun read – all but impossible to put down… Lovers of fairy tales and Victorian England aren’t the only readers who will be charmed by this story of self-discovery.” - Kirkus Reviews
Heather
I loved it! One of the best books I've read in a while and a sequel I wasn't disappointed in! Can't wait for the next one!
Marsha
Nov 19, 2012 Marsha rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Young Adults and Adults
"The Torn Wing" is another amazing faery story by Kiki Hamilton. The story begin with the ragamuffin orphans living with Rieker. He has provided a greater sense of family and protection that they have ever known. He also makes sure that they eat regularly. However, Tiki is growing afraid that her growing feelings for him are not reciprocated and that maybe it is time for her to begin looking for another home for her family.

Rieker has been absent from the home for a couple of weeks. He is missed...more
Fairytale Nerd
Read the full review at The Fairytale Nerd.

LOVE:
Its been a long time since I’ve read The Fearie Ring, and I have forgotten what the story is all about. But lucky for us (readers who easily forget), that the important and relevant events that occurred in the first book was carefully laid down in the first chapter. With that, it was easier to understand everything that was happening – less confusion, more enjoyment.

Like in the first book, I adore the setting of the story. I have a love affair with...more
Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

I loved the first book so much I was afraid I would be disappointed with The Torn Wing but alas, that is certainly not the case! I absolutely loved this book - so many things thrown at me that I did not see coming! I love being surprised!

I am disappointed I didn't see any kissing between Tiki and Rieker until about 200 pages in - I love these two together. Like absolutely adore them so I wanted to see some affection but I understand why there wasn't,...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: A strong sequel that brings the UnSeelie court to 1872 London, with promises of action, secrets, and fae magic.

Opening Sentence: The Killer walked boldly down the corridor of the Summer Court, his steps measured and confident.

The Review:

The Torn Wing is the next story in Kiki Hamilton’s The Faerie Ring series. Hamilton has done a fantastic job bringing her unique fae world into the forefront, introducing lore and myth alongside strong chara...more
Kathryn
I am going to start this review with a quick recap of The Faerie Ring, book one of The Faerie Ring series. We are introduced to Tiki and the solemn world that she is living in which is late 1800's in England. Forced to be an orphan and living on the streets, she has formed her own little family in which they do whatever they need to do to survive. One eventful evening, Tiki finds herself at the palace and feels her luck has changed when she takes a prized ring out from under the noble's noses. W...more
Michelle
Posted on Dark Faerie Tales.

The Torn Wing is the next story in Kiki Hamilton’s The Faerie Ring series. Hamilton has done a fantastic job bringing her unique fae world into the forefront, introducing lore and myth alongside strong characters. I have been a fan since the first book, and it’s no wonder I couldn’t wait to get my hands on The Torn Wing. Hamilton set out for a great sequel, and she did not disappoint.

The Torn Wing picks up where The Faerie Ring left off. Kiki is no longer just a simpl...more
Aparajitabasu
Original Link to the review at my blog Le' Grande Codex - here


Historical fantasy, Irish lore and abound in history and mythology. Presenting The Faerie Ring #2 The Torn Wing by Kiki Hamilton.

Here is the summary of the book:

London 1872 -

A bloody escape, a deadly threat, a shocking revelation...

As an orphan who stole the Queen's ring - only to find the ring was a reservoir that held a truce between the world of Faerie and the British Court - Tiki’s greatest fear suddenly becomes all too real: t
...more
Bella
First I want to tank Kiki for allowing me to be part of this tour and read her amazing series and travel into an fascinating book! Book two in The Faerie Ring series was my most favorite so far. Tiki's new life with her adopted family living in Rieker's home was great. But there was still a war going on in the Otherworld and she was still a target. She needed answers, she needed to find out who she really was and what she is to do and without getting everyone she loves killed. London is the home...more
Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
The Torn Wing picks up where The Faerie Ring left off. Things in Tiki's world are never calm and she realizes that the fey have returned to London. Rieker and Tiki realize that there's an intense war going on in the Otherworld. Her life as well as the Queen's are at stake. To complicate matters even more, Tiki has a mark on her arm that obviously means something important; she must get to the bottom of the mark and its meaning. Once Tiki does, her world will be changed irrevocably. Kiki Hamilton...more
Mara
Cover Blurb: Yes or No? Surprisingly, yes. You can’t see the character impersonator’s face, and I like how the blue light hints at fairy wings. And as always, I love the title font.

Characters: Tiki hasn’t changed much from The Faerie Ring, and neither has my opinion of her. She is, for the most part, an all right protagonist. She could be a lot worse, and she accepts her “secret” lineage at an agreeable point, so her continued denial didn’t get annoying. She still jumps to wild conclusions about...more
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
The Torn Wing is book two in Kiki Hamilton’s The Faerie Ring series. The Faerie Ring was one of those books that took me by surprise. I really enjoyed it and could not wait to read The Torn Wing.

Tiki’s life has completely changed and not all for the bad, but not all good either. In The Torn Wing we learn a lot about Tiki and her past. You also finally learn a bit more about her birthmark. Even though I had an idea that this was where the story was headed, I was truly entertained and curious to...more
Stephanie Redwine
The Torn Wing picks up where “The Fairy Ring” left off. Tiki and her family have moved in with Rieker, who goes missing for weeks at a time. One night, they are informed that the king of the Unseelie court, Donegal has hired an ancient creature to hunt down and kill Queen Victoria in his quest to conquer England. As the war escalates, Tiki is forced to learn more about her history and connection to the world of the Fey.
The best thing about this book is that Kiki has given you just enough of a b...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
My historical fantasy kick continues with Kiki Hamilton's superb sequel, The Torn Wing. Picking up right where The Faerie Ring left off, Kiki has once again treated me to a story who's world is full of lore, and is rich in history and myths. There's something about this world she's created that I have completely fallen in love with. Her ability to mix in some of London's royal history with that of the fey world, and some Irish lore not only fascinates me, but it's one of the things I've totally...more
Jeanbooknerd
Kiki Hamilton’s second book in The Faerie Ring Series, The Torn Wing, the backdrop of 1872 London sets up again for a story full of plot and a murder mystery that leaks the truth about the Faeries and Queen Victoria’s England. When a war is sparked between the human world and the Faerie world, the story goes on full throttle and delivers one hell of a ride of action, suspense, and romance. The story of Tiki & Reiker’s relationship goes to new levels. Tiki goes through a self-discovery phase...more
Sabrina
With a gorgeous cover that draws you in and a book filled with history and fiction what is not to love.

Tiki and Rieker are on a quest to stop a war from starting between the Faerie and Human world. But with the Fae playing games and speaking in riddles they might run out of time to not only save themselves but everything they hold dear to themselves. But what neither one expects is for one faerie to be speaking the truth about Tiki’s past if only she can find the courage and strength she needs...more
Adrienne
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Kiki, you did amazing with this! I love the way she merged two worlds into one, Victorian England and The Faerie World. Bravo!


Plot:
This book kept making guess here and there. I was really challenged to remember what I knew of England's past.


Now onto my favorite part!

Characters!

Tiki (Tara):
First of all, my name's Tara, so I enjoyed this book because sometimes I was yelling at myself. :D
Shame, Tara, shame on you!
Haha. No. Just kidding.
Anyway, what I admire about Tiki is that she isn't clingy to
...more
Aeicha
Kiki Hamilton's TheFaerie Ring (first in the series) was one of my favorite YA reads last year and featured one of my favorite YA heroines, Tiki, so I was very excited to dive into the sequel The Torn Wing. And like its predecessor, The Torn Wing instantly transported me back to bustling Victorian London and plopped me back into Tiki's thrilling adventures.

The Torn Wing picks up several months after the events of The Faerie Ring and we find Tiki and her ragtag family of former orphan pickpockets...more
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Kiki Hamilton is the author of THE FAERIE RING fantasy series and the YA contemporary novel, THE LAST DANCE. She believes in magic and the idea of hidden worlds co-existing with our own. Kiki lives near Seattle, though she dreams of living in London one day. Visit her website at: www.kikihamilton.com




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“Rieker threaded her hair behind her ears with his other hands, his fingers lingering against her cheek. "We're different Tiki," he said softly. "We're caught between two worlds and honestly, I don't know which one we belong in. But I do know this - I don't want to be either place without you." He looked deep into her eyes. "I believe we found each other because we're meant to be together.” 5 likes
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