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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
Paperback, 318 pages
Published August 9th 2012 by Gaslamp 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
Apr 29, 2014 Alex rated it it was amazing
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!
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)
Natalie Aguirre
Sep 09, 2012 Natalie Aguirre rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 09, 2012 Paula rated it it was amazing

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
Jul 09, 2015 Kathryn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love reading books about the fae, and this is a good one. It blends the history with it and makes it truly believable.
Jan 29, 2013 Taschima rated it really liked it
We want you... We want you so baaad...
Chapter by Chapter
Oct 14, 2012 Chapter by Chapter rated it liked it
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
Nov 01, 2015 Karissa rated it liked it
I read the Faerie Ring quite some time ago and really liked it. I immediately purchased this book on my kindle (yep it was a few years ago now) and am just finally getting around to reading it. This was an okay book. I enjoyed the historical London setting but thought the plot was incredibly predictable.

Tiki is recovering from the first book and enjoying living in a place where her and her small cobbled together family have warms beds and food to eat. Then the Seelie King is murdered and the fey
(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
Sep 30, 2012 Michelle rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 15, 2013 Kristi rated it really liked it
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
Sep 06, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing
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!
Kiki Hamilton
May 23, 2016 Kiki Hamilton added it  ·  (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
Jul 28, 2016 Jocelyn rated it it was ok
Better than the first one, but I still think the whole premise could have been better done. Also, random typos near the end a bit strange.
Jan 22, 2017 Ashley rated it it was ok
Maybe a little better from the last book? I think the author is trying to change history a little bit and implying Larkin is pretending to be in love with Will. That really doesn't make much sense but okay. And then there's Tiki and Will's relationship. She doesn't trust him, even Toots worries they're going to get kicked out any day, but he acts like she should just know how he feels? And when he goes and finds what they're looking for, he's the most animated she's seen him in a long time...she ...more
Andge (Down the Rabbit Hole)
Hmm, where should I start? The Torn Wing continues the story of Tiki and her band of misfit orphans, now living with the ever-handsome Rieker, aka Lord William Richmond.

I've always loved the historical setting of 19th century London. To mash it with the land of the fey is just perfect. Two worlds, both uniquely beautiful in their own way, with a deep mystery at the heart of it all.

Right from the prologue, there is a stirring for war as the UnSeelie Court threatened to take over both the thrones
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
Oct 29, 2012 Aeicha rated it really liked it
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
Nov 13, 2012 Serenity rated it it was amazing
Tiki is just standing outside of her townhome. Since last time they are no longer worried about food or anything. Anyway Tiki is out standing in the storm hoping Toots has enough sense to get home soon. While waiting Fio comes out and they talk. They both feel something, like something bad may happen. Afterward Fio just goes back inside and Tiki waits a bit longer. Tiki looks down the street to see a carriage coming and then Rieker shows himself. He asks if everyone is okay, then mentions he has ...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Jun 30, 2013 Dark Faerie Tales rated it really liked it
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
//tara wolfprism
Mar 18, 2013 //tara wolfprism rated it really liked it
Kiki, you did amazing with this! I love the way she merged two worlds into one, Victorian England and The Faerie World. Bravo!

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!


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
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
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,
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:
It took me a while to finished this one than the usual because i got distracted in between my reading. The sequel to the Faerie Ring got more surprising twists and revelations all courtesy of Larkin. That fey got a lot of secrets to divulge but she is kind of irritating most of the time I don't know whether to trust her at all but she definitely has an agenda of her own. This time we get to know more of how the Otherworld of the faeries feels and look like. As the war in the otherworld rages on ...more
Jun 27, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
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
The Fairytale Nerd
Nov 13, 2012 The Fairytale Nerd rated it it was amazing
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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
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
Oct 11, 2012 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
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
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Kiki Hamilton is the award-winning author of THE MIDNIGHT SPY-named One of the Best Books of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews- and THE FAERIE RING series. 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.

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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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