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Torment (Bloodlines #2)

3.96  ·  Rating Details  ·  328 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
Keira has been through Hell, literally..... But now she’s back, and stronger than ever!

In this second gripping instalment of the Bloodlines trilogy Keira and her friends – Lily, Lucian, Tyler, Jake and Danny – continue to try and understand their elemental powers, and protect themselves from their enemies, whose ultimate goal is to destroy them.

This time, the stakes are h
Paperback, 308 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by World Castle Publishing (first published October 31st 2011)
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By Lindsay Anne Kendal

“Keira Jameson used to lead a normal life, she just had a gift, passed down through the generations of her family. Now, after hearing voices, having strange dreams of others calling out to her, and her grandfather's last words haunting her, she sets out to find other families like hers. Along with her best friend Lily, the only person outside her family to know about her gift, Keira begins a hunt for her ancestors. A chance meeting with a young man, Lucian Turne
Ashley Fontainne
Jun 15, 2012 Ashley Fontainne rated it it was amazing
Torment is the second in the Bloodlines trilogy. This book fascinated me for a variety of reasons. The strongest pull that drew me in was Lindsay’s interesting take on sorcery and Hell, even though as a Christian, I don’t agree with them, it is just a fictional story. A close second is Lindsay’s skillful ability to paint a strong cast of likable young adult characters from the first book and allowed us learn even more in the second. This sequel delves deep into their daily interactions with each ...more
Lindsay Kendal
Dec 16, 2011 Lindsay Kendal marked it as favourites  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I don't rate my own books.
Apr 12, 2014 BookNerdette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Harold Smithson (Suicide punishable by Death)
I think I'm crazy.

Torment was not a vast improvement over bloodlines. Did Keira develop? No. Did Keira find love? I don't care, I'm not invested in what happens to these guys. The plotting... I guess you could say it improved because there weren't any chapters dedicated to housecleaning (A note from the author herself states that those chapters have been reduced in recent editions of Bloodlines) but it's still bizarre in places. Example: Demons attack the main characters, the main characters fig
Oct 25, 2011 Natalie rated it really liked it
After the end of Bloodlines, I had so many questions when starting this book. It is a little darker, a little more violent, and much more romantic. When Keira comes back from Hell things become very complicated. Especially when she doesn't come back alone.

Eligos, a character met only briefly in the first novel, comes to the forefront in this one, which causes all kinds of jealousy in the young man who has fallen in love with Keira. (And no, I am not telling you which young man that is. That woul
Charlotte Blackwell
May 10, 2012 Charlotte Blackwell rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars

This is book two in this series. To see my review of the first book Bloodlines click HERE. Torment picks up right where Bloodline left off and you are pulled right back into Keira's crazy world. I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first. The excitement is in full swing as we already know the characters. I don't have too much to say about this book. The author has created such an amazing world that will really have you question you perception of heaven, hell, angels and demons
Marissa Nicole
Nov 01, 2015 Marissa Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Marissa by: The Book Cove
For my book club's recent read, we read and discussed Torment by Linsay Anne Kendall. Torment is the second book in her Bloodlines series. I loved this series and thought Torment was an incredible sequel.

My favorite aspect of this book was that it was not like many sequels that fall flat compared to the first book. I didn't feel that it was irrelevant. In fact, this book complimented the series beautifully! I felt that Torment gave the characters more depth and had developed the characters well.
Oct 15, 2015 Amp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was an October read for my book club, The Book Cove. Torment is the sequel to Kendal’s debut novel, Bloodlines and second book in the trilogy. The characters were flushed out more in this book. We got to know them deeper than their appearances and some of it was ugly. I enjoyed how this book DIDN’T fall into the dreaded sequel curse and not live up to the quality of the first. There were a few spots that felt slow when the gang was in between battles but it might have been necessary to allo ...more
Dec 26, 2011 Tracy rated it it was amazing
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This author is really fantasic. I am anxiously waiting for the third book in the series

I have a Kindle and have not purchased a paper copy book in 3 years. I loved the first story so much I couldn't wait for it to come out on Kindle so I ordered the paperback. It did not disappoint!
Sabina Mattaji
Aug 20, 2011 Sabina Mattaji rated it it was amazing
Oh my god, I can't wait for this book.
UPDATE!! Just noticed the characters have been listed.... OMG! Lilith and Lucifer. What's going to happen next???
The Cove
Oct 28, 2015 The Cove rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Angela's Review:

Torment is the sequel to Kendal’s debut novel, Bloodlines and second book in the trilogy. The characters were flushed out more in this book. We got to know them deeper than their appearances and some of it was ugly. I enjoyed how this book DIDN’T fall into the dreaded sequel curse and not live up to the quality of the first. There were a few spots that felt slow when the gang was in between battles but it might have been necessary to allow the reader to breathe freely every once
Dec 31, 2015 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this is one of those books where I can’t fully decide if I like it or not. I feel like the story itself was interesting with cool plots and decent characters but I feel like the execution of the books fell through. The writing was done poorly, the narration was terrible and thoughts did not seem to be presented clearly. That being said, if the book was edited properly and the book itself was written properly, I think the plot was intriguing and the books would have been spectacular. Unfortuna ...more
Cocktails and Books
Keira has returned to her friends, three weeks after she had died. While they are excited to have her back, none of truly questioned how it is that she is back. But Keira has changed in the time that she was away and she's afraid of what her friends will think. Keira is also struggling with her feelings for demon Eligos, who has been sent by her mother to protect her while in the human realm. But she learns that taking a leap of faith means putting herself out there for the one that you love.

Dec 26, 2011 Jane rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4

Kiera is back from Hell and has to explain to her earth bound friends where she’s been and what she has become. When demons try to take over the underworld, life on Earth is thrown into chaos. Kiera and her five friends, along with Eligos are the only people able to find out who the leader of the rebellion is and defeat him. Bigger and better battles take place in Torment, the second instalment of ‘Bloodlines the trilogy’.

Kiera has become stronger, she has a better understanding of her power
Maria Wilson
Jan 22, 2012 Maria Wilson rated it it was amazing
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Once again I apologise for the late review.

Torment...well what can I say... it really does torment you.

This story goes a lot deeper than Bloodlines did. We learn a lot more about Keira and the young mens families, and the best part, we see a whole lot more of Eligos. *swoons*

Keira and her friends are being tormented in every sense of the word by the person or thing that wants to kill them. The group are close to exhaustion and being torn apart on occasions. There are a lot more fight scenes, a
Clarissa Pearce
Jan 22, 2013 Clarissa Pearce rated it did not like it
Against my better judgement, I read the second installment after all. If I was annoyed with the language in the first book, that was nothing compared to this one. This may just be me, but, when writing a series the language and dialogue exchanged, should be consistent throughout. I found that the characters were speaking in a completely different manner to what they did in the first book; excessively using words such as 'mate', 'bloody', 'fancy' etc. words that were not once used in the first no ...more
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
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Nov 02, 2011 Melliane rated it really liked it
the writing style is very simple like the first one and the story is always so interesting. I was very curious to know what had happened to Kiera in hell, and it was the parts of the story I love the most. The feelings of the characters are predictable and frustating but we're so happy for them at the end!
I was so surprised by Tyler, I didn't think he could change like that. We don't learn a lot about the fight but we undertand little by little what they want. I think it would be epic ! I can't
Lynette Aldcroft

This book is truly fabulous, I imagined myself as Keira , with friends, ready to start the next instalment, can't wait
Roxane Wilborn
Sep 30, 2012 Roxane Wilborn rated it really liked it
Immediately read this after reading the first in this series, Bloodines. I really enjoyed this one a little more than the first. Mostly because I think in the first book I was trying to get used to the writing style. This book had an unexpected ending (ugh, and cliffhanger!) so I am anxiously waiting for the final book in this trilogy.

This book takes me out of my comfort zone with actions from the characters that I don't necessarily agree with. (Won't specify since it would be a spoiler) It is
Aug 07, 2014 Dezh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
sometimes the story got boring. but a lot happened its good but not to good for me.
Sharon Aldcroft
Aug 14, 2013 Sharon Aldcroft rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is a million times better than the first Torment.
Kiera comes back from hell and its more descriptive than last time.
There are new characters some are better described than others.
On the plus side she has done her usual thing..........

A cliffhanger.....and when I say a cliffhanger,I mean a cliffhanger.
Aarrrggghhhhh I hate them.....

Tyler Jenkins
Apr 07, 2013 Tyler Jenkins rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book much more than the first. Well worthy of the 5 star rating.

This is much more in depth, and leave you with a killer cliffhanger. I just hope we don't have to wait too long for the finale.
Sarah Martingale
Jul 23, 2011 Sarah Martingale rated it it was amazing
I've waited far too long for this, I need it now!!!
Nov 04, 2011 Shemeika rated it it was amazing
This book left me waiting more, I hate cliff hangers.
Could not finish this book. Too childish etc.
Annabelle Morehouse
Nov 07, 2011 Annabelle Morehouse rated it it was amazing
Really liked it, Worth the price.
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I have lived in Droylsden, Manchester, all my life. I live with my parents, my younger sister, Cheryl, and her little girl, Faith.

I never knew what I wanted to do with my life until I began writing. This is my dream. I get most of my inspiration from music. I’ll sit listening to it and suddenly I’m no longer in the room. My stories play like movies in my mind, then I go and write them down.

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