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(Torn Trilogy #3)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  694 ratings  ·  86 reviews
“I beat you. Twice. No magic, and I still beat you. And that was when I didn’t know what I was doing.” I smiled, cold as the winter sky outside. “Imagine what I’m capable of now.”
Mo Fitzgerald has made her choice: A life in Chicago. A future with Colin. To leave behind the enigmatic Luc and the world of the Arcs. But every decision she’s made, from avenging her best friend
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Kensington
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Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was ok

Mo is still torn between her human world and the magical world she was thrown into. What ever will she do o_O??

-The plot was somewhat predictable and repetitive - Mo spent most of the book moaning about her mob uncle using her for crimes and whatnot, whinging about her dad, complaining about her magical responsibilities whilst simultaneously whining about Luc and Colin.
Her separate issues with the mafia and the magical world were a little too ridiculous and over the top — the mafia and
Dec 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
We pick back up in Bound three months after all the events from Tangled took place. Mo has chosen to stay in Chicago with Colin and is trying to keep her Flat life and her Arc life separate. We all knew that would not last long though right? Anton is still chasing her, her Uncle Billy has her working for the mob and she has so many secrets she is having a hard time keeping straight who she has told them to. The entirety of Bound is literally the climax that we have all been waiting for and what ...more
Kelsey Matoushek
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful conclusion to a fantastic trilogy. Though bittersweet, O'Rourke provides an ending that adeptly wraps up all of the various storylines, and I could not imagine a more perfect end to the story.

What I enjoyed most about this novel is how well the author mixes the paranormal aspects of the story with contemporary life. As with the other books in the trilogy, Mo is forced to balance her family life and her connection to magic, only she is now facing much higher stakes. Furthermo
Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Erica O’Rourke wraps up the Torn Trilogy with a tidy, red magical bow. With Bound come ultimate tests, for beloved heroine, Mo Fitzgerald. From working for the Outfit to carefully stepping her way through personal relationships, this quasi-magical girl has a full plate of magical and non-magical drama.

A world where magic doesn’t interfere in the lives of Flats would be paradise for Mo. But, there’s more to the magic than any of the Arcs know and Mo’s Flat life is quickly bleeding from normal to
Jan 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Something that has never happened to me before happened with Bound. I was afraid of finishing it. Not because it was boring or bad but because I’m going to miss these characters so much. Even right now I feel like crying. I was very excited when I got the book in the mail and then I thought, “This is it. The end of one of my favorite series ever.” And then I wasn't as excited as before. I can always re-read the series, right?

I’m very happy with the ending. I'm ecstatic with the choices Mo made.
Jul 22, 2012 rated it really liked it

A strong conclusion to an excellent series.

Mo chooses a future with Luc. She discovers that Lena has been helping her parents illegally relocate victims of domestic violence, and has them relocate Colin and his sister Tessa. Constance betrays Mo and the arcs, but is foiled. Mo selects Sabine to be on the council for the water house. Mo creates a new council seat for herself so that she can speak for the magic. Other than the fact that Mo
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I did like that, I was a bit sad about Colin but I felt as if Mo made the right decision. I was horribly sad about Mo's Dad, after all of that, he finally did good but died for it. This novel is the final one and it makes me sad. It was great. I found it emotional but the ending was uplifting but bittersweet. I would of loved if the series continued on because it's good enough to do just that. The author has some serious potential!
Vor kurzer Zeit habe ich „Der Weg in die Dunkelheit – Die Schöpferin“ von Erica O‘Rourke beendet und möchte es nun für euch rezensieren. Hierbei handelt es sich um den dritten und letzten Teil einer Trilogie, die beim Blanvalet-Verlag erschienen ist.

Mo Fitzgerald hat sich entschieden: für ein Leben in Chicago, für eine Zukunft mit Colin – und damit gegen den mysteriösen Luc und die Magie. Aber dann erheben sich erneut die übernatürlichen Mächte und ein Krieg bricht aus, der auch Mos normales, me
I LOVE this book! Love! As in L-O-V-E! :-D
I think out of the 3 this might be my favorite, then again, I'm pretty sure I said that about the other 2! ;-)
So much love! :-D
This book is about real girl, daily life problems and finding your voice.... oh, and magic! ;-)
I LOVE it!
Just read it, read all 3 of them. LOL
Oct 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Diese trilogie war für mich eine der besten. Ich fand die Handlungen einfach perfekt und der Konflikt zwischen den Charakteren hat mich echt gefesselt.
Doch das Ende hat mich enttäuscht. Ich hätte mir etwas anderes gewünscht
Anne Meester
Jul 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, paranormal, ya
2.75 Stars.
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Favorite Quote: “Not everything is fixable.”

Bound picks up about right where Tangled left off. Mo used her gifts to avenge her friend’s death and negotiate with her family for some much needed freedom. Thinking she is finally going to be free, her uncle flips the tables and pushes for more from Mo and isn’t above using her family and friends to get what he wants. Mo makes the ultimate sacrifice and gives up her dreams in order to keep
Maria Miaoulis
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fans of Erica O’Rourke’s Torn series will definitely not be disappointed with the final installment, “Bound.” In this action-packed conclusion, our heroine Mo Fitzgerald is forced to decide whether she’ll stay in her normal mortal world or leave it all behind to join the magical Arcs for good.

At the end of the last book, “Tangled,” Mo chose to walk away from the Arcs and Luc, her irresistible soulmate she is bound to, for a chance at a future with her bodyguard, Colin. Uncle Billy, head of Chica
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Mo Fitzgerald has made her choice: A life in Chicago. A future with Colin. To leave behind the enigmatic Luc and the world of the Arcs. But the more she struggles to keep her magic and mortal lives separate, the deadlier the consequences. In the end, Mo must risk everything – her life, her heart, her future – or lose it all.

I’d like to thank Erica O’Rourke for my lack of sleep. I’ve had my nose in this book for two days straight wishing I had the patience to slowly read through it but I don’
Jan 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Bound was good... if you've read Torn and Tangled and are needing to know how it ends. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother. It didn't really have a strong finish.

From here on this review contains spoilers for Torn and Tangled but not for Bound. You've been warned.

Bound picks up a few months after Tangled ended, which is good because otherwise I'd start to worry about Mo failing school. All the magic stuff and mob stuff is pretty distracting from ordinary school life. Mo is still involved in lots of stu
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meine Meinung
Obwohl die Magie gerade nicht ihr Leben bestimmt, hat Mo mit einigen Problemen zu kämpfen.
Um Colin zu retten hat Mo sich zwischen die Fronten der Mafia begeben, mit dem Ziel ihren Onkel zu stürzen. Aber Mo muss vorsichtig sein, denn im dritten Band "Der Weg in die Dunkelheit" dreht Maura den Spieß einfach mal um. Während in den ersten Teilen Maura die jenige war, vor der alle Geheimnisse hatten, ist sie jetzt selbst am Zug, wenn es darum geht die Wahrheit zu verstecken. Eine Gradw
Ryan Grooms
Sep 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2013
So I did two differing reviews this week and the second one, which has no impairing on the standard or why the ratings is better/lower. At the same time though I foresaw the ending to a series that while I haven't rated high or even terrific, the ending to this series bought a lot of changes in how I view some of the choices that go on in everyday life.

Mo changes drastically in this book. While we start with the solid relationship with her and Colin, everything is put into question. The questio
Actual rating: 3.5 stars.

So ends the trilogy. I'll admit, the long-term end game of the trilogy felt clear to me from Book 1, but evene more so once I saw the title of this book. Since I freely admitted that my reason for reading this trilogy was because Susan Dennard said this was an example of a love triangle done right, I'll start with that. As with Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices trilogy, I had a gut feeling that I was rooting for the guy that was going to lose out in the love triangle, t
May 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inhaltsangabe (Quelle: Blanvalet):
Mo Fitzgerald hat sich entschieden: für ein Leben in Chicago, für eine Zukunft mit Colin – und damit gegen den mysteriösen Luc und die Magie. Aber dann erheben sich erneut die übernatürlichen Mächte und ein Krieg bricht aus, der auch Mos normales, menschliches Leben bedroht. Je mehr Mo sich bemüht, ihre zwei Welten voneinander zu trennen, desto tödlicher werden die Konsequenzen. Plötzlich muss sie alles riskieren: ihr Leben, ihre Liebe, ihre Zukunft. Oder sie wi
All Things Urban Fantasy
Jan 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

I love trilogies. I love how clear and purposeful each book is. I especially love reading the final book, the one where everything comes together and all the emotional and plot driven story-lines converge. Reading BOUND by Erica O’Rourke, the third book in the Torn Trilogy, I was reminded all over again why trilogies are so satisfying. In both of the preceding books in this trilogy, the endings were fantastic. So powerful and exciting. As the ending to
Colin Smith
Apr 23, 2012 rated it really liked it

"Poor Mouse," [Luc] said. "You've been tryin' so hard to put all the different parts of your life in neat little boxes. Friends in one and family in another and magic in a third... But as hard as you're workin' to keep everything separate, they just keep overlapping..."

Phew! A breathtaking finale to the series. The events of the previous books finally come to a head. For all this time, Mo has been trying to sort out her fractured life: magic, mafia, school, Colin, Luc, and so on. She has been av
Farah Jay
Mar 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-i-own
Bound is the third book in the Torn trilogy, and I was so glad that it ended in a great way! I'm usually scared of how authors end their books sometimes, and I have to say that Erica did a great job! Maura Fitzgerald, Mo, is a great protagonist. She really does not depend on guys at all, and always does what her heart tells her to do. I really admire her for that. I was really excited for the third book, mostly because of the love triangle. I just love Colin, and for the first time in any book I ...more
Jul 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
Title: Bound (Torn Trilogy #3)
Author: Erica O’Rourke
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Date of Release: June 26, 2012
Number of Pages: 350
Source: Erica, because she loves me!
Summary from Goodreads:
Mo Fitzgerald has made her choice: A life in Chicago. A future with Colin. To leave behind the enigmatic Luc and the world of the Arcs. But the more she struggles to keep her magic and mortal lives separate, the deadlier the consequences. In the end, Mo must risk everything--her life, her heart, her future--
Ryann Murphy
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One series that I have talked up a lot over the last few months is the Torn Trilogy by Erica O’Rourke, and this isn’t just because I know how awesome Erica is (and she is!) but because the series truly deserves talking about. Maura Fitzgerald wakes up in the hospital at the beginning of the first book, Torn. The incident that puts her in the hospital killed her best friend and Maura “Mo” vows to do whatever she needs to do to avenge her friends death. Mo also discovers that her best friend has b ...more
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
I enjoyed the first two books in this series, so I was looking forward to reading this. I really love books with magic in them.

Mo is even more embedded in her uncle's mob business and is trying to leave the Arc world alone. However, it isn't that easy and others are after her for the bond she has with the magic. Everything just gets more complicated, but yet she still resists making any definite choices.

This one was both good and bad for me. I loved Luc! I really liked Mo's friend Lena. I liked
Jul 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Erica O’Rourke’s Bound is the grand conclusion to a great trilogy. It picks up right after the events of Tangled as Maura “Mo” Fitzgerald is torn between two worlds. With forces from each end pulling her in, Mo has to decide which path is the right one for her and the guy that is best for her. Although each side offers a desire, they also have something that is trying to overcome her. Something big is on the horizon for Mo since this is the last book. All of the pressures are closing in as Mo tr ...more
M.A. Nichols
Liked the ending and it kept me guessing. Overall, the series felt like it could have been something so much more, but didn't quite live up to it.

The heroine's ordinary non-magic life was complicated enough it could have been its own story. Her magic life was complicated enough to be its own story. And her love life could have been a separate one. In the end, the love story really stood out the most, but the others rather suffered because they were both fighting for attention. So much so that yo
Jessica Stacy
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. This third book was not the best of the trilogy, but it provided a comfortable ending to the series.

There were some tense scenes and action in this third book that weren't so prevalent in the first two books. Things change pretty quickly in the course of this book. Mo has some major changes of heart, and comes to see her difficult decisions as necessities. She uncovers the last bits of hidden information about everyone in her world, Arc or Flat, and grows as a result o
Stacey Pagan
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The last novel in this trilogy – and what an awesome series this has been!

Mo Fitzgerald is not like the normal teenage girl. She is a Flat with the magic alive in her. She is caught up in a love triangle, yet bound by magic to one of the men. She has to deal with her uncle, who is part of the Chicago MOB, her hunky bodyguard and his annoyance of Mo poking around in his personal life, and Luc, the ARC she is bound to, all atop of the family reunion of her father returning from prison. In this no
Nov 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
The second book is definitely the best, but as the book did end up as I hoped... with a few twists I didn't expect, and some that I did. Anyway, I like the character growth of Mo but I definitely got the point some have mentioned where she is pushed by 'Fate' and goes along. Not always but mostly. However I found Colin, nice but still seeming too old for her, all the way through. By the end, though I didn't doubt his feelings, I got the vibe he only loved her for the fact that she could disappea ...more
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