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Torn (Torn Series #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  294 Ratings  ·  115 Reviews
TORN With the sudden, mysterious death of her father, Samantha discovers her life isn’t what it seems. Not only isn’t she the normal teenage girl she thought she was, Sam must now take her father’s place in the fight between two groups of fallen angels, the Faithful and the Exiled, in a race to save humanity. In addition to dealing with a devastating betrayal—and having fe ...more
Paperback, 1st, 276 pages
Published June 9th 2012 by Black Opal Books
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Wanda Hartzenberg
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest reviews.

Plot line.
Good vs Evil is the basis of this story as with millions of others in the same genre...
Choises between good and evil is as old and older than writing...
Being betrayed, having to choose is ancient, Cain and Able can tell you that...
Samantha however has a twist on this age old battle, one I found entertaining and I am sure it will resonate with most readers.
5 *

Samantha, Sebastian, Lucas and Ethan forms the ba
Jeff Dawson
Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Back off Buffy!

I raised an eyebrow or two before I decided to take a stab at this one. Seriously, my genre is non-fiction history. In the past months I've taken a moment and stepped away from the comfort zone to see what else is out there. Some of the books have been really good while others shouldn't have been written. This one falls into the first category.

We have all seen the same old story line concerning good and evil. It's been done a thousand times with the same results, but never have w
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I found that angel books have a high exception of what they are supposed to be like. Most are all "angles are good" and so on. Torn wasn't your average angel book. I really liked Sam and her personal struggle with what she felt and how she acted. She knew what she wanted, even if that wasn't what it seemed like to the others. I enjoyed her personality and she was...relate able. The background and explanation of the angles was wonderfully written. I liked the suspense and you didn't really know h ...more
Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-and-review
Sssssamatha...... I mean who could not love a book with a creepy voice some in a girls head! This book is great! It has fallen angels who are both dark and light! Some sexy hunk of guys that are with Sam every step of the way!
I really couldn't put this down. I read until 3am.
So if you want a fabulous book with angels who are both light and dark and with a girl who is struggling to come into her own THEN THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!!!
All I can say is WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE COMING I want some more Sam,
James Hughes
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Torn was an excellent book with great pacing and plot twists. Hughes' ability to create believable likable characters is spot on. I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a great story.
Aug 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Torn, it was an interesting book to keep me occupied for a couple of hours. Samantha, is a fallen angel with both the blood of the Exiled and the Faithful. When her father is killed before he can explain anything to her, the job falls to her best friend Lucas and Ethan. She will have to choose a side to fight on, and since she is of mixed blood both call to her, especially the Exiled. The book really came from the characters. Hughes does an excellent job with her character development. ...more
Joyce Wetherbee
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Destiny has a plan for Samantha that she knows nothing about. Before he can teach her what she needs to know to take her place after him, her father is killed trying to guard and hide the Box of Hope. Protecting and training Sam is now the responsibility of Lucas and Ethan. The protection her father gave her will wear off when she turns eighteen and so far, Sam is clueless. Having grown up with her, the guys decide Sam needs to know the truth her father kept from her if they are going to have he ...more
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books-owned
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review (Lop or Lovers of Paranormal)

Another wonderful read by yet another author. Torn was a beautifully written book with strong characters. The whole angel aspect was not new, but the story definitely was. But there were times in the book, if you read very closely, you can figure our what happens in the book(view spoiler)
Michele Miller
Argh!! Prepare yourself for a cliffhanger my friends......

So let me start with the iffy part first. The beginning of 'Torn' did have me a bit confused as it went back and forth between present, past, dreams and reality. I got to a point where I wasn't sure if a pivotal scene with Samantha aka Sam (our poor tortured main character) actually did happen or if she just dreamed it. Later in the book these first few chapters are explained and I was fine with it at that point.

So that's the iffy and her
Lynn Worton
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review 6******

I was given an Advanced Reader Copy of this book by the author in return for an honest review.

This is a fantastic YA paranormal thriller/romance that I fell in love with!

Samantha English thinks she's just another teenager, but she's not. She is a fantastic character, who is confused and upset at the death of her father. However, she finds out that there were secrets kept from her by her father and the two boys in her life, Luke and Ethan; Secrets that completely shatter her world.

Oct 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Book Synopsis
With the sudden, mysterious death of her father, Samantha discovers her life isn’t what it seems. Sam discovers she isn’t the normal teenage girl she thought she was and she must take her father’s place in the fight between two groups of fallen angels, the Faithful and the Exiled, in a race to save humanity. Sam must deal with betrayal, forbidden love as well as fight the growing darkness within her as she struggles t
Catherine Verrechia
Aug 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: must-reads
Christine Hughes creates a refreshing supernatural plot with the notion in mind that everybody loves the concept of forbidden love, betrayal and the prospect of a young person whose destiny is to save the world.
The overall storyline is symbolic as it gives the overall image of ‘one thing cannot be present without the other.’ Dark cannot be without light nor love without hate. This overall message running throughout is very good lesson that can be carried through life; there will be fear and sadn
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side which I'm thrilled to give!

Firstly I would like to thank Christine Hughes, author of Torn for giving me this wonderful opportunity to read and review this fabulous book.

I really fell in love with this book and it's characters, the story is just awesome. The main character Samantha is brave, confident and truly kind. You will just love her as I do. The emotional aspect of the story will definitely reach yo
Jacquie Talento
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a copy from the author for an honest review. This is a series I am sure to follow because I love reading about angels. Ms. Hughes has got my attention on this one. So if angels and demons is something you enjoy reading then pick this book up.
Samantha isn’t allowed to mourn the loss of her father. She’s training on a daily basis and not sure exactly why certain talents are coming out in her. But she hears a voice of someone that is calling to her to join them and it’s getting closer.
A good twist on good and evil . Meet Samatha , Ethan and Lucas. All best friends with a secret . Samatha is a angel an Ethan usher guardian and Lucas is her trainer .he father dies and all hell breaks loose . She finds out about her destiny . All the while hearing voices of her father and the evil Sebastian in her head. She struggles on choosing the light of the fallen or the darkness of the exiled. As Samatha struggles , her best friend turns to the other side . and she is taken captive . Will ...more
Claire Taylor
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christine Hughes

In a race to save humanity, fallen angels of both dark and light fight against each other. Samantha is thrown into this world after her father dies and nothing will ever be the same for her again. With so much being thrown at her in a short space of time, it’s hard for her to get her head together and the dark is just so much easier to follow. It’s a very intriguing read, with a well thought out plot line and I loved the way the author managed to combine both dark and light
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in return for an honest review (LOP or Lovers of Paranormal on

Wow! This book is amazing! Such a great addition to the genre. It was unpredictable and didn't follow the standard formula that we often see in YA paranormal suspense. I cannot wait to see how Samantha uses the new talents she has discovered and how her relationships with Ethan and Lucas will evolve. And what will Sebastian's next move be? This is the best kind of novel - the kind that leaves you w
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the book. I like how Christine Hughes portrayed Samantha's character. She was brave, smart, and caring. I was sad by what happened with Lucas I was all for Sam being with him. (Sigh) maybe he'll make the right choice later on. I always like books that deal with an angel that has both light and darkness in them because it makes the plot more interesting with the internal conflict. Over all it was a great book and I hope I have a chance to read book 2.
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
For me this was a quick read. As soon as I started reading it was hard for me to put down. Samantha is a normal teen or at least she thought she was. When her father dies a whole new world opens up for Samantha those close to her guard a secret that there is huge shock there when Samantha finds out.

Samantha learns that she will be able to balance both the light and the darkness but it seems that she has to learn to control her emotions. You can tell Samant
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Torn by Christine Hughes

The fight between good and evil is still at hand. A young woman can tip the balance for better or for worse depending on the path she takes. She struggles within herself fighting her own demons and those trying to persuade her to evil. But will it be enough? Samantha always thought she was a normal human teenage girl. Her father had protected her from the truth until his death. Now it is up to Samantha to decide if she will follow the plan he had set up for her to land on
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Torn is a wonderful YA Paranormal book about a 17 year old girl, Samantha, which holds the key to tipping the scales between good and evil, she just doesn’t know it quite yet. There is plenty of suspense, with a touch of romance to piqué a reader’s interest. Samantha’s two best friends, Lucas and Ethan, move in to help care for her after her father’s untimely and mysterious passing, and she soon finds out that things are not exactly as they appear to be. Her father is not who she thought he was, ...more
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today's review is on Torn by Christine Hughes

Truth be told, I had finished reading Torn about a week ago but haven't had the chance to write my review until today. I tried a few times earlier, but just couldn't get it done. Kind of what it was like for me to read the actual book. The first time I picked it up I was only able to read the first chapter. The second time I got as far as chapter three. But it was the third time that was the charm.

Once I set everything off to the side and informed my
Oct 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
** 3.5 Stars **

* I received a free e copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review *

I am very Torn over this novel. Pun intended. I rarely read a book where I can't decide how I feel about it when I'm finished but I'm definitely there with this one.

I really liked the beginning of this book. the prologue definitely hooks you. You are following James English as he tries to save an item that is imperative to keeping hope alive among the human race. He has been betrayed by someo
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fallen-angels
There is no good way to tell your best friend that her father was a fallen angel and that she is descended from dark and light. She will have to choose a side and hopefully it will be the right choice. Talk about pressure, since her fathers death Sam's life has been spinning out of control. Dark visions, voices in her head that terrify and confuse her though dreaming about her dad makes her feel close to him still but the fear in his voice is almost palpable. Something is coming for her and she ...more
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Torn is the story of Samantha. Like any teenager she struggles with her identity and inner conflicts. She lives a normal life with with her father and foster brothers. All looks good until her father is murdered.

In her grief she discovers she has some special abilities. She doesn't have much control over them, because her emotions change so fast. But when she puts her mind to it she can do some amazing things. She just needs to learn how to get her abilities under control, because she fears losi
L. Wright
May 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ever read a book that makes you wish you'd thought of that? TORN is that book. A paranormal thriller, TORN, is about seventeen-year-old Samantha. And Samantha is not just any teenage girl. She holds the key to the battle between good and evil.

When her father dies, Samantha is thrust into a new world with a host of unearthly beings. Samantha has no idea about the life she was destined to live as a fallen angel. Finding out that everyone you know and love is not who they said they were would turn
T.M. Payne
Jan 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book: Torn
Author:Christine Hughes
Publication Date: 8/8/2013
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne -
My Rating: 4 Stars


This is a first time read by this Author for me.

In this book we have good angels vs dark angels. Samantha is a 17 yr old girl whose world is about to be turned upside down and the life she thought she knew will never be the same.
Samantha’s father James is trying to protect a box which has been in his care to guard. Sebastian kills him with the death
L.A. Kuehlke
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The YA paranormal thriller TORN by Christine Hughes is an excellent, well-written novel, and I was instantly unable to put it down. This highly addictive story begins with action on the very first page and keeps the reader immersed in a whirlwind of mystery, suspense, and romance throughout. I was immediately able to connect with the protagonist, Samantha. Having always thought of herself as a "typical girl", she finds out how very untrue that is after the tragic death of her father. Everything ...more
Jun 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-angels
So I'm borderline on this one. And it sucks because I was prepared to really like it based on others' reviews. But if I am being completely honest, I had a hard time reading this book. Not that it wasn't interesting, but because the characters were just all over the place and I had no idea where this was going. It started out with James and that part was very good. Then things cut to Sam and at first that was going fine and I'm thinking so far this is interesting....until you jump back in time 6 ...more
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
I joined a reading group for the summer where they have this big challenge called Sweet Sicteen Summer Splash where we have to read sixteen books in sixteen weeks. Torn was the book for week two.
Now as I have Said before, angels aren't really my thing but I did enjoy this book. I think that is because Torn wasn't just about angels there was a good storyline too. I found there to bit quite a bit of mystery and a lot of secrets in this book, but that's what kept it interesting. I liked the sexual
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